Money – Week Of June 6, 2021

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Cathie Wood, Ark Invest: Inflation and Equities and Tax Rate Changes (video, left), ARK Invest

Cathie Wood on ETF’s and Crypto (video, right), Bloomberg

Why The S&P 500’s Bull Run Is Just Getting Started: Truist Wealth, Joy Wiltermuth, MarketWatch

The Consensus is Wrong on Stocks, Bonds, and Inflation – David Rosenberg, Robert Huebscher, Advisor Perspectives

Pros and Cons of Liquidating Your Portfolio to Buy a House, Ben CarA Wealth of Common Sense

15 Bizarre Facts About the Housing Market According to Redfin, Adwait Patil, Digg

A Look at American’s Average and Median Net Worth, CNBC

Gold Long Term 2010 to Present

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

The Demise of the Dollar and the rise of other Reserve Currencies, John Plender, Financial Times

Don’t Panic About Inflation Quite Yet, Jurrien Timmer, Fidelity

Cramer Says Keep Buying Dips In Stock Market, Kevin Stankiewicz, CNBC

Michael Burry: Biden Economic Policies Could Destroy Households, Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Ray Dalio’s Market Indicator Says Stocks Are Not Dangerously High, But Some Companies Are in An Extreme Bubble, Theron Mohamed, Market Insider

A Sand Shortage? The World is Running Out of a Crucial -but under-appreciated – Commodity, Sam Meridith, CNBC

200+ Years of Asset Class Returns (see chart, right below), Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common Sense

Some Recommended Stock Buys and Portfolios

Annual Real (After Inflation) Return: Stocks, 10 Yr Bonds, Cash Commodities

Billionaire Ray Dalio Pulls Trigger on 3 Stocks, Tip Ranks, Yahoo Finance

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

Ray Dalio’s Top 10 Stock Picks for 2021, Siraj Sarwar, Yahoo Finance

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:

Why Central Banks Want to Get Into Digital Currencies (video, right), CNBC

One Crypto Exchange is Going to Extreme Lengths on Security, Takashi Mochizuki and Yuki Furukawa, Bloomberg

JP Morgan sees Signal of Coming Bear Market in Bitcoin, Eric Lam and Joanna Ossinger, Yahoo Finance

Should Bitcoin be part of a Client’s Investment Portfolio? Ryan Nauman, Wealth Management

Investors Might Get More For Their Money With Coinbase, TipRank, Yahoo Finance

The Five Best Altcoins to Invest In To Start Building Your Crypto Fortune, Matthew Makowski, Investment U

Note: Explains each of the five best altcoins and why they are good crypto investments.

7 Non Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies to Buy Now, Mark R. Hake, Investor Place

Peter Schiff’s Son Moves 100% of his portfolio into Bitcoin, Helen Partz, Cointelegraph

$1 Million per Bitcoin in 10 Years? Kraken CEO Speaks, Jamie Redman, News Bitcoin

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Bitcoin 2021 Analysis, Kraken; Also see, Bitcoin’s Next Top Between $75K and $306K? Cointelegraph

Onwards and Upwards for Stellar Lumens Crypto, Muslim Farooque, Investor Place

Cathie Wood: Bitcoin May Replace Bonds; Deflationary Environment Still Rules Markets, MarketWatch

Square Buys $170 Billion Worth of Bitcoin, Jessica Bursztynsky, CNBC

JP Morgan note to Clients Endorses 1% of Assets to Bitcoin as a Hedge, Martin Young, Cointelegraph

10 Reasons I’ll Never Buy Bitcoin, Sean Williams, The Motley Fool

CS Commentary: Contrary opinion. We believe in a diversified, speculative holding of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum and Steller Lumens that totals 1-2% of a portfolio. But, who knows? There are problems, weaknesses in some of his arguments here and one or two could actually be arguments for ownership as well. One potential downside that he leaves out? Government regulation.

Bitcoin vs. Gold: 10 Experts Tell Us Which Asset They’d Rather Hold for the Next 10 Years, and Why, Lee/Daniel, Business Insider – Markets

Why Bloomberg’s Top ETF Analyst is More Optimistic Than Ever About A U.S. Bitcoin ETF, Joe Weisenthal, Wealth Management

The In-Depth Guide to Bitcoin That Won’t Leave You Frustrated, Harsh Maurya, VPN Mentor

Previous Weeks:

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

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Common Sense Interpretation

(Start Here First To Understand The Investment Arena Big Picture)


The Big Picture, March 31, 2021

When Bond Yields Rise to 3.6% or higher, Stocks More Likely to Fall

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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