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China Infiltrating US Data In Dangerous Ways (video, left), Lou Dobbs, Fox Business

Must See – Maria Bartiromo Fights It Out With Huawei Security Officer Over No ‘Back Door’ Claim (video, right), Fox Business

CS Commentary: Wow, this Huawei guy lies fluently. Maria stays with him punch for punch and proves why she is one of the best business anchors in media.

Why Its A Mistake To Compare Coronavirus To SARS: Economist, Yahoo Finance

Hedge Fund Billionaire Says Markets Completely Unprepared For A Jump In Inflation, Ben Winck, Business Insider

Must Read – Cryptocurrency Scams Took In More Than $4 Billion In 2019: Ponzi Schemes Most Popular Means Of Fraud, Vigna/Jeong, WSJ; Also see, Crypto Ponzi Scheme Took Major League Baseball Players And Families For Millions, Justin Rohrlich, Quartz

Must Read – Ten Facts Investors Need To Know To Achieve Investment Success, Scott MacKillop, Advisor Perspectives

Building The Global ‘Perfect Storm’ Portfolio, Updated 2/20/20, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money

Ray Dalio’s Asset Allocation Formula

Ray Dalio’s All-Weather Portfolio (video, left; chart, right), Cooper Academy Investing

What Is The QQQ ETF? Emily Norris, Investopedia

The New Rules For Figuring How Much House You Can Really Afford, Shaina Mishkin, Money

10 Macro Themes To Watch In 2020, Scott Minerd, Guggenheim

Why Many Millionaires Don’t Feel Rich, Stephanie Taylor Christensen, Investopedia

Lazy Portfolio ETF – Different ETF Portfolio Options, with alternative choices for risk, Lazy Portfolio

Many Believe Long Running Bull Market Is Overvalued

How Coronavirus May Affect Your Investments (video, right), CNBC

Must See – Tesla: $15K By 2024? Or $1500K? Catherine Wood Speaks Again, CNBC; Also see, Autonomous Tech Will Drive Tesla To $7K In 5 Years, Bloomberg Tech

Also see, Tesla Still Undervalued: ARK Management, Yahoo Finance

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Expect Tesla To Calm Down In The Future, Dan Caplinger, Motley Fool

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This Week:

Bitcoin Up And Solidifying, 2/14/20 2:45 pm pst

Practical Use Makes Cryptocurrency Valuable: Top 5 Usable Altcoins, Mary Ann Callahan, Data Driven Investor

Bitcoin Price Loves Valentine’s As Historic Data Favors Bulls, Tiago Vidal, Cointelegraph

Jack Dorsey Backed Lightning Labs Raises $10 Million To Build Visa Network For Bitcoin, Michael del Castillo, Forbes

Bitcoin Price Suddenly Drops Close To $10K After 10.5K Rejection, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

How To Buy Bitcoin, Luke Fortney, Investopedia

How Ethereum At $200 Will Be Bigger Than Five Figure Bitcoin, Martin Young, Bitcoinist

A Bitcoin ETF Will Not Be Approved This Year Most 2020 Survey Respondents Say, The Block Crypto

Previous Weeks:

BTC’s January 2020 Climb

Bitcoin Halving Just 100 Days Away, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

As Bitcoin Fails To Break Out, This Minor Crypto Has Surged By 400%, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Elliot Wave Analysis Suggest Bitcoin Should Break $14,000 By Mid-2020, NewsBTC

Bitcoin’s Price History, John Edwards, Investopedia

Bitcoin ‘Halving’ Coming Up This Spring

Must Read: The Invisible Global Currency That’s 24 Times Bigger Than Bitcoin, Stephen McBride, Forbes

Bitcoin Re-accumulation Phase Has Begun But It Must Drop To This Level First, Joseph Young, Cryptoslate

Bitcoin Heads Into February In Historically Bullish Territory, Omkar Godbole, Coindesk

Bitcoin Will Double In 2020, According To Leading Research Firm, Martin Young, Beincrypto; Also see, Crypto Predictions For 2020; Scorecard For 2019, Paul Veradittakit, Coindesk; Also see, Will Ethereum Be The ‘Investment Of The Decade’? – If It Follows This Chart, Anton Lucien, Beincrypto; Also see, Why 2020 Will Bring Record Highs For Cryptocurrencies, Martin Young, Bitcoinist; Also see, Bitcoin Will Go Vertical In 2020, Emilio Janus, Bitcoinist; Also see, Heard Of Bitcoin Halving? It’s Set To Shake Markets in 2020, Reuters

