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What Market History Says About May Sell-Off (video, left), CNBC

What To Expect From Markets In June (video, right), CNBC

AT&T Accepts Bitcoin And Bitcoin Cash Payments, Ken Chigbo, FX Street

Technology: Now The Time To Buy? Contrary Opinions (video, left), CNBC

China Threatens To Withhold Rare Earth Metals (Used In Key Manufacturing And Tech) (video, right), CNBC

JP Morgan And The Prophecy Of The Next Financial Crisis, Lance Ng, Medium

Technician Says These Are 3 Stocks To Buy In Sell-Off (video, right), CNBC

Fundamentals Suggest the Severity of the Next Recession Will be Average (Guggenheim Recession Severity Indicator)

JP Morgan Has A Date For The Next Financial Crisis And Its Not Far Off, Fortune/Bloomberg

Facebook’s Global Coin Will Launch In 2020, Michael K. Spencer, Medium

Massive Crypto Exchange Binance Offering Margin Trading ‘Soon,’ Wealth Management

Editor’s Choice


Pimco: Potential Causes For Next Recession (video, left), Bloomberg

Think For Yourself About What Is True: Principles #1 (video, right), Ray Dalio

CS Commentary: Ray Dalio is one of the richest people in the world and built the most successful hedge fund of all time, Bridgewater Associates.

Traders/Analysts Look Under Hood Of Tesla (video, left), CNBC

Jump In Cryptocurrencies Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg: Here’s Why (video, right), Bloomberg

Tesla Will Turn Corner And Catch ‘Juicy Growth Surge, Bloomberg

Fed Has $1 Billion In $1 Coins In Storage – Here’s Why, NPR

10 Year/3 Month US Treasury Yield Inversion – Danger Again? See Money Archives For More

Marriott Finally Realizes Competing With Airbnb Is Better Than Fighting It, Chloe Anagnos, AIER

The Dark Reason So Many Millennials Are Miserable And Broke, Catey Hill, MarketWatch

Money Laundering: Banks A Problem Long Before Cryptocurrency, Patrick Tan, Medium

Why You Fight With Your Partner Over Money And How To Fix It, Byron Ellis, United Capital

Cryptocurrency


20,000 Is Main Bitcoin Resistance, Mass Adaption May Be Close (video, left), Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Just Getting Started On Next Parabolic Cycle (video, right), Bloomberg Markets & Finance

Meet The 20 Year Old Bitcoin Trader Who Says He Turned $1000 Into $3.7 Million, Alexandra Canal, Yahoo Finance

Why The SEC Will Approve A Bitcoin ETF, Mark Helfman, Medium

Bitcoin Is Up 125% In 2019, Michael K. Spencer, Medium

Current Price Of Top 5 Crypto’s (By Market Cap) May 31, 2019

Facebook In Talks With Coinbase & Gemini To Launch Its Global Coin, Helen Partz, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Analyst Destroys Mr. Wonderful After Shark Tank Star Bashes Crypto, CCN

Fidelity Will Offer Cryptocurrency Trading Within A Few Weeks, Bloomberg; Also see, Fidelity About To Offer Crypto Trading, CNBC

Quote: “Further, of the 450 institutions interviewed by Fidelity for research for its new company, everyone from wealthy families to hedge funds to pensions, 22% of respondents already owned a cryptocurrency.”

11% Of Americans Own Bitcoin, Increase In Awareness From 2017, Helen Partz, Cointelegraph

Michael Novagratz On Bitcoin’s Latest Rally (video, left), CNBC

Why Bitcoin’s Revival Is Different This Time (video, right), Bloomberg Technology

See This Link For Updates & Links On DIG Cryptocurrency

Must-See Videos


Must See: Tesla From $250 To $4000? Cathie Woods Of ArK Invest Defends Her Call (video, left), CNBC

Must See – ‘China Was Never Our Friend’: Kyle Bass, Hedge Fund CEO, Bloomberg

Ray Dalio’s All Weather Portfolio, Bite Size Biz; Also see, Must See – ‘Shoot The People You Love’: Ray Dalio Explains His Principles, And More, 60 Minutes

