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Why The Lumber Chart Has Gone Parabolic

May 5, 2021 - Max Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

The lumber futures chart has been one of the most interesting economic price charts to watch over the past year. Lumber prices in the futures market are based on random length construction boards like 2x4s. Since 1978, the price has bounced between $200 and $400, with a brief all-time high of $600 in 2018. However, over the past year, the price has exploded to the upside rising from $300 to $16...


MassArt x SoWa

May 5, 2021 - Max Osbon ( < 1 minute to read)

On May 5, 2021 MassArt x SoWa will open with MassArt MFA Thesis 2021, a show of work by eight graduating MFA students curated by MassArt Art Museum Executive Director, Lisa Tung. The exhibition space at 460 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s art and design district was announced in April. The space will continue to host thesis work of the program’s Master of Fine Arts students and premier work from the graduate design programs, as well as alumni exhibitions, student and faculty curated shows, and...


Boston Design Week 2021

Apr 28, 2021 - Max Osbon ( < 1 minute to read)

Boston Design Week is an annual event which seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design and foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives. This 12-day festival includes online events, panel discussions, self-guided walking tours in the areas of architecture and urban planning, professional focus, design and social impact, and handmade design. April 28 - May 8, 2021


Family Virtual Cinema: Boston International Kids Film Festival

Apr 21, 2021 - Max Osbon ( < 1 minute to read)

Kick back as a family and watch films for, by, and about kids! The Institute of Contemporary Art presents a hand-selected collection of shorts films from the Boston International Kids Film Festival. Short films are for ages 10 and younger and total runtime is roughly 1-hour long. The virtual cinema will be viewable through April 25.


Rethinking The Growth vs Value Debate

Apr 21, 2021 - Max Osbon ( 7 mins to read)

Value vs. growth is a long-standing debate within the investment profession. For decades, growth critics have pointed to outrageous valuations while voicing uncertainty about future growth prospects. On the other hand, value critics have argued that it’s worth paying higher prices for leading-edge businesses. Over the last year, this debate has become the topic du jour and both parties acknowle...


Venture Debt Is A Bright Spot In A Low Interest Rate World

A source of alternative yield

Apr 14, 2021 - Max Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

We all know about the fabulous returns from venture capital investing. If you were one of the early backers of Facebook, Google or Netflix, your return would be hundreds of times your initial investment. A common complaint among company founders is that early on, they sell too much equity for too little because they need the money for expansion. Venture debt is a long-standing alternative sourc...


Cooking With Gas

Apr 14, 2021 - Max Osbon ( < 1 minute to read)

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum presents Cooking with Gas, a culinary tour through Europe. Allow yourself to be transported to a European dream vacation through your taste buds! On Friday, April 16, join foodie Donna Keegan via Zoom in making Chicken Provençal with baby spinach salad, saffron rice, and red wine poached pears. Friday, April 16 6:30pm - 8:00 pm


The Cambridge Science Festival

Apr 7, 2021 - Max Osbon ( < 1 minute to read)

The Cambridge Science Festival is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). For 2021 only, the festival will be a month-long celebration, primarily online and in social media. Meet scientists, marine biologists, magicians, musicians, scientists on the front lines against Covid-19, artists, engineers, doctors, and more at live events! Learn about medicine, music, tornadoes, and trees. Attend a live comedy show, or a cooking class infused with science.


Sky High Expectations For Flying Cars

Separating hype from reality

Apr 7, 2021 - Max Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

The future of the flying car, eVTOL (electric vertical take off and landing) has gained considerable attention over the past year. Most recently, several SPACs have helped bring eVTOL technology to public markets at multi-billion dollar valuations. Considering the rapid pace of innovation today, it’s worth considering whether the hype matches reality. How should investors think about this emerg...