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Analyzing Wednesday Market Sell-Off (video, left), CNBC

Art Laffer Weighs In On Current Probability Of Recession (video, right), Fox Business

CS Commentary: We like Laffer, but his analysis has gone a little flat for us. No mention of how China is killing us and his mention of Smoot-Hawley is way out of context. Those tariffs were pervasive and damaging, China tariffs are nothing by comparison.

Bitcoin Suddenly Under $10,000, Next Critical Time October – Here’s Why, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

This Crypto Is Worth Less Than 1 Cent. Venture Capitalists Are Betting On Its Future. Leigh Chen, Coindesk

Must See – 2nd Biggest Rout In History: Argentina Adds To A Mounting ‘Wall Of Worry’ For Markets, Bloomberg Markets And Finance

What Hong Kong Airport Chaos Means For Trump And Trade (video, right), Fox Business

Recession Fears Just Hit An 8 Year High For Investors On Wall Street, Carmen Reinicke, Business Insider

Bitcoin’s Risk-Adjusted Returns Superior To S&P 500 And Gold, Charles Bovaird, Forbes

S&P 500 Avg Performance Following 2 vs 10 Yr Yield Inversion

Yield Inversion: 2 Year Treasury vs 10 Year – But Its The 3 Month vs 10 Year That Really Matters

Yield Curve Inversion? Here’s How Markets Tend To Perform After One, Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

CS Commentary: In addition to the two links below, see our Money-Interpretation Page for more on the Yield Curve Inversion.

5 Things Investors Need To Know About An Inverted Yield Curve, Watts/Oh, MarketWatch

Forget The Yield Curve – Here’s Who Will Prevent The U.S. From Entering A Recession, Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch

Housing Starts Slump In July But There’s One Silver Lining For The Real Estate Market, Jacob Passy, MarketWatch

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Editor’s Choice


Stay Invested But Be Prudent As You Approach Equities (video, left), CNBC

China Changing Trade Strategy In Trade War With U.S. (video, right), Bloomberg

Bitcoin ETF Still Coming As SEC Concerns Largely Solved, Marie Huillet, Cointelegraph

The #1 Best Job In America With The Best Career Opportunity Pays $112,000 And Its Not In Tech, Quentin Fottrell, MarketWatch

Investors Attempting To Avoid Risk As They Buy Equities

S&P 500 – Violated 50-Day, But Not 200-Day Moving Average This Week

Copy Insiders And Buy These Stocks Because They See No Recession Ahead, Michael Brush, MarketWatch

Top 10 Books Every Investor Should Read, Investopedia

$3 Billion Chinese Ponzi Scheme Dumping Bitcoin By The Hundreds, Marie Huillet, Cointelegraph

Five Robo Advisor Myths Debunked, Sean R. Walters, Wealth Management

Cryptocurrency


Goldman Sachs Bullish On Bitcoin (video, left), Crypto Markets, Cointelegraph

We Go Deep On Binance Hacking Story (video, right), Coindesk

This Week: 

Bitcoin Suddenly Under $10,000, Next Critical Time October – Here’s Why, Billy Bambrough, Forbes; Also see, Bitcoin Drops Below $10,000, Trend Stays Bullish Says Veteran Trader, William Suberg, Cointelegraph; Also see, Bitcoin Crashes $700 In Minutes Back Below $12,000, Adrian Zmudzinski, Cointelegraph

Current Price Of Top 5 Crypto’s (By Market Cap) 8/16/19

Bitcoin Corrected Below $10,000 Before Returning Over $10K 8/15/19

$9650: Bitcoin Price Drops Below Key Support, Future Depends On 8/18 Close, Sebastian Sinclair, Coindesk

Crypto Price Analysis 8/14: The Support On Bitcoin Lower Than $10,000? Rakesh Upadhyay, Cointelegraph

Previous Weeks:

