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Animal Spirits Podcast

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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 -Read more

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IPO Mania (EP.181)

Dec 16 • 42:58

On this week's show we discuss the Airbnb and DoorDash IPOs, similarities and differences between now and the 1990s dot-com boom, why IPOs rise so much on the first day of trading, YOLO structured notes, why the vaccine is our moon landing and more....

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Bad Ideas (EP.173)

Oct 21 • 48:48

On this week's show we discuss why baby boomers are selling out of stocks, the 4% rule, the newest star fund manager, why FICO scores are rising this year, companies piling on debt, how social media is making people miserable, some optimism on the pandemic front and much more....

10 reactions

Book Excerpt: The 20 Rules of Personal Finance

Dec 5 • 08:23

8 reactions

Trickle Up Economics (EP.163)

Aug 26 • 48:41

On this week's show we discuss the potential for a spending boom when the pandemic is over, what happens to all of the government debt we're racking up, what happened to the middle class in America, the red hot housing market, a tough fall ahead for students and parents and much more....

7 reactions

The Worst Chart in Finance (EP.174)

Oct 28 • 45:47

On this week's show we discuss why the price of oil is losing its luster as a macro indicator, who owns the stock market, the rise of new investment classes, Robinhood as the financial hub for millennials, why people aren't happier and more....

5 reactions

Living Through History (EP.171)

Oct 7 • 43:21

On this week's show we discuss how crazy it is to live through a period of time that will go down in the history books, why this recession has been devastating to working women, the next Robinhood, the IPO boom, dividend stocks as a bond substitute and more....

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How America Invests (EP.180)

Dec 9 • 51:45

On today's show we discuss AT&T vs. Verizon, why we could see the highest CAPE ratio ever, the end of movie theaters, why selling is the hardest part of investing, when we'll get the vaccine, the best movies you haven't seen and much more....

4 reactions

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