Could Bitcoin Still Go To $25K?, Fox Business

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

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

The Future Of AI: Have Humans Met Their Match? Fox News

Ray Dalio On Lessons From The Great Financial Crisis (video, right), CNBC

Is Now A Good Time To Buy Bitcoin? (video, left) Bloomberg Tech

Why Amazon Alexa And Google Assistant Are Becoming Omnipresent, CNBC

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

Art Laffer: Economic Damage From Shutdown Reversible, Fox Business

Sell In May And Go Away? (video, right), CNBC

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

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?, Fox Business

Common Sense Interpretation

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


Podcast: The Social Security Trust Fund Will Be Depleted By 2035, Ric Edelman

Americans Have ‘Incredible’ Misconceptions About Social Security, Britannia De Lea, Fox Business

Why The United States Needs To Encourage Americans To Own Gold, Sean Fieler, The Federalist

JPM Guide To The Markets April 2019 (video, left), JPM Asset Management Hong Kong

How Should Investors Position Their Portfolios In This Economic Environment? (video, right, Fox Business

Goldman Sachs Buys United Capital For $750 Million? What Does It Want? Britton/Thrasher, Wealth Management

Hong Kong And Its Monetary Authority (HKMA) Is Headed For A Major Currency Crisis

The Quiet Panic: Kyle Bass’s First Investment Letter In 3 Years (Is Hong Kong About To Crash?), Zero Hedge

China Trade By The Numbers, US Census

CS Commentary: China is about 17% of total US trade, but only 7% of our total exports. Meanwhile, the US imports over 20% of China’s goods relative to other countries. China is the US’s largest trade deficit – over $400 billion a year at present and it has consistently risen over the years. In 2018, the US exported $120 billion and imported $539 billion from China. This, among other things, gives the US significant leverage in trade negotiations with China.

Dollar Cost Averaging Could Earn You Twice As Much, CNBC

America’s Biggest Economic Challenge May Be Its Demographic Decline, Neil Irwin, NY Times

CS Commentary: Harry Dent may have been one of the first to sound the alarm on this problem as far back as 2008-09, but he largely mis-forecasted when and how the problem would become reality, suggesting that there would be a second major stock market collapse soon after 2008 – this never occurred. Has immigration, central bank manipulation, and globalization solved some of this problem in ways that Dent could not foresee? Perhaps not, but only time will tell.

How SIFMA, FSI, FINRA, And The SEC Conspired To Doom The Advisory Profession, Ron A. Rhoades, Advisor Perspectives

CS Commentary: SIFMA stands for The Security Industry Financial Marketing Association. FSI stands for Financial Services Institute. FINRA stands for Financial Industry Regulatory Association, a Congressionally authorized association that regulates broker-dealers. The SEC is the Security Exchange Commission, an “independent federal government agency responsible for protecting investors, maintaining fair and orderly functioning of the securities markets, and facilitating capital formation (Investopedia).

This is the most important article we have published here in sometime, yet, it will be too long and technical for many of our readers. We encourage you to read the introduction and the conclusion. The bottom line here is that the current SEC has, once again, been corrupted by compromise, lobbying and the broker-dealer industry – and the fiduciary landscape may be, once again, about to change. That is, be compromised. At present, investors can rely on the fact that RIA’s (Registered Investment Advisors) are held to a higher Fiduciary standard – this may not be the case much longer if the SEC has its way. For a shorter and simpler explanation of what the fiduciary standard should mean, see the Common Sense Interpretation-Money page and our articles on the Fiduciary Pyramid.

The Difference Between The Economy And The Stock Market (video, right), CNBC

After Two Of The Greatest Bull Markets In History, Why Are Investors So Broke? Lance Roberts, Advisor Perspectives

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More Common Sense


Books:

American Betrayal: The Secret Assault On Our Nation’s Character: Diana West Defends Her Work

CS Commentary: Though we featured this book two weeks ago, we will highlight it and quote from it over the next month in this space because of its critical and significant nature. Written in 2013 during the Obama Administration, the book ‘merely’ goes ‘behind the curtain’ of American political machinations from the 1930’s forward and systematically unveils how American President’s and politicians (before Trump) have ‘given away the store’ – allowing not only the invasion of communism and Islam into the corridors of American life, but the halls of power and influence. This book details step by step the why and the how’s of what prophetic people in the church (see Spiritual Life page) have predicted as God’s impending judgment on America and helps the reader understand the intense elite hatred towards the current US President.

