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Animal Spirits Podcast

Markets and Investing

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/

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/

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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/

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English


Episodes

Talk Your Book: The Buy-Write Strategy

11/28/2022
On today's show, we are joined by Ray Di Bernardo, VP and Portfolio Manager of Madison Investments to discuss writing call options, buying growth at a reasonable price, earnings in 2023, and much more! 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...

Duration:00:29:45

A Confusing Year (EP.284)

11/23/2022
On today's show we discuss the impact of interest rates on business formation, the opposite of stagflation, why there was no spillover from the crypto crash, why the S&P 500 is not the economy, why remote work might bring down rental inflation and much more. 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...

Duration:00:54:46

The Crypto Blow-Up (EP.283)

11/16/2022
On today's show we discuss inflation is finally falling, will the stock market wait for the Fed's all-clear, the FTX saga, how SBF fooled everyone, what comes next for crypto, why streaming stocks are struggling, 5 years of Animal Spirits and much more. 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...

Duration:00:55:27

Talk Your Book: Checking in on Buffered ETFs

11/14/2022
On today's show, we have Bruce Bond, CEO of Innovator ETFs give us an update on the buffered ETFs, how buffers and caps behave during high-volatility environments, how advisors are using these products, and much more! 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...

Duration:00:34:15

Talk Your Book: Zillow for Farmland

11/12/2022
On today's show, Ben and Michael are live from Fayetteville, Arkansas with AcreTrader Founder and CEO carter Malloy to discuss how ActreTrader is modernizing the farmland asset class, how macro-economic factors are affecting farmland, how Carter is growing AcreTrader, and much more! 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...

Duration:00:38:23

No Soft Landing (EP.282)

11/9/2022
On today's episode we discuss the Fed sending us into a recession, our only chance for a soft landing, why predicting inflation is so difficult, why there is no such thing as a normal market, the biggest risk in crypto, why Chevy Chase was a one of one and much more. 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...

Duration:00:55:53

No Soft Landing (EP.282)

11/9/2022
On today's episode we discuss the Fed sending us into a recession, our only chance for a soft landing, why predicting inflation is so difficult, why there is no such thing as a normal market, the biggest risk in crypto, why Chevy Chase was a one of one and much more. 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...

Duration:00:38:46

A Housing Recession (EP.281)

11/2/2022
On today's show we discuss why most people don't care about the bear market, the relationship between wages and inflation, why we won't see a repeat of the 1970s, why Apple is the best company in the world, the revenge of the Dow, tech stock valuations, the best decade ever for movies and much more. 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...

Duration:01:02:13

Talk Your Book: Doubling Down on Crypto

10/31/2022
Ben and Michael are joined by Jack Neureuter, Fidelity Digital Assets Research Analyst, and Ramine Bigdeliazari, Director of Product for Fidelity Digital Assets to discuss Fidelity's relationship and interest in crypto, proof of work vs proof of stake, crypto winter, and much more! 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...

Duration:00:48:33

Bear Market Math (EP.280)

10/26/2022
On today's show we discuss the slowing housing market, taking Animal Spirits on the road, why consumers keep spending money, how the stock market moves during a bear market, some optimism for a 60/40 portfolio, why the 4% rule is still alive and well, a bunch of movie recommendations and much more. 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...

Duration:00:55:34

Talk Your Book: It's Good To Be the Bank

10/24/2022
On today's show, we have Brian Dally, Co-Founder, and CEO of Groundfloor back on the show to discuss the Groundfloor platform, how Groundfloor evaluates developers, how real estate developers are doing in this environment, and Groundfloors crowdfunding activity. 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,...

Duration:00:35:37

Why Isn't Inflation Falling? (EP.279)

10/19/2022
On today's show we discuss the trouble with nailing the bottom in a bear market, why money continues flowing into ARK, why the VIX isn't higher, sticky inflation, why the bottom 50% has seen their net worth double since the start of the pandemic, Netflix with ads and much more. 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...

Duration:01:02:16

Talk Your Book: Breaking the Housing Market

10/17/2022
On today's show, we had Ben Miller, Co-Founder and CEO of Fundrise back on the show to give us an update on the rental market, the knock-on effects of 7-8% mortgage rates, a brewing housing shortage, and much more. 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...

Duration:00:30:03

A Tough Break (EP.278)

10/12/2022
On today's show we discuss a late-night trip to the ER for a broken leg, good news is bad news in the labor market, the last time the Fed sent us into a recession, earnings vs. stock market performance, the inflation burp, what happens to housing prices from here and much more. 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...

Duration:00:56:11

Talk Your Book: Investing in Private Credit

10/10/2022
On today's show, we speak with Michael Reisner, Co-CEO of CION Investments about investing in private credit in this environment, how CION can be publicly traded, how a recession may affect floating rate credit investments, and much more. 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,...

Duration:00:29:31

Long-Term Bullish (EP.277)

10/5/2022
On this week's show we discuss why we're getting more excited about stock prices as they fall, why expected returns are rising, where investors will move their money with higher yields, Credit Suisse vs. Lehman Brothers, how the Fed is breaking things across the globe, why the Bank of England stepped in to buy bonds and much more. Learn More Follow Ted on Twitter at @tseides or LinkedIn Subscribe to the mailing list Access Transcript with Premium Membership

Talk Your Book: Investing in Science Fiction

10/3/2022
On today's show, we are joined by Kevin Kelly, CEO and Founder of Kelly Intelligence to discuss what CRISPR technology is, use cases, and investing in the future of Healthcare 2.0. 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.

Duration:00:33:33

Powell Wants You to Lose Your Job (EP.276)

9/28/2022
On today's show we discuss is the Fed making a huge mistake, why it's so difficult to predict the economy, why it's so easy to be bearish right now, breaking the housing market, why we've turned on Jerome Powell, the bullish case for a 60/40 portfolio and much more. 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,...

Duration:00:58:11

Talk Your Book: I Need To Do Some Hedging Trades

9/26/2022
On today's show, we spoke with Eric Metz, President and CIO of SpiderRock Advisors about tax-loss harvesting, replicating exchange funds, and de-concentrating portfolios using managed option strategies. 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...

Duration:00:29:20

Is a Recession Bullish? (EP.275)

9/21/2022
On today's episode we recap our experience at Future Proof, interest rates vs. inflation for the stock market, a blow-off top in short-term rates, what could cause international stocks to outperform, housing inflation, why the housing market is broken, George Clooney's best movie and much more. 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...

Duration:00:54:24