406 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 1.6K Ratings

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/

    Are We Sure a Recession is Coming?

    Are We Sure a Recession is Coming?

    On today's show we discuss stock market return expectations, the sell-off in commodities, the back and forth on recession predictions, fighting the last war on the economy, why crypto crashed so bad, negotiating your cable bill down and much more.
     
    Find complete shownotes on our blogs... 
    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. 

    • 54 min
    Talk Your Book: Expanding Access to Private Markets

    Talk Your Book: Expanding Access to Private Markets

    On today's Talk Your Book, we spoke with Bob Long of Conversus about giving financial advisors access to investments in private markets.
     
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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
    Peak Pessimism

    Peak Pessimism

    On today's show we discuss how wild and crazy the past 3 years have been in the markets, why the Fed is in such a precarious position, the number of stocks getting hammered, the Warren Buffett of crypto, the most re-watchable movie of all-time and much more.
     
    Find complete shownotes on our blogs... 
    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. 

    • 46 min
    Talk Your Book: A New Way to Invest in Real Estate

    Talk Your Book: A New Way to Invest in Real Estate

    On today's Talk Your Book, we spoke with Jesse Daugherty of Lex Markets about investing in commercial real estate and what it means to be an investment bank for commercial properties.
     
    Find complete shownotes on our blogs... 
    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. 

    • 29 min
    The Fed is Being Punished

    The Fed is Being Punished

    On this week's show we discuss the current market sentiment, the official bear market in U.S. stocks, why the Fed is making a mistake, the insane move higher in interest rates, the crypto winter and more.
     
    Find complete shownotes on our blogs... 
    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. 

    • 51 min
    Talk Your Book: High Quality Growth Stocks

    Talk Your Book: High Quality Growth Stocks

    On today's show we spoke with Allen Bond from Jensen Investment Management about finding high quality growth stocks and investing during a bear market.
     
    Find complete shownotes on our blogs... 
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

NicksHylton ,

Great show

I love these guys. No stuffy, relaxed and informative!!

DudeBroAndy ,

Good not great

This show used to be a good way to understand the markets and finance world, but has slowly gone downhill. There is way too much discussion on the the fad of the month, and overreacting to the market news of the week. Too many half baked ideas thrown out without much critical analysis. Also, neither host listens when the other is speaking, they are just waiting for their turn to talk.

PerpetualChessPod ,

Excellent, entertaining and keeps me informed

Love this show. I am not a financial markets obsessive, but Michael and Ben keep me up to date each week with what I need to know, but no more. And I always enjoy the financial advice and book and pop culture recs.

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