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US Stocks Rally Wednesday After Fed Leaves Rates Untouched (video, left), Fox Business

PIMCO’s Vice-Chairman On Global Geo-Political Risk (video, right), CNBC

CS Commentary: Here’s a great example of the elite, politically correct view that is contrary to Scott Minerd’s view, on this page.

Could Bitcoin Still Go To $25K? (video, left), Fox Business

Will Stocks Continue To Move Higher? (video, right), Fox Business

Elite Meeting In Davos Is A Contra-Indicator: Stock Markets Likely To Soar In 2019, Scott Minerd, Guggenheim

New Research On The Value Of Global Diversification, Larry Swedroe, Advisor Perspectives

Editor’s Choice

Cyber Threats: The U.S. Is More Vulnerable Than Ever (video, left), Judge Jeannine Piro, Fox News Insider

How The Real Estate Cycle Works (video, right), Phillip Anderson

Crypto Analyst Brian Kelley: No Bitcoin ETF In 2019, Ana Alexandre, Cointelegraph

Here’s How The Fed Has Driven The Stock Market Since November – In One Chart, William Watts, MarketWatch

The Fed Drives The Stock Markets

Former Top Hedge Fund Manager Has Worst Year Ever In 2018, Down Over 30% – Here’s Why, Yun Li, CNBC

The Expanding Applications Of Facial Recognition Technology (video, right), Fox Business

The Next Economic Downturn Is What Scares Me The Most: Ray Dalio, Sam Meredith, CNBC

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


Ethereum vs. Bitcoin: What’s The Difference? (video, left) CNBC

Avoid These Exchanges If You Want To Keep Your Bitcoins, Christina Comben, Bitcoinist

The Eight Most Popular Cryptocurrency Transactions Are Not What You Would Expect, Jason Bloomberg, Forbes

Bitcoin Will Go To Zero: Davos Comments, Arjun Kharpal, 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

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

9 Experts Forecast 2019 Cryptocurrency Market, CNBC; Also see, Bitcoin ETF Approval: Somewhere Between One and Six Years Away? News BTC; Also see, Bitcoin to $20,000 In 2019? Bloomberg; Also see, Will Bitcoin Rebound In 2019? Bulls vs. Bears (video, right), Bloomberg; Also see, Bitcoin’s Path to $5000 Faces Major Hurdle, Omkar Godbole, Coindesk

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

Bitcoin Price May 2017 to Jan 2019

Top Cryptocurrencies January 2019

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

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


Updates On DIG

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

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

More Wealth Will Be Created In The Next 20 Years Than Ever Before (video, left), Phillip Anderson (2012)

Art Laffer: Economic Damage From Shutdown Reversible, Fox Business

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

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

US National Debt Climbs To $22 Trillion (video, left), Fox Business

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

Tech, The Big Picture: Here Are Three Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Ray Dalio’s Asset Allocation Formula

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 Secret Life Of Real Estate And Banking, Phillip Anderson

Safe & Secure: 10 Essential Steps For Seniors To Protect Against Financial Abuse, Fran Tarkenton


Former CIA Officer Teaches You How To Spot A Lie (video, left), Digaday, You Tube

America’s Favorite Valentine Candy Is Unavailable This Year, Amelia Lucas, CNBC

Another Man Who Accused A Retired Chicago Cop Of Framing Him Is Exonerated, Melissa Segura, Buzz Feed

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


What Is The Difference Between A Psychopath, A Sociopath, And A Narcissist? (video, left) You Tube

CDC Director Warns Of Flu Pandemic (video, right), CBS News

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


2019 Oscar Nominations Unveiled (video, left), Washington Post

11 New Film Trailers For Early 2019, Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge

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


Father & Son, Cat Stevens/Yusuf, Facebook

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


All Time Super Bowl QB Rankings: Tom Brady Tops 61-Man List, Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com; Also see, Nick Foles Next Landing Spot? Five Potential Candidates, Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com; Also see, Sean McVay, Youngest To Coach In Super Bowl, Turns 33, Kevin Patra, NFL.com

Danielle Collins In The Australian Open Semi-Finals Is Beyond Surprising, Ava Wallace, Washington Post; Also see, Collins Downed in Australian Open Semi-Final, USA Today

Georgia Tech Football: Coach Collins Gets A Year Zero, Josh Brundage, SB Nation

Nick Markakis Returning To Braves With One Year Deal, Jeff Passen, ESPN

The Greatest Closer In Baseball: Mariano Rivera Voted Unanimously Into Hall Of Fame, Steve Warren, CBN


US Airline Rankings Early 2019

Everything I’d Wish I’d Known Before Moving To A New Country, Fiona, Discover

The Best And Worst Airlines And Airports Of 2018, Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg; Also see, The Best And Worst U.S. Airlines In 2018, Julian Mark Kheel, The Points Guy; Also see, The Best Airline Travel Cards Of 2019, Jason Steele, The Points Guy


The Magicians’ Latest Season Is Just As Spellbinding As Ever, Libby Emmons, The Federalist

What’s Coming And Going From Netflix In February 2019, Nick Douglas, Lifehacker

‘Suits’ Renewed For 9th And Final Season At USA Network, Joe Otterson, Variety

Punisher Tries And Fails In Disappointing Second Season On Netflix, Paul Tassi, Forbes

CS Commentary: This review is right on mark up to and including the critique of the character of ‘Amy,’ who we will add is a total mis-cast featuring an actress seriously out of her depth in the part. The season might be good enough for a third season return, but if it is it will be because of the overall strength of the first season. The writing in this second season is mediocre and politically correct and just flat out irrational and circular and, ultimately, boring. The show will need to change direction and writing staff completely to survive, which it probably won’t as another right on review below, attests. Also see, Punisher Season 2 Strange Relic Of Marvel Failures On Netflix, The Ringer; Also see, Punisher Rotten Tomatoes Score Plummets

Leah Remini Exposes Church Of Scientology’s Most Deceitful Move Yet, Lucille Barrila, Inquisitor

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

Quotes Of The Month:

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

“There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.  Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.” – Global Warming Petition Project (aka the Oregon Petition), signed by 31,487 American scientists (9,029 with Ph.D.s)


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