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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.

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.

    Talk Your Book: Investing in Gold

    Talk Your Book: Investing in Gold

    On today's show we spoke with George Milling-Stanley, Chief Gold Strategist at SSGA about all things related to investing in Gold.
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    • 36 min
    It's Hard Being Rich

    It's Hard Being Rich

    On this week's show we discuss a minor correction in the stock market, why the upper middle class has so much debt, why fame and wealth don't always lead to more happiness, how baby boomers are messing up fund flow data, keeping politics out of your portfolio, the next big bull markets 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
    Everything You Need to Know About Retirement

    Everything You Need to Know About Retirement

    On this show we do a deep dive on everything retirement-related including how much you need to save, how much is enough, what happens when you get a late jump on retirement planning and much more.
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.

    • 33 min
    Upside Down Markets

    Upside Down Markets

    On this week's show we discuss some work from home backlash, parents vs. single people in the office, where inflation comes from, the new fiscal policy regime, why markets are so hard, experts on an earlier version of the world, the two beers and a puppy rule, the growth in sports gambling and more.
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    • 43 min
    Democracy Has Failed

    Democracy Has Failed

    On this week's show we discuss why tech stocks are finally selling off, why the best companies have to crash, stopping a depression in its tracks, the TINA market in bonds, benchmarking endowment funds, investing in timeshares, Airbnb and more.
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.

    • 41 min
    The Economics of Parenting

    The Economics of Parenting

    On this episode we discuss the finances of parenting from what you need to buy, how to prepare yourself financially and emotionally, the cost of daycare, saving for college, teaching your kids about money and more.
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    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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    And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.

    • 37 min

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