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Melt Up Liquidity Or Optimism On Economic Recovery? (video, left), CBNC

CS Commentary: Dow up 44%; S&P 500 up 42%; NASDAQ up 46% since March lows. If you bought near the bottom, congratulations. Short term the market may be a little bought – don’t chase profits.

Markets Higher Because They Know US Will Solve Problems: (video, right), Kevin O’Leary, CNBC

CS Commentary: Markets are significantly higher since O’Leary made his comments.

Must Read – This Is The Greatest 50 Day Rally In The History Of The S&P 500, Pippa Stevens, CNBC

10 Most Over And Under Bought Stocks, According To Goldman Sachs, Chris Mattthews, MarketWatch

Recent Return Periods: S&P 500

Recovery Tracking Other Recent Recoveries

TLT: An ETF Overview, Dan Moskowitz, Investopedia

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

US Food Prices See Jump And Likely To Stay High, Fox Business/AP

History Says This Is Not A Bear Market Rally – Its Better Than That, Proinsias O’Mahony, Irish Times

Five Reasons To Pay Off Your Mortgage Fast, Jon Fischer, Medium

Is Pre-Paying Your Mortgage A Good Financial Decision? Adam Strauss, Forbes

‘Experts’ Wrong on Recovery, Markets Surge: Steve Forbes (video, left), Fox Business

CS Commentary: Market Indices Up Over 40% since March 23 lows.

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

9 Things You’ll Regret Keeping In A Safe Deposit Box, Bob Niedt, Kiplinger

This Unusual Income Fund Has A 6.5% Yield And Beats The S&P 500, Phillip van Doorn, MarketWatch

Millionaire Who Saved 70% Of His Income And Retired At 35 – 6 Principles We Should All Live By, Steve Adcock, CNBC

Early Retiree – America, Stop Wasting Your Money On These 7 Things, Steve Adcock, CNBC

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

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

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

Coinbase Exchange Users And Bitcoin

Crypto Prices And Market Cap, 6/06/20

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

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

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

Problems With Crypto Still Real – Will It Depress Future Rise?

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

Previous Weeks:

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

Grayscale Now Buying 1.5 Times The Amount Of Bitcoin Being Mined, Samuel Haig, 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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Common Sense Interpretation

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S&P 500 – The Big Picture

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

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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Financial Advisor’s 2019 RIA Top 50 Fastest Growing Firms, FA

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Books:

The Plague Of Corruption: Restoring Faith In The Promise Of Science, by Judy Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively, Amazon

Culture:

The Benefits Of Designating ANTIFA As A Domestic Terrorist Organization (video, left), OAN

Media Ignore The Many Victims Of Riots: Here They Are (video, right), Tucker Carlson, Fox News

The Danger Of The Black Lives Matter Movement, Heather McDonald, Imprimus

ANTIFA, One Of The Most Visible And Violent Left Wing Groups In The US, Gregg Re, Fox News

Attorney General Barr And Trump Threaten Prosecution And US Military For Riot Inciters Crossing State Lines, Nicholas Wu, USA Today

How Media And Government Reports Of Coronavirus Make It Look Scarier Than It Is, Daniel, Payne, Just The News

More Murder Hornets Are Turning Up – Here’s What You Need To Know, Susan Milius, Science News

Governors In 15 States Activate The National Guard In Response To Riots, Alex Nitzberg, Just The News

Celebrities Blasted For Donating To Protestor/Rioter Fund, Valerie Richardson, Washington Times

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Know The Signs Of Emotional Abuse (video, left),, Stephanie Lyn Coaching

ABC Report Finds No Major Increases Of Case, Deaths From Coronavirus In 21 Re-Opened States, Daniel Payne, Just The News

7 Things Narcissists Say – To Excuse Their Behavior And Keep You Under Control, Common Ego; Also see, 5 Things You Will Experience While Dating A Narcissist, Carrie Wynn, Medium

What Does Gaslighting Sound Like In A Relationship? Carrie Wynn, Medium 

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:

The Good Liar, Official Trailer (video, left), Warner Bros, Pictures

 CS Review: A good solid film, very entertaining with some interesting twists and turns and well-cast, with great performances. CS Grade: A-

6 Movies To Watch Based On How You’re Handling The Quarantine, Ellen Reynolds, The Federalist

Star Wars’ John Boyega Supports ‘Black Lives Matter’, Just Jared

Top 7 Upcoming Movies Not To Miss In June, World’s Top 10 With Chris

Music:

Todd Tilghman performs Mercy Me’s ‘I Can Only Imagine’ (video, left), The Voice

Pentecostal Pastor Says Winning The Voice Was Validating, Humbling, Jenny Rose Spaudo, Charisma

The Turtle, Jesse McCartney, Sings Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Before You Go’, The Masked Singer

The Masked Singer Winner Interview, The Hollywood Reporter

Just Sam Wins American Idol 2020 With ‘Rise Up’, American Idol 2020

Sports: 

Tour De France ‘Winner’ Lance Armstrong Still Doesn’t Get It And Probably Never Will, Christopher Jacobs, The Federalist

Drew Brees Apologizes For Patriotic Remarks, NY Post

CS Commentary: Guess you can’t say anything inherently patriotic in America these days without being emotionally blackmailed into recanting. Sad to see Brees give in to it all just to get along with his liberal, uninformed teammates.

How Kirk Gibson Turned The Dodgers Into Champs Before His World Series Heroics, Jayson Jenks, The Athletic

Travel:

 How To Retire In The Philippines, Kathleen Peddicord, Yahoo

Jay Leno: What Its Like To Drive Tesla’s Cybertruck In LA’s Underground Tunnel, Tom Huddleston, Jr., CNBC

TV/Streaming:

Who Is Kaleigh McEnany, The President’s Press Secretary? (video, left), Huckabee

Chris Cuomo’s Ratings Plummet As America Tires Of Him And His Brother, Fox News/NY Post

Everything Coming To Netflix In June – And What’s Leaving, Mike Murphy, MarketWatch

The Sleeper Horror Hit Of 2020 Might Be A Curse Film On Amazon, AV Club

CS Commentary: We feature this article because so many people are watching the film, Antrum, which we do not endorse. Instead of watching a film that glorifies the devil, we suggest the little known, but excellent, ‘The Exorcism Of Emily Rose’ based on the true story and attempted exorcism of Annalise Michel. For our review of ‘Emily Rose’ see this link

2020 Cancelled And Renewed Shows: See The List! Philiana Ng, ET

Quotes Of The Month:

“On May 13 of last year Beijing declared a “people’s war” on the United States. This means the contest with China is existential. There is going to be one survivor. It is going to be either the Peoples’ Republic of China or the United States of America, not both.” — Gordon Chang, for Gatestone Institute, ‘China: What We Must Do, What We Must Not Do’

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