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When To Expect Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check (left), Fox News

Scott Minerd: We’re Going To Get To A Place Worse Than The Great Financial Crisis (video, right), CNBC

Are You In The American Middle Class? Find Out With Our Income Calculator, Pew Research

Here Are The 19 US States In The Best Fiscal Position For A Recession, Madison Hoff, Business Insider

US Pensions May Pour $400 Billion Back Into Markets: JP Morgan, Lewis Krauskopf, Yahoo News

Most Americans Say Coronavirus Will Lead To Recession/Depression

The Big Picture: Intra-Year Declines – Compare 1987, 2003, And 2020

Wall Street Analysts: Plenty Of Buying Opportunities, From Verizon and JP Morgan To Others, Michael Bloom, CNBC

Cramer’s Lightning Round: Proctor & Gamble Has Unbelievable Numbers, Tyler Clifford, CNBC

What Stocks To Buy And When? Ed Carson, IBD

Coronavirus Stock Market Survival Guide, IBD

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 A Global Debt Crisis Coming? (video, left) CNBC International

Stock Market Can Still Retest Lows (video, right), Fox Business

An Early Forecast That Looks Prescient: Coronavirus – U-Shaped Rather Than V-Shaped Or L-Shaped Recovery, Danske Bank

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

Crypto Prices By Market Cap, 3/28/20

Crypto Prices And Market Cap, 4/02/20

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

Previous Weeks:

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

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

Binance’s Coley On What’s Behind Current Crypto Craze (video, left), CNBC

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

The Unexpected, Crazy Crash Of Bitcoin And Crypto, 3/12/20

How Many People Have At Least One Bitcoin? Anatol Antonovici, Bitcoinist

CS Commentary: This might be one of the best arguments for owning at least a little crypto.

Crypto Trader vs Crypto Holder: McDermott vs. Moas, Benjamin Pirus, Cointelegraph

The US Is Very Worried About Bitcoin – And It Is Finally Doing Something About It, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

3 Reasons Why I Am Leaving Crypto Now – And Why You Should Too, Jia Yung Lee, Medium

BTC’s January 2020 Climb

Crypto Price By Market Cap For Top Coins, 2/22/20

The First City In The World That Is Switching To Bitcoin, Melis, Medium

Ripple To Become The Amazon Of Crypto By 2025, Ricardo Martinez, Bitcoinist

Must Read – Cryptocurrency Scams Took In More Than $4 Billion In 2019: Ponzi Schemes Most Popular Means Of Fraud, Vigna/Jeong, WSJ; Also see, Crypto Ponzi Scheme Took Major League Baseball Players And Families For Millions, Justin Rohrlich, Quartz

Practical Use Makes Cryptocurrency Valuable: Top 5 Usable Altcoins, Mary Ann Callahan, Data Driven Investor

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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Books:

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

Culture:

We Are Living In The Age Of Hysteria: An Early Plea For Sanity And Perspective (video, left0, Sky News Australia

Megyn And Harry Have Left Canada And Are Home Hunting In Los Angeles, Jessen/Perry/Hill, People

CS Commentary: Of course they are.

Trump Is Right, AP Is Wrong: Suicides Increase During Times Of Economic Hardship, A.D.P. Efferson, The Federalist

Worries About Coronavirus Surge As More Americans Expect Recession, Pew Research

Chinese Doctor Who First Raised Alarm Over Covid-19 Vanishes, Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News

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

China: We’ve Completely Cured Coronavirus, Everything Is Fine Here, And No One Is Allowed In To Check, Babylon Bee; Also see, Quarantined Journalist Really Starting To Annoy Family By Calling Them Racists All Day, Babylon Bee

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Isolated Thoughts On Coronavirus (video, left), Jeff Dunham

Pneumonia Explained (video, right), MedCram

CS Commentary: A high number of Coronavirus cases lead directly to Pneumonia, so this is an important illness to understand. Pneumonia affects 450 million a year globally with 4 million deaths.

Coronavirus: What Can You Do To Protect Yourself And Others? Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation; Also see, Updated, 3/19/20 – Coronavirus: Comparison To Other Global Viruses, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

More Americans Say Coronavirus A Major Threat

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 Scientist Whose Doomsday Pandemic Model Predicted Armageddon Just Walked Back His Apocalyptic Prediction, Madeline Osborne, The Federalist 

This Chart Of The 1918 Spanish Flu Shows Why Social Distancing Works, Michael J. Corey, Quartz

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

Movies:

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

Must See – Hollywood Is ‘Venezuela’: Elites Are Terrible People (or, Why Hollywood Hates Breitbart), Andrew Breitbart, Retrospect, Hoover Institution

Music:

Katy Perry Finally Gets It, American Idol Top 20 (video, left), 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

Sarah Palin Performs, Masked Singer, Talent Recap

Sarah Palin Rapped ‘Baby Got Back’ Dressed As A Bear On National TV, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist

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

Travel:

Global Health Advisory Level 4 Travel Warning, US State Department

Delta To Emerge A Smaller Airline After Coronavirus Crisis, Edward Russell, The Points Guy

TPG Beginner’s Guide: The Most Important Travel Article On The Internet, Samantha Rosen, The Points Guy

TV/Streaming:

Ozark, Season 3, Trailer (video, left), Netflix

Fox Business Parts Ways With Trish Reagan, Eric Mack, Newsmax

The English Game, Official Trailer, Netflix

CS Commentary: Great socio-cultural drama about the early beginnings of the game of soccer, known as ‘football’ in much of the ex-US world. CS Grade: A

What’s Worth Streaming In April: Money Heist, Bosch, And More, Mike Murphy, MarketWatch

The Last Kingdom, Season 4 Hits Netflix In Late April, Amanda Spence, Cheat Sheet

8 Netflix Films To Watch During Coronavirus Crisis, Streaming Wars; Also see, 5 Shows On Prime Or Netflix To Watch During The Crisis, GQ

Quotes Of The Month:

“Perception is real, the truth is not.” — Imelda Marcos, former First Lady of The Philippines, 1965 – 1986 who, with her husband, Ferdinand Marcos, siphoned between $5-$10 billion from the Filipino people. Her fortune today is estimated to be over $30 billion.

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