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Art Laffer: Recovery Will Be V-Shaped (video, left), Fox Business

What Does The New Normal Look Like? Choppy Markets, But No Bubble (video, right), CNBC

A Crash In The Dollar Is Coming, Stephen Roach, Bloomberg

Also see, The Dollar Is Going To Fall Very, Very Sharply: Yale Economist, Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

CS Commentary: Not. Certain analysts have been saying this for years, including James Richards and a lot of the people at Stansberry Research, fear tactics they use to pump up subscriptions on their newsletters. We addressed this issue comprehensively in our 2015 article, Evaluating The Arguments For The Dollar’s Demise. Our conclusions have not significantly changed…the dollar should be around as reserve currency for at least another decade, if not more.

Student Loans As Percent Of Federal Assets

Student Loan Repayment: 4 out of 10

Must Read – The US Government’s Financial Accounts: What Is Uncle Sam’s Largest Asset? Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives

Also see, Payback Time? Measuring Progress On Student Debt Repayment, Liberty Street Economics

The Largest Gold Vault In The World, Daniel Ganninger, Medium

Why Treasury Borrowing Will Not Dampen Stock Market Run: JP Morgan, Sunny Oh, MarketWatch

Robo-Advisors Fail Their First Big Test, Robert Huebscher, Advisor Perspectives

JP Morgan Analysts: Bitcoin Proved Itself Likely To Survive (As A Speculative Asset), Sebastian Sinclair, Coindesk

Amazon Could Be A $5000 Stock (video, left), CNBC

Jim Cramer Talks 10 Bull Markets On Wall Street (video, right), CNBC

How Can Investors Find The Next Netflix? Eric Rosenberg, The Balance

This Familiar Company May Be The Next Netflix, David Gardner, The Motley Fool

5 Stocks That Could Be The Next Amazon, Vince Martin, Investor Place

Building The Global ‘Perfect Storm’ Portfolio, Short Version, updated 2/29/20, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money; Also see, Lazy Portfolio ETF – Different ETF Portfolio Options, with alternative choices for risk, Lazy Portfolio

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

Crypto Market Cap And Prices, 6/20/20

Why Goldman Sachs Is Wrong About Bitcoin (video, right), Cointelegraph

Analyst Predicts Next Bull Run Will Send Bitcoin To $150K And Ether To $9K, Jack Martin, Cointelegraph

3 Reasons Bitcoin Price Could Crash If Stock Market Collapses, Joseph Young, Cointelegraph

JP Morgan Goes ‘All-In’ Crypto, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Bitcoin About To Surge $100,000? Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Previous Weeks:

Crypto Market Cap And Prices, 6/12/20

Goldman Sachs Lists 5 Reasons Bitcoin Is Not A Suitable Investment, Matthew Fox, Business Insider

The Last Time This Happened Bitcoin Surged From $3150 To $14,000, Joseph Young, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Slammed By Goldman Sachs – Here’s Why They Are Wrong (video, left), Cryptocurrency News

Amazon, Tesla, And Bitcoin, Edward Iftody, Medium

Grayscale Is Buying Up More Than Just Bitcoin, Samuel Haig, Cointelegraph

Crisis Will Push Bitcoin To $300K Even Without Institutions, Andrew Fenton, Cointelegraph

Grayscale Now Buying 1.5 Times The Amount Of Bitcoin Being Mined, Samuel Haig, Cointelegraph

Crypto Prices By Market Cap, 5/09/20

Crypto Prices And Market Cap, 5/15/20

What Are You Smoking? Winklevoss Pans Goldman Sachs Bitcoin Bashing, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Goldman Sachs Is Inviting Clients To A Bitcoin Call – Why That’s So Important, Nick Chong, Bitcoinist

Goldman Sachs Butts Heads With Bloomberg Over Bitcoin, Michael Kapilkov, Cointelegraph

3 Bitcoin Price Metrics Just Converged – A Bull Run Has Always Followed, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Quote: “Apr 29th was only the 4th time in history they converged. The prior 3 were followed by a substantial uptrend in price.”

Digital Currencies Could Threaten US Geopolitical Power, Warns JP Morgan, Marie Huillet, Cointelegraph

Quote: “There is no country with more to lose from the disruptive potential of digital currency than the United States,” say analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.”

The Next Bitcoin Halving To Halve And To Hold, Ashish Singhal, Cointelegraph

CS Commentary: Halving took place on May 12.

Bitcoin’s Price Nears Golden Cross But Will It Clear $10K? Filbfilb, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin price, Metcalfe value, lowest price forward and 200DMA chart. Source: Timothy Peterson/ Twitter

Bitcoin Acceptance Skyrockets In Venezuela Amid Hyperinflation Crisis, Stephen O’Neal, Cointelegraph

Crypto Market Jumps Driven By Bitcoin As Major Technical Event Approaches, Arjun Kharpal, CNBC

Crypto Market Grows By $13 Billion As Bitcoin Breaks $10,000, Matthew Fox, Business Insider

Coinbase: Bitcoin Superior To Gold, Samuel Haig, Cointelegraph

John McAfee Thinks He Knows Who The Founder Of Bitcoin Is, Samuel Haig, Cointelegraph

Crypto Market Cap And Prices, 4/24/20

This Is Bitcoin’s Moment According To Virgin Galactic Chairman, Liam Frost, Decrypt

Just One Major Coin Outperforming Bitcoin Now And Its Rising Fast, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Bitcoin: Will It Hit $100,000 By December 2021 Due To Halving? Kitco News

All Cryptocurrencies Ranked, Coinmarketcap

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S&P 500 – The Big Picture

Mortality Rate Higher Than Expected, But Are Things Already Looking Up?

