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Introduction To ARK’s Big Ideas, 2020 (video, left), ARK Invest

S&P 500 Sees Best Week Since 1974 (video, right), Fox Business

Must Read: Stocks Flashing Signs Of Confirmed Bottom According To Stock Analyst, Yahoo Finance

Ray Dalio: We’re Heading Into A Great Depression, Alexandra Sternlicht, Forbes

Founder Of World’s Largest Hedge Fund: Cash Is Trash, Inflation Will Return, Chris Matthews, MarketWatch

Two Recovery Pathways: Much More Time To Get To 50% Recovery Than Present

S&P 500 2793, Hit Briefly Thursday, Retraces 50% From Market Low

JP Morgan: Economy To Contract By 40%; Unemployment To Reach 20%; 3rd Qtr Rebound, Patti Domm, CNBC

Coronavirus Market Crash: Where To Invest $1000 Right Now, Joe Tenebruso, Motley Fool

Bank America Says Lows For Stock Market Are In, Yun Li, CNBC

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

How Do We Interpret This ‘Coronavirus Moment? In the World And The Markets, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money; Also see, Special Update, 4/01/20: Coronavirus And The US Stock Markets: The Bottom Line, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money

Is The Stock Market Rally For Real? We Have Seen The Low For This Crisis (video, left), CNBC

Must See – Stocks Cheap To Buy And Hold Through 2021 (video, right), CNBC

Poll: 15 Classic Books On Investing, John Kador, Wealth Management

Billionaire Ray Dalio: Writing, Scheduling, How I Plan My Time, Taylor Locke, CNBC

The Big Short Again: Hedge Fund Manager Followed Buffett, Made 40% During Crisis, Theron Muhamed, Business Insider

What’s Changed Since The 2008 GFC In 4 Charts? McKinsey Global, Medium

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This Week:

Crypto Prices And Market Cap, 4/11/20

Must Read: Bitcoin Flips Bullish – Here’s Why It Could Still Sink To $5500 Or Below $4000, Keith Wareing, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Lost $7K Support Right After Large Tranche Sold, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

This Historically Accurate Pattern Suggests Bitcoin Plunge To $3000, Joseph Young, Cointelegraph

This Is Bitcoin’s Moment According To Virgin Galactic Chairman, Liam Frost, Decrypt

Just One Major Coin Outperforming Bitcoin Now And Its Rising Fast, Billy Bambrough, Forbes\

Previous Weeks:

Bitcoin Crashes – Why? (video, left), CNBC

McDermitt Vs. Moas On Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency: Buy, Hold Or Trade – Which Is Best? (video, right), Cointelegraph

Bitcoin: Will It Hit $100,000 By December 2021 Due To Halving? Kitco News

Bitcoin Creator Also Founded Monero, New Research Suggests, Anatol Antonovici, Bitcoinist

Fed’s Quantitative Easing Strategy Holds Long Term Benefits For Crypto, Andrew Singer, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Facing New Death Cross Suggests No $10K Before Halving, filbfilb, Cointelegraph

4 Reasons Bitcoin Could Die And Why It Will Not Happen, Sylvain Saurel, Medium

Down 26%: Bitcoin Sees Worst Sell-Off In 7 Years, Bradley Keoun, Coindesk

Coinbase CEO: Crypto Will Go From 50 Million To 5 Billion – Here’s How, Adrain Zmudzinski, Cointelegraph

This Crypto Just Set All-Time Highs – And May Keep Going Higher, Cole Petersen, News BTC

Here’s How Ripple Will Power Remittances To The Philippines, Christine Vasileva, Bitcoinist

Visa Grants Coinbase Power To Issue Bitcoin Debit Cards, Michael del Castillo, Forbes; Also see, Visa Approves Coinbase Exchange As A Principal Member, George Georgiev, Cryptopotato

Tron’s CEO Reveals Which Cryptocurrencies He Owns, Mandy Williams, Cryptopotato

6 Cryptocurrencies To Buy For 2020 And Beyond, Sylvain Saurel, Medium

Bitcoin Expected To Break Records In 2020 Based On These 4 Elements, Sylvain Saurel, Medium

All Cryptocurrencies Ranked, Coinmarketcap

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Common Sense Interpretation

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S&P 500 – The Big Picture

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

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

Also see, Special Update, 4/01/20: Coronavirus And The US Stock Markets: The Bottom Line, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money

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

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

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

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Heart Attachments: How what you love shapes your thinking, behavior, and destiny, Bruce J. Hammond; For the Kindle/E-Book version of the above, click here; Also, read the excellent reviews for this book here


Law Professor Calls CNN’s Jim Acosta’s Behavior A ‘Press Pandemic,’ (video, left), One America News

Why Owning A Gun Is A Completely Rational Insurance Policy Against Danger, Timothy Hsiao, The Federalist

Dennis Quaid: Trump Is Doing A Good Job With The Coronavirus Crisis, Tristan Justice, The Federalist

The WuFlu Watchlist: What To Watch While You’re Quarantined, Brad Jackson, The Federalist 

No New China Deaths Does Not Mean No New China Deaths, Tristan Justice, The Federalist

