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JPM’s Jamie Dimon’s Views on Market Volatility: Decent Growth In 2019 (video, left), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

Market Volatility Through At Least March? (video, right) Fox Business

Major Wall Street Players Plan Exchange To Challenge NYSE And NASDAQ, Reuters

Amazon Takes Market Cap Crown, Cementing Tech Power, Fitzgerald/Ramkumar, WSJ

Is There A Bigger Risk Of Recession This Year Than Everyone Thinks? (video, left), Fox Business

Morgan Stanley: Why Markets Will Decline In 2019 (video, right), CNBC

Recency Bias: Resist The Temptation To React To Financial Headlines, Edelman Financial

Quote: “Its not enough to be right; you have to be right at the right time.”

Editor’s Choice

Contrary View: Investors Should Buy During Current Sell-Off (video, left), CNBC

2019: FANG Tech Stocks In More Realistic Territory, Bond Market Weak, China Matters (video, right), CNBC

The Biggest Problem For The Global Economy In 2019 – Not The US-China Trade War, Panos Mourdoukoutas, Forbes

Ray Dalio’s Asset Allocation Formula

Bond King Jeffrey Gundlach’s Forecast For 2019: Recession Unlikely, Robert Huebscher, Advisor Perspectives

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

Apple Must Slash IPhone Prices To Compete (video, below left), CNBC

What Does China Own In The US? (video, below right) CNBC

Raymond James CIO: This Is The Key To Stocks To Watch For In January 2019, CNBC

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.


9 Experts Forecast 2019 Cryptocurrency Market, CNBC

Bitcoin to $20,000 In 2019? (video, left) Bloomberg

Will Bitcoin Rebound In 2019? Bulls vs. Bears (video, right), Bloomberg

The Three Largest Cryptocurrencies, January 2019, Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives

Crypto Exchange Kraken Says US Subpoenas Are Becoming A Barrier To Entry, Yogita Khatri, Coindesk

The Final Leg To The Crypto Crash Is Coming, Clem Chambers, Forbes

Bitcoin’s Path to $5000 Faces Major Hurdle, Omkar Godbole, Coindesk

Agent Appears To Back Up Arbitrade/DIG Gold Title Claim, Scott O’Neil, The Royal Gazette

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

DIG Crypto Price Since April 2018

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

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

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

FBI Arrests ‘Crypto Bank’ CEO Who Embezzled ICO Funds, CCN; Also see, More Than 15% Of Crypto Projects Have Serious Red Flags According To Wall Street Journal, Melanie Kramer, CCN; Also see,Pump-And-Dump Schemes Become ‘Widespread’ As Crypto Market Remains Largely Unregulated, Stephen O’Neal, Cointelegraph; Also see, FINRA’s Cybersecurity Best Practices, Wealth Management

Bitcoin June 2016 – December 2018

Bitcoin December 2016 – December 2018 vs. Simple 200 Day Moving Average

Bitfinex, Ethfinex Add Four More USD Backed Stable Coins, Ana Alexandre, Cointelegraph; Also see, Kraken Adds Bitcoin Cash And Ripple Margin Trading, CCN

Launch Of Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Market By ICE May Get Postponed Again, Marc Hochstein, Coindesk

Ethereum Processing 1 Million Transactions Could Be A Reality Soon, Namrata Shukla, Amb Crypto

The Fed Wants No Part Of A National Cryptocurrency, Matthew De Silva, Quartz

Crypto Exchange Center Hong Kong’s New Regulations May Be Harmful To Crypto, Ana Berman, Cointelegraph

Winklevoss Twins Launch Trading App, ‘At Home’ in Crypto Winter, Marie Huillet, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Falls To Fresh Yearly Lows After Wild Swings – Here’s Why, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

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

1933: When Every Bank In America Closed (video, left), Dick Morris

Stephen Moore: Fed And Trade Tensions Are Causing Swings In The Market, CNBC

Steve Forbes On How To Deal With Recent Market Swings (video, right), Fox Business

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

Possible New Space Shuttle: Dreamchaser Flight Test, SciNews

Tech, The Big Picture: Here Are Three Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now (video, left), CNBC

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

Also see, Gordon Chang, China Expert: The Chinese Promise, But They Don’t Deliver, Fox Business

The Battery That Could Make Mass Solar And Wind Power Viable (video, right), CBS News

What’s Actually The Plane Of The Future, Wendover Productions, You Tube

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

Common Sense Interpretation

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

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

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

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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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


The Best Books Of 2018, Tipping Point, One America News


Lunar Eclipse Explained

Fox News Finishes 2018 As Highest Ranked Cable Network; ESPN 2nd, CNN 11th, Brian Flood, Fox News; Also see, MSNBC Tops Fox News In Ratings, Politico

CS Commentary: Fox News also had most of the top 10 shows. Fox Business beat CNBC for the second year straight. So why are we still forced to watch CNN in most airports, restaurants, and a lot of hotels? Please start complaining to the people in charge. As for the other, MSNBC, well, it was pre-Christmas. Conservatives were preparing for Christmas, liberals were going on with their lives as usual. Plus, this is Politico – we don’t trust that this is the whole story and will be looking for more.

