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We have had success in the investment opportunities we have featured over the last four years, since inception.

Some of our best performing featured investments over that period as of February 2021: Tesla, ARKK (and other ARK ETF’s), Nvidia, Square, Virgin Galactic, and the cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum. Our Global Perfect Storm Portfolio has a gain of 49% from March 2020 inception to February 9, 2021.

Our worst investment idea in four years? The alternative crypto, DIG, which we recommended as speculative only, and turned out to be a fraudulent investment.


Cathie Wood, Ark Invest Big Ideas 2021 (video, left), ARK Invest

Should Your Next Purchase be a Tesla (and Tesla Stock)? (video, right) Solving the Money Problem

Goldman Says Bull Market Still In Early Stages – Here Are 6 Trades to Play It, Yun Li, CNBC; Also see, this link for a summary 

Gundlach’s Forecast for 2021 – The Year of Regime Change, Robert Huebscher, Advisor Perspectives

The Fifth Commodity Super Cycle Has Started: JP Morgan Analyst, Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch

What GameStop says about Decentralized Finance, Pantera Capital

MSFT, AAPL, TSLA Profit Taking

Goldman Sachs Warns of Bubble in These 39 Stocks, Brian Sozzi, Yahoo Finance

3 Stocks ARK Invest’s Red Hot ETF’s Bought Last Week, Dan Capilinger, The Motley Fool

Cathie Wood of ARK’s 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold For 5 Years, Jose Karlo Mari Tattoc, Yahoo Finance

Don’t Let Virgin Galactic Disciples Talk You Into Converting, Josh Enomoto, Investor Place

China Looks to Take Its Digital Currency Global, Dion Rabouin, Axios

Cathie Wood on Tesla, Short Sellers, and Bitcoin (video, left), Solving the Money Problem

Analyst: Tesla Stock Going to $1200 per Share! (video, right), Solving the Money Problem

Is Dave Ramsey’s Empire The Best Place To Work in America? Say ‘No’ and You’re Out, Bob Smietana, The Tennessean

Global Perfect Storm Portfolio, Part 2 – Building Bridges, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money; Also see, Building The Global ‘Perfect Storm’ Portfolio, Short Version, updated 2/29/20, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money; Also see, Lazy Portfolio ETF – Different ETF Portfolio Options, with alternative choices for risk, Lazy Portfolio

Must Read – Investors And Retirees Perfect Storm Warning: Market Crash, Hyperinflation, & Massive Tax Hikes, Jeff Camarda, Forbes; Also see, How Likely Is Hyperinflation in the U.S.? Advisor Perspectives

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

Crypto Market Cap and Prices, 2/12/21

Cryptocurrency Prices by Market Cap, 2/13/21

Guggenheim CIO Says Bitcoin Could Hit $600,000, Tanzeel Akhtar, Coindesk

Institutional Demand Can’t Support $300K Bitcoin Price Short Term: Guggenheim, Bloomberg

Cathie Wood: More Companies Will Add Bitcoin as a Reserve, Danny Nelson, Coindesk

Bitcoin Will Likely Reach $60,000 in 2021, Helen Partz, Cointelegraph

Five Bitcoin Predictions For 2021 From A FinTech Expert, James Ledbetter, CNBC

Previous Weeks:

Crypto Market Cap and Prices, 1/05/21

The Case for a Bitcoin ETF, Coindesk

CS Commentary: If a Bitcoin ETF is approved in 2021 the price will continue to soar well above its present level of around $30,000

Speculative Frenzy to Die Down, But $400,000 Bitcoin Target Still On, Andrew Thurman, Cointelegraph

Ethereum Price Tumbles to $915 But Traders Bullish for 4 Key Reasons, Marcel Pechman, Cointelegraph

Is the Bitcoin Rally Sustainable? (video, left) Crypto Expert, CNBC

Bitcoin to $146,000 – Here’s How: JP Morgan, Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

Analyst Who Nailed Bitcoin’s Current $40,000 Level Says 50% Collapse Could Come Next, Yahoo Finance

Must Read – Top 6 Bitcoin Price Predictions to Watch in 2021, Allen Scott, Cointelegraph

