Venture Society

02/25/2021

Déjà Vu: Is This Armageddon, or Just Another GameStop Short Squeeze?

If it feels like you just read this article, it’s because you have. Although the stories have sometimes varied a little, the overall theme remains the same. Over the past couple of months, those stories have introduced some new characters who have pivoted the story in slightly different directions. To […]
02/23/2021

The Big Short’s Michael Burry Is Warning About Inflation

The very first article I wrote for this website — just after Easter last year — was about inflation. I wrote about various aspects of it again in July… twice in August… in September… in December… and one more time in January. My Venture Society colleague Marin Katusa also wrote […]
02/19/2021

Nuclear Winter: There Will be Power

This week a major winter storm ripped across most of the eastern United States. It caused major electrical blackouts and endangered the lives of millions of Americans. Texas, normally home to mild to mid winters saw temperatures dip below freezing and major snowstorms hit most of the state. Demand for […]
02/18/2021

Retail Stocks Fall as GameStop Hearing Kicks Off… But Data Says Buy the Dip

As I write this, Keith Gill — better known as “Roaring Kitty” on YouTube and “DeepF***ingValue” on Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum — is testifying before the House of Representatives. And man, he was not mincing words as he kicked off his prepared testimony.  Here are some of my favorite lines so […]
02/16/2021

Winter Go BRRR: Arctic Blast Freezes Windmills as Gas, Power Prices Soar

If you’re reading this in Texas, I hope this finds you safe and warm… I know many are not, and our hearts go out to them right now. But sadly, struggling to stay warm amidst rolling blackouts and freezing Arctic temperatures is not the only thing over four million Texas […]
02/12/2021

How Small Investors Can Hit It Big in Financings and Private Placements

After seeing it firsthand 20 years ago for the first time… I was blown away by the results of one particular investment tactic. Seeing this for myself was my first real insight into how a few well-connected investors can gain extraordinary wealth in bull markets. And make double, triple and […]
02/09/2021

Bitcoin Soaring as Elon Musk YOLO’s $1.5B of Tesla Cash on Crypto

Elon Musk’s Twitter account has really been something to watch these past few weeks. From his meme stock joke egging on the Reddit crowd’s GameStop trade to this past week’s pumping up a literal joke cryptocurrency, he has entertained the masses while simultaneously frustrating the regulators. I mean, you can’t […]
02/05/2021

All Eyes on Silver… Beware

Headlines this week were dominated by manic retail investing inspired by the WallStreetBets (WSB) subreddit. I can’t believe how many text messages I’ve received in the past week regarding Reddit and the GameStop and AMC short squeezes. If you need a primer of what happened there and how it started, […]
02/04/2021

Gold Is Crashing… Time To Buy a Little?

Weekly unemployment data was released this morning that — although still kind of awful — managed to beat expectations. Initial claims fell to 779k (vs 830k expected), and continuing claims dropped to 4.6 million, which is the lowest point since before the COVID-19 outbreak. Source: Bloomberg And while the total […]
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