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Bitcoin To $300,000? $80-100,000 In Next Run-Up/Coinbank Going Public? (video, left), Thinking Crypto

Contrary Opinion: RBC Says Stocks Could See Headwinds This Fall (video, right), CNBC

Bitcoin Surges Past $12,000 With Advocates Heralding New Era, Vildana Hajric, Bloomberg

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

US National Debt By Presidential Term, 1977 To Present

Presidential Debt Increases With Congress, 1977 To Present

National Debt To Surpass $78 Trillion By 2028 – What It Means For Americans, Mike Patton, Forbes

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

10 Things You Must Know About Becoming A Millionaire, Kiplinger

This Unusual Income Fund Has A 6.5% Yield And Beats The S&P 500, Phillip van Doorn, MarketWatch

OZ Minerals CEO Cautious On Further Gold Rally (video, left), Bloomberg Markets And Finance

Apple Becomes First $2 Trillion U.S. Company (video, right), CNBC

The Complete Guide To ETF’s, Investopedia

Global Perfect Storm Portfolio, Part 2 – Building Bridges, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money

Also see, 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

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

iPhone 12 Will Be Delayed Past September (video, left), Sky News Australia

Verizon CEO On Why Mobile Edge Computing (video, right), 5G Matters, CNBC

Virgin Galactic Now Valid Speculative Play After Stock-Capital Raise, Ian Bezek, Investor Place

CS Disclosure: We own SPCE.

The Best Reason To Take Social Security Long Before Age 70, Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

Crypto’s Market Cap And Price, 8/21/20

Report Finds $50 Billion Of Cryptocurrency Moved Out Of China Hinting At Capital Flight Against Beijing Rules, Arjun Kharpal, CNBC

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

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

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

Previous Weeks:

Crypto Market Cap And Prices, 7/16/20

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?

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

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

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

Crypto Strategy And Why Buy? Debt Crisis In 5 Years? (video, above 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

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

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

 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:

This Book Will Help You Make Sense Of The Trump-Russia ‘Witch Hunt,’ Krystina Skurk, The Federalist

Culture:

Must See – The Fatal Flaw In Leftist American Politics (video, left), Jordan Peterson, Big Think

New York City Is Dead Forever According To A Proud New Yorker, Shawn Langlois, MarketWatch

More Than A Quarter Of Young Americans Considered Suicide Because Of The Pandemic, Evita Duffy, The Federalist

Over Half Of U.S. Christians Believe That Good Works Will Get Them To Heaven, Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post

Various Ways To Make Scrambled Eggs At Home To Change Their Look And Taste, Rachel Askinasi, Insider

Gordon Ramsey’s Scrambled Eggs (video, right), MasterChef On Fox

California Wildfires Sparked By Thousands Of Lightning Strikes Over Three Days, Jenna Browder, CBN

Black Conservative Declares War On Baltimore Democrats, Todd Starnes

Mail-In Voting Is Unreliable. Go To The Polls To Make Sure Your Vote Counts, Jordan Davidson, The Federalist

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

4 Shocking Facts Americans Don’t Know About The Lockdowns (video, left), Tipping Point, OAN

Israeli Company Invents Masks That Kill Covid-19, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News

Yes, Children Are Almost Immune To The Worst Of Covid-19, Deane Waldman, The Federalist

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

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

Movies:

Teacher’s Pet, 1958 Trailer (video, left), W. David Lindholm

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

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

100 Best Movies Of All Time, Andrews/Harrington/Stockdale, 24/7 Wall St

Top Gun’s Movie Future Could Be Very Exciting After ‘Maverick,’ Ana Dumaraog, Screen Rant

Will Cheap Tickets And Christopher Nolan Be Enough To Revive Labor Day Movie Theater Re-Openings? Josh Shepherd, The Federalist

Music:

Wake Me Up (Official Video) (video, left), Avicii

Top 20 Acoustic Guitar Intros Of All Time, 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: 

NFL Headlines 2020 – Ravens vs. Buccaneers In Super Bowl? (video, left),  Colin Herd

Which Of Last Year’s Non-Playoff NFL Teams Have The Best Chance To Get In? Sheil Kapadia, The Athletic

Who Are The Most Clutch Coaches In The NFL?, 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

Tech/Media:

New Apple Leak Reveals Release Shock For iPhone 12, Gordon Kelly, Forbes

Travel:

Funniest Flight Attendant Ever (video, left), Launch Gaming

Cancellation Policies For The 4 Major Airlines Show That It’s Difficult To Get Your Money Back, Barbara Smith, Business Insider

What Are The State Quarantines Really Like? Clint Henderson, The Points Guy

What Are Points And Miles Really Worth? August 2020 Valuations, 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:

Ricky Gervais On Lockdown, His New Show, And Why He Targets Celebrities (video, left), The Kelly Clarkson Show; Also see, Ricky Gervais Rips Cancel Culture While Admitting To Be Like Hitler, Nick Gillespie, Reason

Ellen DeGeneres Ex-Staffer Compares Toxic Show Environment To ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ NZ Herald

She Sticks Her Finger Right Into The Socket: How Ozark Star Julia Garner Became A Scene-Stealer Emmy Favorite, Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter

Lori Loughlin, Husband To Plead Guilty And Be Sentenced Friday, Alanna Durkin Richer, AP/AJC

Must See – When Wokes And Racists Actually Agree On Everything, Ryan Long

CS Commentary: Brilliant and funny!

Quotes Of The Month:

Si vis pacem parabellum – If you want peace, prepare for war (adapted from a statement by Latin author Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, and the idea attributed to an earlier statement by Plato)

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