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Must See – This Is What Every Investor Needs To Be Doing: Ray Dalio (video, left), Finance Fix

ARK Invest CEO Doubles Down On Genomics, Robots, and 3D Printing (video, right), CNBC

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

The Housing Market Is Not Booming For Everyone – 4 Numbers Sum It Up, Sarah Hansen, Forbes

Must Read – The Fed Has Completely Altered How The Markets Work – S&P May Rise 9% By Next June, Ben Winck, Business Insider

Trump Clearly Exceeds Obama Administration In Wage Growth

Return Of Major Stock Indices, July 2019 – July 2020

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

The Colorado Start-Up Dreaming Up A Return To Supersonic Flight, Daniel Cooper, Engadget

IRS Puts Cryptocurrency Front And Center For 2020 Tax Returns, Andrew Hayward, Decrypt

This 5-Fund Portfolio Pays An 8.9% Annual Dividend, Michael Foster, Forbes; Also see, This Unusual Income Fund Has A 6.5% Yield And Beats The S&P 500, Phillip van Doorn, MarketWatch

Big Oil Is Not Dead Forever: Top Analyst (video, left), CNBC

CS Commentary: Against Apple? No. Phones are the future, especially with 5G coming, but we will take Exxon long. Good argument otherwise.

Fed Willing To Run Economy ‘Hot’ – This Is A Big Change In Markets (video, right), Bloomberg Markets and Finance

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

Must Read – Don’t Discount The Dollar Yet – It Will Remain The Global Reserve Currency, Joseph W. Sullivan, Foreign Policy

Quote: “Nonetheless, Beijing’s recent actions have eviscerated the yuan’s prospects as a real reserve currency.” For a more comprehensive treatment, see Evaluating The Arguments For The Dollar’s Demise, Advisor Perspectives

Buffet’s Gold Bet On Barrick, Theron Mohamed, Business Insider

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

Bitcoin vs Gold, Sept 2019-August 2020

Crypto Market Cap And Prices, 8/29/20

Bitcoin Echoing 2017 Bull Run, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin To End 2020 In Style: 3 Factors Predict Price Surge, Joseph Young, Cointelegraph

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

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

Previous Weeks:

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

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

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

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Common Sense Interpretation

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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.”

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Books:

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

Culture:

Tom Homan: ‘Biden Effect’ To Blame For Spike In Illegal Border Crossings – Netflix Documentary ‘Garbage’ (video, left), Fox News

Must See – Brigitte Gabriel Calls Out Bette Midler And Her Comments About Melania Trump (video, right), Republican Supporters

Must See – The Fatal Flaw In Leftist American Politics, Jordan Peterson, Big Think

Queen Must Strip Royals Of Titles After Meghan Goes Partisan During US Elections, Piers Morgan Says, James Bickerton, Express UK

The Cost Of Applying For US Citizenship Is Dramatically Increasing, Daniel Gonzalez, USA Today

Must See – Is Neo-Marxism On The Rise? How Socialist Use The Sin Of ‘Coveting’ To Motivate Revolution and Takeover That Always Ends In ‘Blood’ (video, right), Jordan Peterson./John Anderson

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

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

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Australian Researchers Tout New Wonder Therapeutic Drug For Coronavirus (video, left), OAN

Ivermectin Treatment Is A ‘Real Killer Of Coronavirus’: Professor (video, right), OAN

Japanese Doctor Lived To 105 – Here Are His Secrets, Tom Popomaronis, CNBC

CDC Quietly Drops Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine After Traveling, Donald Wood, Travel Pulse

4 Shocking Facts Americans Don’t Know About The Lockdowns Tipping Point, OAN

More Than A Quarter Of Young Americans Considered Suicide Because Of The Pandemic, Evita Duffy, The Federalist; Also see, Yes, Children Are Almost Immune To The Worst Of Covid-19, Deane Waldman, The Federalist

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

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:

The Case For Christ, Official Trailer, 2017 (video, left), MovieClips Indie

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

Mission Incredible: Tom Cruise, 58, Leaps From Motorbike As It Hurtles Off Ramp 500 Feet In Air, Katie Hind, Daily Mail UK

Kevin Costner And Diane Lane Go All Out To Rescue Grandson In ‘Let Him Go,’ Ale Russian, People

Music:

Charlotte Summers, ‘You Don’t Own Me (video, left)’, AGT

Wake Me Up (Official Video), 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

Sports: 

Jacob DeGrom Ties Career High With 14 Strikeouts (video, left), MLB

Triple Crown Schedule 2020: Dates, Order, Results For All 3 Races, Mia Zanzuchhi, NBC Sports 

‘Tiz The Law’ Increases Triple Crown Hype After Travers Stakes Domination, STL News 

Why Are The NBA’s Ratings Going Down? It’s Obvious, Josh Levin, Slate 

NFL Headlines 2020 – Ravens vs. Buccaneers In Super Bowl?,  Colin Herd

Tech/Media:

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

Travel:

Bombshell Documents Place Bill Clinton On Epstein’s Private Island (video, left), The Five, Fox News

CS Commentary: Don’t miss Gutfeld’s response in the group repartee.

Funniest Flight Attendant Ever, Launch Gaming

Here’s What Actually Happens When You Travel At Near-Light Speed, According To NASA, Stacey Leasca, Travel & Leisure 

Delta Bans Navy Seal Who Killed Bin Laden For Mask-Less Selfie, Thomas Barrabi, Fox News

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:

Ratings Analyzed: Tucker Carlson, NBA and Cable (Or, Mark Cuban Loses Another Argument), (video, left), Valueetainment Short Clips

Jim Gaffigan Goes Full Anti-Trump, Attacks His Supporters, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist

HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Is A Welcome Spiritual Allegory For Our Dark Times, Brian Dunigan, The Federalist

Royal Mystery Unravelled In Huge Row Over Prince Albert’s Autopsy, Tom Evans, Express UK

Yellowstone Season 3 Finale Sets Another Ratings Record At 5.2 Million Viewers To Claim Cable’s #1 Spot, Petski/Andreeva, Deadline; Also see, Kevin Costner Opens Up About Biggest Challenge He Faces Filming ‘Yellowstone,’ Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping

Teeter On ‘Yellowstone’ Is Michael Landon’s Daughter, Courtney Campbell, Wide Open Country

Quotes Of The Month:

“We did every possible thing wrong. Sixty million Americans got H1N1 in that period of time [2009, during the Obama-Biden Administration], and it is just purely a fortuity that this isn’t one of the great mass-casualty events in American history. [It] had nothing to do with us doing anything right; just had to do with luck. If anyone thinks that can’t happen again, they don’t have to go back to 1918. Just go back to 2009, 2010. Imagine a virus with a different lethality, and you can just do the math.” — Former Biden chief of staff Ron Klain, at Texas A&M, 2019

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