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Animal Spirits Podcast

May 22, 2019

On this week's show we discuss why dividends are underrated, the billionaire paying off student loans, Goldman Sachs buying United Capital, the curious case of WeWork, ETFs that pay you, struggling to figure out your career, where dead cat bounce comes from, why Michael Lewis is wrong about HFT & much more.

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May 20, 2019

On today's Talk Your Book we had Jeremy Schwartz of WisdomTree on the show to discuss the firm's dividend strategies, the rise of tax-deferred accounts, currency hedging, improving the 60/40 portfolio, investing overseas, and much more.

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Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense


May 15, 2019

On this week's show we discuss are the tech companies going to make us all fat and lazy, some good news for once in retirement saving data, the huge growth in tax-deferred accounts, how the S&P 500 has changed over the years, why is growth destroying value, why does Uber lose so much money, is it time to break up...


May 8, 2019

On this week's episode we discuss why Berkshire Hathway is the market's Rorschach test, Charlie Munger is still going strong at age 95, how many companies have avoided bankruptcy because of VC money, recession calls that won't age well, lessons from the new Jeopardy! champ, surveys of the week, why investors are...


May 6, 2019

Re-Kindled is a show where Michael and Ben discuss some of the best finance books ever written. On this episode, they dig into The Big Short by Michael Lewis to talk about the lessons of the financial crisis from the banks to the subprime mortgage markets to those select few who made tons of money shorting the...