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CS has misinterpreted and misevaluated some aspects of the 2020 Election and results. In an attempt to be and do better we will evaluate our process and conclusions over the next several weeks on these pages, beginning on the Home, Politics, and Spiritual Life pages.

We have done fairly well 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.


Jeffery Gundlach: Inflation Could Be A Massive Game-Changer (video, left), Fast Money, CNBC

Markets Won’t Be as Ebullient in 2021: Ray Dalio (video, right), Bloomberg Markets and Finance

Cathie Wood: Bitcoin ETF Approval Unlikely Till Cap Reaches $2 Trillion – Near Term Price Increase by $40K Likely, Danny Nelson, Coindesk

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

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

Got $3000? Three Tech Stocks To Make $1 Million On, Keith Noonan, The Motley Fool

We Increased Our Net Worth By $1 Million in 6 Years and Retired Early, Amy L. Blacklock, CNBC

Elon Musk’s Ex-Chief Engineer Creates A New Car and Says it Beats Tesla, Alan Ohnsman, Forbes

ARKK ETF over the last year vs its 200-Day Moving Average

ARK Invest ETF Performance March-April 2020 to Present

Gamestop: Payne vs. Gasparino and Payne threatens to Walk Out, Fox Business

CS Commentary: Great example of why we never watch Cavuto’s show. Payne’s show comes on at 11 am pst and is a great one.

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

Cramer: 7 Rules For Investors At A Critical Point in the Markets, Tyler Clifford, CNBC

5 Undervalued Innovative Stocks, Susan Dziubinski, Morningstar

ARKK Inflow Alert, NASDAQ.com

Jim Cramer’s 5G Essential Stocks, Tyler Clifford, CNBC

Will Virgin Galactic Go Hypersonic? Chris DeMuth, Jr., Seeking Alpha; Also see, Virgin Galactic on Track for Record High, Claudia Assis, MarketWatch

Virgin Galactic Chairman: Bitcoin Going to $100K, then $150K, then $200K (video, left), CNBC

Chamath Palihapitiya: I Am a Buffett Disciple, But He’s Wrong About Bitcoin (video, right), CNBC

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

Guggenheim CIO Says Bitcoin Could Hit $600,000, Tanzeel Akhtar, Coindesk; Also see, Institutional Demand Can’t Support $300K Bitcoin Price Short Term: Guggenheim, Bloomberg

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:

Impact of Corporate Allocations on BTC/USD Price, Source: ARK Invest

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

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

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

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

Van Eck Proposes ETF for Bitcoin Once Again, Brady Dale, Coindesk

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

Bitcoin Hits $25K For First Time Ever, Approaches Higher Levels, Kevin Reynolds, Coindesk

Ripple (XRP) Gets Heat From Regulators – Several Exchanges De-list It, NIkhilesh De, Coindesk

Grayscale Trust Key To Bitcoin Price: JP Morgan, Rakesh Sharma, Investopedia

Scaramucci’s Skybridge Bitcoin Fund Launches with $25 Million, Kevin Helms, Bitcoin

Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Says Bitcoin Worth $400,000, Bloomberg

Grayscale Weighs in On Bitcoin All-Time High (video, left), CNBC/Bitcoin

Jim Cramer Bought Bitcoin, While Nicely Off From Top, in the $17,000’s, Turner Wright, Cointelegraph

Four Big Reasons Bitcoin Belongs in Your Portfolio, Coindesk

IRS Setting Trap For Bitcoin Investors on 2020 Tax Form, Janna Herron, Yahoo Money

Why the Winklevoss Twins Think Bitcoin’s Rally is Different This Time, Abigail Ng, CNBC

$50K Bitcoin in 2021? Nathaniel Whittmore, Coindesk

Institutional Money May Propel Bitcoin to $250K in One Year’s Time, Marco Castrovilli, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Hitting $200K by December 2021 is Now Conservative, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Citibank Exec Says Bitcoin Will Trade at $318,000 By End of 2021, Terence Zimwawa, Bitcoin News

Nine Bitcoin Charts That Clarify The Current Run-up In Price, Nic Carter, Medium

Ray Dalio Believes Nations Will Outlaw Bitcoin if Price Keeps Rising, Joseph Young, Cointelegraph

