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Social Security Will Run Out Of Money in 2035; Medicare In 2026 (video, left), Varney & Co., Fox Business
BNY Mellon Eyes $20 Billion Cryptocurrency Market, Market Mad House, Medium
CS Commentary: This article published September 2018. BNY Mellon is currently around 48.25 per share, one could argue an even better price than when this published.
Apple Stock Poised To Do Something It Hasn’t Done In 8 Years, Li/Francolla, CNBC
These 5 Charts Show How Bad The Student Loan Debt Situation Really Is, NIgel Chiwaya, NBC News
CS Commentary: Will they? Seems like its 50-50 and could go either way at this point.
US Economy Grows By 3.2% In 1st Quarter, Topping Expectations, Fred Imbert, CNBC
Bitcoin ETF: Wall Street’s Path To Crypto (video, left), Cointelegraph
2015 Bitcoin Price Resistance Re-emerges Amid Bitfinex Price Coverage Controversy, Omkar Godbole, Coindesk
Contrary View On The Estate Tax, Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg/Wealth Management
Blackrock CEO: Modern Monetary Theory Is ‘Garbage (video, right),’ Bloomberg Markets & Finance
If You Invested $1000 In Microsoft In 2009 Here’s How Much You’d Have Now, Shawn M. Carter, CNBC
E-Trade Close To Launching Cryptocurrency Trading, Julie Verhage, Bloomberg
Chinese Government Supports Development Of ‘Blockchain City’ In Malaysia, Ana Alexandre, Cointelegraph
Cryptocurrency Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Binance, Stellar, Cardano, Troy – April 26, Rakesh Upadhyay, Cointelegraph
Trader Who Called Bitcoin’s 84% Decline Now Says $50,000 In Next Two Years, Zach Guzman, Yahoo Finance
Coinbase And Visa Are Making Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripples, And Litecoin Payments A Reality, Billy Bambrough, Forbes; Also see, Bitcoin Futures Exchange Bakkt Hires Former PayPal And Google Exec As Product Chief, Nikhilesh De, Coinbase
Bitcoin Surge: New Bull Market? (video, left) Cointelegraph
Bitcoin Price Surge – Analyzing Why, Cointelegraph
Cryptocurrencies Are Here To Stay, Gerald P. Dwyer, AIER; Also see, Facebook’s Crypto Currency Expected To Add $19 Billion in Revenue, Newsbtc.com
You Don’t Understand Bitcoin Because You Think Money Is Real, Maria Bustillos, Medium; Also see, Bitcoin Might Be Crypto-Gold But Ethereum Is Crypto-Silicon, Michael K. Spencer, Medium
Jack Dorsey ‘All-In’ On Bitcoin, Predicts ‘Massive Boon, CNBC; Also see, The History Of Money And The Future Of Cryptocurrency, Brian C. Albrecht, AIER; Also see, How Google Is Quietly Making Blockchains More Searchable, Michael del Castillo, Forbes
Edelman: Bitcoin ETF ‘Virtually Certain’ CNBC; Also see, Finance Expert Ric Edelman: We Will Eventually See A Bitcoin ETF, Ana Alexandre, Cointelegraph
Could Bitcoin Still Go To $25K? (video, left), Fox Business
More Wealth Will Be Created In The Next 20 Years Than Ever Before (video, left), Phillip Anderson (2012)
s Now A Good Time To Buy Bitcoin? (video, left) Bloomberg Tech
How The Real Estate Cycle Works (video, right), Phillip Anderson
Cyber Threats: The U.S. Is More Vulnerable Than Ever (video, left), Judge Jeannine Piro, Fox News Insider
The Public Does Not Understand: China Has Been Cheating U.S. For A Long Time, Mornings With Maria, Fox Business;
Is Netflix The Most Powerful Company In Media?, Fox Business
Global Outlook 2019 Manila with Howard Marks (video, left), Bank Of Singapore
CS Commentary: Some great, insightful comments on investing here, especially from a general overall perspective based on where we are in the recovery from 2008 now, well worth the 15 minutes of viewing.
(Start Here First To Understand The Investment Arena Big Picture)
JPM Guide To The Markets April 2019 (video, left), JPM Asset Management Hong Kong
America’s Biggest Economic Challenge May Be Its Demographic Decline, Neil Irwin, NY Times
CS Commentary: Harry Dent may have been one of the first to sound the alarm on this problem as far back as 2008-09, but he largely mis-forecasted when and how the problem would become reality, suggesting that there would be a second major stock market collapse soon after 2008 – this never occurred. Has immigration, central bank manipulation, and globalization solved some of this problem in ways that Dent could not foresee? Perhaps not, but only time will tell.
How SIFMA, FSI, FINRA, And The SEC Conspired To Doom The Advisory Profession, Ron A. Rhoades, Advisor Perspectives
CS Commentary: SIFMA stands for The Security Industry Financial Marketing Association. FSI stands for Financial Services Institute. FINRA stands for Financial Industry Regulatory Association, a Congressionally authorized association that regulates broker-dealers. The SEC is the Security Exchange Commission, an “independent federal government agency responsible for protecting investors, maintaining fair and orderly functioning of the securities markets, and facilitating capital formation (Investopedia).
This is the most important article we have published here in sometime, yet, it will be too long and technical for many of our readers. We encourage you to read the introduction and the conclusion. The bottom line here is that the current SEC has, once again, been corrupted by compromise, lobbying and the broker-dealer industry – and the fiduciary landscape may be, once again, about to change. That is, be compromised. At present, investors can rely on the fact that RIA’s (Registered Investment Advisors) are held to a higher Fiduciary standard – this may not be the case much longer if the SEC has its way. For a shorter and simpler explanation of what the fiduciary standard should mean, see the Common Sense Interpretation-Money page and our articles on the Fiduciary Pyramid.
