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Jamie Dimon JP Morgan CEO On Trade & Market Sell Off (video, left), CNBC

The Public Does Not Understand: China Has Been Cheating U.S. For A Long Time (video, right), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

US Outlook: Aging Economic Expansion Still Flexing Its Muscles, Berro/O’Neal/Spence, Capital Ideas

If The Markets Are Falling, Historically, It Is Best To Do Nothing

Nearly Half Of S&P 500 Is In A Bear Market, Schiff Gold

Time To Buy Bitcoin? (video, left) Cointelegraph

CS Commentary: This video is full of sound advice – listen carefully. Also see, Bitcoin Bull Mike Novogratz Has A Stark Warning For The Crypto Community, Billy Bambrough, Forbes; Also see, Tech Billionaire Tim Draper Vows Crypto Will Surpass Fiat Money, CCN

Bitcoin Peaked 12 Months Ago: Here’s A Look At 12 Months Of Misery (chart below in Cryptocurrency Section), Aaron Hankin, Marketwatch

Don’t Worry. Be Happy Even When The Markets Are Volatile, Ric Edelman (see chart, right); Also see, Year End Financial Check List, Edelman

Editor’s Choice


Update On DIG, 12/15/18, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense (see previous updates/articles below in Cryptocurrency Section)

Ray Dalio: Next Crash & The Causes (video, right), Entiversal; Also see, Ray Dalio: This Debt Cycle Will End Soon, John Mauldin, Seeking Alpha

Gordon Chang, China Expert: The Chinese Promise, But They Don’t Deliver (video, left), Fox Business

How To Find A Financial Advisor, Michaela Cavallaro, Barron’s

Where To Invest $1 Million Right Now, Frederik Balfour, Bloomberg

Blackrock’s CIO Rick Rieder Says 2+% Growth & Stability In New Year (video, left), Fox Business

Housing Market A Tale Of Different Markets (video, right), CNBC

The Top 5 Reasons For The Current Market Correction, Updated 12/14/18, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

CS Commentary: With the market correction again this week, this article continues to be relevant.

Cryptocurrency


The Fall From Bitcoin’s Peak Price

Bitcoin Is Pretty Much Dead Says Teenage Crypto Millionaire, Aaron Hankin, Marketwatch

Pending Regulation Kills New Crypto Start-Up, Michael Del Castillo, Forbes

The Trade Of The Decade: Buy Bitcoin, Katina Stefanova, Forbes

Quote: “If you have something that can potentially [return] 50x, you must have 98% conviction that it’s not going to happen for you to not put money in.” CS Commentary: This article is a must-read. We gave similar advice in our article, ‘Are Cryptocurrencies The Best Investment of The Next Decade? Part 2’ in 2017.

Update: Stock Market & DIG Crypto Update With Ronnie Moas 12/11/18 (video, right), Wild West Crypto Show

Quote: “I’ve worked harder on this than I have on anything in my life…and I still don’t know whether this is legitimate or not…it’s starting to look very suspicious to me.” Also see, Update On DIG, 12/11/18, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

Mining Model Implies $36,000 Bitcoin By Year End 2019

2018 Forecasts For Bitcoin, period should be comma, as in $20,000, etc.

Bitcoin Falls To Fresh Yearly Lows After Wild Swings – Here’s Why, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting For Bitcoin ETF Says SEC ‘Crypto Mom’, Ana Berman, Cointelegraph

Bitwise CEO Sees Reasons To Be Optimistic About Crypto (video, right), Bloomberg

Van Ecks, SolidX Make Solid Case For Bitcoin ETF In Latest Meeting With SEC, Marie Huillet, Cointelegraph; Also see, SEC’s Clayton Needs To See Key Upgrades Before Approving A Bitcoin ETF, Kate Rooney, CNBC

Don’t Overestimate Bakkt’s Impact On The Cryptocurrency Market, Joseph Young, Yahoo Finance; Also see, JP Morgan Sees 3 Long Term Stock Winners From Blockchain, CNBC

Why Cryptocurrencies Keep Crashing (video, right below), CNBC

9 Bitcoin Price Predictions For 2019, Jelmer Van Der Düsseldorf, Chepicap

CS Commentary: Our price forecast for Bitcoin is not as optimistic as most of these. Though there are several interesting developments on schedule for 2019, the key development to push up the Bitcoin price is the SEC approval of a Bitcoin ETF. This may or may not happen in 2019. If it does, we believe Ronnie Moas’ forecast of $28,000 sometime in 2019 to be reasonable. Note, ‘sometime in 2019’ – this does not mean the price will stay there or 2019 will close at that price. However, if and when an ETF is approved we should see an upward shift in the Bitcoin price level and a new crypto market with new lows and new highs. Until then, we believe that Bitcoin could possibly close out 2018 in the $4500-$5000 range, largely based on rumors and optimism. Around March to April 2019 seems the earliest that the market could change – but we will not be surprised to have to wait most of 2019 for it to happen.

