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Global Stock Markets Back To 2020 Highs – Where Is Value Now? (video, left), CNBC

Dividend Stocks ‘Super-Cheap (video, right)’, CNBC

Cramer’s Coronavirus Go List Shows Promising Signs, Tyler Clifford, CNBC

Bond King Gundlach: Trump Will Beat Biden, Avoid The Bond Market, Robert Huebscher, Advisor Perspectives

The Future Of The US Dollar, Goldman Sachs

Bitcoin Will Break $400K In Long Term, $100K By Late 2021, Morgan Creek Predicts, Helen Partz, Cointelegraph

Top 20 ETF’s By Net New Inflows, July 2020

July 2020 Funds Performance

Gold To $4000? Two Events That Could Change Its Direction, Weizhen Tan, CNBC

Gold Analysis: Gold To Face Uphill Battle Beyond $1950, Dhwani Mehta, FX Street

Ray Dalio’s Hedge Fund Pours Over $400 Million Into Gold During 2nd Quarter, Saloni Sardana, Business Insider

Apple Just Announced A Stock Split – Here’s What It Means For Investors, Pippa Stevens, CNBC

This 5-Fund Portfolio Pays An 8.9% Annual Dividend, Michael Foster, Forbes

Former Morgan Stanley Advisor Charged With Stealing $6 Million From Clients, Clare Duffy, CNN Business/CNN

Must See – What Would The Stock Market Do If Biden or Trump Wins? (video, left) CNBC

Must See – Wharton Finance Professor Siegel: I Think We’ll Have A Spending Boom In 2021 (video, right), CNBC

The Complete Guide To ETF’s, Investopedia

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

Tesla Roadster

Why Wall Street Analysts Are Alway Late With Their Calls [Like Tesla], Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch

Tesla’s Downside If Elon Musk Is Arrested In China, Trefis

Tesla Has Surged 20% Since Announcing A Stock Split, Much Higher For Year, Carmen Reinicke, Markets Insider

Must Read: Social Security’s Funding Crisis Has Arrived, Gary Schilling, Bloomberg

The Average 401K Balance By Age, Gender, Income Level, Industry, Liz Knueven, Business Insider

Millennials Pile Into Trading In Asia – Here’s How To Make Money, Karen Gilchrist, CNBC

25% Of NYC Renters Haven’t Paid Rent Since March, Noah Manskar, NY Post

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

Dollar Cost Averaging Of Bitcoin Has Returned 61.8% Since December 2017 Peak

Cryptocurrency Market Cap And Prices, 8/14/20

The Price Of Bitcoin Is Facing Its Final Resistance Zone Before $15K, Michael van de Poppe, Cointelegraph

Investors Dollar Cost Averaging Bitcoin Since 2017 Made A 61.8% Return, Joseph Young, Cointelegraph

Ripple Aims To Become The Amazon Of The Cryptocurrency World, Mohammad Musharraf, Cointelegraph

Blocktower’s CIO Predicts Hyperinflation Could Send Bitcoin Parabolic, Marco Castrovilli, Cointelegraph

CS Commentary: Not. See our article How Likely Is Hyperinflation In The US?

Previous Weeks:

Crypto Market Cap And Prices, 7/16/20

Coca-Cola Embraces DLT And Ethereum For Supply Chain Efficiency, Samuel Haig, Cointelegraph

Grayscale’s Crypto Fund Grows By $1 Billion In Just 11 Days, Turner Wright, Cointelegraph

US Takes Down $25 Million Bitcoin Fraud Operation – Confiscates 17 ATM Machines, Kevin Helms, News Bitcoin

Crypto Strategy And Why Buy? Debt Crisis In 5 Years? (video, right), Shapeshift’s CEO Speaks, Cointelegraph

CS Commentary: Note that he admits he has been wrong about another financial crisis for 12 years. We believe that the markets are controlled by cycles. The next debt cycle is not likely to crash until after 2025. Those who believe that crypto will ‘save’ everyone rarely consider scenarios like digital/power shutdowns, either nationally, or regionally. Some Digital wallets may save net worth, but the question remains whether digital would have any worth in a ‘walking dead’ type of world.

