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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.

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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/ << Show Less
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Peak Pessimism (EP.262) On today's show we discuss how wild and crazy the past 3 years have been in the markets, why the Fed is in such a precarious position, the number of stocks getting hammered, the Warren Buffett of crypto, the most re-watchable movie of all-time 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 conversation.
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Peak Pessimism (EP.262) On today's show we discuss how wild and crazy the past 3 years have been in the markets, why the Fed is in such a precarious position, the number of stocks getting hammered, the Warren Buffett of crypto, the most re-watchable movie of all-time 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 conversation.
Talk Your Book: A New Way to Invest in Real Estate On today's Talk Your Book, we spoke with Jesse Daugherty of Lex Markets about investing in commercial real estate and what it means to be an investment bank for commercial properties.   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.
The Fed is Being Punished (EP.261) On this week's show we discuss the current market sentiment, the official bear market in U.S. stocks, why the Fed is making a mistake, the insane move higher in interest rates, the crypto winter 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 animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.
Talk Your Book: High Quality Growth Stocks On today's show we spoke with Allen Bond from Jensen Investment Management about finding high quality growth stocks and investing during a bear market.   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.
Good News is Bad News (EP.260) On today's show we discuss why everyone thinks we're already in a recession, living paycheck to paycheck on $250k a year, why crypto makes more sense in a bull market, why it feels like the stock market should be down way more, Top Gun: Maverick 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 conversation.
Talk Your Book: Hedging the Different Types of Inflation On today's Talk Your Book, we spoke with Don Casturo from Quantix Commodities and Kristof Gleich from Harbor Capital to discuss how to hedge inflation with commodities.   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.
The Round Trip (EP.259) On today's show we discuss what the narrative would be if we went back to new highs, why high oil prices are so worrisome, why the housing market is more important than the stock market, some good news about the U.S. economy, the new Top Gun 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 conversation.
Talk Your Book: Investing in Single-Family Rentals On today's Talk Your Book we talked to Joe Ollis from The Peak Group about investing in the single-family housing rental market.   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.
The most obvious recession ever (EP.258) On today's show we discuss, the big housing miss, inventory build-ups, private market slowdown, 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 conversation.
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