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Animal Spirits Podcast

Dec 17, 2018

We discuss US outperformance over foreign stocks, comparing valuations across countries and markets, why it still makes sense to diversify internationally, does factor investing work better overseas, S&P 500 envy, the problem with single variable stock picking analysis and much...


Dec 12, 2018

Are we in the late cycle, why every correction always feels different, why losses this year are perfectly normal, why a shallow recession and "normal" bear market would be a good thing, why more money doesn't make rich people happier, the labor market is heating up, alpha is getting harder to find but institutional...


Dec 5, 2018

On this week's how we discuss Michael's CNBC appearances, the FIRE movement, making your savings last for 50+ years, when FIRE goes bad, the average amount people spend in retirement, steak dinners paired with investment pitches, where is the Vanguard of annuities, the pressure to work long hours in the finance...


Dec 3, 2018

We speak with Will Rhind of Graniteshares about the reasons to invest in commodities, expected returns in gold, is bitcoin a commodity, why it's so difficult to stick with an allocation to commodities, the unbelievable run in gold prices in the 1970s, how to win any argument in the markets and much more.

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Nov 28, 2018

Why monetizing content is so difficult, the myth of passive income, is it even possible to sell out in 2018, the difference between investing & gambling on options, how private equity ruined the grocery industry, Amazon as a scapegoat, when cash outperforms everything else, the chances of a recession, investing in art...