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Art Laffer: President Trump Is Good For The Economy, (video, left) Fox Business

State Of The Markets: Heavyweights Weigh In (video, right), CNBC

Goldman Sachs Says Stocks Will Tumble 18% Next 3 Months Before Rebounding, Ben Winck, Business Insider

Mortgage Applications Jump By 11%, Diana Olick, CNBC

Signs Are Americans Are Re-Entering Home Buying Market, Jacob Passy, MarketWatch

Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel: We’ve Seen Lows In March And Will Never See Them Again, Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

Market Increases Since March 23 Low

Best Performances Since Lows

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

CS Commentary: Halving will take place on May 12.

Contrary View: Why The Long Run May Not Bail Out Your Stock Portfolio After All, Mark Halbert, MarketWatch

1.6% Of Americans Have A Perfect Credit Score, But Here’s The Only Score That Matters, Elizabeth Gravier, 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

Is It A Good Time To Buy A Car? (video, left), Marko-WhiteBoard Finance

Kyle Bass On US Decoupling From China (video, right), CNBC

Tesla Patents New Battery Important To Company, Fred Lambert, Electrek

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

Crypto Prices By Market Cap, 5/09/20

Crypto Prices And Market Cap, 5/15/20

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

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

Previous Weeks:

Coinbase: Bitcoin Superior To Gold, Samuel Haig, Cointelegraph

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

Crypto Prices And Market Cap, 5/01/20

Bitcoin Price Slides Under $9K As Trader Suggests Technical Retrace, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Billionaire Mark Cuban Reveals He Owns Bitcoin – Here’s How Much, Andrew Hayward, Decrypt

You Tube Sued By Crypto Firm Ripple Over Scam Videos, Jeff John Roberts, Fortune

Bitcoin Prices Surge As Perfect Storm Drives Gains, Charles Bovaird, Forbes

Here’s What’s Driving Bitcoin Rise Among Retail Investors, Cole Petersen, Bitcoinist

You Tube Sued By Crypto Firm Ripple, Jeff John Roberts, Fortune

Facebook’s Libra Still A Major Threat To Bitcoin: Economist, Samuel Haig, Cointelegraph

Must Read: Bitcoin Flips Bullish – Here’s Why It Could Still Sink To $5500 Or Below $4000, Keith Wareing, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Lost $7K Support Right After Large Tranche Sold, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

This Historically Accurate Pattern Suggests Bitcoin Plunge To $3000, Joseph Young, 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

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:

Wolf Hall Series: Classic 21st Century Historical Fiction, Tony Daniel, The Federalist

Culture:

The Truth About 5G (video, left), Real Engineering

CS Commentary: Interesting counterpoint to all of the ‘5G is going to kill us all’ videos circulating. Quote: “If you are afraid of 5G you might as well be afraid of street lights.”

Jimmy Kimmel, US Media, Facebook All Peddle ‘Fake News’ (video, right), Sky News Australia

The Prophecies Of ‘Q’, Adrienne LaFrance, The Atlantic

CS Commentary: The Atlantic has become a very liberal magazine over the years, so you would expect a critical, cryptic article on Q and his supporters, but this is largely an objective, well-informed piece. That said, we don’t embrace a few of the comments, views or sources, like The NY Times quotes. Still, this provides a pretty good, up to date to 2020 history on ‘Q,’ and some scary insight into the way Christians are hooked into it. For some reason the article completely ignores NBC’s interesting 2018 analysis of who ‘Q’ really is as well as OAN’s video interview of ‘Microchip’, and the disputed co-founder of ‘Q’, video, this page above. For more, see our Medium articles, here.

