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US Stocks Rally Wednesday After Fed Leaves Rates Untouched (video, left), Fox Business

Facebook Shares Rise After Profits Beat Expectations (video, right), Fox Business

Payrolls Surge By 305,000 Smashing Estimates Despite Government Shutdown, Jeff Cox, CNBC

US Stocks Post Best January In 30 Years, Suzanne O’Halloran, Fox News; Also see, Stocks Post Best January Since 1987 As S&P 500 Climbs 7.9%, CBS

Could Bitcoin Still Go To $25K? (video, left), Fox Business

Nvidia Leader In Crypto Related Market Share, Synopsys For AI (video, right), CNBC

Elite Meeting In Davos Is A Contra-Indicator: Stock Markets Likely To Soar In 2019, Scott Minerd, Guggenheim

Editor’s Choice


Cyber Threats: The U.S. Is More Vulnerable Than Ever (video, left), Judge Jeannine Piro, Fox News Insider

Art Laffer On The Fed And The Economy Going Forward (video, right), Varney & Co, Fox Business

DOW Jumps After Fed Says It Will Be Patient With Rate Hikes, Fred Imbert, CNBC

Signs Economy Could Slow But Not Reverse, United Capital

Critics Say Bitcoin Is Like Tech Stocks, Why Experts Disagree And Its More Like Gold, NewsBTC

How Will Markets React To China Trade Deal? (video, left) Fox Business

Former Top Hedge Fund Manager Has Worst Year Ever In 2018, Down Over 30% – Here’s Why, Yun Li, CNBC

Is Facebook A Toxic Investment? (video, right) Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

The Next Economic Downturn Is What Scares Me The Most: Ray Dalio, Sam Meredith, CNBC

Cryptocurrency


Bitcoin Drops Amid Crypto Volatility (video, left), Bloomberg

NASDAQ Is Now Working With 7 Crypto Exchanges, Michael del Castillo, Forbes

Ethereum vs. Bitcoin: What’s The Difference? (video, left) CNBC

Avoid These Exchanges If You Want To Keep Your Bitcoins, Christina Comben, Bitcoinist

The Eight Most Popular Cryptocurrency Transactions Are Not What You Would Expect, Jason Bloomberg, Forbes

Bitcoin Will Go To Zero: Davos Comments, Arjun Kharpal, CNBC

The Next Step In Bitcoin’s Evolution: Big Money Investors Move In, Aparna Narayanan, IBD; Also see, The Blockchain Technology Revolution Is About To Remake The Stock Market, Alan R. Elliott, IBD; Also see, The Ultimate 10 Step Guide To Crypto Investing, Jack Dossman, Medium; Also see, The Three Largest Cryptocurrencies, January 2019, Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives

Bitcoin Price May 2017 to Jan 2019

Top Cryptocurrencies January 2019

Common Crypto Scams And How To Avoid Them, Jack Dossman, Medium

 

Updates On DIG


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

Agent Appears To Back Up Arbitrade/DIG Gold Title Claim, Scott O’Neil, The Royal Gazette; Also see, Finance Guru Ronnie Moas Digs For $10 Billion In Crypto Gold, Mitchell Moos, Crypto Slate, January 2019

CS Commentary: We don’t believe this really changes anything. See our article above.

DIG Crypto Price Since April 2018

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

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


More Wealth Will Be Created In The Next 20 Years Than Ever Before (video, left), Phillip Anderson (2012)

How The Real Estate Cycle Works (video, right), Phillip Anderson

Art Laffer: Economic Damage From Shutdown Reversible, Fox Business

Is It Possible To Grow Wealth In America Today?, Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

Mark Cuban: How To Start A Small Business (video, left), Bloomberg

Media Researcher: Netflix Still Has Room To Grow (video, right), CNBC

Tech, The Big Picture: Here Are Three Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now, CNBC

The Public Does Not Understand: China Has Been Cheating U.S. For A Long Time, Mornings With Maria, Fox Business;

Is Netflix The Most Powerful Company In Media? (video, right), Fox Business

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

The New Space Race To The Moon, Curious Droid

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

Why Amazon Alexa And Google Assistant Are Becoming Omnipresent, CNBC

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

Common Sense Interpretation

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


New Research On The Value Of Global Diversification, Larry Swedroe, Advisor Perspectives

The Top 5 Reasons For The Current Market Correction, Updated 1/05/19, 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.