BitVoltMining Chart: Bitcoin Historical Corrections

DIG/Arbitrade: Not All That Glitters Is Gold – Is DIG A Well Orchestrated Scam? Ken Griffith, The Royal Gazette

CS Commentary: We suggest that the comments at the end of the article also be read. The author raises some interesting points, but it is not clear whether…To continue reading see this link…

DIG Crypto Update, 11/11/18, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense; Also see updates and analysis that follows; Current DIG Crypto Update, 10/12/18, Seaborn Hall; Also see, Recent CS Update On DIG Cryptocurrency 9/30/18, Seaborn Hall; Also see, CS Commentary and CS Update on DIG, 7/12/18: There are some worrisome comments here, particularly…See this link for more. Also see, Bermuda Government To Introduce New Regulations On ICO’s And Crypto Firms, Helen Partz, Cointelegraph; Also see, How To Purchase DIG or Any Other Cryptocurrency

Short videos


Google May Have Chinese Spies Within Company, Says Security Analyst (video, left), Fox Business

What’s Actually The Plane Of The Future (video, right), Wendover Productions, You Tube

The New Space Race To The Moon (video, left), Curious Droid

Tech Revolution: Why Advertisers Are Hooked On Facebook (video, right below), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

The Future Of AI: Have Humans Met Their Match? Fox News

How The U.S. Is Countering China’s Global ‘Silk Road’ Push, WSJ

Hottest Toys For 2018 Christmas Season (video, right), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

United CIO – Mid-Terms Won’t Have Long Term Impact, CNBC
Ronnie Moas Maintains $28,000 Bitcoin Forecast For End Of 2019 In A Debate With Vinny Langham Over Future Of Crypto, You Tube/Bad Crypto Podcast

Ray Dalio Says World Counting On Stock Market Going Up – That Means Trouble In A Bear Market (video, right), CNBC

Common Sense Interpretation

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


Jeremy Siegel: The Market Is Cheap On A Long Term Basis, Robert Huebscher, Advisor Perspectives

Are We Headed For Recession? Big Four Economic Indicators, Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives

A Long Term Look At Inflation, Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives

How The Real Estate Cycle Works , Phillip Anderson, You Tube

CS Commentary: In 2012 Phillip J. Anderson predicts exactly where the US stock markets and real estate markets will be today. Also see, Phillip J. Anderson’s Explanation Of The Real Estate Clock, portphillippublishing.com

Why 2019 Could Be A Tough Year For Home Buyers And Sellers, Jade Scipioni, Fox Business

Good Chance Of Recession By 2020 (video, left), Fox Business

Why The Market Blow Up? Varney & Co, Fox Business

Why Did The Crypto Meltdown Occur? CNBC; CS Commentary: A good overview of the current state of the crypto markets.

How To Avoid A Shark Attack, Charles Schwab Global Outlook, Jeffrey Kleintop

What Is 5G?, CNBC; Also see, A Look At 5G And How It Will Change Our Lives, CBC News

Why Investors Should Stick With ‘Buy And Hold,’ Barry Ritholtz, Wealth Management/Bloomberg

Here’s How Blockchain Will Impact Your Life In 10 Years, Darla Mercado, CNBC

Salary Required For Median Priced Homes In Major Cities

The Three Largest Cryptocurrencies By Market Share, Jill Mislinkski, Advisor Perspectives

The Real Estate Clock Has Proved Accurate Over 200 Years Except For World Wars

How To Make A Horrible Boss Your Ally – A Navy Seal Explains, Zameena Mejia, CNBC

How To Trade Foreign Stocks, Prableen Bajpai, Investopedia

Why There Will Be A Recession In 2020, Guggenheim Investments, Advisor Perspectives

Reason For Stock Market Volatility And What To Do Now; Future Of Bitcoin, Fox Business

CS Commentary: Great example of how political leanings affect your market views – he believes Dems win House in November, therefore he believes markets have topped.

