Professor Scott Galloway visits The Compound!

Barry’s had Scott on his Masters in Business several times and I always enjoy their discussions about technology, trends, marketing, media, innovation and just navigating the world as things change so rapidly. This one doesn’t disappoint – Scott came through to talk about his brand new book, The Algebra of Happiness, which I will be […]

Why I don’t wake up to the news

Look at this idiot: This is from Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (oh my god). Here’s the funniest joke of the movie, and it’s entirely unintentional – this kid sleeps five feet away from a rack of Bloomberg screens in his apartment, and still manages to miss the biggest financial crisis in 100 years. […]

FORD v FERRARI Trailer Hits!

You know you’re going. Thanksgiving! [embedded content] Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal […]

The Land That Time Forgot

Welcome to a pocket of the investing industry where commission rates and sales tactics more closely resemble the 1970’s than the world in which most investors live in today… [embedded content] Are you shocked? Grossed out? Comment here.

Wait a while longer…it will get dumber

I picture Larry Kudlow waking up to a dozen or so texts from his friends in the business and investing community like “LARRY WTF? MEXICO TARIFFS? IS HE AN IDIOT??? WTF R U GUYS DOING?” And then poor Larry having to check Twitter to find out that his boss, the President of the United States, […]

Don’t Blow Up: Jeff Saut talks Surviving on Wall Street

[embedded content] This was a treat for me! Enjoy! And be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!  Barry Ritholtz and Downtown Josh Brown welcome storied Wall Street veteran Jeff Saut, formerly of Raymond James, to The Compound. Jeff talks about how he uses both fundamentals and technical analysis in his investment selection […]


Over the weekend, everyone was sharing this New York Times piece about what’s happened to Mount Everest. It’s become more crowded than Disneyland. Hundreds of climbers making camp and trudging toward the summit, nearly a dozen deaths this year as a result. Climbers were pushing and shoving to take selfies. The flat part of the summit, […]

Credit Spreads vs the Bull Market

Jon Krinsky, Managing Director and Chief Market Technician at Baycrest Partners, looks at a few of the technical red flags that exist for the US stock market as we head into the summer. He points out the awful action in materials stocks, energy stocks and the transportation index – all of which have been lagging […]

Ramit Sethi (I Can Teach You To Be Rich) visits The Compound!

This was an awesome afternoon – hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did having it. [embedded content] A visit from personal finance expert and New York Times bestselling author Ramit Sethi! Josh Brown, Ben Carlson and Michael Batnick sat with Ramit to discuss the second edition of his bestselling book “I Will […]

What Are Your Thoughts: The $47 Trillion Question

[embedded content] SUBSCRIBE TO THE COMPOUND Josh and Michael with special guest Ben Carlson (A Wealth Of Common Sense) play What Are Your Thoughts? We discuss: * Why are there over 100,000 funds in the industry? * Why Josh loves Giannis Antetokounmpo even more now * What to make of the first non-transparent ETF * […]

The Only Two Scarce Resources Left on Wall Street

There are only two commodities left worth anything in the money management business. In an all hands meeting at Ritholtz Wealth, CEO Josh Brown explains… Talk to us about your portfolio or financial plan here! Subscribe to the mini podcast on iTunes or Spotify Enable our Alexa skill here – “Alexa, play the Compound show!”

The Three Phases of an Investor’s Life

I meet investors everywhere I go. Last night, at CitiField, I talked to a bunch of them – people who know me from TV or from Twitter or whatever. And in my conversations with them (after they ask to take a selfie, lol), I notice one consistent theme over and over again – they don’t […]

Amazon Ads vs Google, Instagram, Facebook

[embedded content] Click here to subscribe to our channel so you never miss an update As Amazon’s advertising platform grows, which existing platforms are the most vulnerable? Google? Facebook? Or can all three giants coexist? Josh Brown talks with media agency founder Greg March of Noble People about what’s going on. Follow us on Twitter […]

Live from StockTwits, at the cutting edge of trading and social media

[embedded content] Be sure to subscribe to our channel so you never miss an update Josh here, I spent some time at StockTwits headquarters to talk with Ian Rosen and Justin Paterno about the latest developments in trading and social media. Every month, more than 2 million active users visit or use its app […]

How To Spend Your Marketing Dollars Wisely

[embedded content] Josh Brown talks to advertising expert Greg March, founder of New York media agency Noble People, about recent trends in the world of marketing and corporate ad spending. Greg is an industry veteran who has built a reputation for telling clients the truth about their ad campaigns, even when the truth is uncomfortable […]

