Money – Week Of February 21, 2021

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We have had success in the investment opportunities we have featured over the last four years, since inception.

Some of our best performing featured investments over that period as of February 2021: Tesla, ARKK (and other ARK ETF’s), Nvidia, Square, Virgin Galactic, and the cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum. Our Global Perfect Storm Portfolio has a gain of 49% from March 2020 inception to February 9, 2021.

Our worst investment idea in four years? The alternative crypto, DIG, which we recommended as speculative only, and turned out to be a fraudulent investment.


Cathie Wood, Ark Invest Big Ideas 2021 (video, left), ARK Invest

The Devil Wears Dior: Melissa Caddick Disappears with Millions of Other’s Money (video, right), 60 Minutes Australia

What Virus? S&P 500 Earnings Have Already Surpassed Pre-Pandemic Levels, According to Goldman Sachs, Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch

The Buffet Indicator At All Time Highs – Is This A Cause For Concern? Carmen Ang, Visual Capitalist

Bitcoin Surpasses $50K For First Time, Ryan Browne, CNBC

Ethereum Hits Record High as Bitcoin Continues to Soar, Arjun Kharpal, CNBC

Buffett Indicator: Market Value to GDP Trend Line Since 1950

Gold Long Term 2010 to Present

Cathie Wood of ARK’s 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold For 5 Years, Jose Karlo Mari Tattoc, Yahoo Finance

ARK FinTech Innovation ETF: Biggest Avenue For Future Growth, Michael Remes, Seeking Alpha

5 Robinhood Stocks That Are Buy and Hold Forever, Jon Quast, The Motley Fool

3 Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Next 10 Years, Chuck Saletta, The Motley Fool

The 10 Best EV Stocks to Buy According to Cathie Wood, Jose Karlo Mari Tottoc, Yahoo Finance

5 Cathie Wood Stocks That Were Big Ark Invest Buys Last Week, Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool

Tesla: Buying [Any] Dip is a Good Idea, Jualian Financial, Seeking Alpha

Must See – The Volatility Of Gold Explained (video, left), WSJ

Your Gold Could Be Confiscated, Here’s How (video, right), Kitco News

Is Dave Ramsey’s Empire The Best Place To Work in America? Say ‘No’ and You’re Out, Bob Smietana, The Tennessean

Global Perfect Storm Portfolio, Part 2 – Building Bridges, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money; Also see, 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

Must Read – Investors And Retirees Perfect Storm Warning: Market Crash, Hyperinflation, & Massive Tax Hikes, Jeff Camarda, Forbes; Also see, How Likely Is Hyperinflation in the U.S.? Advisor Perspectives

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

Crypto Market Cap and Prices, 2/19/21

Skybridge’s Anthony Scaramucci Sees Bitcoin Doubling to $100K in 2021, Matthew J. Belvedere, CNBC

North America’s First Bitcoin ETF Trade Debut, Sebastian Sinclair, Coindesk

China Looks to Take Its Digital Currency Global, Dion Rabouin, Axios

Guggenheim CIO Says Bitcoin Could Hit $600,000, Tanzeel Akhtar, Coindesk

Institutional Demand Can’t Support $300K Bitcoin Price Short Term: Guggenheim, Bloomberg

Cathie Wood: More Companies Will Add Bitcoin as a Reserve, Danny Nelson, Coindesk

Previous Weeks:

Cryptocurrency Prices by Market Cap, 2/13/21

Bitcoin Will Likely Reach $60,000 in 2021, Helen Partz, Cointelegraph

Five Bitcoin Predictions For 2021 From A FinTech Expert, James Ledbetter, CNBC

The Case for a Bitcoin ETF, Coindesk

CS Commentary: If a Bitcoin ETF is approved in 2021 the price will continue to soar well above its present level of around $30,000

Speculative Frenzy to Die Down, But $400,000 Bitcoin Target Still On, Andrew Thurman, Cointelegraph

Ethereum Price Tumbles to $915 But Traders Bullish for 4 Key Reasons, Marcel Pechman, Cointelegraph

Is the Bitcoin Rally Sustainable? (video, left) Crypto Expert, CNBC

Bitcoin to $146,000 – Here’s How: JP Morgan, Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

Analyst Who Nailed Bitcoin’s Current $40,000 Level Says 50% Collapse Could Come Next, Yahoo Finance

