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Social Security Will Run Out Of Money in 2035; Medicare In 2026 (video, left), Varney & Co., Fox Business

New Home Sales Rise 4.5% In March (video, right), CNBC

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.

Why Buying A Home Is Usually A Terrible Investment (video, left), CNBC Make It

The Money Advice Every Millennial Needs To Hear (video, right), CNBC

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

Boeing: Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better (video, left), CNBC

CS Commentary: Will they? Seems like its 50-50 and could go either way at this point.

Our Samsung Galaxy Fold Broke After Two Days, CNBC

Huge New iPhone11 Leak Reminds Us How Much Better Apple Hardware Is Than Android, Zach Epstein, BGR

US Economy Grows By 3.2% In 1st Quarter, Topping Expectations, Fred Imbert, CNBC

Editor’s Choice


Bitcoin ETF: Wall Street’s Path To Crypto (video, left), Cointelegraph

JPM’s David Kelly: Look To Emerging Markets (video, right), Bloomberg

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

BMO Market Strategist On Stocks: More Room To Run, No Recession (video, left), CNBC

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

Cryptocurrency


Bitcoin Price 7/08/2010 To 4/11/2019

E-Trade Close To Launching Cryptocurrency Trading, Julie Verhage, Bloomberg

Bitfinex Alleged Cover-Up Explained (video, right), Coindesk

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

Is Big Bitcoin Resurgence On The Horizon? (video, right) CNBC

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

Current Price Of Top 5 Crypto’s By Market Cap

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

See This Link For Updates & Links On DIG Cryptocurrency

Must-See Videos


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)

Is The Rollout of 5G & ‘Significantly Higher Speeds’ A Boost For Smartphone Makers?, Fox Business

The Future Of AI: Have Humans Met Their Match? Fox News

Ray Dalio On Lessons From The Great Financial Crisis (video, right), CNBC

s Now A Good Time To Buy Bitcoin? (video, left) Bloomberg Tech

Why Amazon Alexa And Google Assistant Are Becoming Omnipresent, CNBC

How The Real Estate Cycle Works (video, right), Phillip Anderson

Art Laffer: Economic Damage From Shutdown Reversible, Fox Business

Cyber Threats: The U.S. Is More Vulnerable Than Ever (video, left), Judge Jeannine Piro, Fox News Insider

Tech, The Big Picture: Here Are Three Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now, CNBC

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.

Yield Curve Inversion: Recession Fear vs. Reality (video, right), Bloomberg

Common Sense Interpretation

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


JPM Guide To The Markets April 2019 (video, left), JPM Asset Management Hong Kong

How Should Investors Position Their Portfolios In This Economic Environment? (video, right, Fox Business

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.

The Difference Between The Economy And The Stock Market (video, right), CNBC

After Two Of The Greatest Bull Markets In History, Why Are Investors So Broke? Lance Roberts, Advisor Perspectives

70% Of Wall Street Believes Trump Will Be Re-Elected, Fox Business

China Militarizing Space: They Are Ahead Of US In Space Race, Fox Business

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

Live 24/7 World Debt Clocks

CS Commentary: This may not be exactly in sync with the US Debt Clock, here but it is close as of 2/14/19.

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More Common Sense


Books:

Lee Strobel Proves The Case For Easter (video, left), Huckabee

The Case For Easter, Lee Strobel

Culture:

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

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

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

Movies:

Breakthrough: Trailer With Cast And Real Life Comments, Including Exec Producer Basketball Star Stephen Curry (video, left)

The Real Story: Dead For An Hour He Comes Back To Life (video, right), 700 Club

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

Music:

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

Sports:

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

Expert Picks For The Kentucky Derby, Saturday May 4, 2019. Also see, 2019 Kentucky Derby Odds, Predictions: Expert Who Has Nailed 9 Derby-Oaks Doubles Releases Early Picks, CBS Sports

Travel:

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

Claims Of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny To Boeing’s Planes, NY Times

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

Should We Be Searching For Hidden Spy Cameras In Airbnb’s And Hotel Rooms? CNN Travel

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

TV/Streaming:

Tomi Lahren Pulls No Punches Telling Off Lori Loughlin (video, left), Fox News Insider

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

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