Why Bitcoin Just Doubled

Today on the mini pod I asked my friend, fellow advisor and crypto currency expert Tyrone Ross. We talked about what’s happening, who is buying and what the next catalyst might be. You can listen below… Make sure to subscribe to The Compound Show on iTunes or Spotify Or – enable our Alexa skill here […]

Buyable Vix Spike

Ari Wald comments on the negative, nasty, no good week for US stocks. The S&P 500 fell 4% over five days, just a few sessions after everyone was worried about a melt-up. What a country! Ari notes that despite the damage we’ve just witnessed, the long-term trend is still intact and upward-sloping (which is nice). […]

The Book That Changed My Life

[embedded content] Josh here – on the 20th anniversary of Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth, I discuss why it’s the book that changed the entire trajectory of my career and laid the groundwork for my investing philosophy. Many books and authors have been influential and important to my understanding about how the market works. Simple Wealth, […]

Trade War Fears Prolong the Bull Market

If the trade wars and tariffs don’t drive us into recession (fingers crossed), then there is a bright side to consider – the fear of Trump’s next tweet or China’s next response is what’s keeping us from seeing an overenthusiastic investor class driving asset prices up at an unsustainable pace. The stock market is more […]

Ritholtz Infinity War

“We’re gonna need to add another table.” We brought 25 employees to Austin, Texas week for our inaugural corporate offsite this week. As a fast-growing firm with employees located from Portland to Charlotte, from New Orleans to Chicago, we’re very mindful of how important it is to get everyone together and make sure we’re all […]

Coming Up!

Hey, back in New York fresh from our Texas corporate offsite. What a week! Will post some pics this weekend. In the meantime, three things I wanted to put on your radar… First of all, today’s op-ed by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is today’s must-read. This is going to be read (or skimmed) by everyone […]

You couldn’t dream up a sicker lineup if you tried

As promised, we just unveiled the draft agenda for this September’s Wealth/Stack conference and it’s absolutely jaw-dropping. Some of the biggest hitters in the wealth management space are speaking live over the course of our two and a half day advisor conference. We have industry giants like Joe Duran (United Capital), Steve Lockshin (Advice Period), […]

Today in 2004, ‘Friends’ says goodbye

Today’s flash briefing on Alexa – May 6th 2004 was the series finale of NBC’s ‘Friends’ – how many people watched? How much was a commercial worth to advertisers? Listen below, and be sure to add the Market Moment skill on Alexa for market history and context Monday through Friday! Add us here: Market Moment […]

Charlie Munger on Commission-Based Brokers and Bankers

Jason Zweig and Nicole Friedman were lucky enough to have spent six hours talking with Charlie Munger over the dinner the other night and wrote it up for the Wall Street Journal this weekend. This exchange, wherein Charlie perfectly echoes my own experience and opinions about transactional brokerage and banking really caught my attention. In […]

Winter is Leaving

The US economy added 263,000 jobs in April, revisions pending, which looks night and day from the “disastrous” report from February, where, allegedly, only 20,000 jobs were created. That’s that residual seasonality I was trying to tell you about all winter. Economists are walking around like Drew Barrymore in 50 First Dates, every morning they […]

The Outer Space Trade

[embedded content] Be sure to subscribe to our channel so you never miss an update Andrew Chanin, CEO of Procure Asset Management, is well known for the thematic ETFs he’s created and now he’s out with a fund that is meant to offer investors a pure play on investing in space. Commercial space travel and […]

What Wall Street Doesn’t Want You To Know About Risk

Let’s start with the undeniable, incontrovertible fact: Risk and reward are inextricably linked. This is why stocks have returned almost double what bonds have returned over the last seven decades in the post-WWII era. This is in both nominal and real (adjusted for inflation) terms. CNBC has given me essentially free rein to tell my […]

Jeff Macke and I on Target, Amazon, Walmart etc

My friend Jeff Macke and I talked about Target on the minipod today. The company was founded today in 1962 and Jeff’s dad ran it in the 1970’s. Target’s stock has been on fire recently as the company takes on Amazon in the battle for consumers’ hearts and minds (and groceries). You can listen to […]