What The Great Historian Thucydides Saw In The Athen’s Plague – And Our Own, Paul Rape, The Federalist

Americans More Worried About Finances Than Health, Just The News

Identifying Fake News In The Time Of Coronavirus, Sharon Hurley Hall, Website Planet

Government Accidentally Shuts Itself Down With Ban On Non-Essential Businesses, Babylon Bee


Must See – Evidence Mounts That Virus Came From Wuhan Lab (video, left) ,Sky News Australia  

The World Health Organization Is A ‘Joke,’ (video, right) Sky News Australia

Fauci: Death Toll Looks More Like 60,000 Than 100,000-200,000, Kaelen Deese, The Hill

How To Choose The Right People To Be In Your Life, May Pang, Medium

A Message From Melania About Face Masks (video, left), The White House

CS Coronavirus Update (click this link for complete Daily Update): Bottom Line We do not believe this will kill millions of people, like the Spanish influenza in 1918...The potential problem with Covid-19 is that asymptomatic people may spread the virus, and screening/testing in the US – and throughout the world – has not been standardized or optimized. As of today, according to one report the CDC...For the complete Daily Update click this link

The Positive Aspects Of The Coronavirus For The United States, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

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

Medicare And Coronavirus, medicare.gov


4 Top Films To Watch

The Best New Movies On Netflix In April 2020, Haleigh Foutch, Collider

The Kingmaker, Official Trailer (video, left), Showtime

CS Commentary: Fascinating look inside the Philippines and the cult following of Imelda Marcos, First Lady from 1965-1986 with her husband, Ferdinand Marcos. They got Imelda, who with her husband stole $5 to 10 Billion from the Filipino people, to open up and show the unconscious, narcissistic side of her personality but they don’t provide the context the viewer so wants and needs to come to concrete conclusions about her, Marcos or the present political situation in the Philippines. Were things really better under Marcos? Why does poverty prevail now? Who is Imelda’s son, Bongbong, really? What beliefs and values are behind the politicians on both sides? Why do Filipinos apparently accept that ‘politics is a road to wealth?’ Just a few of the obvious questions any documentary on this subject should answer. Instead it takes the usual liberal, Hollywood slant making it still hard to know what to believe about the present state of the nation – but not about Imelda and her husband. CS Grade: B-

I Still Believe, Official Trailer, Lionsgate; Also see, ‘I Still Believe’ Early Digital Release After Being Released In Theaters, Ale Russian, People

The 10 Best Movies To Watch On Netflix During the Coronavirus Crisis, IPAddressGuide; Also see, Universal Movies Available In On Demand And Prime This Week, Pollotta/Lowry, CNN


Julia Gargano Hits All The Notes (video, left), American Idol 2020

This American Folk Legend Made His Name During Hard Times, Christine Weerts, The Federalist

John Prine, Legendary American Songwriter, Dies of Coronavirus, Brad Jackson, The Federalist

Katy Perry Finally Gets It, American Idol Top 20, American Idol 2020

Arthur Gunn Puts Spin On CCR Original, ‘Who’ll Stop The Rain?’, American Idol 2020

Makayla Phillips Brings STAR POWER to Hollywood Week, American Idol 2020


Atlanta Falcon’s New Uniforms Are Mostly Panned By Critics

Deion Sanders Might Be The Only One Who Loves Falcon’s New Uniforms, Frank Schwab, Yahoo Sports

MLB And Players Agree On Stipulations For The Return Of Baseball, ESPN

‘Today’ Co-Anchor Breaks Down After Drew Brees Interview On His New Orleans Coronavirus Donation, Ted Johnson, Yahoo

How Brady Thanked Godwin For Giving Him #12 For Free, Darren Hartwell, NBC Sports


Should You Book Thanksgiving Travel Now? Here’s What We Found, Hund/Walker, The Points Guy

Here’s How Delta, Hilton, Hyatt Impressed Me During The Crisis, Scott Mayerowitz, The Points Guy

United, Following Delta’s Lead, Extends Benefits During Crisis, Zach Griff, The Points Guy

If You’re Traveling Between States, Here’s Where You’ll Have To Quarantine, Julia Thompson, USA Today

Global Health Advisory Level 4 Travel Warning, US State Department


Caliphate, Official Trailer, Netflix, (video, left), Metakritik TV

CS Commentary: This is sort of a Swedish ‘Homeland’, though the female protagonist can’t hold a candle to Carrie, the main character of that series. Still, this is great viewing and gives the viewer insight into Radical Islamist practices relative to brainwashing and seducing young Western, Muslim girls into leaving their lives of comfort and traveling to Islamic lands to become Muslim brides, as well as the terrorism strategies and practice of Radicals as they attempt to attack Western societies. Still, ultimately, it’s too influenced by the last four decades or more of realist French cinema to be completely satisfying as entertainment. CS Grade: B+

35 Deep Cut Streaming Picks From The Top 5 Platforms, Josh Shepherd, The Federalist

Tiger King Follow Up Set At Netflix, Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter

Trump Favorite OAN Reporter Has Suspiciously Interesting Background, Josh Boswell, The Daily Mail

Ozark, Season 3, Trailer, Netflix

Quotes Of The Month:

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” — Mark Twain

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.” — George Washington

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