Must Read – Top 6 Bitcoin Price Predictions to Watch in 2021, Allen Scott, Cointelegraph

Must Read – Bitcoin 2021 Prediction From Someone Who Under-predicted 2020, Daily Forex

Must Read – 16 Ethereum Predictions From A Crypto Oracle, Andrew Keys, Coindesk

See This Link For Updates & Links On DIG Cryptocurrency

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Common Sense Interpretation

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The Big Picture, 9/30/20

S&P 500 Performance By Sector Year-to-Date

The Stock Market Has Correctly Predicted Every Presidential Election Since 1984 – Here’s What To Look For In 2020, Matthew Fox, Business Insider

CS Commentary: S&P 500 was at 3294 on August 3, 2020, exactly 3 months before the election. Update,10/07/20: the S&P 500 is around 3420.

Must Read – Don’t Discount The Dollar Yet – It Will Remain The Global Reserve Currency, Joseph W. Sullivan, Foreign Policy

Quote: “Nonetheless, Beijing’s recent actions have eviscerated the yuan’s prospects as a real reserve currency.” For a more comprehensive treatment, see Evaluating The Arguments For The Dollar’s Demise, Advisor Perspectives

Must Read: Why Gold Prices Are Hitting All Time Highs, Justin Verdon, Mineral Prices

These Are The Next FANG Stocks ARK Portfolio Manager Says As Fund Sees Record Breaking Inflows, Lizzie Gurdus, CNBC

Bond King Gundlach: Trump Will Beat Biden, Avoid The Bond Market, Robert Huebscher, Advisor Perspectives

Must Read: Social Security’s Funding Crisis Has Arrived, Gary Schilling, Bloomberg

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

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Resources

Investopedia’s Top 100 Financial Advisors 2020, Investopedia

CS Commentary: See methodology at the bottom of the page.

Current Mortgage and Refinance Rates For October 2020, Bank Rate

Financial Advisor’s 2019 Top 600+ RIA Rankings, FA

Financial Advisor’s 2019 RIA Top 50 Fastest Growing Firms, FA

Everything You Need To Know About Credit Scores, Finimpact

Forex Trading Industry Statistics 2020, Daily Forex

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More Common Sense

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Books:

Shroud of Turin: New Book Disputes Claims It is Not Burial Cloth of Jesus, Myra Kahn Adams, Townhall

Culture:

Jeff Zucker Out: CNN and AT&T The ‘Silencers’ of Americans (video, left), Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Former FBI Agent Explains How To Read Body Language, Tradecraft, WIRED

Hidden Homeless Crisis: After Pandemic More People Living in Cars and RV’s – And It’s Getting Worse, Jessica Guynn, USA Today

They Left CA and Visited 48 States Before Choosing Greenville, South Carolina, Macon Atkinson, Greenville News Online

The Best Steakhouse in Every State, Kori Ellis, Mashed

Why Texas Power Grid is Struggling in Midst of Record Cold Spells, Umair Urfan, Vox; Also see, Wind Power Not to Blame For Texas Problems, Joe Walsh, Forbes

Renewable Energy Not Chief Cause of Texas Problems, Ronald Bailey, Reason

Texplainer: Why Does Texas Have Its Own Power Grid? Kate Galbraith, My San Antonio/Texas Tribune

Trump Now Most Acquitted President in History, The Babylon Bee

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Must See – How To Argue With Someone Who Won’t Listen: Ben Shapiro (video, left), Charisma on Command

These are the Signs of Dating a Psychopath (video, right), MedCircle

Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Rocky’ and ‘Rambo’ Workout Plan, Jacob Osborn, Man of Many

Psychologist Offers Advice for Singles Who Spent Valentine’s Day Alone, Reams/Day, Pasadena Now

35 Places You Are Most Likely to Catch Covid, KellyHernandez, Eat This

Ensuring the Safety of the Covid-19 Vaccines in the United States, CDC: Also see, Is the Covid Vaccine Safe? Ellen Matloff, Forbes; Also see, Could mRNA Vaccines Be Dangerous in the Long Run? Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, The Jerusalem Post

10 Unusual Symptoms of Covid-19, Cleveland Clinic; Also see, The Covid Virus May Prompt The Body To Attack Itself, Brenda Goodman, WebMD; Also see, Covid-19 Vaccine 101: FAQ’s, Kathleen Doheny, WebMD

