181 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.

Animal Spirits Podcast Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson

    • Investing
    • 4.7, 764 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.

    The Unluckiest Generation (EP.149)

    The Unluckiest Generation (EP.149)

    On this week's show we discuss the saddest week in a long time, post-traumatic growth, 2020 vs. 1968, why working from home is a privilege, inequality in America, the explosion in the airline ETF, Carl Icahn's big losses in Hertz, teaching your children about investing 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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    • 41 min
    Valuations Don't Matter (EP.148)

    Valuations Don't Matter (EP.148)

    We discuss why Zoom is worth more than the 5 biggest U.S. airlines, how many of the pandemic stocks are here for good, Spotify taking over the podcast game, Amazon possibly buying JC Penney, winners and losers from the WFH trend, the summer bull case for Airbnb, why alternative ETFs haven't worked, what happens to the conference industry 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.

    • 51 min
    Talk Your Book: Investing in Corporate Real Estate

    Talk Your Book: Investing in Corporate Real Estate

    On today's show we talk about all things related to corporate real estate in the United States. How has it been affected by COVID-19, what does the future look like, and what does it all mean for investors.  
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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.

    • 30 min
    Is the Stock Market Wrong? (EP.147)

    Is the Stock Market Wrong? (EP.147)

    We discuss what a potential vaccine means for stock market, we could see a bubble after this, retail bankruptcies, the food delivery business, why the stock market is so confusing right now, inequality in this crisis, active fund performance during the bear market 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.

    • 46 min
    Too Young, Too Dumb and Too Inexperienced (EP.146)

    Too Young, Too Dumb and Too Inexperienced (EP.146)

    We discuss inequality among corporations, differences in the unemployed by education, the best new restaurant in the country just went out of business, why housing prices are rising during the crisis, millennials fleeing big cities, you are not Stanley Druckenmiller 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.

    • 42 min
    Fallen Angels (EP.145)

    Fallen Angels (EP.145)

    We discuss why stocks aren't doing better in countries with a better virus response, why portfolio managers hate the Fed, how are the airlines going to survive, finding some gray area in the crisis data, food delivery price gouging, white-collar layoffs, working out from home, Peter Lynch crisis stocks, millennials receiving social security 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.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
764 Ratings

764 Ratings

LGerbz ,

Very very good

Listened to all episodes! Its not the most educational podcast out there but it’s super entertaining if you like talking about the markets.

Geniusxyz ,

Very biased and lack of content as they shifted to 2 episodes per week

1. They should go back to doing 1 episode every two weeks.

2. They are heavily biased on every topic.. after listening to almost 1 year now i can just guess what their response is for every issue... there is no middle ground or deep analysis on any issue.

Initially I started consuming this podcast a way to hear about so many news items in one place but now there are many other good podcasts which are doing the same without being biased so tough to recommend this podcast any more.

99%er watch Secular Talk ,

Michael Batnick hates differing opinions

The podcast does not help your returns. It’s only OK, not great. MB blocks people on Twitter for not bootlicking and loving Trump. You OK big guy? Need a safe space?

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