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Animal spirits is a show about markets, life, and investing. Join Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson as they talk about what they're reading, writing, listening to and watching.

Look for new episodes every Wednesday morning.

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Animal Spirits Podcas‪t‬ Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson

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Animal spirits is a show about markets, life, and investing. Join Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson as they talk about what they're reading, writing, listening to and watching.

Look for new episodes every Wednesday morning.

See our disclosures here - https://ritholtzwealth.com/podcast-youtube-disclosures/

    Talk Your Book: The Most Ambitious ETFs

    Talk Your Book: The Most Ambitious ETFs

    On today's Talk Your Book we chat with Simplify Asset Management CEO Paul Kim about creating ETFs that are concentrated, enhance the upside and protect the downside.
     
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    • 32 min
    Never Bet Against America

    Never Bet Against America

    On this week's show we discuss the recent rise in interest rates, how much rates really matter to the markets, the latest Buffett shareholder letter, when value stocks turn into momentum stocks, bubble debates and more.
     
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    • 48 min
    Talk Your Book: Investing in Moonshots

    Talk Your Book: Investing in Moonshots

    On today's Talk Your Book, we spoke with Direxion's Dave Mazza about the Direxion Moonshot ETF and how to invest in the most innovative companies.
     
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    • 28 min
    The Beanie Baby Bubble

    The Beanie Baby Bubble

    On today's show we discuss the collectibles boom, similarities and differences to the Beanie Baby boom of the late-1990s, NBA Top Shot, ISAs for pro athletes and more.
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    • 47 min
    Listener Mailbag

    Listener Mailbag

    On this episode, we cleaned out our inbox to answer questions from listeners about retirement, personal finance, investing, markets, careers, and more.
     
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    • 40 min
    Bidding Wars

    Bidding Wars

    On today's show, we discuss food delivery as a viable business, SPACs vs IPOs, the new benchmark for tech companies, the red hot real estate market, Bryan Cranston vs Tom Hanks, and more.
     
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    • 40 min

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