Citibank Exec Says Bitcoin Will Trade at $318,000 By End of 2021, Terence Zimwawa, Bitcoin News

Is Bitcoin’s Rally Overstretched? This Key Indicator Says No, Omkar Godbole, Coindesk

Bitcoin Surges To Highest Since July 2019 After Pay Pal Embrace, Valdana Hajric, Bloomberg

Former Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Manager: Bitcoin Will Surge To $1 Million – Here’s Why, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Hedge Fund Billionaire Tudor Says Bitcoin Rally On In First Inning, Zack Voell, Coindesk

Still So Early – 7% Of Americans Have Bought Bitcoin, Study Finds, Joseph Young, Cointelegraph

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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:

Former FBI Agent Explains How To Read Body Language (video, left), Tradecraft, WIRED

The Covid Virus May Prompt The Body To Attack Itself, Brenda Goodman, WebMD

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.

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

Taxes By State

2020’s Tax Burden by State, Adam McCann, Wallet Hub

Top Marginal State Income Tax Rates 2020, Tax Foundation

Tithe Money Funded Hillsong Pastors Luxurious Lifestyle: Former Members, Hannah Frishberg, NY Post

Celebrity Pastor Carl Luntz’s Lover Tells All: ‘I Was A Drug to Him’, Hannah Frishberg, NY Post

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

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Tom Brady’s Ex Reacts to his Super Bowl Trip (video, left), Nikki Swift

Sex Trafficking is not what you Think, TED Talks

10 Unusual Symptoms of Covid-19, Cleveland Clinic

Covid-19 Vaccine 101: FAQ’s, Kathleen Doheny, WebMD

CDC Panel: No Covid-19 Vaccine Safety Surprises, Brenda Goodman, 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:

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

What’s Come Out About Alan Rickman Since He Died (video, left), Looper

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

Laura Cox, ‘Money For Nothing’, Dire Straits Guitar Intro (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 LV Preview (video, left), NFL

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

Falcons Lose, Raheem Morris is not the Answer, Need to Draft QB, Jeff Schultz, The Athletic

Matt Ryan, Calvin Ridley Among Top Five at Positions By Yardage, Matt Urben, Falcon Wire

Falcons Future Structure to be based on Candidates, D. Orlando Ledbetter, AJC

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:

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

Delta Devalues Skymiles Again, Partner Miles Skyrocket, Andrew Kunesh, The Points Guy

Jet Blue’s New Seats Are Like Mattresses for Your Butt, Elizabeth Segran, Fast Company

15 Easy Ways to Earn More Delta Skymiles in 2021, Andrew Kunesh, The Points Guy

Which Delta Choice Benefit Should You Pick For a Pandemic Travel Year? Andrew Kunesh, The Points Guy

TV/Streaming:

‘The Queen’s Gambit’, Will There Be a Season 2? – Star speaks on Where it’s Going, Anthony D’Alessandro, Deadline

Yellowstone 1883, Prequel Super Bowl Teaser Announced, Joe Rutland, Outsider

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

Kevin Costner’s New Show ‘National Parks’ Given Green Light by ABC, Quentin Blount, Outsider

The Expanse, Original Trailer, Season 1 (video, left), SYFY; Also see, The Expanse: Inside The Most Riveting TV Sequence This Year, Steve Greene, Indie Wire

CS Commentary: The Expanse (video trailer above) might be the best sci-fi series on TV or film since 1977’s ‘Star Wars’ or 1979’s ‘Alien’ or the ‘Star Trek’ TV series. Smart, well-written, well-cast, well-acted, and smartly filmed with great use of digital special effects its probably the most convincing and engrossing sci-fi, futuristic story of decades. Even if you normally aren’t attracted to science-fiction, you should check this one out. Amazon Prime, possibly Netflix. CS Grade: A

Fauda, Season 2, Official Trailer, Netflix; Also see, What is Fauda? Welcome to Netflix Sensation You May Not Be Watching, The Wrap; Also see, The Best Series on Netflix May Not Be Back Till 2022? Ouch!, D.J. Rivera, Netflix Life 

Quotes Of The Month:

“When you fall, I’ll be there to catch you.” — The Floor

“Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” — Norman Cousins

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