What Will Bitcoin Do In 2020? (video, left) Bloomberg Tech

Cryptocurrencies Price And Market Cap, 1/10/20

Top Cryptos By Market Cap, 1/18/20

As Bitcoin Struggles This Cryptocurrency Up 500%, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

6 Major Central Banks To Collaborate On Digital Currency, Adrian Zmudzinski, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Breaking This Level Will Spark Parabolic Rally, NewsBTC

Bitcoin Price To Hit $15K Says CEO Of Investment Fund, Bitcoinist

If You Had Purchased $100 Of Bitcoin In 2011, Damian Davila, Investopedia

The Three Largest Cryptocurrencies, Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives

All Cryptocurrencies Ranked, Coinmarketcap

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How To Improve Your Finances In 2020 (video, left), JPM

Must Read: How China Will Take Over The World, Tatiana Koffman, Forbes

Must See – Mark Cuban On Amazon and The Importance Of AI: FANG Has An AI Advantage (video, right), CNBC

Worst Thing Investors Could Do Right Now Is Sell, Stephanie Landsman, CNBC

Must Read: The Difference Between Investing And Speculation (10 Investing Rules), Lance Roberts, Advisor Perspectives

Quote: “Understanding that all things are cyclical suggests that after long price increases, investments become more prone to declines than further advances….However, a very high priced stock CAN be cheap.”

Most Popular Stocks Among 30 Somethings

Must Read: There’s Only One Stock Millennials Prefer Over Amazon And Tesla, Shawn Langlois, MarketWatch

How 2019’s Market Tops Parallels Time Right Before 2008 Financial Crisis, Real Vision Finance

Ray Dalio’s ‘Holy Grail’ Of Investing In 5 Minutes (video, right), Investopedia

This Is Now The Best Bull Stock Market Ever, Yun Li, CNBC

Quote: “The most outstanding feature of this cycle since 2008 is always going to be fear,” says Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at The Leuthold Group.”

Fed Chair: US Debt On An Unsustainable Path, USA Today

A Growing Club Of Powerful Countries Abandoning US Dollar, Eustance Huang, CNBC

CS Commentary: If the end of the dollar is a concern see, Evaluating the Arguments For The Demise Of The Dollar. This 2015 article is still relevant today.

I Wrote A Popular Piece On ‘Lessons From The Madoff Fraud’, Then I Got Scammed – Here’s Why, Seaborn Hall, Medium

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

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

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America’s Expiration Date – 2026? Cal Thomas, Fox News


Data Shows Boys Are Falling Behind (video, left), Tucker Carlson, Fox News/no one

Why Are We So Shocked By The Latest Sexually Charged Super Bowl Halftime Show? Michael Brown, Charisma

Must Read – Coronavirus: Death Of Doctor Li Wenliang Rocks China, Gordon G. Chang, Gatestone Institute

5 Reasons Singles Don’t Need To Be Bitter About Valentine’s Day, Caroline D’Agati, The Federalist

Jussie Smollett Indicted: Why Did It Take This Long? Yael Halon, Fox News

Record High Optimism On Personal Finances In US, RJ Reinhart, Gallup; Also see, Dave Ramsey Gives Wife Empty Envelope For Valentine’s Day, The Babylon Bee; Also see, Updated Valentine Cards Now Include Long Form For Consent, The Babylon Bee

Coronavirus, Live Updated Map, John Hopkins University


Coronavirus Named COVID-19 (video, left), BBC News

Must See – MedCram Coronavirus Epidemic Update #17 (video, right), MedCram

CS Commentary: These videos might be a little technical, but are none the less, fascinating. This one explains why there has been a recent bump in virus numbers – probably nothing to be alarmed about because the bump relates to methodology, not actual increased spread – then it explains the importance of duration and efficiency of sleep in combatting viruses. The major news media just caught up with the information presented here – but, a day late.

