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Stocks Just Had Their Best Week Of The Year: Good News Is Bad News? (video, left), CNBC

Have China’s Gloves Come Off? Trade Dispute May Be More Pessimistic For Markets (video, right), Bloomberg

Fidelity Adds New Managers To Commission Free ETF Line-Up, Wealth Management

How To Read A Lease, Jean Folger, Investopedia

Buy Rating On TenCent? How Trade War Affects China (video, left), Bloomberg

Best Week Of The Year, Four Trades (video, right), CNBC

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

Walmart Managers Take Home $175,000 Per Year. How Much Do Workers Make? Kelly Tyco, USA Today

Some Interpret Gold’s Rise As Worrisome For Future Of Stocks

S&P 500 And Other Indexes Reverse Higher This Week On Fed And Trade Optimism

The 25 Best Places To Retire In 2019, William P. Barrett, Forbes

Coinbase Now Supports Over 100 Countries, Medium Coinbase Blog

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

Editor’s Choice

CFTC Chair On Blockchain: Tremendous Potential In the Market (video, left), Bloomberg

Embrace Reality And Deal With It: Principles #2 (video, right), Ray Dalio; Also see, Think For Yourself About What Is True: Principles #1, 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.

What’s The Deal With Chinese Company Huawei’s Ownership? Lincoln Davidson, LinkedIn

Ray Dalio Is Kinda, Sorta, Really Wrong, John Mauldin, Advisor Perspectives

Two Stocks Investors Should Put On Their Radar (video, left), Fox Business

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

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


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

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

Facebook’s Global Coin Will Launch In 2020, Michael K. Spencer, Medium; Also see, Massive Crypto Exchange Binance Offering Margin Trading ‘Soon,’ Wealth Management; Also see, AT&T Accepts Bitcoin And Bitcoin Cash Payments, Ken Chigbo, FX Street

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

Crypto Market Cap And Prices As Of June 2, 2019

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

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

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)

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

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

CS Commentary: You will never look at Modern American History the same way again. If you only read one book on American History, this should be it. It will change your perception of America and its leaders over the last 100 years.


TED Talk: How To Spot A Liar (video, left), Pamela Myer

Jack The Ripper Revealed? DNA Analysis May Finally Unravel Mystery, James Rogers, Fox News

Newly Unveiled Manuscripts Reveal Albert Einstein’s Proud Faith And Fear Of Nazi Germany, Emily Jones, CBN

The Top 12 Crimes & Murders Of 2018, Part 1, DeLani R. Bartlette, Medium

CS Commentary: Most Medium articles, at least those editor featured, tend to be from a liberal slant. This is no different, but still newsworthy and informative about its subject.

Hitman Accidentally Kills Two Women, Mary Morris And Mary Morris, Cat Leigh, Medium


Esther Perel’s Secret To Making And Keeping Lifelong Friends, Wells Phillips, Wellandgood.com

Actress Marcia Cross Speaks: How A Taboo Sex Act Can Lead To HPV And Anal Cancer, Hannah Sparks, NY Post

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


Tony Curtis Talks About Difficulty Of Working With 50’s Screen Icon Marilyn Monroe (video, left), Marmar/You Tube

Naomi Scott Of ‘Aladdin” Says Her Identity Is ‘In Christ,’ Billy Hallowell, Charisma

Bradley Cooper And Irina Shayk Split After 4 Years Together, Fernandez/Merrett, People

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


AGT: Kodi Lee Wows With Historical Music Moment (video, left), America’s Got Talent

Teenager Sophie Pecora Sings About 7th Grade Bullying In Moving Musical Moment (video, right), AGT

The Voice Coach John Legend Breaks His Silence On Adam Levine’s Departure, Megan Stein, Yahoo


Belmont Stakes 2019, Full Race (video, left), NBC Sports

Dallas Keuchel Signing Welcome Addition To The Braves, Jeff Schultz, The Athletic; Also see, Braves Sign Kuechel To One Year Deal, Los Angeles Times; Also see, Kuechel Looks To Be Ready To Join The Braves Quickly, ESPN

Dale Murphy: The Braves Are The Class Of The NL East & More Notes On The MLB, The Athletic; Also see, The 30 MLB Teams, Ranked & Analyzed This Week, Jonah Keri, The Athletic

Georgia Tech’s New Football Coach Builds Leadership In A Unique Way, Ramblin Wreck

NFL’s Falcons: Has The Defense Improved From Last Season? Jason Butt, The Athletic; Also see, Ravens Bring Triple Option Guru Paul Johnson To Baltimore Training, Jared Dubin, CBS Sports


How To Shoot Better Photos With Your Phone (video, left), CNBC

The One Tiny Thing That Made Me Give Up My iPhone For Android, Mike Wehner, BGR

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


The Best & Worst Airlines – Based On Delays And Complaints, Josh Ocampo, LIfehacker

10 Tips For Finding Cheaper Flights, Jersey Griggs, Discoverer; Also see, The Perfect Outfit To Wear On A Flight, Fiona Mokry, Discoverer


New On Netflix, Late June 2019 (video, left), Netflix

7 New Netflix Shows To Binge In June 2019, And The Best Reasons To Watch, IndieWire

When Is The Last Kingdom Season 4 Going To Be Released On Netflix? And Everything Else You Need To Know, Flora Carr, Radio Times

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

Quotes Of The Month:

“There is no political freedom without spiritual freedom, and that is what we have not understood yet.” – Iben Thranholm, Danish Theologian and Journalist

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