Must Read – Bitcoin 2021 Prediction From Someone Who Under-predicted 2020, Daily Forex

Must Read – 16 Ethereum Predictions From A Crypto Oracle, Andrew Keys, Coindesk

See This Link For Updates & Links On DIG Cryptocurrency

See This Link For The CS Cryptocurrencies Page

Common Sense Interpretation

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


The Big Picture, 9/30/20

S&P 500 Performance By Sector Year-to-Date

The Stock Market Has Correctly Predicted Every Presidential Election Since 1984 – Here’s What To Look For In 2020, Matthew Fox, Business Insider

CS Commentary: S&P 500 was at 3294 on August 3, 2020, exactly 3 months before the election. Update,10/07/20: the S&P 500 is around 3420.

Must Read – Don’t Discount The Dollar Yet – It Will Remain The Global Reserve Currency, Joseph W. Sullivan, Foreign Policy

Quote: “Nonetheless, Beijing’s recent actions have eviscerated the yuan’s prospects as a real reserve currency.” For a more comprehensive treatment, see Evaluating The Arguments For The Dollar’s Demise, Advisor Perspectives

Must Read: Why Gold Prices Are Hitting All Time Highs, Justin Verdon, Mineral Prices

These Are The Next FANG Stocks ARK Portfolio Manager Says As Fund Sees Record Breaking Inflows, Lizzie Gurdus, CNBC

Bond King Gundlach: Trump Will Beat Biden, Avoid The Bond Market, Robert Huebscher, Advisor Perspectives

Must Read: Social Security’s Funding Crisis Has Arrived, Gary Schilling, Bloomberg

 A Look Back: How Likely Is Hyperinflation In The U.S.? Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

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Resources

Investopedia’s Top 100 Financial Advisors 2020, Investopedia

CS Commentary: See methodology at the bottom of the page.

Current Mortgage and Refinance Rates For October 2020, Bank Rate

Financial Advisor’s 2019 Top 600+ RIA Rankings, FA

Financial Advisor’s 2019 RIA Top 50 Fastest Growing Firms, FA

Everything You Need To Know About Credit Scores, Finimpact

Forex Trading Industry Statistics 2020, Daily Forex

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More Common Sense

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Books:

Shroud of Turin: New Book Disputes Claims It is Not Burial Cloth of Jesus, Myra Kahn Adams, Townhall

Culture:

Jeff Zucker Out: CNN and AT&T The ‘Silencers’ of Americans (video, left), Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Former FBI Agent Explains How To Read Body Language, Tradecraft, WIRED

What’s Driving California’s Mass Exodus? CNBC

CS Commentary: CA has lost more people to other states than it has gained for most of the last two decades. In 2020 more than 135,000 people left CA than those who moved to CA.

Taxes – Republican vs Democrat Controlled States

2020 Best and Worst States for Business, Dale Buss, Chief Executive

Adam McCann, Wallet Hub

Top Marginal State Income Tax Rates 2020, Tax Foundation

Carl Luntz and the Trouble at Hillsong, Alex French/Dan Adler, Vanity Fair

Hillsong Face Two New Lawsuits Over ‘Immoral, Oppressive, and Unscrupulous’ Behavior, Emily Kirkpatrick, Vanity Fair\ 

Mass Exodus: More Top Pastors Quietly Leave Scandalized Hillsong Church, Hannah Frishberg, NY Post

‘It’s a Cult’: Ex-Hillsong Members Say Church Demanded ‘Slave-Labor’, Hannah Frishberg, NY Post

What’s the best Brownie Mix? Here are 10, Yahoo/Pure Wow

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Vaccine Distribution Process

Must See – How To Argue With Someone Who Won’t Listen: Ben Shapiro (video, left), Charisma on Command

Ensuring the Safety of the Covid-19 Vaccines in the United States, CDC

Is the Covid Vaccine Safe? Ellen Matloff, Forbes

Could mRNA Vaccines Be Dangerous in the Long Run? Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, The Jerusalem Post

Sex Trafficking is not what you Think, TED Talks

10 Unusual Symptoms of Covid-19, Cleveland Clinic; Also see, The Covid Virus May Prompt The Body To Attack Itself, Brenda Goodman, WebMD; Also see, Covid-19 Vaccine 101: FAQ’s, Kathleen Doheny, WebMD