Larry Kudlow: Stock Market Corrections Come And Go (video, left), Varney & Co, Fox Business

What To Expect From Economy In The Next Year, Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

What Is GDP? CNBC

Here’s Why The DOW Will Hit 40,000 By 2025, David S. Gilreath, CNBC

Should You Be Out Of The Market? No, Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

10 Investor Takeaways From The 2018 IMF/World Bank Meetings, Lupin Rahman, PIMCO, Advisor Perspectives

Stock Market Up 6 Months Straight And Should Keep Going If History Is A Guide, Fred Imbert, CNBC

Is Trump Right About The Fed? Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

Will The U.S. Economy Continue To Improve? (video left) The Intelligence Report, Trish Reagan, Fox Business

What Is FinTech? (video right) CNBC

Fed Raises Interest Rates Signals One More Increase This Year, Nick Timiraos, WSJ

How To Know Who To Trust With Your Money: The Fiduciary Pyramid, Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

How to Know Who To Trust With Your Money II: A Visual Illustration of Fiduciary, Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

What Is Blockchain? (video right) CNBC

Our Favorite Chart: As Long As 10 Yr Yield Under 5% Stock Market Up 90% Of Time

The Bernie Madoff Fraud: Five Lessons For Investors From The ‘Wizard Of Lies,’ Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

Evaluating The Arguments For The Dollar’s Demise, Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

How Likely Is Hyperinflation In the U.S.?, Part Two, Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

Are Cryptocurrencies The Best Investment Opportunity Of The Next Decade? Part II, Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

The Dark Underbelly Of Cryptocurrency Markets, Nic Carter, Medium; Also see, Irrational Exuberance Revisited: Is Crypto The New Dot-Com Bubble? Krill Bryanov, Cointelegraph

A Reminder: If You Had Purchased $100 Of Bitcoin In 2011 Here Is What Its Worth Now, Damian Davila, Investopedia

To See The Common Sense Interpretation-Money Page, Click Here

Resources

Investment Resources

Top Independent Financial Advisors 2018, Barron’s

2017 Ranking Of RIA’s By Total Assets, Financial Advisor

CS Commentary: A RIA is a Registered Investment Advisor, generally considered to be at or close to the top of the Fiduciary Pyramid in the investment area. For more, see Common Sense Interpretation, above.

10 Fastest Growing RIA Firms, Wealth Management; Also see, RIA Survey And Ranking 2017, FA

CS Commentary: For an explanation of and the importance of Registered Investment Advisors (RIA), see the ‘Fiduciary’ articles in the Common Sense Interpretation section below.

The Biggest And Best Wealth Management Firms, Investopedia/WSJ

CS Commentary: What’s wrong with this list? Notice they are almost all big banks. Most of the big banks charge ‘hidden’ fees that they don’t tell you about and they also charge larger annual management fees. Independent RIA firms charge an average of about 1-1.25% in management fees, plus, in many cases lower ‘hidden’ fees that they fully disclose. (For an explanation of and the importance of Registered Investment Advisors, or RIA, see Common Sense Interpretation section on this page above).

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Cryptocurrency Resources

Top Crypto Exchanges 2018

Top Crypto Exchanges By Market Cap: Cryptocurrency Exchanges/Market List, cryptocoincharts; Also see, The Best Crypto Exchanges, May 2018, Cryptoclarified; Also see, The 10 Commandments Of Crypto Security, Panama Crypto, Medium

Understanding The Retail Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase And Its Professional Trading Sister, GDAX, Jack Tatar, The Balance; Also see, Coinbase Vs. GDAX, The Merkle; Also see, GDAX Vs. Coinbase Comparison, Coin Central

Coinbase Review: Safe Way To Buy Cryptocurrency? Coin Central; Also see, Kraken Exchange Review, Coin Central; Kraken vs. Bittrex Exchange Comparison, Coin Central; What Is Kraken? Shobhit Seth, Investopedia

Understanding Cryptocurrency ETF’s, Nathan Reiff, Investopedia; Also see, Bitcoin ETF’s Explained, Nathan Reiff, Investopedia; Also see, Top Artificial Intelligence ETF’s, etfdb.com

The Five Most Private Cryptocurrencies, Shobhit Seth, Investopedia

A Brief History Of Bitcoin Bear Markets, Yannos/Ndinga, Medium

How To Secure Yourself Against Bitcoin Theft In 10 Minutes, SFOX, Medium

The Top 10 Cryptocurrency Blogs & Websites You Should Follow, Cryptoclarified

To See The Money – Resources Page Click Here

More Common Sense


Books:

The Emotional Incest Syndrome, Dr. Patricia Love

Daring Greatly, Dr. Brene Brown; Also see, The Gifts Of Imperfection, Dr. Brene Brown

Culture:

27 Fabulous [?] Holiday Gifts For Everyone On Your List, Jetsetter

CS Commentary: We disagree with a few of these: Michelle Obama’s book (obviously), the Beastie Boys book, and can we all agree that Apple’s ear buds absolutely suck and constantly fall out of your ears? If you want some good ear buds, try Sony, especially their sport headsets with around your ear fittings.