January 6th Solar Eclipse First Of Six Eclipses In 2019 With ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ Up Next, Jamie Carter, Forbes

Study Reveals Entire Human Race Came From The Same Man And Woman, Fox News; Also seeCan Science Prove The Bible? Fox News

The Drama Triangle

Law Firm Love Triangle Ends Tragically, Part 1, Crime Watch; Also see, Part 2; Also see, Part 3; 

Also see, The Drama Triangle Explained. Lynne Forrest


The Triangle Of Victim, Rescuer, Persecutor – What It Is And How To Get Out, Linda Graham, MFT

12 California Wines To Make You Hoot and Holler, Megan Krigbaum, Food and Wine


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

New Film: This Is Us Star Unafraid To Be An ‘Uncool’ Christian In Hollywood, Lindsay Elizabeth, Faithwire

Christian Bale Thanked Satan For Helping Him Play Dick Cheney, Jessica Lancaster, Charisma; Also see, Christian Bale’s Words Come Closer To Truth Than Content Of ‘Vice,’ Michael Brown, Townhall

25 Movies To Look Forward To In 2019, David Sims, The Atlantic

Golden Globes 2019: Complete List Of Winners, The Wrap; Also see, Golden Globes: How The Awards Could Affect Oscar Voting, Scott Feinberg, Hollywood Reporter; Also see, Hollywood’s Hypocritical Politics Still Showed Up At The Golden Globes, Brad Slager, The Federalist

How Green Book Became One Of The Award Season’s Most Contentiously Debated Films, Scott Feinberg, Hollywood Reporter


Girls Like You, Maroon 5


Clemson Won The National Title By Handing Nick Saban His Most Humiliating Loss, Shaker Samman, The Ringer; Also see, Inside Nick Saban’s Night Of Incompetence, Pat Force, Yahoo Sports

‘Only God Can Orchestrate This:’ Clemson Coach Gives Glory To God In National Championship Victory, Steve Warren, CBN

Coach Kennedy On How Faith Ended His Football Career, The Daily Signal

Coaching Matters: Should Dan Quinn Still Be Head Coach Of The Atlanta Falcons? Mark Bradley, AJC; Also see, Atlanta Falcons Hire Offensive Coordinator: Why Dirk Koetter? Mark Bradley, AJC

19 Year Old Freshman Phenom Trevor Lawrence Is Already Dream QB Prototype, Adam Kramer, Bleacher Report


Why Airline Loyalty No Longer Makes Sense In 2019, One Mile At A Time; Also see, An American Airlines Flight Turned Back Halfway To Europe – The Question Is ‘Why?’, Chris Matyszczyk, Inc.com

How To Travel Like A Millionaire? Ask The Points Guy, Sheila Marikar, The New Yorker

18 Brilliant Ways To Save Money On Travel From People Who Do It All The Time, ThisInsider.com


Game Of Thrones, Season 8, Trailers, Release Date, & More, NME.com; Also see, First Look 2019 HBO Trailer, TV Guide

Kevin Spacey Makes First Court Appearance Over Nantucket Charge Of Alleged Sexual Assault, Tatiana Siegel, Hollywood Reporter

House Of Cards, Season 6, TV Review, Daniel Feinberg, Hollywood Reporter

CS Commentary: This reviewer didn’t see the whole season. The first half is as good as any through the series and its true, you don’t miss Frank (Kevin Spacey). But, then it devolves into a confusing, complex mess of sub-plots and truncated scenes that leave you wondering if you need to be a genius to follow the plot. Then you not only miss Spacey, but the good writing team that apparently came with him. It all comes together at the end – but very unsatisfactorily.

‘The Rookie’: An Under-The-Radar Success For ABC’s Go-To Guy, WSJ

CS Commentary: Like we previously said, one of the most guilty pleasures on network TV. Hope it lasts.

Quotes Of The Month:

[On The Drama Triangle, featured above]

“[Out of the triangle….]The only way to “escape” the drama triangle is to function as an “adult” and not participate in the game.” – John Goulet, MFT, Breaking the Drama Triangle

“The rescuer is the classic co-dependent, enabling, overly protective – the one who wants to “fix it.” Taking care of others may be the rescuer’s best game plan for getting to feel worthwhile. There’s no better way to feel important than to be a savior!” – Linda Graham, MFT

“Self-accountability is the only way off the [drama triangle] grid for the persecutor. There has to be some kind of breakthrough to them to own their part. Unfortunately, because of their great reluctance to do so, it may have to come in the form of crisis.” – Lynne Forrest

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