Patrick M. Wood is editor of The August Forecast and The August Review. The August Forecast provides a succinct look forward to analyze trends relating to markets, economics, politics and finance; The August Review is an historical review of global elitism, its players and policies.
He founded The August Corporation on October 11, 1975. As a registered investment adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company initially offered portfolio management services to investors in the United States until 1980.
In 1978, Wood commenced publication of The Trilateral Observer (TO), to specifically track and document the activities of The Trilateral Commission, which was then seen to be the very core of elitism and multi-nationalism in the United States and abroad. TO was co-edited by Professor Antony Sutton, formerly a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution for War, Peace and Revolution at Stanford University.
Wood and Sutton co-authored two successive book volumes, Trilaterals Over Washington — Volume I and Trilaterals Over Washington — Volume II.
Trilaterals Over Washington quickly became a best-seller and over the course of about two years, sold over 75,000 copies internationally. The books were very well received for excellent scholarship and original research, and even became a frequently-used textbook in political science classes at many colleges in U.S. universities.