Experts Send Vitamin D and Covid-19 Letter to World’s Governments, Nikki Hancocks, Nutra Ingredients; Also see, FDA Rolls Out At Home Covid Rapid Test, Juhie Bhatia, The Points Guy; Also see, Doctors Say CDC Should Warn People That Covid Vaccine Is No Easy Thing, Berkeley Lovelace, Jr., CNBC

Update: CDC Home Pages On Coronavirus; Also see here; Also see, CDC Updated Global Map On Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus, CDC; Also see, Coronavirus Resource Center, John Hopkins University; Also see, Medicare And Coronavirus, medicare.gov

Movies:

Sly Stallone Talks About His Faith (video, left), Jesus Daily

Tom Cruise’s Obsessive Behavior Making Mission Impossible 7 Filming a ‘Nightmare’, Cole Blake, Hot New Hip Hop

Ted Cruz and Cary Elwes in Twitter Spat Over ‘The Princess Bride’, Maria Puente, USA Today

Christopher Plummer, Star of Stage and Screen, ‘Sound of Music’ Dies at 91, Jeff Lunden, NPR

As Top Gun: Maverick Delay Rumors Swirl, Paramount Issues Official Response, Dirk Libbey, Cinema Blend

A Third Ten – More Under-rated Films For Lockdown Viewing, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation; Also see, Ten More Under-rated Films For Lockdown Viewing, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation; Also see, Ten Under-rated Films For Lockdown Viewing, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

Music:

How Cat Stevens Defined the Singer-Songwriter Era with ‘Tea For The Tillerman,’ Rolling Stone

Song for the Season: Silent Running, Official Video (video, left), Mike & The Mechanics

Sweet Home Alabama, Cover (video, right), Laura Cox

Ranking Biggest Pop, Rock Stars of Each Decade – 1950’s till Today, Kevin Coffey, Omaha.com 

The Best Selling Artists of Past Decades, Investopedia

CS Commentary: This list will surprise you.

Sports:

Super Bowl 2021 Highlights (video, left), NFL

CBS Super Bowl Announcers Screw it Up, Talk Too Much, Andrew Marchand, NY Post

Kobe Bryant’s Tragic Flight, One Year Later, Jeff Wise, Vanity Fair

Falcon’s New Coach Arthur Smith, First Interview , Atlanta Falcons

Tech:

Apple: It’s Good If You Like CRAP (video, left), Rick Beato 

Apple Removes Parler From App Store, Following Google, Peters/Lyons, The Verge

Travel:

Drives Across the USA

The Best Way To Drive Across the Country, Andrew Nelson, WSJ

Delta Extends Middle Seat Policy, Daniella Genovese, Fox News

Here’s Why the Current Amex Platinum Offer is Better Than Waiting, Ariana Arghandewal, The Points Guy 

Delta Cuts 9 Routes, Adds 7 Others, Zach Griff, The Points Guy

8 Reasons Costa Rica is the Best Place to Retire Internationally, Erika Ebsworth-Gool, Travel Awaits

When Will International Travel Return? A Country by Country Guide, Updated 1/27/21, Clint Henderson, The Points Guy

TV/Streaming:

The Sinner, Season 3, Official Trailer (video, left), Rotten Tomatoes

CS Review: ‘The Sinner’ is that rare series that addresses deep life issues and does it successfully while entertaining. The second season dealt with guilt and sin; the third season deals with the fear of death, all while following the always great Bill Pullman’s intriguing and complex detective through an uncommon murder mystery in upper New York state. CS Grade: A

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Star Charisma Carpenter Speaks Out About Writer/Director Joss Whedon’s Behavior, Joanna Robinson, Vanity Fair

Yellowstone 1883, Prequel Super Bowl Teaser Announced, Joe Rutland, Outsider; Also see, Kevin Costner’s New Show ‘National Parks’ Given Green Light by ABC, Quentin Blount, Outsider

We Asked A Bay Area Astrophysicist If Amazon’s ‘The Expanse’ is Realistic, Eric Ting, SF Gate

Quotes Of The Month:

“The only easy day is yesterday.” – U.S. Navy Seals saying

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