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Money Made By Chance (EP.77)

4/17/2019
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On this week's show we discuss the guy who bet $85k to win $1.2 million on Tiger winning the Masters, Ray Dalio's plan to save capitalism, are we really worse off than previous generations, investing in college grads, how do advisors spend their time, Disney Plus, why didn't the bull market help pensions more, why we need more house flippers, when the real world throws a wrench in your investment plan, when is the right time to meet with a financial advisor and much more. Find complete...

Duration:00:39:19

Money Makes Money (EP.76)

4/10/2019
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On this week's show we discuss the retirement crisis or lack thereof, average savings rates by generation, the biggest expense super savers cut back on, the Barron's cover curse, how much longer the bull market can last, why dividends aren't as important to the stock market anymore, the cost of borrowing heavily shorted stocks, what happened to the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, retirement accounts 50 years from now and much more. Follow Animal Spirits on Instagram @AnimalSpiritsPod Find...

Duration:00:32:26

(Fixed) The Netflix of Financial Advice (EP.75)

4/3/2019
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On today's episode we discuss how to pay for college on the cheap, why is financial literacy in the U.S. so low, is there ever going to be a solution for the retirement savings crisis, the Netflix model for financial advice, why the financial services industry is like the fast food industry, there are plenty of rich people to go around, the Lyft IPO, how much money would it take to get you off social media for good, why Michael is the Brett Favre of writing about the CAPE ratio, credit card...

Duration:00:34:09

The Netflix of Financial Advice (EP.75)

4/3/2019
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On today's episode we discuss how to pay for college on the cheap, why is financial literacy in the U.S. so low, is there ever going to be a solution for the retirement savings crisis, the Netflix model for financial advice, why the financial services industry is like the fast food industry, there are plenty of rich people to go around, the Lyft IPO, how much money would it take to get you off social media for good, why Michael is the Brett Favre of writing about the CAPE ratio, credit card...

Duration:00:08:48

Footing the Bill (EP.74)

3/27/2019
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On this week's show we discuss the yield curve inversion, the Fed vs. the bond market, baby boomers vs. millennials, Kahneman vs. Cialdini, why IPOs are almost always oversubscribed, real estate vs. the stock market, Bitcoin trading volume is fake, new hedge funds vs. old hedge funds, simple vs. complex, behavioral lessons from the blackjack table and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like...

Duration:00:36:55

Talk Your Book: Creating a Buffer

3/25/2019
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On today's talk your book we discuss surviving the upside when trying to hedge, the ideal client for hedging, structured product strategies in an ETF wrapper, why complex products require more homework, timing a hedging strategy, how options are impacted by volatility and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com...

Duration:00:28:17

The Expectations Gap (EP.73)

3/20/2019
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On this week's show we discuss the college admissions bribery scandal, does it matter where you went to college, how the tech companies can help in higher education, CalPERS is making a bigger push into private equity, the expectations gap in retirement, lifestyle creep, how corporate trauma impacts individual stocks, the new Harry Markowitz portfolio is a tad odd, how automation will impact jobs in the future for young people and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben...

Duration:00:38:37

Talk Your Book: The Low Volatility Anomaly

3/18/2019
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On this edition of Talk Your Book we discuss the low volatility anomaly with Invesco's Nicolas Kalivas. Topics include why low vol isn't as well known as some of the other risk factors, why finance theory doesn't always work in practice, why flows follow performance, behavioral reasons for low vol to persist as an anomaly, why rebalancing matters and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us...

Duration:00:31:42

Where Were You at the Bottom (EP.72)

3/13/2019
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On today's episode we discuss Bill Gross, the hardest thing to do in the markets, the biggest mistake savers are making, how many workers max out their 401k, how much credit card debt is out there, what would you be willing to give up to get out of debt, how to cut your mortgage payments, why people move and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an...