The Art Of Bitcoin Option Trading, Cointelegraph

We’ve Had Private Currencies Like Libra Before. It Was Chaos, MIT Tech/Medium

Facebook Warns Investors That Libra Currency May Never See Light Of Day, Salvador Rodriguez, CNBC; Also see, The Hidden Gem In Facebook’s Libra Blockchain Whitepaper, Tomer Federman, Medium; Also see, As Facebook Struggles For Blockchain Support, A Truly Decentralized Challenger Emerges, Steven Ehrlich, Forbes; Also see, Facebook’s Global Coin Will Launch In 2020, Michael K. Spencer, Medium; Also see, Massive Crypto Exchange Binance Offering Margin Trading ‘Soon,’ Wealth Management; Also see, Binance Bets The Farm, Daniel Arnoff, MIT, Medium

CS Commentary: Interesting perspective, particularly on China and cryptocurrency, but we don’t agree with the conclusion that Binance is in danger of losing its business because its separating exchanges.

Blockchain adoption is on the verge of early majority in the adoption cycle.

2019: The Year Of Mainstream Cryptocurrency Adoption (see chart left), Crypto Scientist, Medium; Also see, The Miami Dolphins Now Have An Official Crypto – It’s Litecoin, Daniel Palmer, Coindesk

Bitcoin Investors Are Not Just Crypto Enthusiasts, Samuel Steinberger, Wealth Management

With All Eyes On Bitcoin, Another Crypto Is Up Over 800% In 2019, Kyle Torpey, Forbes; Also see, Altcoin Phenomenon Finished, Value Will Flow To Bitcoin, Ana Alexandre, Cointelegraph

Why Is Harvard’s Endowment Jumping Into Crypto? Shoshanna Delvanthal, Investopedia; Also see, Why IBM’s Blockchain Isn’t A Real Blockchain, Stuart Popejoy, Cointelegraph

Interview With Bitcoin (video, left), Cointelegraph

Libra And Bitcoin Are Apples To Oranges: Libra ‘Bonafide Threat To The U.S. Dollar, Bloomberg Markets And Finance; Also see, Between Libra And Bitcoin, I Want Bitcoin: $250,000 By 2022? (video, right), Tim Draper Again, Cointelegraph

The Overlooked Reason The United States Would Struggle To Ban Bitcoin, Kyle Torpey, Forbes

Will This Bitcoin Rally Go To $60,000, Or Even $100,000? Naeem Aslam, Forbes; Also see, Bitcoin ‘Fair Value’ $21,000 By End Of 2019? William Suberg, Cointelegraph; Also see, This Crypto Is Up 140% Against Bitcoin And May Just Be Getting Started, Kiril Nikolaev, Yahoo Finance; Also see, Novogratz Predicts $20,000 Bitcoin In 2019 As Galaxy Digital Gets IPO Nod, Ana Alexandre, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Rally Pre-Thanksgiving To Christmas 2017 – Will We See A Repeat?

New Research Shows Why Bitcoin Price May Skyrocket Later This Year (chart, right), Kyle Torpey, Forbes

The Real Reason Ethereum, Ripples, XRP, And Litecoin Suddenly Rocketed, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Bitcoin Market Dominance 60%, Highest In Over 2 Years, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Insane 550% Gains Make Binance Best Performing Cryptocurrency Of 2019, Yashu Gola, CCN; Also see, Binance The Best Performing Crypto Of 2019 So Far, Use The Bitcoin

Comparing the Bitcoin ‘Bubble’ To Amazon During the Dot Com Era

Bitcoin’s Bubble Cycle More Bullish Than Amazon’s During Dot Com Era (chart, right), Marie Huilett, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Trading Activity Goes Ballistic In Venezuela As Rule Of Law Erodes (chart, right), Aditya Rimal, Money In Crypto

There’s Another Thing Behind Bitcoin’s 200% Rise This Year – It Has Nothing To Do With Facebook, Ryan Browne, CNBC; Also see, Bitcoin is (Probably) Here To Stay, Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg; Or see this link; Also see, Litecoin Outperforms Top 10 Cryptos Ahead Of August Reward Halving, Omkar Godbole, Coindesk

All Cryptocurrencies Ranked, Coinmarketcap

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Must-See Videos


Must See: Tesla From $250 To $4000? Cathie Woods Of ArK Invest Defends Her Call (video, left), CNBC

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

Must See – ‘China Was Never Our Friend’: Kyle Bass, Hedge Fund CEO, Bloomberg

Ray Dalio’s All Weather Portfolio, Bite Size Biz; Also see, Must See – ‘Shoot The People You Love’: Ray Dalio Explains His Principles, And More, 60 Minutes

