Venture Society

01/19/2021

The Death of Keystone XL and the Myth of US Energy Independence

Sometime tomorrow after Joseph R. Biden, Jr. takes the Presidential Oath of Office, one of his first actions will be to issue an executive order cancelling the Keystone XL pipeline permit. The highly anticipated move will be lauded by liberals, praised by progressives, and applauded by environmentalists. It will also […]
01/15/2021

The FOMO Indicator: ‘We’re Near the Edge of Playing With Fire’

“It takes character to sit with all that cash and do nothing. I didn’t get to where I am by going after mediocre opportunities.” – Charlie Munger I started with nothing. Granted, I was blessed to have an incredibly supportive family. But with regards to wealth creation, I didn’t have […]
01/12/2021

Bitcoin Blowup: Crypto Crashes and Cash Correlations

When I sit down in the morning to log in and peruse the markets, I usually start off by scrolling through my newsfeed on Twitter. Given I have to cover several markets simultaneously, I’ve curated all the people I follow into broad categories and assigned them to lists that I […]
01/08/2021

Preparing for Chaos in 2021: Gold, Silver, Green New Deal Investments

Many of us are ready to forget about 2020. It was a tough year emotionally, physically, and financially for many. However, just because we are flipping the calendar doesn’t mean investment strategies need to flip too. The coronavirus sent markets into a tailspin in the early part of the year, […]
01/05/2021

Georgia On My Mind: How the Runoff Election Will Affect Markets

About 20 years ago, I remember being incredibly excited to sit down and watch Ken Burns’ documentary on the history of Jazz.  Without a doubt, that class was by far one of the coolest that I took in college, and I was anxious to see what Burns — whose previous […]
12/31/2020

Is 2021 the Death of Fiat Currency?

Do you have FOMO yet? If you didn’t put your cash to work in 2020, then you’re fighting the tide ignited by the Federal Reserve. Never in the history of the world has so much money been printed. Plus, if you’re an accountant and love seeing balanced books, you’ve likely […]
12/29/2020

Finding the Spark: This Indicator Could Save You Thousands

If you’ve been following along with me over the past few months, you know I like to occasionally write about the craft that goes into the creative process. But I’ve never really taken the time to write about the creative process itself. And since I found myself with some extra […]
12/23/2020

From Bye Weeks to Buying Stocks: What Football Can Teach Us About Market Timing

After starting the season a perfect 11-0, my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers have had a rough few weeks. Thanks to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Baltimore Ravens camp, their game originally slated for the end of November was pushed back all the way to Wednesday, December 2nd.  Although they ultimately […]
12/22/2020

Is Big Oil the New Tobacco?

The Surgeon General first concluded that cigarettes cause cancer and other diseases in its historic 1964 report. From 1976 to 1993, six independent studies found smoking accounted for between 6 and 8 percent of US healthcare costs, which amounted to more than $50 billion in 1993. To recover these costs, […]
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