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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
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
Don’t Worry. Be Happy Even When The Markets Are Volatile, Ric Edelman (see chart, right); Also see, Year End Financial Check List, Edelman
Update On DIG, 12/15/18, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense (see previous updates/articles below in Cryptocurrency Section)
How To Find A Financial Advisor, Michaela Cavallaro, Barron’s
Where To Invest $1 Million Right Now, Frederik Balfour, Bloomberg
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.
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, 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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
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
The Three Largest Cryptocurrencies By Market Share, Jill Mislinkski, Advisor Perspectives
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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).
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
The Five Most Private Cryptocurrencies, Shobhit Seth, Investopedia
A Brief History Of Bitcoin Bear Markets, Yannos/Ndinga, Medium
The Top 10 Cryptocurrency Blogs & Websites You Should Follow, Cryptoclarified
More Common Sense
The Emotional Incest Syndrome, Dr. Patricia Love
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.
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
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
‘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
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
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.
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
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