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JPM’s Jamie Dimon’s Views on Market Volatility: Decent Growth In 2019 (video, left), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business
Amazon Takes Market Cap Crown, Cementing Tech Power, Fitzgerald/Ramkumar, WSJ
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.”
The Biggest Problem For The Global Economy In 2019 – Not The US-China Trade War, Panos Mourdoukoutas, Forbes
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
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.
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.
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
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…
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
What’s Actually The Plane Of The Future, Wendover Productions, You Tube
The New Space Race To The Moon, Curious Droid
(Start Here First To Understand The Investment Arena Big Picture)
Here Are 3 Things You Can Do After Historic Market Volatility, Edelman Financial
This Still Looks Like A Stock Market Correction – Not Something Worse, Mark Halbert, MarketWatch
How To Find A Financial Advisor, Michaela Cavallaro, Barron’s
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
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, in 2017.
How to Know Who To Trust With Your Money II: A Visual Illustration of Fiduciary, Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives
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
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.
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).
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
The Five Most Private Cryptocurrencies, Shobhit Seth, Investopedia
A Brief History Of Bitcoin Bear Markets, Yannos/Ndinga, Medium
The Top 10 Cryptocurrency Blogs & Websites You Should Follow, Cryptoclarified
More Common Sense
The Best Books Of 2018, Tipping Point, One America News
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.
Study Reveals Entire Human Race Came From The Same Man And Woman, Fox News; Also see, Can Science Prove The Bible? Fox News
Also see, The Drama Triangle Explained. Lynne Forrest
12 California Wines To Make You Hoot and Holler, Megan Krigbaum, Food and Wine
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
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
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.
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