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Update: The Stock Market Just Booked Its Ugliest Plunge On Christmas Eve – Ever, Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

Mnuchin Thinks There’s A Simple Reason Dow Is Poised For Worst December In History, Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch; Also see, Trump Attacks The Fed As Markets Sink Again, Yun Li, CNBC; Also see, Trump Promises Long Shutdown As Senate Votes On Border Wall, Jacob Pramuk, CNBC

History Of Recessions – Opinions Mixed On Short Term Probability

This Brutal Stock Market Rout Mirrors 1987 Crash In One Important Way, Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

Market Volatility May Continue Into 2019, Mornings With Maria (video, left), Fox Business; Also see, Will The Economy Begin To Slow In 2019? (video, right) Mornings With Maria, Fox Business; Also see, World’s Biggest Hedge Fund: The Global Markets Are Slowing Into Possible Recession, Barbara Kollmeyer, Marketwatch

DOW Jumps 200 Points After Fed’s Williams Says It May Reassess Its View In 2019, Thomas Franck, MarketWatch

November Market Commentary: Another Volatile Month, United Capital

World’s Biggest Crypto Exchange Binance Is Launching A Competitor For Ethereum, Faisal Khan, Medium

Editor’s Choice


Dissecting A Con Game: What Happened To The DIG Cryptocurrency? Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money

Cryptocurrencies Are Like Lottery Tickets That Might Pay Off In The Future, Kenneth Rogoff, The Guardian

Quote: “The right way to think about cryptocurrency coins is as lottery tickets that pay off in a dystopian future where they are used in rogue and failed states, or perhaps in countries where citizens have already lost all semblance of privacy.”

What’s Going On In The Stock Markets? Expect China Deal In 2019, (video, right) CNBC

Market Volatility: Is Computer Programmed Trading To Blame? (video. left) Fox Business

Jim Cramer On Jeff Gundlach: He Was Right About The Fed (video, right), CNBC

The Intrinsic Value Of Crypto: Is The Fall Really That Impressive? Hu Liang, Coindesk

Report Claims Over 80% Of BTC Trading Pairs On CoinmarketCap Are Wash Traded, Marie Huillet, Cointelegraph

Price Of Bitcoin Falls Below Price To Mine, Ed Zwirn, NY Post

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

The Top 5 Reasons For The Current Market Correction, Updated 12/24/18, 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

Update On DIG, 12/15/18, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense. See this link for more posts and information on DIG/Arbitrade.

New White House Chief Of Staff: ‘Bitcoin Is Good,’ Joseph Young, CCN

A Year Ago Today Bitcoin’s Price Level Hit A Record $20,000, Omkar Godbole, Coindesk

Coinbase Gets Aggressive With Crypto Listings; Also see, Major Crypto Exchange Coinbase ‘Explores’ Listing XRP, Cardano, EOS, & Others, Ana Berman, Cointelegraph

The Two Reasons Why Bitcoin YE 2018 Forecasts Were So Completely Wrong, Lou Kerner, Medium

Time To Buy Bitcoin? (video, right above) 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; Also see, Bitcoin Is Pretty Much Dead Says Teenage Crypto Millionaire, Aaron Hankin, Marketwatch; Also see, 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.

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

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

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…

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

See This Link For More Updates & Links On DIG Cryptocurrency

Short videos


Possible New Space Shuttle: Dreamchaser Flight Test (video, left), SciNews

The Public Does Not Understand: China Has Been Cheating U.S. For A Long Time, Mornings With Maria, Fox Business; Also see, Gordon Chang, China Expert: The Chinese Promise, But They Don’t Deliver (video, left), Fox Business

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

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

Common Sense Interpretation

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


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

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

Salary Required For Median Priced Homes In Major Cities

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

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.

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

The Dark Underbelly Of Cryptocurrency Markets, Nic Carter, Medium; Also see, Irrational Exuberance Revisited: Is Crypto The New Dot-Com Bubble? Krill Bryanov, Cointelegraph; Also see, A Reminder: If You Had Purchased $100 Of Bitcoin In 2011 Here Is What Its Worth Now, Damian Davila, Investopedia

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

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

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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

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More Common Sense


Books:

The Best Books Of 2018, Tipping Point, One America News

The Emotional Incest Syndrome, Dr. Patricia Love

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

Culture:

Yes, ‘Evangelical Abstinence’ Culture Is A Bust, But The Answer Isn’t A Sex Free For All, Matthew Cochran, The Federalist

20 Things Your Wife Would Love To Hear From You, BJ Foster, Charisma

Tsunami Kills Over 200 With Almost No Warning, Purnomo/Kurniawan, Reuters/Charisma

Can The Promise Of A Perfect Fit Disrupt Fashion? Morgan Stanley

Clintons Outnumber Crowd At Last Speaking Engagement, Babylon Bee

Health/Fitness:

The Best Pre-Workout Supplements? Dr. Axe

Is Diet Soda Bad For You? Yes!!! Dr. Axe

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

Movies:

Mary Poppins Returns, Film Review, Hollywood Reporter

CS Commentary: This review is way too positive from our perspective. Blunt was overly stern and serious throughout and we all kept waiting for just one catchy song – it never came. Best (genuine) musicals of the last decade: The Greatest Showman, and Moulin Rouge, probably in that order.

The Mule, Film Review, Hollywood Reporter

Two Nuns Embezzled Money To Gamble In Vegas. Here’s Who Must Star In The Inevitable Movie, Joe Berkowitz, Fast Company

Golden Globes 2019: Full List Of Nominees, Screen Daily

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

Music:

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

Sports:

Geoff Collins Brings S.W.A.G. To Georgia Tech Recruiting, Michael Cunningham, AJC

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

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

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:

Christmas 2018: A Guide To Holiday Programming, Hollywood Reporter

Jennifer Lopez & Leah Remini Teach James Corden Brooklyn & Bronx Accents, Terrence Patrick, Hollywood Reporter; Also see video here (or to left)

Leah Remini On Her Friendship With Tom Cruise & Her Time As A Scientologist (video, right), 20/20

Best TV 2018

‘Ray Donovan’ Renewed For 7th Season At Showtime, Michael O’Connell, Hollywood Reporter

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.; Also see, 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.

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

Quotes Of The Month:

“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln

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