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Ominous Clouds Forming In Chinese Economic Data (video, left), Real Vision Finance

CS Commentary: A must see. Pretty technical for the typical lay viewer, but if you’re in that category fast forward to the last 10 minutes.

Silver & Gold In The Modern Portfolio (video, right), Real Vision Finance

CS Commentary: Good commentary but the views on inflation are not necessarily accurate. Whether inflation is greater than government reporting is debatable. Individual experience would certainly say that it is – reporting is probably skewed by the tendency of reporting agencies to make ‘allowance’ for ‘qualitative’ changes. Yes, inflation is probably higher for most than the 1.5-2% government reported rate. Rent by itself goes up 3% annually in many places. But, inflation is probably not near the 9% annual rate reported by John Williams and other inflation ‘conspiratorialists.’ If it were we would all be starving at this point.

Must See – Invest In What You Love: Gold And What Will Cause The Next Crisis (video, left), Bloomberg Markets and Finance

Why This Investment Strategist Added Gold To His Portfolio (video, right), CNBC

Bridgewater Betting On Sell-Off? Ray Dalio Denies It, Thomas Franck, CNBC

Why And How US Investors Should Stop Financing China’s Bad Actors, Roger W. Robinson, Jr., Imprimus

How 2019’s Market Tops Parallels Time Right Before 2008 Financial Crisis, Real Vision Finance

Expert Predictions For Mortgage Rates, Home Prices, And More, Aly J. Yale, Forbes

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Cryptocurrency


Crypto Market Cap and Prices, 11/29/19

Top 5 Crypto’s By Market Cap, 11/23/19

This Week:

The US Looks At Developing A Crypto Currency, Fed Chair Confirms, Gina Heeb, Business Insider

Eventually, But Not Yet – SEC Takes Another Look At Bitcoin ETF, Joeri Cant, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin: $4500 Low, $8300 Average Till May 2020 – Then, Sky’s The Limit, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Previous Weeks:

Bitcoin ATM’s Worldwide Hit New Milestone Surpassing 6000, Adrian Zmudzinski, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Drops To $7000 While China Vows To Close Local Exchanges, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

As Crypto In General Falls, This Coin Has More Than Doubled, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

The SEC Has Rejected Every Bitcoin ETF. This Firm Thinks It Has A Solution, Nikhilesh De, Coindesk; Also see, Bitcoin ETF Still Coming As SEC Concerns Largely Solved, Marie Huillet, Cointelegraph

A Major Bitcoin Exchange Has A Serious Problem, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Crypto Markets Turn Red While Bitcoin Fails To Impress Under $8500, Joeri Cant, Cointelegraph; Also see, Bitcoin Falls Through Key Average As Traditional Markets Hit Record High, Sebastian Sinclair, Coindesk

Crypto’s By Price And Market Cap, 11/22/19

The US Government Tried To Shut Down Bitcoin, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Bitcoin Fundamentals Remains Strong As Markets Stagnate, Charles Bovaird, Forbes; Also see, Billionaire Investor Peter Thiel Is Doubling Down On Bitcoin – Here’s Why, Billy Bambrough, Forbes; Also see, Bitcoin Ranging Under $9300 Is Extremely Fine Says Expert, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

The Bitcoin Halvening Is Coming, Clem Chambers, Forbes

Bitcoin May Head To Low $7000’s According To Tone Vays, Valdrin Tahiri, Be In Crypto

Top 5 Crypto’s By Market Cap, 11/16/19

Trading Bitcoin Is Hard – 10 Things Every Beginning Trader Needs To Know, Scott Melker, Cointelegraph; Also see, Top 3 Coinbase Alternatives, Rajarshi Mitra, Blockgeeks; Also see, The Future Of Cryptocurrencies, Ksenia Semenova, Stratfor; Also see, This Blockchain Executive Thinks We’re Seeing A Bitcoin Revival, Justin O’Connell, Forbes

Billionaire Investor Eyes $1 Billion Crypto Hedge Fund, Daniel Kuhn, Coindesk

Mark Mobius Warns Bitcoin Is Not Bulletproof, Maggie Fitzgerald, CNBC; Also see, Bitcoin Warning: Serious Security Weakness Uncovered, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

The Three Largest Cryptocurrencies, Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives

BTC November 2018 To September 2019

Crypto Prices And Market Cap 9/12/19

Ethereum Tied To Bitcoin? Libra At Risk? Outlook For September (video, right), Cointelegraph

The Teenager Who Made Millions On Bitcoin Is Staking It All On This Obscure Token, Colin Harper, Venture Beat; Also see, What Is Metal? A Beginner’s Guide

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

Major Cryptocurrencies January 2016 Thru September 3, 2019

Bitcoin 2014 To 2019, 9/11/19

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

The Art Of Bitcoin Option Trading, Cointelegraph

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)


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.