After Two Of The Greatest Bull Markets In History, Why Are Investors So Broke? Lance Roberts, Advisor Perspectives
Gundlach: We Are On The Road To A Large Debt Problem, Robert Huebscher, Advisor Perspectives; Also see, Does The US Debt Matter? (as of 7/28/18), CNBC; Also see, What Would Happen If The US Stopped Paying Its Debt?, Infographics; Also see, How To Solve America’s Spending Problem, Prager U
CS Commentary: This may not be exactly in sync with the US Debt Clock, here but it is close as of 2/14/19.
More Common Sense
The Case For Easter, Lee Strobel
Gmail Will Do More For You With These 6 New Features, Nicole Lyn Pesce, MarketWatch
Uptick In UFO Sightings Since 2014: Navy Pilots Encounter More ‘Small Spherical Objects,’, Deanna Paul, Washington Post/Philly.com
Prince William Wants Prince Harry And Meghan As Far Away As Possible, Jessica Sager, Fox News
Woman Dies In Over The Rim Grand Canyon Fall – 3rd Death In Weeks, Phil Helsel, NBC News
Gallup Poll Finds Church Membership Plummeting Among Americans, Black Christian News; Also see, ‘No Religion’ Tops Survey Of American’s Religious Beliefs, CNN
Once A Cheater, Always A Cheater? (video, right) Esther Perel
CS Commentary: Lots of wisdom here.
Ground Beef Recalled In 10 States Due To E. Coli, Mike Snider, USA Today; Also see, E. Coli Outbreak Grows With 177 People Now Infected, Kelly Tyko, USA Today
Teen Dies From Tapeworm Egg Infestation Of The Brain, Susan Scutti, CNN
Warren Buffet’s Diet Still Includes 5 Cans Of Coke, McDonald’s, And Dairy Queen, Jade Scipioni, Fox Business
Film Review: Breakthrough Is A ‘Breakthrough’ Christian Movie, Movieguide
Avengers: Endgame Has Best Opening Day Ever, Frank Pollatta, CNN
Jennifer Garner Reveals The Surprising Fan Comment She Gets Every Day, Julie Jordan, People; Also see, Lori Loughlin’s Friends Blame Scandal On Her Husband, Tyler McCarthy, Fox News; Also see, Nicole Kidman Says She Is ‘Teased’ For Her Faith In God, Tyler McCarthy, Fox News; Also see, Nicole Kidman, 51, Does 10th Vanity Fair Cover Shoot, Jennifer Earl, Fox News
These Rare Photos Of Bonnie And Clyde Reveal The Dark Reality Of The Iconic Criminal Couple, Brendan Siegel, Medium
Spirit-Filled Church Responds To Charges Of Openly Gay Worship Leader Who Appeared On American Idol, Taylor Berglund, Charisma; Also see, Openly Gay Worship Leader Performs Lauren Daigle Song On Idol, Charisma
The Dodgers Offense Wears Teams Down And Other Takeaways, Pedro Moura, The Athletic
Early Signs Of Doom For Expected 2019 MLB Contenders, Zachary D. Ryder, Bleacher Report
Dale Murphy: I Played Against Some Of The All-Time Greats. Mike Trout Is Better Than All Of Them, The Athletic; Also see, One Year In: Brave’s Ronald Acuna Jr.’s Career Soaring, ‘There Is No Ceiling,’ David O’Brien, The Athletic
The 8 Most-Telling NFL Team Draft Tendencies, Robert Mays, The Ringer; Also see, 2019 NFL Draft Primer: Dates, Times, What You Need To Know, NFL
Can Boeing Restore Confidence In 737 Max 8 Jets? It Won’t Be Easy To Convince ‘Scared’ Passengers (video, left), CBC; Also see, Boeing Whistleblowers Report 737 Max 8 Problems To FAA, Drew Griffin, CNN
Quote: ‘“As a quality manager at Boeing, you’re the last line of defense before a defect makes it out to the flying public,” Mr. Barnett said. “And I haven’t seen a plane out of Charleston [manufacturing facility] yet that I’d put my name on saying it’s safe and airworthy.”’
Why You May Not Want To Fly Boeing’s 737 MAX Again: 1960’s Design, 1990’s Computers, Patchwork Assembly, Nicas/Creswell, NY Times/BD News; Also see, Aviation World Faces Moment Of Reckoning After Boeing 737 Max Crash, CNN
The 21 Safest Airlines In The World, 2019, Benjamin Zhang, Business Insider; Also see, The Most Popular International Flights, Josie Green, 24/7; Also see, Jetsetter’s Guide To Scoring A Hotel Upgrade, Jennifer Fernandez, Jetsetter
CS Commentary: If you are a sensitive, politically correct Californian, you will want to skip this one.
Trump Mocks CNN For Lowest Ratings Of The Year: ‘Congratulations!’ Joe Concha, The Hill
Game Of Thrones Premiere: New Series High, Michael O’Connor, Hollywood Reporter
‘Bosch’ Review: In Season 5, Still TV’s Best-Written Cop Drama, Verne Gay, Newsday
Quotes Of The Month:
“He that cannot abide a bad market, deserves not a good one.” – John Ray
“Security is mostly a superstition; it doesn’t exist in nature.” – Helen Keller