11 Signs That You May Be Dating A Sociopath, Macrina Cooper-White, Huffington Post; Also see, How To Spot A Sociopath-13 Horrifying Symptoms, Prevention

Also see, Sociopath vs. Psychopath: What’s The Difference? Kara Mayer Robinson, Web.MD: Also see, How To Determine If Someone Is A Sociopath, Wikihow; Also see, Tell Tale Signs Someone You Know May Be A Sociopath, Samuel Becker, Cheat Sheet

10 Warning Signs That You’re With A Sociopath, Psychopath, Or Narcissist, Psychopath Free

How To *Really* Know You’re In Love, Kris Gage, Medium; Also see, Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex? Kate Julian, The Atlantic

Dr. Axe’s Guide To Intermittent Fasting

Health/Fitness:

Tony Robbins Saves A Marriage, 8 Minutes (video, left), Robbins-Madanes Training

Great Tools To Help You Enjoy The Holidays! Dr. Corrine Weaver, Breaking Christian News

Intermittent Fasting Benefits: Lose Weight & Protect The Heart And Brain, Rachael Link, MS, RD, Dr. Axe

Even A Little Weight Training May Reduce Risk Of Heart Attack & Stroke, Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times

Movies:

2018 Best Box Office In History? The Buzz Around Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Mule’ And Other Films, Fox Business

‘Aquaman’ Review: What The Critics Are Saying is Mixed, Graeme McMillan, Hollywood Reporter

Golden Globes 2019: Full List Of Nominees, Screen Daily

How Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Translates The Classic Story For 2018, Suzy Evans, Hollywood Reporter

The Actress Roundtable: There Is A Strength In Vulnerability, Matthew, Belloni, Hollywood Reporter; Also see, The Actor Roundtable: What You’ve Done Before Doesn’t Count, Stephen Galloway, Hollywood Reporter

Inside The Real Story As Told By The Son: Green Book, Movieguide

Music:

Final Four On The Voice, You Tube; Also see, Final Four TV Interview

Sports:

Want To Be A MLB Hitting Coach? Major League Experience Not Necessary, Connecting With Millennials Is, Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated

NFL Contender Kryptonite: Biggest Weakness For Each Play-Off Team, Bill Barnwell, ESPN; Also see, NFL Power Rankings Week 15: Bears Rise, Saints Out Of Top 10, NFL.com

Atlanta United Wins Major League Soccer Cup – Now Comes The Hard Part, Joel Petterson, NY Times

Heisman Winner Proves If You Work Hard And Believe In Yourself, You Too Can Have Journalists Try To Ruin Your Live By Combing Through Your Old Tweets, Babylon Bee

College Football Bowl Odds: Advanced Computer Model Simulation, CBS Sports

Is Atlanta Falcon’s Head Coach Dan Quinn Safe? Deion Sanders Speaks, NFL.com

Travel:

Smarter Hotel Rooms Aim To Mirror Your Home Experience (video, left), Fox Business

7 Things You Should Always Wear On A Plane, Caroline Costello, Smarter Travel

CS Commentary: Layers is one of the best tips – and always dress lighter than needed with extra layers in your carry-on. You’ll usually work up a sweat getting to the airport and your gate on time with luggage in hand. In addition, if you’re taking more than carry-ons anywhere these days, you just don’t know how to pack or travel. There is absolutely no need for the risk of checking bags, especially on long, international flights.

TV:

Ted Bundy True Crime Series Coming To Netflix, Rick Porter, Hollywood Reporter

Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath, Season 3 Review, Ali Barthwell, Hollywood Reporter; Also see, Leah Remini: Ongoing Battle With Scientology ‘Emotionally Draining,’ Lauren Sarner, Fox News/NY Post

Fox Business Posts Consecutive Year Viewer Wins Over CNBC, Brian Flood, Fox News

Best TV 2018

CS Commentary: Here’s another list we may not agree with, but it puts The Americans at #1 so it can’t be all that bad. But, leaving out Bosch completely? Dubious.

7 New Netflix Shows To Binge In December And The Best Reasons To Watch, Ben Travers, IndieWire; Also see, The Best TV Shows Of 2018, Herman/Ryan, The Ringer; CS Commentary: We don’t agree with this liberal, esoteric list, but it is the opinion of at least two writers.

Quotes Of The Month:

“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor

“Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.”― Elie Wiesel, The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, the Accident

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