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China, The New 666: Unlikely To Honor A Trade Deal With U.S.? (video, left) Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon Predicts Fastest Global Growth Ever In 2019 (video, right), Varney & Co, Fox Business

How Much Income Puts You In The Top 1% 5%, 10%? Julia Kagan, Investopedia

2018 Update: Median Home Price And Salary Required In U.S. Major Cities, Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives

Case-Shiller Index: Annual Home Price Gains Slow, Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives

Chart Of The Week: Intermediate Term Treasuries, SPDR

Trade War Till 2020? Trump’s Tariffs Are Contributing To China’s Woes (video, right), Gordon Chang, Fox Business

Salary Required For Median Priced Homes In Major Cities

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

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

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

Fidelity Preps For Zero Return Market In 2019, Justina Lee, Wealth Management/Bloomberg

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

The Top 5 Reasons For The Current Market Correction, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

Editor’s Choice

Ray Dalio On China Crisis And Growing Debt (video, left), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

The U.S. Housing Boom Is Coming To An End, Starting In Dallas, Laura Kusisto, WSJ

In Sweden, Cash Is Extinct And Microchips In Hands Take Its Place, Financial Post

CS Commentary: According to Revelation 13, the mark of the beast is economic, related to ‘buying and selling’ and will be on the hands and the forehead.

Why Cryptocurrencies Keep Crashing (video, left), CNBC

Elder Abuse And Murder Accusations Surface In Casey Kasem’s Estate, Wealth Management

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.

What Is Fidelity Digital Assets? Michael K. Spencer, Medium; Also see, Major Swiss Exchange Lists The World’s First Crypto ETP Amidst Market Collapse, Helen Partz, Cointelegraph; Also see, SEC’s Clayton Needs To See Key Upgrades Before Approving A Bitcoin ETF, Kate Rooney, CNBC

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

BitVoltMining Chart: Bitcoin Historical Corrections

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

How The Real Estate Cycle Works (video, right), 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


Bitcoin Price (solid red line) and transaction count (shaded red area) during the 2014–16 bear market. Even when price fell, transactions rose.

Genesis Trading’s Moro: Bitcoin Won’t Have Bottomed Till It Hits $3000 (video, right), CNBC

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…

NASDAQ’s Bitcoin Futures Could Launch 1st Q 2019, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

NYSE Chair Says Survival Of Digital Currencies Is Certain, Ana Alexandre, Cointelegraph

Tom Lee’s Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Forecast: Bitcoin $15,000 By Year End? (video, right) CNBC

Gartner Hype Cycle For Emerging Technologies 2018

Allianz Chief Advisor El-Erian Says Crypto Here To Stay, Stan Higgins, Coindesk

TRON (TRX) Spikes As Crypto Market Rebounds, Yahoo Finance; Also, For More Information On TRON see here ; Also see, TRON To Partner With China’s Google, Baidu? Helen Partz Cointelegraph; Also see, TRON Announces $100 Million Blockchain Gaming Fund, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Why Did The Crypto Meltdown Occur? (video, right) CNBC; CS Commentary: A good overview of the current state of the crypto markets. Also see, 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

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

NASA’s Insight Mars Landing (video, left), Verge Science

Supersonic Air Travel Is Finally Coming Back (video, right below),Verge Science, You Tube

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

This Plane Could Cross The Atlantic In 3.5 Hours: Why Did It Fail? (video, left) Vox

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

Is Facebook A Buy At These Levels? (video, left) Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

The Stock Market Lost Nearly $2 Trillion In October. Here’s What Happened, MIchael Sheetz, CNBC, See Video, here (or to right)

Common Sense Interpretation

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

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

Why The Market Blow Up? (video, right) Varney & Co, Fox Business

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

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

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


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

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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

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More Common Sense


The Gifts Of Imperfection, Dr. Brene Brown


Death Of A Privileged Hollywood Daughter, Zoe Greenberg, NY Times; Also see, Bronx Man Arrested, NY Times

American Exorcism: Why Are Exorcisms On The Rise?, Mike Mariano, The Atlantic

Quote: “The Church has been training new exorcists in Chicago, Rome, and Manila. Thomas told me that in 2011 the U.S. had fewer than 15 known Catholic exorcists. Today, he said, there are well over 100…Thomas said that as many as 80 percent of the people who come to him seeking an exorcism are sexual-abuse survivors.”

