Animal Spirits Podcast
By Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson
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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.
||CleanA Random Walk Down Nowhere (EP.07)||On today's show, we talk about how life changes in 2017 have impacted our perspective on our finances, discuss the role technology will play in the future of the labor market, the holy grail of an investment process and more.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBitcoin, Bubbles & Bananas (EP.06)||On today's show, we speak about the meteoric rise in Bitcoin through the lens of human psychology, discuss how difficult it is to break through as an up-and-coming fund manager, and some of the challenges to early retirement. Feel free to shoot us an e||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWave Pools and Market Inefficiencies (EP.05)||On today's show, we speak about how career risk creates inefficiencies in the market, signs of froth, the Vanguard of alternatives, and ETF price wars.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvidence-Based Investing Conference Post-Mortem (EP.04)||We reflect on a fun day at the Evidence-Based Investing Conference in New York City with some of our favorite talks, anecdotes, statistics, and quotes.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe More You Pay, The Less You Get (EP.03)||We discuss what do in an environment of lower expected future returns, how can investors protect themselves from complacency, what would cause us to sell all of our stocks, and whether reading investing books make you a better investor. We also get Ben||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInvesting is a Game of Relative, Not Absolute Skill (EP.02)||We discuss the difference between portfolio managers and portfolio management, Michael’s favorite investment book ever written, how to think about financial television, the amazing run in tech stocks, the future of the asset management business, the p||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnimal Spirits Unleashed (EP.01)||Both Ben Carlson and Michael Batnick joke that we probably talk to each other more than we talk to our own wives. Michael lives and works in New York while Ben lives and works in Michigan so the two are probably on the phone with each other a minimum of||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Ben & Mike are two of the smartest people I'm fortunate enough to spend time with. Do yourself a favor and make time to listen to their show.
Tons of potential
Two of the best and funniest market thinkers can’t wait to hear more.
Logical and direct
Rational dialogue from rational people. Not looking to push products or make you feel stupid. It’s more like therapy for anyone with money in the market. Looking forward to the growth of this.