Money – Week Of July 5, 2020

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Jim Cramer Breaks Down June Jobs Report And Thursday Rally (video, left), CNBC

Jim Cramer On Economic Recovery And President’s Presser: ‘I Don’t Think The Stock Market Is Lying,’ (video, right), CNBC

S&P 500 Has Best Quarter Since 1998 – Here Are The Real Winners, Phillip van Doorn, MarketWatch

Stock Market Levels For The 2nd Half Of 2020, Richard Henry Suttmeier, Forbes

Here Are Your Odds The Stock Markets Will Be Higher December 31, Mark Hubert, MarketWatch

When Quarterly Gain > 15%, The Next 4 Quarters Avg Return Is…15.1%

Odds Stock Markets Will Rise 2nd Half Of Year Better Than Two-Thirds

Here’s What History Says Happens After The Stock Market’s All Time Best Quarters, Callum Keown, MarketWatch

US Moves Closer To Digital Dollar, Tatiana Koffman, Forbes

Crypto Founder Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison For $25 Million Scam, Mohammed Musharraf, Cointelegraph

Must Read – What’s The Average 401K Balance By Age? Tim Parker, Investopedia

Must Read – Here’s The Timeline For Social Security Cuts, Sean Williams, The Motley Fool

CS Commentary: With cycle ends like the real estate cycle and the commodities cycle all dovetailing during the late 2020’s, and expected volatility and war, the decrease of Social Security benefits will likely be moved up and become critical within that time frame.

Former Ford CEO Explains Why Tesla Is Growing (video, left), CNBC

Ray Dalio: The Economy, The Pandemic, And China’s Rise – An Update (video, right), Bloomberg Markets And Finance

Building The Global ‘Perfect Storm’ Portfolio, Short Version, updated 2/29/20, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money; Also see, Lazy Portfolio ETF – Different ETF Portfolio Options, with alternative choices for risk, Lazy Portfolio

I See More Stocks I’d Rather Short-Sell Than Buy, Cody Willard, MarketWatch

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

Cryptocurrency Market Cap And Prices, 7/03/20

Bitcoin Price Rally By 2021 Looks Likely For Five Fundamental Reasons, Joseph Young, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin: Popular Analyst Suggests Bull Run A Month Away, Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin Buckling Under Ethereum’s Gravitational Pull, The Defiant, Decrypt

Investment Guru Jim Rogers: Bitcoin Will Drop To Zero, Turner Wright, Cointelegraph

Previous Weeks:

Crypto Market Cap And Prices, 6/12/20

Bitcoin Dropping To $6K ‘Golden Pocket’ Is Not Bearish, Trader Says, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

JP Morgan Analysts: Bitcoin Proved Itself Likely To Survive (As A Speculative Asset), Sebastian Sinclair, Coindesk

Why Goldman Sachs Is Wrong About Bitcoin (video, right), Cointelegraph

Analyst Predicts Next Bull Run Will Send Bitcoin To $150K And Ether To $9K, Jack Martin, Cointelegraph

3 Reasons Bitcoin Price Could Crash If Stock Market Collapses, Joseph Young, Cointelegraph

JP Morgan Goes ‘All-In’ Crypto, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Bitcoin About To Surge $100,000? Billy Bambrough, Forbes

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S&P 500 – The Big Picture

Mortality Rate Higher Than Expected, But Are Things Already Looking Up?

 A Look Back: How Likely Is Hyperinflation In The U.S.? Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

How Do We Interpret This ‘Coronavirus Moment? In the World And The Markets, Updated 5/01/20 Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money

Also see, Special Update, 4/28/20: Coronavirus And The US Stock Markets: The Current Bottom Line, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money

Bear Markets – How Long Do They Last On Average? Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

Must Read – Five Books Every Young Investor Must Read, Jeremiah Lam, Medium

How To Improve Your Finances In 2020 (video, left), JPM

Must Read: How China Will Take Over The World, Tatiana Koffman, Forbes

Must See – Mark Cuban On Amazon and The Importance Of AI: FANG Has An AI Advantage (video, right), CNBC

Must Read – Ten Facts Investors Need To Know To Achieve Investment Success, Scott MacKillop, Advisor Perspectives

Worst Thing Investors Could Do Right Now Is Sell, Stephanie Landsman, CNBC

What Is The QQQ ETF? Emily Norris, Investopedia

Must Read: The Difference Between Investing And Speculation (10 Investing Rules), Lance Roberts, Advisor Perspectives

Quote: “Understanding that all things are cyclical suggests that after long price increases, investments become more prone to declines than further advances….However, a very high priced stock CAN be cheap.”

