Venture Society


The 7 Important Gold Signals to Watch Now

Is it too good to be true for gold? Or is this “it”? Under the leadership of Kim Jong Un’s sister, North Korea just blew up a South Korean liaison office. Talk about making a debut! There are growing tensions between India and China at a Himalayan border which led […]

Fortune Telling: Reading the Tea Leaves on China and Bolton

About 20 years ago, when I was a musician and teacher based out of the Morgantown, WV area, I had a little 1-bedroom apartment across the Monongahela River in the city of Westover. It was one of a series of garage apartments situated way back from the main road, which […]

How to Keep this Kangaroo Market From Kicking You Into Next Week

Honestly, there isn’t a whole lot of news coming through on the various Financial TV networks that I don’t see first somewhere else… usually Twitter or on the Bloomberg Terminal. That said, I usually have them on in the background when I sit down at the desk in the morning, […]

The Single Data Point That Changed Everything

Dear Reader, This past week, every economist and analyst was blown away. The United States defied all odds as the unemployment rate declined to 13.3% instead of soaring towards 20%. Instead of millions more being unemployed, 2.5 million Americans went back to work. Like I said in last week’s missive, America […]

Fast & Furious? – Diesel Inventories Surged, Profits Purged

I love cars. However, it is an interest that came much later in life for me. As a touring musician, I spent the bulk of my 20’s seeing the country from behind the wheel of a 16-passenger van, and not so much a 16-cylinder Bugatti Veyron. So when the Fast […]

The Walking Dead: Zombie Companies Eating the Market Alive

I love a good zombie movie… honestly, I kind of even like the bad ones. Growing up a somewhat nerdy kid in the shadow of Pittsburgh, George Romero’s horror classic Night of the Living Dead was mandatory viewing. Kids in my hometown would incredulously ask each other “did you know […]

Why We Need to Build a New America

If there’s one lesson that investors need to internalize, it’s that past performance is no guarantee of future returns… that is to say, history doesn’t repeat itself. But as many have pointed out over the years, it does often rhyme. For instance, no two bear markets are the same, but […]

King Dollar Sounds a Market Alarm

Central Bank created cash around the world has propped up major stock markets and indices like the NASDAQ, DJIA and S&P 500. This creates a stark distinction between a “V recovery” in the stock market and the harsh reality of the real economy. Double-digit unemployment rates, negative GDP across the […]

Helping the Helpers

Literally every human being to whom I have spoken recently is flat-out exhausted. The balance of work and life, especially as a parent of a young child, has been challenging to achieve under quarantine conditions. In fact, I’m writing this piece while simultaneously printing out today’s Kindergarten assignment sheet, logging […]