Venture Society

07/09/2020

Holiday Road: Vacationers Bringing Home Unwanted Souvenirs

After months of being cooped up in their houses, Americans have been clamoring for a chance to pack up everyone in the old Wagon Queen Family Truckster and get the heck out of Dodge for a while. In more normal times, that would mean a trip to Las Vegas to […]
07/07/2020

When the Levee Breaks: China’s Three Gorges Dam in Danger?

Back in “B.C.” times (Before Children) when I owned my BMW 3-series convertible, it was pretty standard practice on long trips to put the top down, blast some tunes, and gun it down the highway. There’s something about that combination of speed, loud music, and the wind blowing through your […]
07/03/2020

The Gold Move and Driving Factors for The Next Leg of the Bull Market

For the first time since November 9th 2011, front month gold futures traded hands above $1,800 per ounce. It’s now knocking on the door of a major technical resistance level. Naturally, this has every goldbug and self-proclaimed expert on YouTube shouting from the rooftops. Before we jump into what is […]
07/02/2020

End of an Era: What Happens When it’s Time to Pass the Torch?

Comedy legend Carl Reiner died on Monday at the incredible age of 98. Relevant to the end, he had been up tweeting/reminiscing about Noel Coward’s prolific writing career just a few hours before his passing. I like to think that was possibly inspired by his nightly hang with life-long friend […]
06/30/2020

Follow Your Nose: Weird Data Can Often Be the Most Predictive

My daughter loves Fruit Loops. We think it’s because her favorite color is “rainbow” or “all them” – but whatever the reason, she is powerless to resist the allure of the Technicolor Toucan. She’s also convinced that each color is a different flavor, completely ignoring all the well-designed, extremely scientific […]
06/26/2020

Connect the Dots: A Speculator’s Paradise is Heating Up

The U.S. Federal Reserve and central banks around the world appear to have the printing presses going full tilt these days. This has fueled the greatest “V recovery” any buy the dip investor could have asked for. Tech stocks and precious metals stocks alike have been among the best performers […]
06/25/2020

Just Keep Moving: Mobility Data Shows “The Real Economy”

Over the course of 9+ years, my fellow bandmates and I saw the country through the window of a 15-passenger van. From coast to coast, city to city, college town to college town, venue to venue – we racked up hundreds of thousands of miles behind the wheel in more […]
06/25/2020

Robinhood Trading Exposed: Steal from the Poor and Give to the Ultra Rich

  It was touted as the trading platform set to level the playing field between the Wall Street one-percenters and the rest of the world. All thanks to its ease of access and nonexistent fees. Robinhood has quickly become the go-to trading platform for a generation of new investors, speculators […]
06/23/2020

Father Knows Best: Stories, Sports, Sitcoms and Speculations

Hope everyone out there had a great Father’s Day weekend… our family celebrated in true “Every-dad” style by spending time outside in beautiful weather, making cocktails and grilling some delicious giant ribeyes. Source: Whole Foods, My Grill Being able to watch a baseball game would have made it perfect, but […]
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