Weiss Rating – One Crypto Will Be Centerpiece Of Revolution And It’s Not Bitcoin, Daily Hodl

Introducing The Coindesk 20: Assets That Matter Most In Crypto (chart, right), Lawrence Lewitinn, Coindesk

Grayscale Hasn’t Bought A Single Bitcoin In Three Weeks, Michael Kapilkov, Cointelegraph

Chainlink Crypto Surges – Here’s Why, Michael van de Poppe, Cointelegraph

The Coindesk Top 9 Cryptos

Crypto Founder Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison For $25 Million Scam, Mohammed Musharraf, Cointelegraph

Kraken Business Head Says Bitcoin Will Go To $1 Million, Jackson Dumont, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Price Rally By 2021 Looks Likely For Five Fundamental Reasons, Joseph Young, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin: Popular Analyst Suggests Bull Run A Month Away, Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin Buckling Under Ethereum’s Gravitational Pull, The Defiant, Decrypt

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S&P 500: The Big Picture – End 2nd Qtr 2020

Market Valuations, End 2nd Quarter 2020

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

 A Look Back: How Likely Is Hyperinflation In The U.S.? Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

How Do We Interpret This ‘Coronavirus Moment? In the World And The Markets, Updated 5/01/20 Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money

Also see, Special Update, 4/28/20: Coronavirus And The US Stock Markets: The Current Bottom Line, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money

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

Must Read – What’s The Average 401K Balance By Age? Tim Parker, Investopedia

Must Read – Here’s The Timeline For Social Security Cuts, Sean Williams, The Motley Fool

CS Commentary: With cycle ends like the real estate cycle and the commodities cycle all dovetailing during the late 2020’s, and expected volatility and war, the decrease of Social Security benefits will likely be moved up and become critical within that time frame.

Must Read – Five Books Every Young Investor Must Read, Jeremiah Lam, Medium

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:

Book Review: A Whirlwind Gallop Through History With Ben Shapiro, Kyle Smith, National Review

Culture:

Must See – Christianity Is Under Attack In America: Eric Metaxas (video, left), Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Inside Kanye West’s Daily Chats With Jared Kushner, Randall Lane, Forbes

Record Breaking Shark Breach Caught On Camera, David Aaro, Fox News

QAnon Groups Have Millions Of Users On Facebook Documents Show, Sen/Zadrozny, NBC News

CS Commentary: This is NBC and the perspective is liberal and anti-QAnon, of course, but the article also inadvertently shows the degree and means that Twitter and Facebook are using to censor any conservative group and a possible, further upcoming censor of QAnon groups on Facebook. For our treatment of the ‘Q’ phenomenon, see our All Things ‘Q’ page.

Must See – Nigel Farage Investigates: Why Is This 4 Star Hotel Near London Always Booked? (video, right), Nigel Farage

This Might Be The Deadliest Marine Corp Recruit On Parris Island, James Clark, Task & Purpose

‘Most Sophisticated Tunnel In U.S. History’ Found Between Mexico And Arizona, The Guardian/AP

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Australia Being Destroyed By Covid-19 Hysteria And Mismanagement (video, left), Sky News Australia

I’m A Terrible Cook But Even I Can Make Gordon Ramsey’s 15 Minute Gourmet Pasta, Anneta Konstantinides, Insider.com

FDA List Of Hand Sanitizers To Avoid Grows, Kelly Tyko, USA Today

Yale Epidemiologist Says Hydroxychloraquine Is The Key To Defeating Coronavirus, Daniel Payne, Just The News; Also see, Top Medical Org Demands FDA Make Hydroxychloroquine More Widely Available, Lifesite News; Also see, Mouth Lesions May Be New Coronavirus Symptom, Chris Ciaccia, Fox News; Also see, Critically Ill Covid-19 Patients Recover With RLF-100, NY Post/Reuters 