Most Popular Stocks Among 30 Somethings

Must Read: There’s Only One Stock Millennials Prefer Over Amazon And Tesla, Shawn Langlois, MarketWatch

How 2019’s Market Tops Parallels Time Right Before 2008 Financial Crisis, Real Vision Finance

Ray Dalio’s ‘Holy Grail’ Of Investing In 5 Minutes (video, right), Investopedia

This Is Now The Best Bull Stock Market Ever, Yun Li, CNBC

Quote: “The most outstanding feature of this cycle since 2008 is always going to be fear,” says Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at The Leuthold Group.”

Fed Chair: US Debt On An Unsustainable Path, USA Today

A Growing Club Of Powerful Countries Abandoning US Dollar, Eustance Huang, CNBC

CS Commentary: If the end of the dollar is a concern see, Evaluating the Arguments For The Demise Of The Dollar. This 2015 article is still relevant today.

I Wrote A Popular Piece On ‘Lessons From The Madoff Fraud’, Then I Got Scammed – Here’s Why, Seaborn Hall, Medium

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Books:

Blitz – Trump Will Smash The Left And Win, David Horowitz

Quote from Amazon Review: “The effort to remove and destroy our duly elected President may be the greatest challenge America has faced since the Civil War, explains Horowitz. For the first time BLITZ exposes the left’s strategy to take down Trump, and how Trump not only beat them at their own game, but how he’s turning the tables on them to achieve a stunning reelection win come November.”

Culture:

Project Veritas Investigation Reveals Bias At Facebook (video, left), OAN

Recent Polls & Electoral College Results Analyzed And What Happens If Biden Wins (video, right), Dr. Taylor Marshall

Trump’s Primary Vote Totals Easily Beat Past Presidents And Call Polls Into Question, Mary Kay Linge, NY Post

Shame On John Roberts, Stephen Strang, Charisma

Kamala Harris Will Be Joe Biden’s VP Pick, Joshua Nelson, Fox News

Down The Rabbit Hole: How QAnon Conspiracy Theories Thrive On Facebook, Julia Carrie Wong, The Guardian

CS Commentary: Yes, The Guardian is a liberal publication, but this is a fact based, pretty fair treatment of how the QAnon community has used Facebook to grow. Sebastian Gorka, former Trump insider, and others have long ago debunked ‘Q.’ For more, see our ‘All Things Q’ page here.

Enormous Profits From ‘Pot’ Blind Lawmakers To Its Many Dangers, Melanie Phillips, JNS

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Globally Reported Cases Of Covid-19

Epstein’s Paramour, Maxwell, May Have Bill Clinton And Prince Andrew Shaking In Their Boots (video, left), Fox News

5 Things You Will Experience While Dating A Narcissist, Carrie Wynn, Medium

What Does Gaslighting Sound Like In A Relationship? Carrie Wynn, Medium

Must See – List Of Things Experts Got Wrong On Covid-19, Tipping Point, OAN

Rand Paul Confronts Dr. Fauci About ‘Fatal Conceit’, Cortney O’Brien, Townhall

Can Talking With Someone Without A Mask Result In Infection?: Visualizing Speech Orally Generated Fluid Droplets Using Laser Analysis (video, left), Dr. Rex Yeap

Update: CDC Home Pages On Coronavirus; Also see here; Also see, CDC Updated Global Map On Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus, CDC; Also see, Coronavirus Resource Center, John Hopkins University

Medicare And Coronavirus, medicare.gov

CS Coronavirus Update (click this link for complete Update)

Movies:

