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Art Laffer: Economic Damage From Shutdown Reversible (video, left), Fox Business

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

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

The Next Step In Bitcoin’s Evolution: Big Money Investors Move In, Aparna Narayanan, IBD

The Blockchain Technology Revolution Is About To Remake The Stock Market, Alan R. Elliott, IBD

Market Bull: Mega-Rally Coming (video, left), CNBC

ARK CEO: Tech Stocks To Beat Market (video, right), CNBC

Pro-Bitcoin Ron Paul: Time To Abolish The Fed And Embrace Tax-Free Crypto, CCN

Editor’s Choice

Will Dow, S&P 500 Retest All Time Highs? Examining Technicals (video, left), Fox Business

Markets Rally At First Sign Of China Trade Deal (video, right), CNBC

Finance Guru Ronnie Moas Digs For $10 Billion In Crypto Gold, Mitchell Moos, Crypto Slate, January 2019

Bitcoin ETF Approval: Somewhere Between One and Six Years Away? News BTC

Forget The Trade War, China Is Already In Crisis, Michael Schuman, Bloomberg; Also see, The Biggest Problem For The Global Economy In 2019 – Not The US-China Trade War, Panos Mourdoukoutas, Forbes

Trade Optimism Lifts Stocks, Investors Ignore Shutdown (video, right), Fox Business

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

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

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


The Ultimate 10 Step Guide To Crypto Investing, Jack Dossman, Medium

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

Understand Why Ethereum Exists And You’ll Get Why Its A Big Deal, MIT Technology Review; Also see, Ethereum’s ‘Difficulty Bomb’ Delays, Michael K. Spencer, Medium

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

Bitcoin Price May 2017 to Jan 2019

Top Cryptocurrencies January 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Most Americans Unaware Of How Facebook Undermines Them (video, left), Fox Business

Why Amazon Alexa And Google Assistant Are Becoming Omnipresent (video, right), CNBC

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

Cramer’s Take On Bank Stocks: Bank Of America ‘Amazon’ Of Banks (video, left), CNBC

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

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;

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

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)

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

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


Ray Dalio: The Key To Effective Goal Setting Is A Little Theory ‘Pain + Reflection = Progress,’ Leah Fessler, QZ

LA’s Battle For Venice Beach: Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood’s Progressive Ideals To The Test, Johnson/Kiefer, Hollywood Reporter

LA’s Housing Crisis Hits Hollywood: Entertainment Workers Living In Their Cars, Katie Kilkenny, Hollywood Reporter

Second Body Found At Home Of Democratic Donor In Los Angeles, Winston/Branson-Potts, LA Times

This Mom Quit Porn To Become A Preacher, Natalie Musumeci, NY Post; Also see, this link; Also see, This Former Porn Star Met Jesus And Now Pastors A Church With Her Husband 


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

The Upside, Film Review, Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

CS Commentary: We don’t agree that there are more laughs or more of anything in this blander version of the original. Injecting Nicole Kidman probably negatively offsets the character and plot balance – the original role was not emphasized as much – plus the charisma and chemistry of the main actors is somewhere below that of the original as well. If you want to see a funnier and more seamless version, rent the original French (2nd highest grossing French film of all time), The Intouchables

Hollywood’s Hypocritical Politics Still Showed Up At The Golden Globes, Brad Slager, The Federalist

Actor Neal McDounough Remembers Being Fired For Refusing To Do Sex Scenes, Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News

How Movie Pass Makes (Or Doesn’t Make) Money, Benjamin Sherry, Investopedia


Is Spotify’s Model Wiping Out The Music Middle Class? Victor Luckerson, The Ringer


Rising American Star Francis Tiafoe Scores Australian Open’s First Big Upset, Sandra Harriet, USA Today

Wizard’s Kanter Continues Criticism Of Turkey’s Erdogan As Turkey Seeks International Warrant, Adam Zielonka, Washington Times


US Airline Rankings Early 2019

The Best And Worst Airlines And Airports Of 2018, Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

The Best And Worst U.S. Airlines In 2018, Julian Mark Kheel, The Points Guy

The Best Airline Travel Cards Of 2019, Jason Steele, The Points Guy


Conan O’Brien Wants To Scare Himself With The New Shorter ‘Conan,’ Dave Itzkoff, NY Times

A Fourth Season Of The Last Kingdom Is Coming, Corey Smith, Fansided

Marvel’s Punisher Season 2, Trailer, You Tube

The 27 Shows Netflix Has Cancelled, This Insider; Also see, All The Shows Netflix Has Cancelled Or Extended, Updated 2019, Simple Most\

What Is True Detective, Really? Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture

Game Of Thrones Trailer, Twitter

Inside Megyn Kelly’s Troubled Exit From NBC, Emily Smith, Page Six

Quotes Of The Month:

On whether ‘global warming’ is a settled scientific fact:

“Virtually by definition, nothing in science is ‘incontrovertible’ – especially in a primitive and complex field as climate.  ‘Incontrovertibility’ belongs to religion where it is referred to as dogma.” – Richard Lindzen, American atmospheric physicist

“As to ‘the science is settled’; or, there is a ‘consensus’ on the issue. … [S]cience is about facts, experiments and testing hypotheses, not consensus; and science is never ‘settled.’  Indeed, Einstein’s relativity theories are still being tested; e.g.’Lorentz invariance.’” – Prof. Robert M. Carter

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