Culture:

Secrets To Avoid Getting Mugged: Veteran Thief Reveals All (video, left), Today

Wow! What Is That?! Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects, NY Times

American Soil Is Increasingly Foreign Owned Raising Concern, Renee Wilde, NPR

El Chapo Made An Unusual Request. Authorities Fear Its Another Ploy To Escape, Deanna Paul, Washington Post; Also see, El Chapo Escaped 2 Prisons In Mexico – No One Has Escaped From America’s ADX, Deanna Paul, Washington Post

Tens Of Thousands Of North Korean Women Sold Into China Sex Trade And Systemically Raped, Maya Oppenheim, Independent.co.uk

Healthiest & Worst Condiments

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Ben Shapiro On How Feminism Ruined Marriage (video, left), The Daily Wire

Christie Brinkley, 65, Flaunts Incredible Bikini Bod And Her Aging Secrets, Mariah Haas, Fox News

The 20 Best & Worst Condiments For Health, Dr. Axe; Also see, How To Get Rid Of Hemorrhoids: 4 Natural Remedies, Dr. Axe

Finding ‘The One,’ Esther Perel; Also see, How To Be Certain About A Potential Partner, Esther Perel

Movies:

Sylvester Stallone Hated Arnold Schwarzenegger (video, left), Jimmy Fallon

One Of The Most Important Films Ever Is Hardly Known, Seaborn Hall, Medium

Shania Twain Cast In Film About Jeremy Camp’s Life, Tess Farrand, Charisma/Movieguide

Film Review: John Wick, Chapter 3: Parabellum, John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

CS Commentary: Parabellum is Latin, for ‘Prepare For War,’ as in the famous Latin quote, ‘Si vis pacem parabellum,’ or “If you want peace, prepare for war.”

Music:

Maelyn Jarmon And Sarah McLachlan Perform ‘Angel’ (video, left), The Voice Live Finale 2019

Gyth Rigdon And Hootie And The Blowfish: ‘Hold My Hand,’ (video, right), The Voice 2019 Finale

Maelyn Jarmon, The Voice 2019 Finale: Hallelujah, The Voice

The Voice 2019 Winner Announcement, The Voice; Also see, The Voice: Maelyn Jarmon Wins Season 16 Giving John Legend First Win As Coach, Cydney Henderson, USA Today

Sports:

Dale Murphy: The Braves Are The Class Of The NL East & More Notes On The MLB, The Athletic

Revisiting The 2016 NFL Draft – With Grades And Analysis, Dane Brugler, The Athletic

Nine NFL Teams With The Best Chance To Dethrone The Patriots In 2019, NFL.com

2019 Falcons Schedule: Full Listing Of Dates, Times, TV, Bleacher Report

Tech:

iPhone XS Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S10+, Who Wins? You May Be Surprised, Bgr; Also see, Apple Now Sells 5 Different iPads, Cameron Faulkner, The Verge; Also see, Apple’s Radical New iPhone Suddenly Takes Shape, Gordon Kelly, Forbes

Why You Shouldn’t Buy A 5G Phone Right Now, Tibken/Cheng, cnet

Galaxy S-10 Phone: Samsung Finally Gets Everything Right, David Pierce, WSJ

Airline Seat Cameras: Senators Demand Answers, Francesca Street, CNN

Travel:

5 Things To Watch Out For Before Booking Your Next Airbnb, Jersey Griggs, The Discoverer

10 Tips For Finding Cheaper Flights, Jersey Griggs, Discoverer

The Perfect Outfit To Wear On A Flight, Fiona Mokry, Discoverer

TV/Streaming:

Bad Blood, Season 2, Netflix (video, left), Official Trailer; Also see, Review: Bad Blood, Season 2: Deftly Made, Superior Crime Drama, Globe & Mail

Narcos: Mexico, Season 2 Release Date & Story, Q. V. Hough, Screen Rant

When Will Narcos: Mexico Season 2 Be Released? What’s Going To Happen? Flora Carr, Radio Times; Also see, Here’s Everything We Know So Far About Narcos: Mexico, Season 2, Entertainment.ie/tv/netflix

Dead To Me, Official Trailer, Netflix; Also see, Dead To Me TV Review, Daniel Fienberg, Hollywood Reporter

Quotes Of The Month:

“[Russia] live[s] and breathe[s] deception. You cannot understand what they are doing without understanding this. Indeed, you can’t even begin to understand Communism without understanding deception, which is very rarely mentioned in text- books on Communism”. — Joseph D. Douglass Jr. (speaking of Soviet-Cold War Era Communism, but still applicable for today)

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