Could Bitcoin Still Go To $25K?, Fox Business

More Wealth Will Be Created In The Next 20 Years Than Ever Before (video, left), Phillip Anderson (2012)

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

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

Why Amazon Alexa And Google Assistant Are Becoming Omnipresent, CNBC

Common Sense Interpretation

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


I Wrote A Popular Piece On ‘Lessons From The Madoff Fraud’, Then I Got Scammed – Here’s Why, Seaborn Hall, Medium

Schwab: Fight Over Fiduciary Interpretation Is ‘Semantics,’ Diana Britton, Wealth Management

Safe Deposit Boxes Aren’t Safe, Stacy Cowley, NY Times; Also see, Its Time To Find A Safe Deposit Box Alternative, Lisa Rowan, Two Cents

Investopedia Top 100 Financial Advisors, 2019, Investopedia

CS Commentary: Read the fine print on methodology…and see our Money-Interpretation Page for more. Also see, The Investopedia Top 100 LIst Is Junk. Or, Is It? Robert Sofia, Wealth Management –  Interesting point of view, but absent the principles outlined on our Money-Interpretation Page remember this: Bernie Madoff had tons of influence and people trusted him because they had ‘heard’ how good he was and they likely knew someone who invested with him. None of that saved them.

Wells Fargo Securities Says Don’t Fear Volatility, CNBC; Also see, Wall Street Drops As Bond Market Stokes Recession Fears, Medha Singh, Reuters; Also see, In This Turbulent Market Buy When Fear Is High, Cody Willard, Marketwatch

Warren Buffett: This Is The #1 Mistake Parents Make When Teaching Kids About Money, Tom Popomaronis, CNBC

The Power Of Compounding Will Help You Double Your Money Again And Again, Josh Brown, CNBC; See video at this link

The Use And Misuse Of The CAPE Ratio, Larry Swedroe, Advisor Perspectives

Podcast: The Social Security Trust Fund Will Be Depleted By 2035, Ric Edelman

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

Explosive Growth: Facebook Coin Could Triple Crypto Users, The Crypto Consultant, Medium; Also see, Facebook’s Libra Coin Backed By Credit Card Companies And Big Business, Medium; Also see, What Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Means: 6 Predictions, Caitlin Long, Forbes; Also see, Facebook Libra Coin Will Help Achieve Mass Adoption Of Crypto, Michael K. Spencer, Medium

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

The 5 Laws Of Human Stupidity And How To Be A ‘Non-Stupid’ Investor, Lance Roberts, Advisor Perspectives

What Everyone Should Know About Facebook’s Foray Into Cryptocurrency, Steven Ehrlich, Forbes

Facebook’s Libra Crypto Explained (video, left), TechCrunch

Facebook’s Libra: A Summary Explanation In Less Than 2 Minutes (video, right), Washington Post

How Much Cash Should I Keep In The Bank? Tim Parker, Investopedia

Americans Have ‘Incredible’ Misconceptions About Social Security, Britannia De Lea, Fox Business

Why The United States Needs To Encourage Americans To Own Gold, Sean Fieler, The Federalist

The 25 Best Places To Retire In 2019, William P. Barrett, Forbes

Goldman Sachs Buys United Capital For $750 Million? What Does It Want? Britton/Thrasher, Wealth Management

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Resources

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More Common Sense


Books:

American Betrayal, Diana West

Culture:

‘Sounds Of Hell’ From Deep Hole In Earth Debunked (video, left), Daniel Wood

CS Commentary: In addition, as the video to the right explains, the deepest hole on earth does not penetrate even close to the core of the earth, in fact, it penetrates less than 1% into the crust. Another example of how we can be easily misled by Facebook or general internet entries.

