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This Still Looks Like A Stock Market Correction – Not Something Worse, Mark Halbert, 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
Common Sense Money Apology To Analyst Ronnie Moas, Seaborn Hall
Harvard Quietly Amasses California Vineyards – And The Water Underneath, Russell Gold, WSJ
Facebook Employees Are Miserable – Here’s Why Investors Should Pay Attention, Annie Gaus, The Street
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.
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.
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
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/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…
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
The New Space Race To The Moon (video, left), Curious Droid
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
(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
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, in 2017.
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
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 Best Books Of 2018, Tipping Point, One America News
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
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
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
NFL Week 16: Playoff Picture & Standings, CBS Sports
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.
How To Travel Like A Millionaire? Ask The Points Guy, Sheila Marikar, The New Yorker
An American Airlines Flight Turned Back Halfway To Europe – The Question Is ‘Why?’, Chris Matyszczyk, Inc.com
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.
‘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