Here Are 3 Things You Can Do After Historic Market Volatility, Edelman Financial

Stanford Analysis Pokes Holes In FINRA Broker’s Check, Dianna Britton, Wealth Management

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

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

Ray Dalio’s Hedge Fund Posted 15% Gain After Calling Economic Slowdown, Leslie Picker, CNBC; Also see, Dalio Says Go Counter-Cyclical, Market Realist; Also see, Dalio and Buffet: What To Do When Stocks Get Battered, Market Realist

Billionaire Ray Dalio Shares A 3-Step Formula For Anyone To Start Investing, Ali Montag, CNBC

Ray Dalio’s Asset Allocation Formula

How To Find A Financial Advisor, Michaela Cavallaro, Barron’s

Why Is America So Rich? (video, right) Prager U

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 Secret Life Of Real Estate And Banking, Phillip Anderson

Safe & Secure: 10 Essential Steps For Seniors To Protect Against Financial Abuse, Fran Tarkenton

Culture:

The Truth About El Chapo’s Stunning Wife (video, left), Nicki Swift

Oprah Winfrey Says One Thing Separates People Who Are Successful From Those Who Only Dream, Jeff Haden, Inc.

Former CIA Officer Teaches You How To Spot A Lie, Digaday, You Tube

America’s Favorite Valentine Candy Is Unavailable This Year, Amelia Lucas, CNBC

Health/Fitness:

How A Sick Chimp Led To A Global Pandemic: The Rise Of HIV (AIDS) (video, left), SciShow

Keto Diet And Diabetes: Do They Work Well Together? Annie Price, CHHC, Dr. Axe

The Best Diet To Fight Cancer, Newsmax Health

Oprah Winfrey Surprised Guests At Pasadena Restaurant, Liset Marquez, Pasadena Star News

Movies:

74 Years Ago Audie Murphy, Future Film Star, Earned The Medal Of Honor With Insane Bravery, Jared Keller, Task And Purpose

2019 Oscar Nominations Unveiled (video, left), Washington Post

11 New Film Trailers For Early 2019, Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge

Film Reviews: ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ & ‘The Upside,’ Fox News

Music:

Peter Jackson Signs On For New Beatles Film Using ‘Let It Be’ Outtakes, Chris Willman, Variety

Bradley Cooper Makes Surprise Appearance At Lady Gaga’s Las Vegas Show, Lexy Perez, Hollywood Reporter

Sports:

Why 49ers Passed Over Tom Brady In NFL Draft & Patriots Picked Him Up #199th (Or, Who Is Giovanni Carmazzi?) (video, left), You Tube

How To Watch The 2019 Super Bowl, CBS; Also see, Super Bowl 2019: 53 Things To Know, Sean Wagner-McGough, CBS Sports

Concern Around NFL That Four Referees In NFC Championship Game Came From Southern California, Adam Schefter, ESPN

Quote: “In the opinion of many around the football world, this was the most high-profile blown call in NFL history….the officiating crew was shown a replay of Robey-Coleman plowing into Lewis before the ball arrived, and the room went quiet….They knew they missed the call….In another interesting twist, before the conference title game, Rams fans launched a petition to prevent [head referee] Vinovich from working their team’s game because Los Angeles had gone 0-8 in games that Vinovich had officiated since 2012.”

I’m So Sick Of The NFL’s Arrogance, I Can’t Watch This Year’s Super Bowl, Christopher Jacobs, The Federalist

Matt Ryan Says ‘No Ceiling’ For What They Can Do Under New OC, Will McFadden, Atlanta Falcons

Travel:

Why Experts Believe The Disappearance Of Malaysian Flight MH370 Was Murder-Suicide (video, left), 60 Minutes Australia

Why Netflix Content Is Different Abroad, Eric Rosenberg, Investopedia

10 Mistakes To Avoid On Your First Trip Abroad, Jessica Scott, Discoverer; Also see, Everything I’d Wish I’d Known Before Moving To A New Country, Fiona, Discover

The Best And Worst Airlines And Airports Of 2018, Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg; Also see, The Best And Worst U.S. Airlines In 2018, Julian Mark Kheel, The Points Guy; Also see, The Best Airline Travel Cards Of 2019, Jason Steele, The Points Guy

TV/Streaming:

TV Review: Marvelous Ms. Maisel – Brosnahan Shines, Hollywood Reporter

The Last Kingdom: 5 Things Accurate, 5 Things Not About The Series, Matthew Cohen, Screen Rant; Also see, Ten Best Historical Dramas To Stream On Netflix, Danyell Marshall, Screen Rant

CS Commentary: We don’t necessarily agree with the order or the choices, but some interesting ideas.

The Top 7 Streaming Shows On Netflix and Other Services This Week, Travis Clark, Business Insider

The Magicians’ Latest Season Is Just As Spellbinding As Ever, Libby Emmons, The Federalist

What’s Coming And Going From Netflix In February 2019, Nick Douglas, Lifehacker

‘Suits’ Renewed For 9th And Final Season At USA Network, Joe Otterson, Variety

Quotes Of The Month:

“Maybe some people can wake up and play PlayStation all day, but that’s never been me.” – Tom Brady, Patriots QB

“The only thing I ever wanted to be was a professional football player.” – Tom Brady, Patriots QB

“All I do is work out. Oh my God! Half my life is spent in a gym somewhere, sweating.” – Tom Brady, Patriots QB

 

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