Sigourney Weaver And ‘Alien’ Cast Re-Unite After 30 years (video, left), NBC

Michael Biehn Describes The Gun And Cup Gymnastics In ‘Tombstone’, Krazy Klips

‘Uncle Tom’ The Movie, Larry Elder, Townhall; For Trailer and ordering, See UncleTom.com

Michael Biehn Remembers ‘The Terminator’ And Working With Linda Hamilton, Total Film

Cameron Crowe Looks Back On The Rolling Stone Cover Story Of ‘The Eagles” That Became The Film, “Almost Famous,’ Rolling Stone

CS Commentary: The film is actually based on Crowe’s experiences with a handful of different bands, including The Eagles. Led Zeppelin, Poco, The Allman Brothers, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Music:

Golden Buzzer,10-Year-Old Roberta Battaglia Sings Lady Gaga’s ‘Shallow’ (video, left), America’s Got Talent 2020

Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Second Guessing’ Journey To Music Video, Songland 2020

Caroline Kole: ‘Fool’s Gold’, Produced By Shane McAnally, Songland 2020

Beba Rexha Combines 2 ‘Songland’ Songs For A Big Hit), Songland

One Of The Two Songs Beba Rexha Combined For Her Hit Songland

Sports: 

The Braves Are Back, But Baseball Is Very Different, Steve Hummer, AJC

NFL Cuts 2020 Preseason In Half, Mike Florio, ESPN

He Hasn’t Played Baseball For Two Decades – But One Team Will Keep Paying Him Till 2035, Allen Kim, CNN

Tech/Media:

Apple Just Killed The MacBook – Don’t Buy A Mac Is Good Advice, Brooke Crothers, Forbes

Warning Issued For Millions Of Google Mail Users, Gordon Kelly, Forbes

Travel:

Harvard’s Covid-19 Hot Spot Map

Australia’s ‘Sully’: This Hero Pilot Kept A 737 MAX From Crashing And Saved 315 Passenger’s Lives (video, left), True Stories

Don’t Travel Before Checking Harvard’s Covid-19 Hot Spot Map, Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Forbes; Also, Drill down to state/county level here

How I Booked An Around-The-World Reward Ticket In Business Class For 170,000 Miles, Andrew Kunesh, The Points Guy

Delta Has Already Banned Some Passengers For Not Wearing Masks, Kelly Yamanouchi, AJC

TV/Streaming:

Yellowstone, Official Trailer, Season 1 (video, left), One Media

CS Commentary: Shades of ‘Dallas’, but probably better and with more of a ‘film’ type of feel, this series is Kevin Costner’s first. It may be the cap on a stellar career. One of the best female villains ever, played by Kelly Reilly – but is she really a villain? Only time will tell. The Dutton family tries to keep their cattle ranch in Montana from incursions of a national park, a reservation, land developers, and shark-like hedge fund managers. They will have to wage war in the midst of family tragedy to have a chance of succeeding. CS Grade: A

Where Is Yellowstone Filmed? On The Real Dutton Ranch, Greta Bjornson, Decider

You Tube TV Ups Price Another $15/month, So I’m Cancelling My Subscription, Napier Lopez, the next web

News Co-Anchor Ed Henry Fired From Fox News Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Stelter/Darcy, CNN

Tucker Carlson Has The Highest Rated News Show In Cable History, Mark Joyella, Forbes

Netflix Nabs One Of The Decade’s Most Underrated Sci-Fi Movies, Mike Floorwalker, Looper

Ozark Renewed For Fourth And Final Supersized Season By Netflix, Peter White, Deadline

Yellowstone Season 3 Premiere Breaks Another Ratings Record With 6.5 Million Viewers, Denise Petski, Deadline; Also see Beth From ‘Yellowstone’ Looked Much Different When She Was Younger, Lisabeth/Caulfield, Looper

Quotes Of The Month:

“When you meet lunatics halfway, it makes you a lunatic too. I’d actually like to replace Groundhog Day with Republican Senator Day…when the Republican Senator actually sees his backbone, but then goes back inside for another six years and never gives it another thought.” — Mark Shteyn, speaking about the two Republican senators that have proposed to do away with Columbus Day, Tucker Carlson Show, Fox News 7/01/20

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