Experts Send Vitamin D and Covid-19 Letter to World’s Governments, Nikki Hancocks, Nutra Ingredients; Also see, FDA Rolls Out At Home Covid Rapid Test, Juhie Bhatia, The Points Guy; Also see, Doctors Say CDC Should Warn People That Covid Vaccine Is No Easy Thing, Berkeley Lovelace, Jr., CNBC

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; Also see, Medicare And Coronavirus, medicare.gov

Movies:

Sly Stallone Talks About His Faith (video, left), Jesus Daily

Selma Hayek Says Filming the Sex Scene in ‘Desperado’ Was Traumatic, Nadira Goffe, Screen Rant

Disney Looking for a Few Good Women – Just Not as Good as the Ones in Their Stories, The Babylon Bee

Ashley Judd Photos of Grueling 55 Hour Rescue in African Forest From Broken Leg, Jaclyn Hendricks, Page Six

A Third Ten – More Under-rated Films For Lockdown Viewing, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation; Also see, Ten More Under-rated Films For Lockdown Viewing, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation; Also see, Ten Under-rated Films For Lockdown Viewing, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

Music:

Shaquira McGrath, ‘Wake Me Up, AGT 2020

Bon Jovi Talks Songwriting, Says Sambora Against Famous Line In Song, Ultimate Guitar

How Cat Stevens Defined the Singer-Songwriter Era with ‘Tea For The Tillerman,’ Rolling Stone

Sweet Home Alabama, Cover (video, right), Laura Cox

Ranking Biggest Pop, Rock Stars of Each Decade – 1950’s till Today, Kevin Coffey, Omaha.com 

Sports:

Super Bowl 2021 Highlights (video, left), NFL

CBS Super Bowl Announcers Screw it Up, Talk Too Much, Andrew Marchand, NY Post

Kobe Bryant’s Tragic Flight, One Year Later, Jeff Wise, Vanity Fair

Falcon’s New Coach Arthur Smith, First Interview , Atlanta Falcons

Tech:

Apple: It’s Good If You Like CRAP (video, left), Rick Beato 

Apple Removes Parler From App Store, Following Google, Peters/Lyons, The Verge

Travel:

Drives Across the USA

Why The Bulkhead is my Least Favorite Seat on the Plane, Zach Griff, The Points Guy

We Think We Found The Perfect Travel T-Shirt, Shep McAllister, Discoverer Blog

The Best Way To Drive Across the Country (chart, left), Andrew Nelson, WSJ

Delta Extends Middle Seat Policy, Daniella Genovese, Fox News

Here’s Why the Current Amex Platinum Offer is Better Than Waiting, Ariana Arghandewal, The Points Guy 

When Will International Travel Return? A Country by Country Guide, Updated 1/27/21, Clint Henderson, The Points Guy

TV/Streaming:

What’s Coming to Netflix in March? Kasey Moore, What’s On Netflix

Yellowstone Season 4, When It’s Expected and More Details, John Newby, Pop Culture

Yellowstone TV Fans Urging Others to Watch ‘Longmire’ Until Series Returns, Madison Miller, Outsider

‘The Sinner’ Star Bill Pullman on Season 3 of Series, Robert Rorke, NY Post

The Sinner, Season 3, Official Trailer (video, left), Rotten Tomatoes

CS Review: ‘The Sinner’ is that rare series that addresses deep life issues and does it successfully while entertaining. The first season addresses false guilt; the second season dealt with guilt and sin; the third season deals with the fear of death, all while following the always great Bill Pullman’s intriguing and complex detective through an uncommon murder mystery in upper New York state. And, btw, why hasn’t Pullman ever won an Oscar? He’s one of the greatest actors of his generation, as displayed on every episode of this show. CS Grade: A

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Star Charisma Carpenter Speaks Out About Writer/Director Joss Whedon’s Behavior, Joanna Robinson, Vanity Fair

Yellowstone 1883, Prequel Super Bowl Teaser Announced, Joe Rutland, Outsider; Also see, Kevin Costner’s New Show ‘National Parks’ Given Green Light by ABC, Quentin Blount, Outsider

Quotes Of The Month:

“If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

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