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Dow Jones Single Largest Point Gain In History: Milken Institute Expert Bill Lee Brings Balance To Current Market Events (video, left), Fox Business

The Market Decline Is Pretty Much Over (video, right), Fox Business

This Still Looks Like A Stock Market Correction – Not Something Worse, Mark Halbert, MarketWatch

Bear Markets Do Not Look Like This Correction

Steve Forbes On How To Deal With Recent Market Swings (video, right), Fox Business

8 Stocks Are Investment Gurus Picks For The Rebound They Expect In 2019, MarketWatch

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

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

Editor’s Choice


Common Sense Money Apology To Analyst Ronnie Moas, Seaborn Hall

This Chart Proves That Lack Of 2019 Growth Not A Concern (video, left), CNBC

Expert: Next 6 Months Will Be Positive For Markets (video, right), CNBC

Stocks Just Staged A Big Reversal: Is It Safe To Buy Again? (video, below right) CNBC

Harvard Quietly Amasses California Vineyards – And The Water Underneath, Russell Gold, WSJ

Look At History Of 20% Drawdowns: Don’t Panic But Recovery Could Be Slow (video, left), CNBC

Facebook Employees Are Miserable – Here’s Why Investors Should Pay Attention, Annie Gaus, The Street

Stephen Moore: Fed And Trade Tensions Are Causing Swings In The Market (video, below left), CNBC

Pump-And-Dump Schemes Become ‘Widespread’ As Crypto Market Remains Largely Unregulated, Stephen O’Neal, Cointelegraph

The Top 5 Reasons For The Current Market Correction, Updated 12/29/18, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

CS Commentary: With the market correction again in past weeks, and the slight uptick this week, this article continues to be relevant. Updated, with new charts.

Cryptocurrency


The Fall From Bitcoin’s Peak Price

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

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

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.”

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; Also see, A Year Ago Today Bitcoin’s Price Level Hit A Record $20,000, Omkar Godbole, Coindesk; Also see, The Two Reasons Why Bitcoin YE 2018 Forecasts Were So Completely Wrong, Lou Kerner, Medium; Also see, Time To Buy Bitcoin? (video, right above) Cointelegraph

CS Commentary: This video is full of sound advice – listen carefully.

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…

See This Link For More Updates & Links On DIG Cryptocurrency

Short videos


Tech, The Big Picture: Here Are Three Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now (video, left), CNBC

Is The Rollout of 5G & ‘Significantly Higher Speeds’ A Boost For Smartphone Makers? (video, right) Fox Business

Possible New Space Shuttle: Dreamchaser Flight Test (video, below 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, Fox Business

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

Jim Cramer On Jeff Gundlach: He Was Right About The Fed, CNBC

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

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

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

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

Bitcoin Peaked 12 Months Ago: Here’s A Look At 12 Months Of Misery (chart above 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.

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

Culture:

Super Blood Wolf Moon Will Occur January 20th, Alex Hider, WPTV

Here’s What 69 Percent Of Americans Say Brings The Greatest Meaning To Their Lives, Glenn T. Stanton, The Federalist

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

Health/Fitness:

Healthy Alternative To Sugar (video, left) Fox Business

Artificial Sweeteners Bad For The Brain, Lorie Johnson, CBN

Five Foods You Should Never Eat, CNN/You Tube

How To Cook Scrambled Eggs, Gordon Ramsey/Master Chef

The Best Pre-Workout Supplements? Dr. Axe

Movies:

Bumblebee, Film Review, Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter

CS Commentary: We’d have to give a C+ to the writing, but Hailee Steinfield’s always great performance lifts the film to a B-. As far as the supporting cast goes: What were they thinking? This is no ET, as much as the writer and the director try to aspire to that level. 

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

Music:

Chevel Shepherd, 2018 Winner, The Voice (video, left), You Tube

Sports:

NFL Week 16: Playoff Picture & Standings, CBS Sports

NFL Power Rankings Week 17: Bears, Ravens Up, Chargers Drop, nfl.com

Change Is The Only Way Forward For The Atlanta Falcons, Dave Choate, Falcoholic

Fall From Contention: Lost Season For The Falcons, Vaughn McClure, ESPN

CS Commentary: This is a kind, balanced commentary. We still feel that OC Steve Sarkisian is the main problem – though if he’s not fired, then its Quinn – and even if Sark remains and the Falcon’s somehow squeak out a Super Bowl win next year, he’ll still be one of the main problems. Injuries or no injuries, when Matt Ryan has an almost second MVP year with three great wide receivers and the team scores below 30 points so many times, OC is the issue. As far as injuries or player execution goes, well, that’s coaching too.

Travel:

How To Travel Like A Millionaire? Ask The Points Guy, Sheila Marikar, The New Yorker

18 Brilliant Ways To Save Money On Travel From People Who Do It All The Time, ThisInsider.com

An American Airlines Flight Turned Back Halfway To Europe – The Question Is ‘Why?’, Chris Matyszczyk, Inc.com

TV:

The 54 Best Romantic Comedies Of All Time, Vogue

CS Commentary: We don’t agree with a lot on this list, but it will give you some good ideas of movies to watch that you haven’t seen or movies to check out again.

Cancelled TV Shows 2018, Updated, Rotten Tomatoes

CS Commentary: Best way to go through this comprehensive list is to look for your favorites (alphabetical list) or focus on the cancelled’s. Also see, 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.; 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 Still Receives Threats From Scientology, Fox News

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

Quotes Of The Month:

“The excessive skepticism of many liberal theologians [to the Divinity of Jesus and to the Virgin birth] stems not from a careful evaluation of the available data, but from an enormous predisposition against the supernatural.” – Yale archaeologist and professor, Millard Burrows

“You are betraying your whole life if you don’t say what you think – and you don’t say it honestly and bluntly.” – Charles Krauthammer, author and political commentator

 

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