Animal Spirits Episode 76: Money Makes Money

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We discuss:

  • Is the retirement crisis overblown?
  • Or is it worse than most people assume?
  • What do we do today that will seem crazy in 50 years?
  • Pay attention to housing is you’d like to be a super saver
  • Do bull markets have an expiration date?
  • Take long/short backtests with a grain of salt
  • Will you buy the new Alexa earbuds?
  • How the dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago
  • Private planes and Walt Disney money
  • Active managers get blown up again
  • Will computers help us make better decisions in the future?
  • What’s the appropriate time horizon for a backtest?
  • My favorite stand-up comedian and much more

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TV Shows/Movies/Podcasts Mentioned:

  • Schitt’s Creek (Netflix) – I’m almost done with the first season of this one. It’s one of those sitcoms that grows on you over time. Not a drop everything and binge it now but I like it enough to keep watching.
  • Pet Semetary – Michael says this one scary but a terrible movie.

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