What Are Your Thoughts: The Hottest Stock Market in 20 Years

[embedded content] On an all new episode of What Are Your Thoughts: * The Dow Jones is off to its best start since 1999 * Are we witnessing an IPO Mania? * Should JPMorgan tweet? * Can you miss Game of Thrones and still be culturally relevant? * Who is more insufferable, Boston sports fans […]

The Fed’s Third Mandate is to Reelect President Trump

President Donald Trump, in his most brazen attack yet on the Federal Reserve, called for the central bank on Tuesday to cut interest rates by 1 percentage point and to implement more money-printing quantitative easing. In a two-part tweet, the president unfavorably compared the Fed to its China counterpart and said if monetary policy in […]

Big and Slowing or Small and Growing

The best businesses are the ones that are already big and still growing. These are the types of stocks people want to buy on the public market and they’re the type of private businesses that people want to work for and do business with. But being big and growing is hard to achieve. It’s not […]

How Endgame Smashed All the Records

Josh here – $1.2 billion is basically an entire year of Broadway box office, every single show in New York, every night, totaled up. This is an astonishing first weekend take for the film. I saw it with my 9 year old son and his friend, they didn’t move a muscle the entire runtime of […]

Wu-Tang + NYSE Forever

Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA rang the closing bell of trading yesterday and talked to my friend Sara Eisen about the music biz, the upcoming Showtime documentary series about his career, how he invests, Martin Shkreli and more. [embedded content]

why Tesla is a better short at lower prices

I’ve never been long or short Tesla or any options on Tesla, not now and not ever in the past. To borrow a heuristic from Charlie Munger, it’s been in my “too hard” pile for almost a decade now. The company’s investor cult is as dug in and entrenched as its army of critics and […]

Is a Volatility Tsunami Imminent?

Josh here – my friend Andrew Thrasher wrote this up at my request after sharing the below chart with me. Andrew focuses a lot on volatility, and what types of market conditions typically precede the sort of “volatility tsunamis” that appear from time to time. Have a look at the chart and read why Andrew […]

The Investment Management Tool Advisors Love

[embedded content] Be sure to subscribe to our channel so you never miss an update Sean Brown is the CEO of YCharts, one of the hottest investment research platforms on the web. Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson use YCharts for research projects all the time, whether they’re answering a client question, creating a blog post […]

The Crucible

I don’t think I would ever invest money with someone who isn’t on Twitter. Let me take a step back before you totally lose your mind over this statement. My friend JC Parets sent this picture to me from 2010 – it’s me, him, Brian Shannon (@AlphaTrends) and Dr. Phil Pearlman (one of the founders […]

Investing in the Real World – Not a Backtest!

[embedded content] Be sure to subscribe to our channel so you never miss an update Josh here – True story, Michael bought a house and had a gap between when his mortgage banker needed cash versus when his apartment in Brooklyn sold. This meant temporarily making sales in his investment account. This scenario is just […]

This Week on TRB

We tried this new thing yesterday on CNBC’s Twitter feed – a live Q&A show with me and Dominic Chu taking questions on things like the revitalized IPO market, how long-term investors should think about earnings season and much more. Maybe we’ll do it again, who knows. You can watch the whole thing in the […]

Total Return S&P 500 – Welcome to new highs

[embedded content] On an all new What Are Your Thoughts? with Michael Batnick and Downtown Josh Brown… * On a total return basis, the S&P 500 hits new highs* April, it’s pretty awesome right?* What is the best storyline of the NBA Playoffs so far?* Chinese stocks are up 30% this year! Who knew?* Has […]

My first ever Twitter Live Q&A for @CNBC

Okay, I’m trying something new tomorrow and I will need your help to see if it can work. CNBC is putting me on live Twitter video while I respond to questions (and comments?) from their Twitter feed. Obviously, I’m not giving individualized financial advice or doing a lightning round of investment buys and sells – […]

Facebook is Harvesting Your Organs!

Okay, I’m just kidding. I have a take on this morning’s revelations that Facebook has been employing user data as a strategic asset since 2012. Duh. It’s me, it’s Stephanie Ruhle, it’s Anthony Scaramucci – let’s go! Source: Facebook CEO treated user data as bargaining chip (MSNBC)

Operating at an Elite Level

Some stuff from this week’s all hands meeting inside Ritholtz Wealth Management, including a discussion about what it means to be operating at an elite level. Talk to us about your portfolio or financial plan here: Subscribe to the mini podcast on iTunes or Spotify Enable our Alexa skill here – “Alexa, play the Compound show!”