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We Just Had Worst Week This Year For Stocks – Buy Or Sell? (video, left), CNBC

One Minute On The Fed: Why They Cut Interest Rates (video, right), Fox Business

Is Owning Or Trading Bitcoin Legal? Cryptocurrency Consultant, Medium

Investors Pour Money Into Bond Funds At A Record Pace, WSJ

Art Laffer: Trade Deal Coming Soon (video, left), Fox Business

Must See – No Trade Deal Soon – China Sees Trump As A Weak President? Here’s Why (video, right), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

Here’s The Real Reason Stocks Are Losing Ground Right Now, Mark Halbert, MarketWatch

Last Week Silver Had Its Best Week, But Gold Or Bitcoin Are Better Bets Traders Say, Lizzy Gurdus, CNBC

Americans Top Choices For Investing Money

First The Fed’s Powell Tanked The Market, Then On Friday A Less Than Stellar Job Report Led To Global Slowdown Fears

Top 5 Cities Where Housing Could Crash This Year, Megan Henney, Fox Business; Also see, List of Top 40 Cities

CS Commentary: Cleveland, Columbia, SC, Birmingham, and Chicago are in this list.

Facebook Warns Investors That Libra Currency May Never See Light Of Day, Salvador Rodriguez, CNBC

US Treasury Secretary: I Won’t Be Talking About Bitcoin In Five Years, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

IRS Sending Warning Letter To 10,000 Crypto Owners, Saunders/O’Daly, WSJ

Editor’s Choice


Must See – Ric Edelman Suggests How To Avoid Big Financial Mistakes (video, left), CNBC

Must See – Verizon CEO: Half Of Phones In U.S. Will Have 5G By 2024; Half Of Geographic US On 5G By 2020 (video, right), CNBC

Debt Ceiling Debacle, The Daily Ledger, One America News

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

Libra vs. Uncle Sam, Clem Chambers, Forbes/Medium

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

Bitcoin Already Regulated; IRS Targets Crypto Owners (video, left), CNBC

Ripple CEO: Libra’s Effect On The Crypto World (video, right), Bloomberg Technology

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.

What’s The Best Gold Play? Brad Zigler, Wealth Management

Gold vs. Bitcoin Debate: Peter Schiff versus Anthony Pompliano (video, left), Crypto Trader, CNBC

Libra Crypto For The Masses, But People Don’t Trust Facebook (video, right), CNBC

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

Cryptocurrency


$8500 The Next Target Price To Buy Bitcoin? (video, left) Cointelegraph

Novagratz On Bitcoin: It Will Beat Other Crypto’s To Become Digital Gold (video, right), CNBC

This Crypto Is Up 140% Against Bitcoin And May Just Be Getting Started, Kiril Nikolaev, Yahoo Finance

The Hidden Gem In Facebook’s Libra Blockchain Whitepaper, Tomer Federman, Medium

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

Novogratz Predicts $20,000 Bitcoin In 2019 As Galaxy Digital Gets IPO Nod, Ana Alexandre, Cointelegraph

Anybody Can Now Bet On Bitcoin $100,000 With New Call Options, Olga Kharif, Bloomberg

As Facebook Struggles For Blockchain Support, A Truly Decentralized Challenger Emerges, Steven Ehrlich, Forbes

Bitcoin To $20,000, Clem Chambers, Forbes; Also see, Bitcoin Tripled In The First Half Of 2019, Charles Bovaird, Forbes; Also see, The Three Largest Cryptocurrencies, Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives

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

The Miami Dolphins Now Have An Official Crypto – It’s Litecoin, Daniel Palmer, Coindesk

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

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

Bitcoin Rallies Over $10,000 As Stock Market Corrects, August 2, 2019

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

July 2019 Asian Blockchain Summit: Will There Be An Altcoin Run? Bitcon $20,000 In 2020? (video, left), CNBC Crypto Trader

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

Facebook’s Global Coin Will Launch In 2020, Michael K. Spencer, Medium; Also see, Massive Crypto Exchange Binance Offering Margin Trading ‘Soon,’ Wealth Management

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

See This Link For Updates & Links On DIG Cryptocurrency

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

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:

Mark Levin: Airport Bookstores Refuse To Carry My Book ‘Unfreedom Of The Press,’ Michael Van Der Galien, PJ Media

CS Commentary: Airports are many times controlled by cities (or commissions appointed by cities), which are largely run by Democrats, which is, partially at least, why you have to put up with exclusive CNN broadcasts (the Counterfeit News Network), and idiotic scenarios like the one above in Reagan and Atlanta and other airports across the nation.

