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DOW, S&P Have Best Month In April Since 1987, NASDAQ Down 1% For Year (video, left), Fox Business

Coronavirus Could Spark High Tax State Exodus (video, right), Fox Business

Homebuyers Appear Eager To Buy In Some Areas Coming Out Of Crisis, Brittany De Lea, Fox Business

US Home Prices Accelerated Before The Coronavirus Hit, Yahoo Finance

Should You Move To One Of These Retiree-Friendly States? Catherine Brock, Motley Fool

Gold Nuggets: Upending Conventional Wisdom, George Milling-Stanley, SSGA

Portfolio Drawdowns In Crisis With Gold

Gold 1969 – 2019

Who Will Be The Winners In A Post-Pandemic Economy? Mohit Joshi, Webforum.org

Coronavirus Market Crash: Where To Invest $1000 Right Now, Joe Tenebruso, Motley Fool

Bank America Says Lows For Stock Market Are In, Yun Li, 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

The S&P 500 Has Rebounded 25% In Less Than 3 Weeks – Here’s Why, Fred Imbert, CNBC

Cramer: Not Just Department Stores That Are Dying – It’s The Whole Mall, Including Movie Theaters (video, left), CNBC

Must See – Is This A Good Time To Add To Equities – Or Will There Be Another Big Drop? (video, right) Bloomberg

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

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

Previous Weeks:

Bitcoin versus Other Historical Bubbles

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

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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Resources

Financial Advisor’s 2019 Top 600+ RIA Rankings, FA

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

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Books:

Heart Attachments: How what you love shapes your thinking, behavior, and destiny, Bruce J. Hammond; For the Kindle/E-Book version of the above, click here; Also, read the excellent reviews for this book here

Culture:

Inside Ricky Gervais: Funniest Interview Ever (video, left), 60 Minutes Australia

Covid-19: Humanity Or Hypocrisy? Raymond Ibrahim

Update: 7 Year Old Has Series Of Dreams About Coronavirus Beginning To End On April 30, Will Ford, Charisma

7 Year Old Has Prophetic Dream About Coronavirus Ending – Perhaps As Soon As April 30, Will Ford, Charisma

Bloomberg News Shameful Sell-Out To Beijing, NY Post

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

How To Stay Fit And Healthy While Quarantining At Home, Kendra Semmen, Charisma

Suicide Hotline Sees 8000% Increase Due To Coronavirus, Mark Ellis, God Reports

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

Coronavirus Dies Fast Under Light, Brown/Sink, Bloomberg/Yahoo

Trump’s Opening Up America Again Guidelines, Fox News

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:

Best Films Coming to Netflix, May 2020 (video, left), 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 

Oscars 2021 Will Allow Streaming Competition, Johnny Oleksinski, NY Post

Best Pandemic Movies, Misquoted On Movies

Music:

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

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

American idol 2020 Top 20 Performers, American Idol

American Idol Makes History With At Home Results And Performances, Lyndsey Parker, Yahoo.com

Julia Gargano Hits All The Notes, American Idol 2020

Sports: 

Using Consensus Big Board To Rank Draft Of All 32 NFL Teams, Arif Hasan, The Athletic

NFL Draft Grades 2020: Ravens, Vikings Win; Packers, Eagles Confound, Nate Davis, USA Today

NFL Final Draft Grade All 32 Teams, Chad Reuter, NFL

Travel:

Delta To Resume International Schedule In May, Jay Singh, Simple Flying

Jet Blue, Delta Seek OK To Suspend Flights To Multiple Airports, David Shepardson, Yahoo

This Toiletry Bag Nails All The Details, Discoverer

Global Health Advisory Level 4 Travel Warning, US State Department

TV/Streaming:

The Last Kingdom, Season 4, Trailer (video, left),The Last Kingdom

Is The Last Kingdom Historically Accurate? Richard E. Preston, Winter Is Coming

‘Hollywood’ Review: This Period Fantasy Is A Disaster For Netflix, Hugh Montgomery, BBC

Brand vs. Gervais, God vs. Atheism, Caroline D’Agati, The Federalist

Waco, Official Trailer, Paramount/Netflix, Vodu Trailers

CS Commentary: Based on two non-fiction books by participants from opposite sides this is a fact-based, informative and riveting series based on the 1993 siege of Branch Davidians led by self-proclaimed Messiah David Koresh. Similar to watching a horrendous train wreck, once you start it you can’t take your eyes off of the events as they unfold. The writers make some concrete choices of events that others say remain shrouded. Its great writing presented by an equally great cast. Challenge: try not to be enraged and scared by the Federal government and the FBI. These are events – along with Ruby Ridge, which happened months before this – with which every American should be familiar. CS Grade: A (where A is the highest grade possible)

Everything Coming To And Leaving Netflix In May, Mike Murphy, MarketWatch; Also see, Everything Coming To Amazon Prime In May, Mike Murphy, MarketWatch

Quotes Of The Month:

“You rule by surveillance. You wouldn’t be president without surveillance. You monitor everything, every citizen, but you refuse to monitor the diseased wet markets in your country.” — Julian Reichelt, editor-in-chief of Bild, “You Are Endangering the Entire World,” addressed directly to President Xi Jinping.

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