In 2001, American Belief In Psychic Phenomena Was Up, Gallup


Suicide Rate Up 33% In 20 Years, Godlasky/Dastagir, USA Today

Recognizing Suicide’s Warning Signs Could Save Lives, Christine Vestal, PewTrusts.org; Also see, Suicide: Risk Factors & Warning Signs, American Foundation For Suicide Prevention

The Best Way To Save People From Suicide, Jason Cherkis, Huffington Post; Also see, International Resources For Suicide Prevention Or Help In Asia;; Also see, International Suicide Prevention Help; For the National Prevention Suicide Crisis Line In The U.S., see here


Green Book, Official Trailer,You Tube

CS Commentary: This film should be nominated for various Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor (twice), and Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress, among others. Also see, Film Review: Green Book, Movieguide

Instant Family, Official Trailer, You Tube

CS Commentary: Heartwarming and hilarious, more laughs than any movie since The Hangover and Meet The Parents. A must-see, and though will probably not get nominated for any Oscars look for it at The Golden Globes. Also see, Film Review: Instant Family, Movieguide; Also see, ‘Instant Family’ Shines A Spotlight On Everyday Foster Care Heroes, Josh Shepherd, The Federalist

Film Review: Creed 2, Learning To Be A Better Man, Movieguide

Don’t Mess With The Hood! Why Hollywood Keeps Missing The Mark With Robin Hood Films, Dr. Tom Snyder, Movieguide; Also see, The Definitive Robin Hood Power Rankings, Micah Peters, The Ringer

Why William Goldman Was One Of The Last Greats Of 1970’s Hollywood, Titus Techera, The Federalist


Break Every Chain, Kymberli Joye, The Voice, You Tube


Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson Steps Down After 11 Seasons – Team Looks At San Diego Chargers And Clemson Coaches, ESPN; Also see, Georgia Tech Football Zeroes In On Clemson’s Tony Elliot As Paul Johnson Resigns, From The Rumble Seat

The Challenge Ahead For Georgia Tech And AD Stansbury Reflects The Business Of College Football, Ken Sugiura, AJC; Also see, It Was Time For Johnson To Go, But The Next Guy Might Do Worse, Mark Bradley, AJC

Why Is It So Hard For New Teams To Make The College Football Playoffs? Joan Nieson, Sports Illustrated

Appraising Falcon’s Head Coach Dan Quinn: Should He Stay Or Should He Go? David J. Walker, Falcoholic

The Atlanta Braves Are Just Getting Started – They Just Got Donaldson, Look Out! Will Leitch, MLB.com


How One Couple’s Mexican Vacation Turned Into A Nightmare (video, left), Megyn Kelly, NBC


Ricky Gervais On Hosting The Oscars In The Future – It Will Never Happen, AceShowBiz

CS Commentary: We can always hope for the Golden Globes. Also see, Ricky Gervais At The 2016 Golden Globes (video, right)

A Fourth Season Of ‘The Last Kingdom’ In Store On Netflix, Digital Spy

The Last Kingdom: TV Review, Keith Uhlich, Hollywood Reporter; Also see, The Last Kingdom, Season 3, Winter Is Coming; Also see, Netflix Turned BBC Series ‘The Last Kingdom’ Into A Global Hit – Season 3 Entertains, Travis Clark, Yahoo; Also see, The Last Kingdom, Season 3: Was The Character Skade A Real, Historical Figure? Express.co.uk

Quotes Of The Month:

“Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them stronger than God? Oh, be not weary of well-doing! Go on, in the name of God and in the power of His might, till even American slavery shall vanish away before it.” ~ John Wesley, on his deathbed, writing to William Wilberforce, ultimately responsible for changing Britain’s slave laws

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot, one of five Christian missionaries martyred in Ecuador in 1956

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