NY Times Fudged Book Sales Data To Torpedo ‘Justice On Trial’ Best-Selling Ranking, Sean Davis, The Federalist

Culture:

Watch John Chapman’s Incredible Heroics That Won Him Two Posthumous Medals Of Honor – First Ever Medal Of Honor Recorded On Video (video, left), Task And Purpose

The Pillow Guy Talks Politics (video, right), Fox & Friends, Fox News

The Cultural Left Goes Berserk, Bozell/Graham, Townhall

Well Known Christian Author, Purity Advocate Renounces His Faith, Caleb Parke, Fox News; Also see, Christians Demand Reparations From Joshua Harris For All The Hot Dates They Missed Out On

Scare To The Throne: New Drug Lord El Mayo Will Wipe Out El Chapo’s Son’s And Take Control, Jon Lockett, The Sun

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Infidelity: Once Broken, Can Trust Be Healed? (video, left) 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.

The Best Anti-Aging Eye Creams Of 2019, Lorelei Marfil, Forbes

Study Finds Most Couples Now Meet Online – Not At School, Work, Or Church (chart, left), Libby Emmons, The Federalist

How To Lose Weight With Intermittent Fasting And Eating Earlier In The Day, A. Pawlowski, Today.com

Movies:

The Real Story Behind Top Gun: Maverick’s Capitulation To The Chinese Communist Party For Economic Gain (video, left), Tipping Point, One America News

Top Gun Memoir Warns American Military Air Superiority In Danger, Tony Daniel, The Federalist

A Female James Bond Leaves Fans Shaken And Not Stirred – For Good Reason, Paulina Enck, The Federalist

His Brand Is ‘Excellence’: How Leonardo DiCaprio Became Hollywood’s Last Movie Star, Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter

Ridley Scott, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck In ‘The Last Duel,’ A 14th Century Revenge-Romance, Mike Fleming, Jr., Deadline

Music:

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

CS Commentary: Simon puts her ‘through the ringer’, she responds like a champ and excels, then he – and the panel – throw her under the bus! And to add injury to insult they elect at least two silly, boring acts to the Live Show instead! Crazy!!! Temporary insanity. Hopefully, they will come to their senses and invite her back.

The Real Reason ‘AGT’ Judge Simon Cowell Left ‘American Idol,’ Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping

Katy Perry Found Guilty Of Copying Christian Rap Song, Jenny Rose Spaudo, Charisma

Sports:

NFL: The 2019 All-New-Team Team, Danny Heifetz, The Ringer

The Falcons Just Bet Big On Defense – What Does That Mean For Their Title Window? Robert Mays, The Ringer

Basketball Player Jeremy Lin On His Present Faith: ‘I Am Completely Dependent On God,’ Caleb Parke, Fox News

Tech:

IPhone11, IPhone11R And 11MAX: What We Expect From Apple In September, Vanessa Hand Orellana, CNET

Travel:

A Delta Pilot Was Removed From A Fully Boarded Plane And Arrested For Being Intoxicated, Maxouris/Baldacci, CNN

Philippine Airline, Cebu – Example Of How Plane Seats Are Smaller, Planes Packed With More People, Whitley/Gross, Bloomberg

FAA Launches New Investigation Into Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson Airport, Kelly Yamanouchi, AJC

TV/Streaming:

Mindhunter, Season 2: Official Trailer (video, left); Also see, Mindhunter, Season 2, Netflix: How Do You Catch A Fantasy? ‘If He’s Any Good, You Can’t’, Zack Sharf, Indie Wire

Netflix Is Releasing 56 New Originals In August – Here’s The Full List, Zach Epstein, BGR

‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Finale Brings Closure After Explosive Showdown, Bentley/Strause, The Hollywood Reporter

Netflix August: Here’s What To Watch, Shyla Watson, Buzz Feed

CS Commentary: The best thing here is Mindhunter: Season 2, due August 16.

Quotes Of The Month:

“Whatever success I’ve had in my life has been due more to my knowing how to deal with what I don’t know than because of anything I know.” – Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates

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