13 Coronavirus Cases In The US – Where They Are And What You Need To Know, Evie Fordham, Fox Business

Coronavirus Epidemic Update #18 (video, left), MedCram

CS Coronavirus Update: As of today, 2/15/20, the coronavirus is considered a global pandemic by many, but outside of China spread and number of cases, particularly in the US, is expected to be limited – though because of the spread and secrecy in China this is not certain. Global cases are 67,192+, and still rising, with current globally reported deaths around 1527+, though there are conflicting reports and actual cases and deaths may be much higher. That said, the good news is that the R naut, the rate of spread, now seems to be declining. See this link for bi-daily updates. Part of the discrepancy of reported cases is China’s penchant for under-reporting, or in many cases, falsifying numbers. According to at least one report, China has more cases of Coronavirus than it did of SARS. SARS occurred in 2002-03. Any useful vaccine for the virus will not be ready for mass distribution for at least one year, though there is hope that two medicines already in use for HIV and Malaria might be effective now. Mortality rate presently estimated around 2%, though so far 20% of cases with outcome have resulted in death. Some experts believe the true infected rate may be as high as 100,000 which would mean that 2000 people may have died. SARS mortality rate was 10%; but, flu has a much lower mortality rate of about .5% and kills many more people a year, so control of this virus is mandatory. Flu has already infected 19 million globally this season and killed approximately 10,000. There are likely more than the reported cases/deaths of Coronavirus in some Asian countries. The Coronavirus is not expected to peak in China until April/May. The danger of future spread is primarily to Developing Nations. The US State Department has advised against all travel to China. See more below.

Must See – We’re At A Pandemic Now, Next 2-3 Weeks Critical For US (Experts Explain How The Virus May Spread) (video, left), CNBC

Coronavirus: The Latest From Beijing (video, right), CNBC

Update: CDC Home Pages On Coronavirus; Also see here; Also see, CDC Updated Global Map On Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus, CDC


Oscars 2020: Will Ferrell And Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Best Act Of The Night (video, left), ABC; For full clip see here

Oscars: The Complete Winners List, The Hollywood Reporter

2020 Oscars: Netflix Underperforms, ‘Parasite’ Shines, Joaquin Phoenix Stands Up For Cows, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist

Why You Should See This Christian Comedy This Valentine’s Day, Stephen Strang, Charisma

20 Inspiring And Intriguing Films To Look Forward To In 2020, Josh Shepherd, The Federalist

Kurt Warner Movie In The Works From ‘I Can Only Imagine’ Team, Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter


Billboard Hot 100 Top Songs In 9 Minutes, 2/15/20 (video, left), The Testee

Angelina Jordan Sings ‘Good-bye Yellow Brick Road’, AGT Champions 2020

Singer Demi Lovato Says She’s Focusing On Her Relationship With The Lord, Movieguide

Marcileto Pornoy, From The Philippines, True Life ‘August Rush,’  America’s Got Talent, Champions 2020

Loretta Lynn Says Country Music Is ‘Dead’, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist


Howie Long On Blessing And Burden Of NFL Father-Son Relationships (video, left), The Herd

Chiefs Have To Stay ‘Humble’: Andy Reid, The Herd

Andy Reid’s Masterpiece, How The Chiefs Came Back And The 49ers Blew It, Bill Barnwell, ESPN; Also see, Colin Cowherd: Jimmy Garoppolo Better Than Tom Brady In First Super Bowl, Scott Edwards, Jr., NESN

Twenty Bold (And Not So Bold) Predictions For NFL 2020, Sheil Kapadia, The Athletic

Super Bowl HalfTime Show Reduces Chance Of Wardrobe Malfunction By Eliminating Most Of Wardrobe, The Babylon Bee


Google Maps Is Getting A Big Update On Android And IPhone, Here’s What’s New, Todd Haselton, CNBC


Delta One Suites Now On All 777’s, the points guy

Google Flights Is Increasingly Dominant, Sends Surge To American And Delta, Christopher Zara, Fast Company

How To Avoid Coronavirus On Flights: Forget Masks Expert Says, Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg


Narcos: Mexico, Season 2, Official Trailer (video, left), Netflix

Rush Limbaugh on Joaquin Phoenix’s Wacky Oscar Speech And His Own Cancer, Amanda Prestigiacomo, The Daily Wire

Oscar Ratings Hit An All-Time Low, Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter

The Biggest Flops In Television History, Craig Donofrio, Work And Money

Quotes Of The Month:

“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” —Thomas Sowell, Stanford Professor

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