Duration:00:46:06

I Will Say This (EP.71)

3/6/2019
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The massive rally in stocks, did the Fed turn millennials into socialists, why real estate prices haven't done as well as you think, why have U.S. stocks dominated the last century, how to run a Ponzi Scheme in a post-2008 world, free ETFs, social media trauma, the 80/20 rule in online content, how much is enough for retirement and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And...

Duration:00:38:58

The Rich Man's Disease (EP.70)

2/27/2019
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The meaning of work, why so many people are miserable with their career, smartphone addiction, Warren Buffett's latest shareholder letter, the greatest investor you've never heard of, the huge upside potential in a retirement portfolio, the insane rally in stocks since Christmas Eve, True Detective reviews and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us...

Duration:00:34:24

Denominator Blindness (EP.69)

2/20/2019
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Zillow's new home-flipping venture, putting auto loan delinquencies into perspective, rising student loans for people over the age of 60, why the Internet makes it easier to negotiate, how big your nest egg should be at retirement, when errors cancel each other out in the markets, the fuzzy definition of alpha, misperceptions about tax refunds and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on...

Duration:00:38:56

The Rich Man's IRA (EP.68)

2/13/2019
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On this week's show we discuss how index funds can differentiate themselves in a crowded field, how to wreck a pension fund, how does Renaissance Technologies make money, how much your time and vacation days are worth in terms of happiness, re-rating Boiler Room, how often to rebalance a 401k, mortgage debt vs. retirement savings and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on ...

Duration:00:35:01

Banning Buybacks (EP.67)

2/6/2019
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Amazon vs. Apple, banning stock buybacks to decrease inequality, how much pensions and endowments should have in alternatives, what to do with an underperforming money manager, why volatility is more important when drawing down your portfolio, the Fyre Fest pitch deck, what does Acorns do, low rate bank savings accounts and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel...

Duration:00:36:08

Adverse Variance (EP.66)

1/30/2019
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Cash pouring into money market funds, how markets have changed over the past 200 years, does the US deserve a valuation premium, where are all the young star fund managers, millennials don't understand how down payments work, selling a house without a realtor, overestimating housing price gains, early thoughts on the new True Detective and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on ...

Duration:00:34:59

Stay the Course (EP.65)

1/23/2019
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The passing of Jack Bogle, interesting stories from his latest book, how to budget your money effectively, the impact of student loans on the housing market, what happens when baby boomers sell their stocks, the different groups that collectively own the stock market, Costco's amazing Kirkland Brand, our favorite movies from the 1990s and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on ...

Duration:00:25:37

The Richest 50 Percent (EP.64)

1/16/2019
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WeWork's rough patch, why Sears was the Amazon of their day, the relationship between mortgage rates and home prices, how the Japanese economy has defied their demographics, asset allocation blind spots, how many millennials plan on dying in debt, why Peter Lynch walked away from his fund at the top of his game, finance Twitter 20 years from now, The Sopranos 20 years ago and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The...

Duration:00:35:11

Record Outflows (EP.63)

1/9/2019
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The record outflows from stock mutual funds, what a bear market means for the wealth management industry, why timing the market is so hard, recessionary indicators, some good news for investors interested in yield, the ridiculous way some people pick funds in their 401k, credit card perks, the number of people living paycheck to paycheck and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant Investor Like us on ...

Duration:00:39:34

The Market Swoon (EP.62)

1/2/2019
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Steve Mnuchin's bizarre statement on the health of the banks, huge swings in the market from day-to-day, the causes of the market downturn, can we really blame the algos for increased volatility, is technology speeding up market cycles, stock millennials bought in 2018, performance for Ivy endowments in 2018, our review of the new Sandra Bullock movie on Netflix and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant...

Duration:00:38:25

The Bear Market (EP.61)

12/26/2018
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the downturn in stocks, is a recession imminent, how often stocks go into a bear market but not a recession, why the Fed is in a no-win position, 2018's worst buzzword, how tax implications can impact your trading decisions, how different generations consume their news, how much CEOs matter to their stock price, the downfall of GE, a recession-proof business model and much more. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick’s The Irrelevant...

Duration:00:37:47