Buying a House at the Top of the Market (EP.368)
Animal Spirits Podcast
by The Compound
5d ago
On episode 368 of Animal Spirits, Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson discuss: why the stock market never really changes, why this is the hardest it's ever been to beat the market, the travel boom rolls on, Boomers are having fun in retirement, young people are making money, the economy is slowing, Bitcoin ETFs are like 401k plans, people love guaranteed income, the new season of The Bear, and much more! This episode is sponsored by NEOS Investments and Fabric by Gerber Life. NEOS has set out to enhance investment portfolios with the next evolution of options-based income solutions. Learn more at ..read more
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The Yeah But Bull Market (EP.356)
Animal Spirits Podcast
by The Compound
5d ago
On episode 356 of Animal Spirits, Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson discuss: why the stock market isn't down more, why the price of oil isn't up more, improvements in investor behavior, the auto insurance crisis, why home insurance is rising, why rich people don't feel rich, millennials and boomers powering the economy, higher for longer mortgage rates, customer service nightmares, and much more! This episode is brought to you by YCharts. Grab your copy of the Quarterly Economic Update Slide Deck, and get 20% off your initial YCharts Professional subscription at: https://go.ycharts.com/ani ..read more
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Talk Your Book: Public and Private Market Credit Opportunities
Animal Spirits Podcast
by The Compound
6d ago
On today's show, Ben Carlson and Michael Batnick are joined by Ben Santonelli, Lead Portfolio Manager of Polen Capital's Credit Opportunities Strategy to discuss how interval funds work, navigating interest rate increases within your bond allocation, how Polen Capital is actively managing bonds, the biggest risk to high yield bonds, how Polen Capital values businesses, thoughts on why spreads have remained tight, and much more! Find complete show notes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiri ..read more
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Negative Arbitrage (EP.358)
Animal Spirits Podcast
by The Compound
6d ago
On episode 358 of Animal Spirits, Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson discuss: Michael vs. StubHub, inflation at Disney is undefeated, 30 years of stock market returns, the bond market correction rolls on, ARKK is finally seeing an exodus, corporations are taking advantage of consumers, the biggest AI winners, the new normal of housing prices, and much more! This episode is brought to you by YCharts. Check out the Report Builder for yourself and click the link in the show notes to get 20% off your initial YCharts Professional subscription when you start your free YCharts trial through Animal Spir ..read more
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The Richest Country in the World (EP.351)
Animal Spirits Podcast
by The Compound
6d ago
On episode 351 of Animal Spirits, Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson discuss: one of the most resilient stock rallies ever, money market funds vs. crypto, Americans are rich, the stock market has always been concentrated, inflation at the grocery store, the biggest reason the Fed needs to cut rates, some good news for first-time homebuyers, and much more! Thanks to the Texas Small Cap Equity Index ETF ($TXSS) for sponsoring this episode. Learn more at: https://www.texascapitalbank.com/etf-funds-management/txss Find complete show notes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Micha ..read more
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Has the World Gone Crazy? (EP.362)
Animal Spirits Podcast
by The Compound
1w ago
On episode 362 of Animal Spirits, Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson discuss: the great Bill Walton, how many people own stocks and houses in America, how the internet and outrage culture broke surveys, 401k millionaires, what inflation means now, the Home Alone house is on the market, the best personal finance traits, and more! This episode is sponsored by Franklin Templeton. To learn more about the Franklin Income Focus ETF (INCM), please visit: https://www.franklintempleton.com/investments/options/exchange-traded-funds/products/36262/SINGLCLASS/franklin-income-focus-etf/INCM Sign up for The ..read more
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Wages Are Beating Inflation (EP.361)
Animal Spirits Podcast
by The Compound
1w ago
On episode 361 of Animal Spirits, Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson discuss: losing a family pet, the S&P 500 is not the economy, everything is up this year, the stock market is NOT a casino, wages are cumulative just like inflation, consumers keep consuming, ETH ETFs, the Ben Carlson streaming bundle, and more! This episode is sponsored by Franklin Templeton. To learn more about the Franklin International Core Dividend Tilt Index ETF (DIVI), please visit: https://www.franklintempleton.com/investments/options/exchange-traded-funds/products/21412/SINGLCLASS/franklin-international-core-divide ..read more
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When Will Houses Be Affordable Again? (EP.360)
Animal Spirits Podcast
by The Compound
1w ago
On episode 360 of Animal Spirits, Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson discuss: pullbacks in bull markets, the legend of Jim Simons, if 401(k)s were a mistake, what a car says about its driver, hotel movies vs airplane movies, and much more! This episode is brought to you by YCharts and Fabric by Gerber Life. YCharts is always one step ahead of the game with free resources and this time is no different. Check out their election guide and get 20% off your initial YCharts Professional subscription when you start your free YCharts trial and tell them we sent you (new customers only). Join the thousan ..read more
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Fighting Inflation (EP.359)
Animal Spirits Podcast
by The Compound
1w ago
On episode 359 of Animal Spirits, Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson discuss: the suffocating bull market, the other side of government debt, Jerry Seinfeld on when money changed everything, consumers are finally fighting back against inflation, Wall Street translations, who is buying Bitcoin ETFs, the bear case against housing and much more! This episode is brought to you by Simplify. Simplify Your Access to Alternative ETFs. Visit https://www.simplify.us/ to learn more. Sign up for The Compound newsletter and never miss out: https://www.thecompoundnews.com/subscribe Find complete show notes ..read more
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A Healthy Pullback (EP.357)
Animal Spirits Podcast
by The Compound
1w ago
On episode 357 of Animal Spirits, Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson discuss: why the stock market needed a correction, why the 1990s is an outlier (in more ways than one), economic growth is a policy choice, Gen Z is doing better than you think, living in the U.S. vs. Europe, the number of households with a paid off mortgage, the renovation boom, and much more! This episode is brought to you by Franklin Templeton. To learn more about the Franklin High Yield Corporate ETF (FLHY) visit: https://www.franklintempleton.com/. Sign up for The Compound newsletter and never miss out: https://www.thecom ..read more
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