 A Look Back: How Likely Is Hyperinflation In The U.S.? Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

How Do We Interpret This ‘Coronavirus Moment? In the World And The Markets, Updated 5/01/20 Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money

Also see, Special Update, 4/28/20: Coronavirus And The US Stock Markets: The Current Bottom Line, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money

Bear Markets – How Long Do They Last On Average? Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

Must Read – Five Books Every Young Investor Must Read, Jeremiah Lam, Medium

How To Improve Your Finances In 2020 (video, left), JPM

Must Read: How China Will Take Over The World, Tatiana Koffman, Forbes

Must See – Mark Cuban On Amazon and The Importance Of AI: FANG Has An AI Advantage (video, right), CNBC

Must Read – Ten Facts Investors Need To Know To Achieve Investment Success, Scott MacKillop, Advisor Perspectives

Worst Thing Investors Could Do Right Now Is Sell, Stephanie Landsman, CNBC

What Is The QQQ ETF? Emily Norris, Investopedia

Must Read: The Difference Between Investing And Speculation (10 Investing Rules), Lance Roberts, Advisor Perspectives

Quote: “Understanding that all things are cyclical suggests that after long price increases, investments become more prone to declines than further advances….However, a very high priced stock CAN be cheap.”

Most Popular Stocks Among 30 Somethings

Must Read: There’s Only One Stock Millennials Prefer Over Amazon And Tesla, Shawn Langlois, MarketWatch

How 2019’s Market Tops Parallels Time Right Before 2008 Financial Crisis, Real Vision Finance

Ray Dalio’s ‘Holy Grail’ Of Investing In 5 Minutes (video, right), Investopedia

This Is Now The Best Bull Stock Market Ever, Yun Li, CNBC

Quote: “The most outstanding feature of this cycle since 2008 is always going to be fear,” says Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at The Leuthold Group.”

Fed Chair: US Debt On An Unsustainable Path, USA Today

A Growing Club Of Powerful Countries Abandoning US Dollar, Eustance Huang, CNBC

CS Commentary: If the end of the dollar is a concern see, Evaluating the Arguments For The Demise Of The Dollar. This 2015 article is still relevant today.

I Wrote A Popular Piece On ‘Lessons From The Madoff Fraud’, Then I Got Scammed – Here’s Why, Seaborn Hall, Medium

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Books:

10 Great Summer Reads, Joy Pullman, The Federalist

Culture:

Must See – The Truth About The Atlanta Cop Shooting (video, left), Tipping Point, OAN

Must See – The Rise Of The Police Officer Exodus (video, right), Fox Business

Georgia Sheriff: Lethal Force Necessary In Wendy’s Officer Shooting, Joshua Caplin, Breitbart

Atlanta Man, Rayshard Brooks, Has Long Criminal Record, Not Reported By Media, Leah Barkoukis, Townhall

Atlanta Again Ranked #1 For Income Inequality, Rebecca Burns, Atlanta Magazine

CS Commentary: What the article does not tell you is that the city of Atlanta has been ruled by Democratic politicians for over 100 years. It also doesn’t tell you that only 10% of the people live within the city area, one of the lowest of metropolitan areas in the US. For more see, How Atlanta Became The The Capital Of Income Inequality, Stephanie Stokes

Almost 80% Of Truckers Say That Won’t Deliver To Cities With Defunded Police Departments, Katherine Rodriquez, Breitbart

Washington Post And The Media: The Deadly Art Of Lying By Omission, Robert Knight, Townhall

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Must See – List Of Things Experts Got Wrong On Covid-19 (video, left), Tipping Point, OAN