History Behind The Deepest Holes In Earth (video, right), Beyond Science

There Are 8 Styles Of Genius – What’s Yours? Personality Hacker; Also see, Here’s What You Secretly Hate Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type, Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie

The New Cities For New Grads: 3 Cities Where Rents Are Affordable, WSJ; Also see this link; Also see, The Best Cities For New Grads, Smart Asset

Christian Persecution ‘At Near Genocide Levels’, BBC

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

How Important Is Chemistry In A Relationship? 7 Signs Your Connection May Not Last, Kristine Fellizar, Bustle

9 Popular Drugs Linked To Dementia And Memory Loss, Alyssa Lowery, Dr. Axe

Fighting Smarter: Putting Escalating Fights On Ice (video, left), Esther Perel; Also see, Infidelity: Once Broken, Can Trust Be Healed? Esther Perel; Also see, Esther Perel Explains Why People Are Unfaithful

CS Commentary: Again, Perel is not speaking from a Christian standpoint, but there is still a lot of wisdom here. Take what makes sense and leave the rest.

Movies:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce Lee Was My Friend And Tarantino’s Movie Disrespects Him, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, The Hollywood Reporter

Peter Fonda, ‘Easy Rider’ Icon And Actor, Dies At 79, Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter

Young Hollywood 2019: Top 30 Stars Under 18, The Hollywood Reporter

The Real Story Behind Top Gun: Maverick’s Capitulation To The Chinese Communist Party For Economic Gain (video, left), Tipping Point, One America News; Also see, Top Gun Memoir Warns American Military Air Superiority In Danger, Tony Daniel, The Federalist

Music:

Brandin Jay: No Money Alright (video, left), Songland

Luke Islam Receives Golden Buzzer ‘You Used To Be Mine,’ America’s Got Talent 2019

John Legend’s Songland Song Selection, ‘We Need Love, Songland

When And Why Taylor Swift Joined The Elite Radical Left, Ben Kew, Breitbart

12 Year Old Ansley Burns From Easley, SC – Stopped By Simon Again!!!, America’s Got Talent

Sports:

Ronald Acuna Robs Homer…Then Pretends He Didn’t, Then Hits His 35th Homer To Boot (video, left, from one year ago, but go to link to see current), Mark Bowman, MLB

Ronald Acuna Jr And The 40-40 Club, Dan Szymborski, Fan Graphs

Make Room Mike Trout, Ronald Acuna Jr Is About To Join You At 30-30, With 40-40 A Possibility, David O’Brien, The Athletic

Awards Watch: Ranking This Season’s Cy Young And Rookie Of The Year Candidates In The NL, Cliff Corcoran, The Athletic

NFL: Which QB’s Are Best Set Up For Success? Ranking Them 1 To 32, Sheil Kapadia, The Athletic

Tech:

Dear Apple And Samsung: $1000 Is Way Too Much For A Smartphone, Consumers Say, Jefferson Graham, USA Today; Also see, IPhone11, IPhone11R And 11MAX: What We Expect From Apple In September, Vanessa Hand Orellana, CNET

How The B-2 Stealth Bomber Would Unleash A Deadly Surprise During A War With Iran, Kyle Mizokami, The National Interest

Travel:

Delta Passenger Gets Flight All To Himself And Shares Epic Video, Jayme Deerwester, USA Today

Exciting Airline Rating App Uses Safety To Book Flights, Steve Creedy, Airline Ratings; Also see, 4 Things To Know Before You Buy A Plane Ticket, Nilus Mattive, Rich Life

TV/Streaming:

Mindhunter Ratchets Up The Tension In Season 2, Emma Dibdin, The Hollywood Reporter

Expect A Lot Of Surprises In The Last Kingdom Season 4, Corey Smith, FanSided

Fall 2019 News Shows: Will Any Break Out? Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter

Denise Richard’s is The ‘Real Housewives’ Rookie Of The Year, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist

Quotes Of The Month:

[On the official record of American history being much in need of serious correction]: “Such professional incuriosity is staggering. Then again, considering the amount of feet-of-clay-revealing spadework that a serious correction of the record will entail, perhaps it is also disappointingly understandable. It’s that “existing view of the world” again: No one wants to admit it’s a total phony. Once we finally incorporate the facts of Soviet-directed penetration of the U.S. government—the Communist-agent-occupation of the U.S. government— which began in earnest in 1933, everything we know about ourselves as a nation will also have to rearrange itself, our history taking on a brand-new pattern of revelation . . .” – Diana West, ‘American Betrayal’

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