302 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 • 1.4K 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/

    We Love to Spend

    We Love to Spend

    On this week's show we discuss the insane run in stocks over the last 12 years, what's moving crypto prices lately, when to take profits from a big winner, the shortest recession ever, housing price appreciation slowing down, the Netflix of homebuilding, Robinhood vs. Coinbase and much more.
     

    • 42 min
    Talk Your Book: The Netflix of Homebuilders

    Talk Your Book: The Netflix of Homebuilders

    On today's Talk Your Book we had Fundrise CEO Ben Miller back on to discuss the real estate market on everything from building vs. buying, commercial real estate, single-family rentals 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.

    • 29 min
    Prices Only Go Up

    Prices Only Go Up

    On this week's show we discuss the difference between a trip and a vacation, what it means to be rich, the inflation conundrum, why it's easier to raise prices than lower them, why Roth IRAs won't get taxed again, the best show no one talks about 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.

    • 47 min
    Talk Your Book: Invest by Avoiding the Losers

    Talk Your Book: Invest by Avoiding the Losers

    On today's Talk Your Book, we spoke with Julian Koski of New Age Alpha about setting baselines and probabilities on current stock prices to help avoid the losers in the future.
     
    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.

    • 32 min
    High School Reunion

    High School Reunion

    On today's episode we discuss the Roaring 20s, why things are better than you think, the coming baby bust, the end of cash, who's driving up home prices, the end of the movie business, Ben's high school reunion and more.
    Today’s show is brought to you by Masterworks, allowing you to invest a portion of your portfolio in fine art.  Learn more at masterworks.io. Promo Code: coupdegras
    Find complete shownotes on our blogs...
    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
    Like us on Facebook
    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: Quality Growth

    Talk Your Book: Quality Growth

    On today's show the guys talk with Eric Schoenstein, CIO at Jensen Investment Management about how to find quality growth companies trading at a reasonable price. Find complete shownotes on our blogs...
    Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
    Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
    Like us on Facebook
    And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Vincent Van Jump-Shot ,

Came for Investing, Stayed for Dad Jokes

Michael and Ben have something special, they are so good at discussing topics in impartial ways without being too heavy handed. Sometimes I wish they would be more opinionated but that isn’t always the most useful thing when discussing matters of fact that can be interpreted differently, they do a very good job of checking their bias at the door. Start listening you won’t regret it.

Jtweez19 ,

Best Finance Podcast Ever Created

I’ve listened to more financial podcasts than I can count and this one is by far the best. If you’re looking to stay informed on financial markets or become a better investor you have to listen to these guys. Their information is so high quality I can’t believe it’s not behind a pay wall. Listen to one episode and you will never turn back.

SAdv715 ,

My favorite investing/financial podcast

I absolutely love listening to this podcast. Michael and Ben know what they are talking about, have a great sense of humor and don’t take themselves too seriously. I’m in the wealth management industry and listen to stay up on what is happening and interesting in the economy, the markets and financial innovation. Keep up the great work!

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