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Art Cashin: Much Of Market Sell-Off About Trade (video, left), CNBC

US Has Huge Housing Shortage: Economist (video, right), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

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

Don’t Let Wedding Costs Create Long Term Financial Risk, Edelman

Why Target Is Crushing It – Very Easy To Understand, Brian Sozzi, Yahoo Finance

Does 5G Pose A Health Risk? (video, left) Fox Business

Department Stores Facing An Existential Crisis (video, right), Fox Business

Aretha Franklin Goes From No Will To Three – But Are Handwritten Wills Valid? Anna Sulkin, Wealth Management

8 Financial Tips For Young Adults, Amy Fontinelle, Investopedia

Editor’s Choice

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

China’s Xi Calls For ‘New Long March’ In Midst Of Trade Tensions (video, left), Fox Business

China’s Hold On Rare Earths That Power American Tech (video, right), CNN

China – US Trade War: The New Long March, Scott Minerd, Guggenheim

Price Manipulation In Gold And Crypto Markets, Frank Holmes, Advisor Perspectives

Where Will Apple Go From Here?

Apple Stock Could Jump By As Much As 530% Despite Trade War, Brian Sozzi, Yahoo Finance

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

Tesla Will Turn Corner And Catch ‘Juicy Growth Surge (video, left below)’, Bloomberg

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

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

Radical Transparency: How To Build A Culture That Breeds Success For All (video, right), Ray Dalio, TED

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.

Investors Need More Clarity Before Reacting To Trade Uncertainty, Kara Murphy, United Capital, CNBC


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

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

Crypto Price Analysis, May 24th, Rakesh Upadhyay, 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

Hodler’s Digest: Weekly Crypto Update 5/19/19 (video, right), Cointelegraph

BNY Mellon Eyes $20 Billion Cryptocurrency Market, Market Mad House, Medium

CS Commentary: This article published September 2018. BNY Mellon is currently around 48.25 per share, one could argue an even better price than when this published.

Bitcoin ETF: Wall Street’s Path To Crypto, Cointelegraph; Also see, Cryptocurrencies Are Here To Stay, Gerald P. Dwyer, AIER; Also see, You Don’t Understand Bitcoin Because You Think Money Is Real, Maria Bustillos, Medium; Also see, Bitcoin Might Be Crypto-Gold But Ethereum Is Crypto-Silicon, Michael K. Spencer, Medium

Edelman: Bitcoin ETF ‘Virtually Certain’ CNBC; Also see, Finance Expert Ric Edelman: We Will Eventually See A Bitcoin ETF, Ana Alexandre, Cointelegraph

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

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


Shadow Strike: Inside Israel’s Secret Mission To Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power, Yaakov Katzj


Phil Robertson Of ‘Duck Dynasty’ Wisdom: On Politics, America And Spiritual Life (video, left), Fox Business

I Switched To Google’s New $400 Phone And I’m Never Going Back To $1000+ Smartphones, Ben Gilbert, Business Insider

How To Configure Your iPhone To Work For You And Not Against You, Medium

US Birth Rate At 32 Year Low: Why Its Troubling News For The Future, Fox Business


10 Signs Of Aging Poorly

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

CDC Warns Amid Salmonella Outbreak: Don’t Kiss Or Snuggle With Chickens, Paulina Dedaj, Fox News

Thousands Of Cancer Diagnoses Tied To Poor Diet, Study Finds, Jacqueline Howard, CNN

Top 10 Signs Of Aging Poorly And How To Reverse Them, Rebekah Edwards, Dr. Axe


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.”


Maelyn Jarmon, The Voice 2019 Finale: Hallelujah (video, left), The Voice

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

Also see, Maelyn Performs Rhianna’s ‘Stay’, The Voice 2019; Also see, Rod & Maelyn Perform The Beatles ‘Yesterday, The Voice 2019

CS Commentary: Might be one of the best covers since the original by McCartney and this song has been covered as much as any song in history.

Mel B Fine After Herpes Infection Caused Blindness, Maria Pasquini, People

American Idol Finale Ends With An Upset. Katy Perry May Have Explained Why, Emily Yahr, Washington Post


Brave’s Prospect Skips MLB And Plays In Japan (video, left), ESPN

Freddie Freeman Is Baseball’s Often Overlooked Star And That’s Fine By Him, David O’Brien, The Athletic

Atlanta Braves Owner’s Choose Putting $$ Into Buildings Over Building A Bullpen That Works, Jeff Schultz, The Athletic

Evaluating Baseball’s Most Perplexing Division, The NL East, Britanny Ghiroli, The Athletic

College Football Playoffs: When Will An 8 Team Structure Happen? Nicole Auerbach, The Athletic


US Aviation Officials Believe Bird Strike Factor In Eithiopian 737 MAX Crash, Leslie Josephs, CNBC

These Are The Best Places To Live In America, Jordi Lippe-McGraw, Today.com

10 Best International Airports/10 Worst International Airports, Fox Business; Also see, Trip Advisor Reveals Best Travel Destination For 2019, CNN


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

Unsatisfying ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale Does Not Live Up To Fantastic Story Arc, Nancy Katerina, USA Today; Also see, The Anger Of ‘Game Of Throne’ Fans Is Part Of The Game, Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times

Netflix Is Not The Future Of TV: Dominance In Distribution Is Fragile, Stephen McBride, Forbes

The Real DEA Agent Of ‘Narcos’ Breaks Down What Season 3 Got Right, Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter; Also see, The Real DEA Agents Of ‘Narcos’ Break Down What Season 2 Got Right, Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter

Quotes Of The Month:

“Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you. But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead. When clouds are heavy, the rains come down…Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest…Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another – or maybe both…” – King Solomon, Israel

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