Ryan Appears on The Compound and Friends

I was in New York City last week to join my friends Josh Brown, CEO at Ritholtz Wealth Management, and Micheal Batnick, Managing Partner at Ritholtz Wealth Management, on their popular podcast, The Compound and Friends (TCAF). I’ve known Josh and Mike for well over a decade now and, in my opinion, they are two of the best in our industry and it was an absolute huge honor to join them for more than 90 minutes to talk about all things markets, economy, pop culture, and more. I don’t know this for sure, but their podcasts have to be some of the most listened to and downloaded in our industry. (Look at the views in the video below to see what I mean.) You can watch the full discussion here.

Here are some pictures from the recording. Yes, I am wearing a homemade “Happy Birthday Josh” shirt. It was after all his birthday week (more on that below)!



One of the very cool things about joining TCAF was I had a chance to promote our own podcast, Facts vs Feelings. As a result of that, we saw a HUGE jump in downloads and subscribers. It was such an extreme jump that the algorithms noticed it and we (for the moment) moved into the Top 10 of Apple podcasts for investing according to Chartable! Trust me, those podcasts listed along with us have more downloads than we do, but Sonu Varghese and I are only 73 episodes in and we are coming for them.

To think our podcast is ranked higher than Dave Portnoy is astonishing.

But the fun in New York didn’t stop there, as I dropped by CNBC’s studio in New Jersey to do a hit with my friend Brian Sullivan for Last Call. I’m on his show all the time from my house, but it was fun to do it face to face. We talked about all the usual things (Nvidia, market breadth, why we like midcaps, etc.), but we also gave a shout out to Sully’s Mom, who was having a birthday.

Speaking of birthdays, after I recorded TCAF, Josh had a combo birthday party at Hunt and Fish with JC Parets, Founder of All Star Charts, and it was epic. It was full of so many financial personalities and media legends. You’d just turn around and see someone who was on TV all the time. I saw many old friends and made some new ones. Josh discussed it all here, but I think this picture sums it all up.

I’m joined by Doug Boneparth, President at Bonefide Wealth, Jay Woods, Chief Global Strategist at Freedom Capital Markets, Katie Stockton, Founder at Fairlead Strategies, and Dan Ives, Managing Director at Wedbush, and of course the Birthday Boy. The funniest part was Jennifer Ablan, Editor in Chief at Pensions & Investments, took this great picture and we took so many that Josh’s legs started hurting from staying in that athletic stance.

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It was an amazing few days in a remarkable city. Thanks again to Josh and Mike for making it all possible. I am glad to be home, but I can’t wait to get back soon!


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