The Data Are In, It’s Time For A Major Reopening, Henderson/Liptow, WSJ

Quote: “For­tu­nately, econ­o­mists no longer have to rely on in­her­ently flawed projections. We can use real data. In what might turn out to be the best pa­per on the eco­nomics of Covid-19, a team of economists from the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley care­fully eval­u­ated em­pir­i­cal data on so­cial dis­tanc­ing, shel­ter-in-place or­ders, and lives saved. To mea­sure the im­pact of so­cial dis­tanc­ing, they gath­ered data from cell-phones on travel pat­terns, foot traf­fic in nonessen­tial busi­nesses, and per­sonal in­ter­ac­tions…Their find­ings? So­cial-dis­tanc­ing mea­sures re­duced per­son-to-per­son con­tact by about 50%, while harsher shel­ter-in-place rules reduced con­tact by only an ad­di­tional 5%. Then, us­ing data on Covid-19 in­fec­tion and mor­tal­ity, they es­ti­mated that these mea­sures saved 74,000 lives. Fi­nally, af­ter us­ing de­mo­graphic data to ad­just the VSL—which is lower for older peo­ple, who have fewer years to live—the study found that the gross ben­e­fit of so­cial dis­tanc­ing has been a mere $250 bil­lion…That find­ing casts ma­jor doubt on the value of lock-downs and even so­cial dis­tanc­ing as a method of re­duc­ing the spread of Covid-19 [emphasis, CS]. While we can’t yet es­ti­mate a spe­cific fig­ure, the eco­nomic cost of so­cial dis­tanc­ing and lock­downs will likely be more than $1 tril­lion. And that’s an un­der-state­ment of the costs when you con­sider in­creased sui­cides and other so­cial losses not cap­tured in gross do­mes­tic prod­uct. For ex­am­ple, par­ents of young chil­dren have widely noted their kids’ gloomy out­look when not al­lowed to be with friends.” CS Commentary: WSJ Requires subscription, also see, The Data Are In, It’s Time For A Major Reopening, David Henderson, Econ Lib

More Questions Raised On Coronavirus Point To September 2019 Origin And Further Chinese Cover-Up (video, right), Sky News Australia

It’s Time To Bench Fauci, Adriana Cohen, Real Clear Politics

Update: CDC Home Pages On Coronavirus; Also see here; Also see, CDC Updated Global Map On Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus, CDC; Also see, Coronavirus Resource Center, John Hopkins University

Medicare And Coronavirus, medicare.gov

CS Coronavirus Update (click this link for complete Daily Update)

Movies:

Michael Biehn Remembers ‘The Terminator’ And Working With Linda Hamilton (video, left), Total Film

Cameron Crowe Looks Back On The Rolling Stone Cover Story Of ‘The Eagles” That Became The Film, “Almost Famous,’ Rolling Stone

CS Commentary: The film is actually based on Crowe’s experiences with a handful of different bands, including The Eagles. Led Zeppelin, Poco, The Allman Brothers, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

‘Monster’ In Real Life: The First Woman Serial Killer – Why Did She Do It?, Sky News Australia

CS Commentary: Charlize Theron won the 2003 Academy Award For Best Actress for her role as Aileen Wuornos.

Backfire: ‘Gone With The Wind’ Sales Explode After HBO And Leftists Attack And Ban Movie, Ryan Saavedra, The Daily Wire

Actor Spent Months Making Christopher Nolan Film He Still Doesn’t Understand, Zack Sharf, Indie Wire

CS Commentary: Sounds like the last Nolan film I walked out of confused and frustrated, Inception. If you can’t make sense of a Nolan film its not because he’s smart, but because the film doesn’t make sense. 

Music:

Caroline Kole: ‘Fool’s Gold’, Produced By Shane McAnally, Songland 2020

Beba Rexha Combines 2 ‘Songland’ Songs For A Big Hit), Songland

One Of The Two Songs Beba Rexha Combined For Her Hit Songland

Lady Antebellum Get A Brutal Lesson Of What Happens When You Bend To The Mob, Matt Vespa, Townhall

Todd Tilghman performs Mercy Me’s ‘I Can Only Imagine’, The Voice

Sports: 

Belmont Stakes Odds, Predictions, 2020: Surprising Pick From Expert Who Has Picked Five In A Row, CBS Sports

Falcon’s QB Matt Ryan Helps Raise Over $1 Million For Atlanta’s Black Community, Adam Wells, Bleacher Report

Team By Team Draft Analysis MLB National League, Keith Law, The Athletic 

Tech/Media:

Take A ‘Pro-Ish’ Head Shot With Your iPhone + $30 Of Gear, WSJ

Twitter Labels Trump’s Obviously Sarcastic Tweet As ‘Manipulated Media’, Reuters

Facebook Removal Of Trump Ad Plays To Leftist Agenda, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist 

Fox Poll: Biden Extends Lead Over Trump Among Registered Voters, Politico

Travel:

Why I Always Board An Airplane As Soon As Possible, Andrew Kunesh, The Points Guy

9 Ways To Sleep Better On Overnight Flights, Christine Sarkis, Smarter Travel

TV/Streaming:

One America News Founder Speaks: Media Know We’re Growing And They Are Worried (video, left), OAN

Tucker Carlson Most Watched Show On Fox Last Week, Julio Rosas, Townhall

Netflix’s Top 10 Most Popular Shows Since The Top 10 List Was Introduced, Paul Tassi, Forbes

LivePD And COPS Cancelled: Human Side Of Police Now Missing On TV, KOLR10 News

Why I Told The BBC America Needs A Revival, Stephen Strang, Charisma 

Dave Chappell’s New ‘Unrefined’ Special Is A Showcase Of His Greatness, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist

Quotes Of The Month:

“Pain + Reflection = Progress” — Ray Dalio, one of the most successful hedge fund managers of all time

“Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason toward my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.” ― Patrick Henry, Founding Father

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