Jordan Peterson’s Daughter Reveals He Has Coronavirus And Talks About The Family Hell Of 2020 (video, left), The Sun

Can Talking With Someone Without A Mask Result In Infection?: Visualizing Speech Orally Generated Fluid Droplets Using Laser Analysis, Dr. Rex Yeap

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

Medicare And Coronavirus, medicare.gov

CS Coronavirus Update (click this link for complete Update)

Movies:

Ten Under-rated Films For Lockdown Viewing, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

The Black Shield Of Falworth, Trailer (video, left), You Tube Movies

Hero, 1992, Trailer, Video Detective

CS Commentary: A little known, underrated comedy with Dustin Hoffman as the anti-hero, Andy Garcia, and Chevy Chase. Good quarantine viewing. Findable on Amazon Prime.

Candace Owens with Roseann Barr: The Truth About ‘Hollyweird.’ The Truth

‘Uncle Tom’ Is A Hit, Say Reviews – Excerpts Here, Larry Elder With Epoch Times

CS Commentary: See the doc at UncleTom.com

Music:

Top 20 Acoustic Guitar Intros Of All Time (video, left), Rick Beato

What Makes This Song Great?: Rosanna, by Toto, Rick Beato

Nolan Neal Delivers Emotional Performance – ‘You’ve Got The Love’ AGT 2020

Kanye West Family Unraveling As He Deletes Post About Trying To Divorce Kim, Fox News; Also see, Kim Kardashian Addresses Kanye West And HIs Emotional Health, Chloe Melas, CNN

Sports: 

Who Are The Most Clutch Coaches In The NFL? (video, left), NFL

Ranking Every Defense From 1 To 32 For 2020, Sheil Kapadia, The Athletic; Also see, Ranking Every NFL Offense From 1 To 32, Sheil Kapadia, The Athletic

Is The NFL Anti-American?, Candace Owens

‘Corporate Cowards’ Hide Behind Misery Of Others – CNN Lets NBA Off Hook, Tucker Carlson, Fox News

10 Things: A Football Nerd’s Guide To The Atlanta Falcons, Sheil Kapadia, The Athletic

Tech/Media:

Pompeo Warns Tik Tok Users Personal Information Going Straight To Communist Party, Ronn Blitzer, Fox News

What Tik Tok Hides Beneath Its Addicting Little Videos Should Scare You, Helen Raleigh, The Federalist

Travel:

Delta Becomes Latest Airline To Tighten Its Refund Policy, Zach Griff, The Points Guy

Why I’m Chasing Delta Elite Status During The Pandemic, Andrew Kunesh, The Points Guy

Don’t Travel Before Checking Harvard’s Covid-19 Hot Spot Map, Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Forbes; Also, Drill down to state/county level here

TV/Streaming:

Must See – When Wokes And Racists Actually Agree On Everything (video, left), Ryan Long

CS Commentary: Brilliant and funny!

On Rob Lowe’s Podcast Mike Myers Extols Virtues Of American Dream, Paulina Enck, The Federalist

Ricky Gervais Rips Cancel Culture While Admitting To Be Like Hitler, Nick Gillespie, Reason

How Accurate Is The Royal Drama, ‘Victoria?’ Bill Gibb, Sunday Post; Also see, The Real History Behind Victoria, Season 2, History Extra 

Victoria, Season 2 Trailer, Masterpiece Theater/PBS

CS Commentary: One of the most fascinating, and pivotal royal couples in history. Victoria, a young Queen, and Prince Albert a true Renaissance man. Highly recommended. Season 4 to be released in 2021. CS Grade (seasons 1-3): A, where A is the highest grade.

Quotes Of The Month:

“On May 13 of last year Beijing declared a “people’s war” on the United States. This means the contest with China is existential. There is going to be one survivor. It is going to be either the Peoples’ Republic of China [CCP] or the United States of America, not both.” — Gordon Chang, for Gatestone Institute, ‘China: What We Must Do, What We Must Not Do’

“It all started when he hit me back.” — Joke from children’s playground (or, what the CCP might say in the future China-US war)

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