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/

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United States

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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/

Language:

English


Episodes

Benjamin Graham Disciple (EP.294)

2/1/2023
On today's show we discuss the stock and bond market rallies in 2023, why certain investors are so pessimistic all the time, housing market activity bottoming, the most hated economic expansion of all-time, context around tech layoffs, consumer spending is slowing, Michael's first resume 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:00:54:06

Talk Your Book: The Long and Short of Commodities

1/30/2023
On today's show, we are joined by Sal Gilbertie, CEO of Teucrium to give us an update on Oil & Gas, how supply chains are looking in 2023, Teucriums latest Long/Short fund, potential issues with China, 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:00:28:42

Is the Stock Market Getting Ahead of Itself? (EP.293)

1/25/2023
On today's show we discuss why the narrative changes for the economy on a weekly basis, the snapback rally in the stock market, trouble in the car market, the boom in entrepreneurship, putting tech layoffs into perspective, why the housing market might have a floor under it 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:00:59:09

Talk Your Book: The Biggest Short Squeeze of All Time

1/23/2023
On today's show, we are joined by Luke Oliver, Managing Director, Head of Climate Investments, and Head of Strategy at Kraneshares to discuss the biggest short of all time, how emissions are related to political risk, what drives carbon price, 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:00:36:09

Is a Soft Landing Inflationary? (EP.292)

1/18/2023
On today's show we discuss why people still invest in stocks even when bond rates are high, international stocks are on a tear, the 60/40 argument that never dies, the Fed vs. the bond market, record high dividends in the stock market, why it's so hard to predict bottoms, Michael's NY Giants playoff game experience & 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...

Duration:00:53:54

Talk Your Book: Investing in Fallen Angels

1/16/2023
On today's show, we are joined by Fran Rodilosso, Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management at VanEck to discuss rising stars vs fallen angels, how to be tactical with fixed income, what a fallen angel is, 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...

Duration:00:30:19

What's the negative catalyst? (EP.291)

1/11/2023
On today’s show we discuss Michael becoming famous for a Bezos prediction, the case for no recession in 2023, the bullish case for stocks, the bearish case for stocks, false signals from an inverted yield curve, why this is not 1970s-like inflation, 2023 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 animalspiritspod@gmail.com with...

Duration:00:54:24

Talk Your Book: What Makes an Index Fund Work

1/9/2023
On today's show, we are joined by Rodney Comegys, Head of Vanguards Equity Investment Group to discuss how indexing works, what makes Vanguard so special, active investing vs passive investing, 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:00:31:58

10 Predictions For 2023 (EP.290)

1/4/2023
On today's show we discuss the terrible no good year that was 2022 for financial markets, some thoughts on what might happen in 2023, the 4 factors that should impact markets and the economy next year, why investors are still pouring money into Tesla shares, when luxuries turn into necessities 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:00:49:23

Talk Your Book: Lifetime Income

1/2/2023
On today's show, we are joined by David Blanchett, Managing Director and Head of Retirement Research at PGIM to discuss how advisors should think about incorporating annuities, what annuities make sense for clients, income strategies within 401Ks, 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:00:35:19

[CORRECTION] The Tesla Crash (EP.289)

12/28/2022
On this week's show we discuss the kid premium around the holidays, the most surprising things that happened in 2022, some thoughts on stocks vs. the economy for 2023, why consensus is wrong most of the time, the car industry is all messed up, why housing prices aren't falling faster, the year of the sequel 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...

Duration:01:04:30

Talk Your Book: The Rise of Thematic Investing

12/26/2022
On today's show, we are joined by Pavel Vaynshtok, Managing Director, Global Head of Strategy Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices to discuss the history of indices, why thematics have gotten so popular, how S&P Dow Jones Indices constructs their indices, 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:00:27:26

Buy the Dip is Dead (EP.288)

12/21/2022
On today's show we talk about why the stock market is getting crushed this month, what one year's returns mean for the next year, why retail investors are still buying tech stocks, 3 scenarios for next year's market, the Fed's 2% inflation target, why there will never be a perfect economy, the Avatar sequel 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...

Duration:00:53:27

Talk Your Book: The Opposite of ESG

12/19/2022
On today's show, we are joined by Mark Neuman, Founder and CIO of Constrained Capital to discuss companies orphaned by ESG, how capital is actually getting constrained, politics in investing, Coke & Pepsi vs alcohol & tobacco, 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,...

Duration:00:37:10

Peak Inflation (EP.287)

12/14/2022
On today's show we discuss inflation rolling over, the possibility of a soft landing, Santa Claus rallies, SPF getting arrested, what a housing market comeback would look like, picking stocks vs. picking stock-pickers, The White Lotus season 2 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:00:54:52

Talk Your Book: Insourced CIO

12/12/2022
On today's show, we are joined by Joe Mallen, CIO of Helios to discuss what he's hearing from advisors in this environment, insourced vs outsourced CIOs, bond and equity attractiveness going forward, 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:00:29:00

A Bear Market in Housing (EP.286)

12/7/2022
On today's show we discuss continued strength in the labor market, sticky high inflation, why the market isn't listening to the Fed anymore, the case for a 20% decline in housing prices, why Netflix rules streaming, sending back a drink at the bar 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:00:46:54

Talk Your Book: An Update on Private Markets

12/5/2022
On today's show, we are joined by Bob Long, CEO of StepStone Private Wealth to discuss timing private markets, how valuations have held up in private markets, an update on venture capital, 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 topics of...

Duration:00:35:31

Getting Rich Quick (EP.285)

11/30/2022
On today's show we discuss the round trip in oil prices, why predicting the future is so difficult, how we define a bubble, why interest rates didn't go higher, active outflows are speeding up, Black Friday deals we found, crypto prices got out of hand, the downside of technology and 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:00:54:26

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