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Kobe’s 2016 Investment Advice To NBA Players (video, left), CNBC

Daily Life In China And Global Economic Impact Amidst Coronavirus Crisis (video, right), CNBC

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

The Main Reason For The Stock Market’s Decline Is Not The Coronavirus, Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch

SEC: Broker Stole $2.4 Million From Clients, Patrick Donachie, Wealth Management; Also see, SEC Charges Philadelphia Advisor With $100 Million Fraud, Wealth Management

The Inverting Yield Curve Is About More Than Recession This Time, Worrachate/McCormack, Bloomberg

10 Month Treasury vs 3 Month Treasury: About More Than Recession This Time

S&P 500 vs The Shiller CAPE Ratio

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

Boston’s Middle Class Is Doomed, Thomas Stackpole, Boston Magazine

Mark Cuban Says Here’s How You’ll Know The Stock Rally Is Over, Kevin Stankiewicz, CNBC

CS Commentary: We disagree with Cuban. We have said repeatedly that the Bull Market will not be over until a crisis occurs in Spain. Spain will bring Europe down – Europe will bring the US down.

The Market May Be Overbought But This Is Not 1999, Fear & Greed Trader, Seeking Alpha

Amazon Tops $1Trillion As Era Of Big Profits Continues, WSJ

Market Sells Off On Fears Of Coronavirus – Is That All It Is? (video, left), CNBC

Germany Says Huawei Poses Military Intelligence Threat (video, right), One America News

Here’s How The DOW And S&P 500 Tend To Perform The Year Following Gains Of Over 20%, Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

How To Invest $10,000 And Turn It Into $1 Million, Rebecca Lake, Yahoo Finance

Three Money Mistakes To Avoid In Your 30’s, According To Experts, Anna Hecht, CNBC

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

BTC And Other Crypto’s, Price And Market Cap, 1/31/20

Bitcoin And Major Cryptos On 1/29/20

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 Price Pulls Back To $9.2K, BTC Realized CAP Hits All-Time High, Allen Scott, Cointelegraph

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

Previous Weeks:

Top Cryptos Price And Market Cap, 1/24/20

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

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

Current Price Of Top 5 Crypto’s (By Market Cap), 1/04/20

Cryptocurrencies Price And Market Cap, 1/10/20

These Major Altcoins Could Rocket Higher As Crypto Markets Build Strength, Cole Petersen, Cryptoslate

Bitcoin On Brink Of Going Parabolic – Here Are Levels To Watch, NewsBTC

Bitcoin Bulls Are Ignoring One Big Problem, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Ethereum Price To Hit $10,000 In Next Bull Run Crypto Trader Claims, U.Today

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

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.”

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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Books:

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

Culture:

Coronavirus May Have Originated In Wuhan Market (video, left), 1/29/20, CBS News

Coronavirus Compared To The Flu: So Far, Not That Bad, Center For Disease Control (Also see, Health/Fitness/Relationships, below)

America’s Top 5 Deadliest Cities, Morgan Phillips, Fox News

US Learned From Ebola, But Nowhere Near As Prepared For Coronavirus, Alltucker/Innes/Robinson, USA Today

75 Years Ago Audie Murphy’s Heroism And Insane Bravery Won Him The Medal Of Honor, Jared Keller, Task And Purpose

Here’s What Happened In The Minutes Before Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Crash, Toropin/Yan, CNN

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

How Did The 1918 Flu Pandemic Start? Could We Have Another One? (video, left), ABC News

Latest Update, 1/30/20 -Coronavirus: Comparison To Ebola – Still A Lot Of Unknowns (video, right), CNBC

CS Commentary: As of today, 1/31/20, the coronavirus has appeared in at least one other nation, The Philippines, and is present in at least 4 US States: AZ, CA, WA, and IL. Global cases (chart below) may be as high as 10,000+ though confirmed cases are around 8000+ with current globally reported deaths around 212+, though there are conflicting reports. 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. Mortality rate presently estimated between 2% and 3%. 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. The US State Dept has now advised against all travel to China. See more below in Movies.

Coronavirus: Most Common Symptoms

Confirmed Global Cases Over 10,000; Forecasted Deaths Before It’s Over? A High Of Over 7,000

Coronavirus, 1/29/20: Update From Inside China On The Virus And Comparison To SARS, BBC

Update: Behind The Global Race To Contain China’s Killer Bug, Yahoo/Bloomberg

Update: CDC Home Pages On Coronavirus; Also see here

CDC Updated Global Map On Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus, CDC

CS Commentary: We don’t know why this map does not include the Philippines, since global media have reported for several days several confirmed cases in Manila and Visaya, near Cebu.

Coronavirus Cases: Map Of The US Where Cases Are Confirmed, NBC

What You Should Know About Flu Antiviral Drugs, Center For Disease Control

Movies:

Update, 1/26/20: Contagion, 2011, Trailer (video, left), Warner Bros

CS Commentary (updated, 1/26/20 9 pm, pct): In light of the Coronavirus, we recommend this 2011 Steven Soderbergh film on a global pandemic. Rotten Tomatoes gives it an 84% critic, and a 63% audience rating. The plot thins out some towards the end, but there is much insight on how a virus spreads, the panic it can cause, and how to protect yourself. The very end shows the ‘patient zero’ cause. 

Sundance Film Festival Day 5, A. A. Dowd, AV Club

The Highest Grossing Spy Movies Of All Time, Briana Hansen, Work And Money

Music:

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

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

Top 40 Popular Songs, 2020 (video, left), Love Music

There Was A Time When The Devil Had Me: Kanye West Ministers To 12,000 At Youth Conference, Andrea Morris, CBN

Sports: 

Update, 1/29/20: Aviation Expert: Low Fog, Rising Terrain And ‘Get-There-Itis’ A Common Cause Of Helicopter Accidents, Likely Killed Kobe (video, left), 1067 The Fan

Super Bowl Gambling Guide, The Athletic

The Astros Stole Signs In 2017 – Part Of A Much Larger Issue For Baseball, Rosenthal/Drellich, The Athletic

Tech:

Microsoft’s Sneaky[?] Plan To Switch Chrome Searches From Google To Bing, Jim Salter, Arstechnica

Amazon Wants To Turn Your Hand Into A Credit Card, Emma Newburger, CNBC

Travel:

Delta Introducing Innovative First Class Seat, Ben (Lucky), One Mile At A Time; Also see, Delta vs American: Domestic First Class, Jay Singh, Simple Flying; Also see, American And Delta Were World’s Largest Airlines For 2019, Edward Russell, The Points Guy

Best Credit Cards For Airport Lounge Access 2020, Katie Genter, The Points Guy

The Best And Worst Airlines Of 2019 (video, left), WSJ

Must Read: Airport Revenues Soar After Allowing Travelers To Pay To Turn Off CNN, Babylon Bee

TV/Streaming:

Must See – The False Narrative Of White Privilege At CNN (video, left), Fox News; Also see, CNN Unveils New Format Where Anchors Watch Fox News And Yell At It, Babylon Bee

Leah Remini Inks First Look Deal With Critical Content, Nellie Andreeva, Deadline

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

Netflix’s Rating Methodology Means Viewers Have No Idea How Popular Any Shows Really Are, Rick Porter, THR

Quotes Of The Month:

Noscitur a sociis, (Latin, for “a word is known by the company it keeps”) – Explanation: When a word is ambiguous, its meaning may be determined by reference to the rest of the statute.

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