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Animal Spirits Podcast

Aug 12, 2020

On this week's show we discuss what low bond yields may be telling us, why the stock market is smarter than people give it credit for, the rise of investment newsletters, the bull market in gold, when the world will go back to normal, TikTok and Twitter, annuities vs. bonds and much more.
 
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Aug 7, 2020

On today's show we talk about one of the most important topics in personal finance, home ownership.

Michael and Ben discuss renting versus buying, how to think about starter homes, where your house fits into your retirement plan, and much more.

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Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of...


Aug 5, 2020

On this week's show we discuss tech stock monopolies, Microsoft potentially buying TikTok, why more people are buying houses, what to do if your friends are speculating in stocks, Vanguard vs. Robinhood, the counterintuitive nature of this recession and more.

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Ben Carlson’s A...


Jul 31, 2020

On this edition of Talk Your Book we discuss the challenges of investing in a bond market will generationally low interest rates with Marvin Loh from State Street.
 
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Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense
Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor
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Jul 29, 2020

On this week's show we discuss why market cycles are happening in record time, parallels to the 1990s, speculative frenzy, anecdotal stock market signals, the red hot real estate market, commercial real estate, how work from home will change in the future, gold going crazy, how much to pay for an engagement ring, and...