Venture Society


En Lagarde: ECB to Issue Stimulus as Euro Soars

It was nice to have a long weekend to rest up after the absolute barrage of economic data and news that came out last week before the holiday. It was frankly a lot of work to process, but I powered through knowing that procrastination was all but impossible given the […]

Gold and Silver: Melt, or Meltdown?

Since early July, I’ve told my subscribers in the precious metals markets to take a Katusa Free Ride on all our gold stocks. Thus, all but one stock in our portfolio has a zero-cost base and we are flush with cash. Is it time to jump in right now? Before we get […]

A Guide to ESG Investing and How Much Money Is at Stake

ESG Investing Makes You “Feel Good”. As Forbes correctly pointed out, there is another motive at play than just chasing big profits… Investing in ESG companies and funds makes you look good. A recent poll found that nearly three-quarters (73%) of people think more positively of billionaires that stop investing […]

Second Wave: New US COVID Outbreaks Stifle Vaccine Rally

Although last week’s news about the Pfizer vaccine pushed markets up to new all-time highs, they have since struggled somewhat to regain those top levels. Surprisingly, even Moderna’s Monday announcement of another competing 95% effective vaccine couldn’t stage an effective push back into the stratosphere. That pattern is remarkably similar to the rangebound action […]

Bitcoin Prices Near All-Time Highs… Is It Trying to Tell You Something?

Throughout my career, I’ve primarily focused on the physical world. Tracking the price movements and trade flows of precious metals, industrial metals, coal, oil and gas has been such an everyday activity for me, it’s woven into the very fiber of my being. But over the last few years, those […]

Vaccine Rallies Stocks & Oil, Sinks COVID Trade, Tech, Gold, USD… But Will It Last?

Pfizer’s pre-market announcement yesterday that their COVID-19 vaccine was 90% effective sent shockwaves through the market. Stocks were pushed back to all-time highs. Oil rallied. Tech tanked, as did COVID-related work-from-home stocks, gold, and the US Dollar. Dogs and cats living together…mass hysteria! Most of this makes sense. If an effective vaccine […]

The Investor’s Biggest Problem and His Worst Enemy

I spent the first 10 years of my career learning how to pick stocks. And even at that, I will continue to make mistakes. After hundreds of site visits and mistakes and successes on both the technical and financial side, I’ve found a framework that works for me. Almost as […]

Recount: Market Lessons Learned From the 2000 Election

With the possible exception of Will Ferrell’s George Bush impression, most memories of the 2000 election aren’t exactly positive ones. I consider myself a pretty level-headed person, and even all these years later, the name “Chad” still induces a little cringe. Though admittedly it was a pretty solid Halloween costume. At any rate, there are […]

Top Gun: US Destroyer Buzzes Through Taiwan Strait, Rankles China

I’m not sure if there’s a more iconic 80’s movie than Top Gun. It has all the trappings of the era – a killer soundtrack, a tall blond antagonist, a quirky sidekick, an athletic montage, a blond love interest, Meg Ryan, and tons of one liners. Oh, and Tom Cruise. When it was announced they were making a sequel, all this pop culture (and aviation) enthusiast could think […]