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Must See – Coronavirus Underestimated: Business Slowdown Peak May Be A Month Ahead (video, left), CNBC

Must See – Tesla: Still Undervalued – ARK Investment Management CEO (video, right), Bloomberg

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

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

Must Read – GMO: Get Out Of US Equities And Into Emerging Markets, James Montier/Robert Huebscher, Advisor Perspectives

CS Commentary: Note the author’s comment early on in the article. Though GMO has a good, historical reputation it has been largely wrong on US equities over the last decade. Perhaps now the trend is finally changing? CS is not so sure. Our advice? Don’t bet against Trump.

Bull vs Bear – It Is Best To Stay Invested

What Happens If You Miss The Best Days In The Stock Market

Crypto Ponzi Scheme Took Major League Baseball Players And Families For Millions, Justin Rohrlich, Quartz

Coronavirus Will Paralyze China — El-Erian Warns Against Buying Dips, Matthew J. Belvedere, CNBC

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

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

Why Lower Rates Have Not Made Buying A New Home More Affordable, Sibile Marcellus, Yahoo Finance

Must See – Tesla: $15K By 2024? Or $1500K? Catherine Wood Speaks Again (video, left), CNBC; Also see, Autonomous Tech Will Drive Tesla To $7K In 5 Years, Bloomberg Tech; Also see, Tesla Still Undervalued: ARK Management, Yahoo Finance

Tesla: Elon Musk Is The ‘Thomas Edison’ Of Our Generation (video, right), Fox Business

The Rent Is Too Damn High — Even For Middle Income Americans, Jacob Passy, MarketWatch

Renting Is More Affordable Than Buying In Almost 50% Of The Nation, Jacob Passy, MarketWatch

This Is Where Rents Have Increased The Most Over The Last Decade. Hint: It’s Not NY Or SF, Jacob Passy, MarketWatch

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

Top Cryptos Price By Market Cap, 2/08/20

BTC’s January 2020 Climb

Bitcoin Halving Just 100 Days Away, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Price Targets $10K, Horus Hughes, 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

Previous Weeks:

Crypto Prices And Market Cap, 2/06/20

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 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

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

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

Top Cryptos By Market Cap, 1/18/20

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

Top Cryptocurrencies By Price And Market Cap, 1/03/20

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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Books:

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

Culture:

Must See, 2/06/20 – Coronavirus Epidemic Update #11: Existing Drugs Hold Promise To Stop Spread, (video, left) MedCram; Note: Also see videos below in Health/Relationships/Fitness

A Quick Compelling Bible Study For Those Who Don’t Read The Bible, Vol. 2, Mary Kahn Adams, Townhall

Democrats Claim Real Impeachment Has Never Been Tried, The Babylon Bee

Follower Of Joseph Smith Encourages Nation To Reject Morally Flawed Leaders, The Babylon Bee; Also see, Democrats In Chaos After Being Forced To Do Math For The First Time, The Babylon Bee

5 Ways That Giving Literally Makes You Happier, Josh Daffern, Patheos

Record High Optimism On Personal Finances In US, RJ Reinhart, Gallup

Coronavirus, Live Updated Map, John Hopkins University

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Must See, 2/06/20 – Coronavirus: Assume Containment In The US Will Fail And Virus Spread Worsens (video, left), CNBC; Note: Also see video above in Culture

Update, 2/05/20 – More Americans Evacuated As Virus Intensifies, 2/05/20 (video, right), CBS

Coronavirus Continues To Spread, But It Appears Less Lethal, Ben West, Stratfor

Synopsis: The public health threat is likely to ebb by the end of February, but travel and business disruptions will continue into March and possibly April.

China Virus: Wuhan Resident Copes – An Inside Look, Bloomberg; Also see, Coronavirus: Death Toll Rises, BBC

CS Commentary: As of today, 2/08/20, the coronavirus is considered a global pandemic by many, but spread and number of cases, particularly in the US, is expected to be limited. Global cases are 35,000+, and still rising, with current globally reported deaths around 730, though there are conflicting reports and actual cases and deaths may be much higher. 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%. 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. There are likely more than the reported cases/deaths in some Asian countries, for example, The Philippines, which only reports 3 deaths. The US State Dept has now advised against all travel to China. See more below in Movies.

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

How Does Coronavirus Spread? What Is The Threat? An Explanation (video, right), Arirang News

CS Synopsis: Peak in China may not be till mid-April.

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

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

Movies:

Kirk Douglas, Hollywood Icon And Star Of ‘Spartacus’ Dies At 103, Son Michael Douglas Confirms, Bryan Alexander, USA Today

Kirk Douglas: Best Hollywood Moments (video, left), Entertainment Tonight

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

Contagion, 2011, Trailer, 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. 

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

Music:

Angelina Jordan Sings ‘Good-bye Yellow Brick Road’ (video, left), 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

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: 

Chiefs Have To Stay ‘Humble’: Andy Reid, (video, left), The Herd

Andy Reid’s Masterpiece, How The Chiefs Came Back And The 49ers Blew It, Bill Barnwell, ESPN

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

Update, 2/03/20: Kansas City Chiefs Winning The Super Bowl Is A Sign Of Revival, Relevant

CS Commentary: We have not been able to find the primary prophecy from Bob Jones about this, so the reliance here is totally on what the article describes as Shawn Bolz’s report about what Bob Jones said – in other words, this is third hand information.

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:

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

This Is The Best Personal Delta American Express Card, Traveling With Miles

TV/Streaming:

Why Is Walter So Happy? (video, left) Jeff Dunham

Must See – The False Narrative Of White Privilege At CNN, 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

Quotes Of The Month:

“You have delivered up our holy German Fatherland to one of the greatest demagogues of all time. I solemnly prophesy that this accursed man will cast our Reich into the abyss and bring our nation to inconceivable misery. Future generations will damn you in your grave for what you have done.” — Erich von Ludendorff, World War I legend, to President Hindenburg, after he brought Hitler into the government

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