JP Morgan Guide To The Markets, 3Q 2019 (video, left) Hong Kong

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

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. Also see, 5 Things Investors Need To Know About An Inverted Yield Curve, Watts/Oh, MarketWatch; Also see, Forget The Yield Curve – Here’s Who Will Prevent The U.S. From Entering A Recession, Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch

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

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Resources

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More Common Sense


Books:

Liars, Leakers & Liberals – The Real Whoopi Goldberg Revealed: ‘F You, F You, F You,’ To Judge Jeanine (video, left), Fox & Friends, Fox News

Culture:

Hong Kong Protestors Hold Trump ‘Rocky Balboa’ Posters – And Sing ‘Star Spangled Banner’ – At Thanksgiving Rally, Breitbart

Black Friday Brawling Goes Digital, John Carney, Breitbart 

Body Language Expert Evaluates Prince Andrew’s ‘Epstein’ Interview (video, left), One America News

After Fuller Seminary Found Out She Was Married To A Woman, She Was Expelled, LA Times

CS Commentary: Its not hard to figure out where the LA Times stands on this issue; it’s nice to know Fuller Seminary still has some moral guidelines. A Christian institution is not ‘Christian’ if it is forced to accept students who don’t adhere to Biblical moral standards.

Prince Andrew Didn’t Step Back From Royal Duties – Queen Elizabeth Fired Him, Lee Brown, NY Post

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Walking Benefits

What’s Your Personality Type?

Walking to Lose Weight: How To Make It Work, Jillian Levy, CHHC, Dr. Axe

Are INFJ’s Empaths? A Closer Look, Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie

Here’s What You’re Best At According To Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type, Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie

How Rare Is Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type? Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie

Take The Psychology Junkie Personality Test, Psychology Junkie

Avocado Oil: Healthiest Oil On The Planet, Annie Price, CHHC, Dr. Axe

Movies:

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, Official Trailer (video, left), Sony Pictures Entertainment

‘Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’ Review: Heroism Of Christian Decency, John Nolte, Breitbart

50 People Became Christians After Seeing ‘Overcomer’ According To The Director, Kim Davis, Western Journal

‘The Irishman’ Review: Martin Scorsese’s Eulogy To A Wasted Life, John Nolte, Breitbart

CS Commentary: Great review, we totally agree with it. As a note on the historical events and the way the film portrays them, it seems to follow The Dark Side Of Camelot, Seymour Hersh’s theory of why the Kennedy’s were killed.

President Trump Awards National Medal Of Arts To Jon Voight At The White House, Breitbart

The Islands: Would You Sacrifice Yourself For Someone Else? A True Story (video, left); Also see, this Imdb link

Music:

The Best Noise Cancelling Headphones You’ve Never Heard Of, Alex Rowe, OneZero/Medium

Sports: 

Who Are NFL Teams Most Thankful For – Star or Head Coach? (video, left), The Herd

Early Missed Opportunities Doomed Falcons – Team Has No ‘Magic Answer,’ USA Today

CS Commentary: Falcons lost to the Saints Thursday night, bringing their record to a dismal 3-9. Neither the team nor the coach has a ‘magic answer’, but the outside, objective analysis is pretty simple. The offense has been uninspired and unimaginative all year…the blame goes to coaching. The defense has been uninspired and inconsistent all year…the blame goes to coaching. Everybody says Quinn is ‘liked’ by the players – a head coach should be respected, and liked, or not. Whether he is ‘liked’ is irrelevant. In today’s NFL too much emotional attachment inhibits good decision making. The problems with the Falcons throughout their history have always come from the owner on down. If Arthur Blank doesn’t fire Quinn soon – whether he likes him or not – it only proves the point. 

Colin Herd On Myles Garrett Attack And Suspension, The Herd; Also see, NFL Fight Could Lead To Massive Fines, CNBC; Also see, ‘He Could’ve Killed Him’: Reaction Pouring In After Browns Player Swings Helmet At Steelers QB, Nick Matoney, WTAE

Tech:

New 5G Security Threat Sparks Snooping Fears, Kate O’Flaherty, Forbes

Travel:

The World’s Most Excellent Airlines For 2020, According To AirlineRatings, Francesca Street, CNN

El Al To Begin Direct Flights To Australia In 2020, JNS

TV/Streaming:

Jordan Peterson On Taking Responsibility For Your Life (video, left), ABC News In-Depth

Celebs Slam NBC For Firing Gabriel Union For Alleged Racism From ‘America’s Got Talent’, Ben Kew, Breitbart

The Crown, Season 3, Official Trailer, Netflix

Must See – Jordan Peterson’s Most Savage Comebacks (To Liberal Media And Academics), Trigger Happy Media

Disney + Goes Live – Details Of When Original Series Will Debut, George Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter

Quotes Of The Month:

“The core of the conflicts in the Middle East is the battle between modernity and early, primitive medievalism. That’s the core of the conflicts. The core of the specific conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is the persistent Palestinian refusal to recognize a Jewish state in any boundary. This is why this conflict persisted for 50 years before there was a state, before there were territories, before there were settlements.” – Benjamin Netanyahu on the Middle East Conflict – the core of the problem

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