Venture Society


From Comedy to Cargo: What Jokes Can Teach Us About the Economy

In case you couldn’t tell from the piece I wrote about Carl Reiner a couple of weeks ago, I’m a huge comedy nerd. And while I didn’t really get to dedicate much space to the subject last time because Reiner’s 7-decade (!!!) career was so prolific, it was very much […]

How You Could Capture a Fortune from the Tech Titans

Have you ever wondered why the majority of Google’s products are free? Or why Facebook doesn’t charge you for a monthly subscription? It’s simple: YOU are the product. And your data is the valuable resource they’re after. The digital trackers they use to grab the information sound harmless enough: “cookies” and “pixels.” […]

Banking on a Bluff: The Biggest Gold Scam in Modern History

I’m sure you’re well aware, gold has been on a tear and has broken above $1,800 per ounce. Every goldbug on the planet is excited and salivating at the mouth… Except for a group of bankers who accidentally got caught up in the greatest modern-day gold racket. For them, their […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]