QAnon’s Conspiracy Theories Have Seeped Into US Politics, But Most Don’t Know What It Is, Pew Research, 2020

10 Charts On How The World Views President Trump And The US, Pew Research

How Coronavirus Compares To Leading Causes Of Death In US, Houston Chronicle

Lori Loughlin’s Unbelievable Arrogance? Martha Ross, Mercury News

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Reopening – Georgia May Be The Model

Must See – The Top 5 Myths About Coronavirus (video, left), Tipping Point, OAN

Vitamin D Determines Severity In Covid-19, Trinity College Dublin, Sci Tech Daily

Must See – You Tube Banned Video Raises Questions About Dr. Fauci And Coronavirus Strategy, Armstrong Economics

CS Commentary: As predicted the video we had up at left was censored by You Tube. You Tube also has censored others, like the first link above, with this Dr. We know nothing about this woman, but her testimony is interesting and comes across as very credible. Both videos are definitely worth viewing, though the first link above is a much more clear argument than the video at left, in which the argument gets lost in some of the details. See the link for her book here.

Is Dr. Fauci To Blame For Everything? Is There A ‘Rat’ In The White House? Updated 5/10/20, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

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:

Jennifer Connelly Talks Tom Cruise And The New Top Gun (video, left), Extra TV

Coronavirus And Movie Theaters: The Future And What’s Going On, ABC News

Best Films Coming to Netflix, May 2020, Looper

Did Marilyn Monroe Abort JFK or RFK’s Baby Before Her Death? Fred Lawrence Guiles, The Daily Beast

Three Classic Film Noir Choices For Your Quarantine, Paulina Enck, The Federalist; Also see, Best Pandemic Movies, Misquoted On Movies

Music:

Rock & Roll Legend Little Richard Dead At 87 (video, left), ABC News

American Idol 2020: Arthur Gunn Hits It With John Denver’s ‘Country Roads,’ American Idol

American Idol 2020 Top 20 Maykala Phillip’s Gets Golden Buzzer On AGT 2 Years Ago, AGT

Which Do You Like Best? Cyniah Elise Sings Same Song As Maykala, American Idol 2020

American idol 2020 Top 20 Performers, American Idol; Also see, American Idol Makes History With At Home Results And Performances, Lyndsey Parker, Yahoo.com

Sports: 

The Natural: MLB Legend Recalls His 27 Strikeout Game, Salena Zito, Townhall

Falcons 2020 Schedule: It Gets Tougher Towards The End, Jason Butt, The Athletic

Travel:

What Your Hotel Stay Will Look Like In A World After Coronavirus, Nick Ellis, The Points Guy

These Reverse Airline Seats May Be The Future Of Flying, Olivia Harvey, Apartment Therapy

How Will You Know When It’s Safe To Travel Again? Johnny Jet, Smarter Travel

TV/Streaming:

Has Anyone Ever Made A Sign? (video, left), Sebastian Maniscalco

Will There Be A Season 5 Of The Last Kingdom? Amanda Spence, Cheat Sheet

Comedian And Seinfeld Actor Jerry Stiller Dies At 92, JNS

Report Finds Netflix Pushes Explicit Content To Minors, Josh Shepherd, The Federalist

What ‘All-American’ Gets Wrong And Right About Football Culture, Rodger Sherman, The Ringer

The Trail, Trailer, Netflix

CS Commentary: Here’s an Italian series that we didn’t know what to make of at first. Are all of the characters unlikeable and morally compromised – or does it just take more time for the plot to fully develop? It turns out it’s the later. Who you like at the end may be much different than who you like in the beginning…and there are some good twists and turns getting there. You have to compensate for some of the cheesy translations in the overdubs – which we never like, btw, but these overdubs are better than most – and apparently the Italian legal system is much different from America’s otherwise the ending doesn’t really makes sense. But ultimately this series is entertaining and satisfying, another interesting layer of Roman society and culture. We weren’t sure whether to give it an A or a B so…CS Grade: A-

Quotes Of The Month:

“Faith is a refusal to panic, come what may.” — Martin Lloyd Jones, pastor

“Faith is spelled R-I-S-K.” — John Wimber, Pastor and Founder, Vineyard Ministries International

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