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Must See: Tesla From $250 To $4000? Cathie Woods Of ArK Invest Defends Her Call (video, left), CNBC

Financials On Fire/Next Market Move Down?/Overall Stocks To Buy With Market At Highs (video, right), CNBC

The Next Step For The Fed Could Be A Hike, Scott Minerd, Guggenheim

Marriott Challenges Airbnb, Moves Into Home Sharing (video, left), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

Sell In May And Go Away? (video, right), CNBC

Berkshire Hathaway Has Been Buying Shares Of Amazon, Warren Buffett Says, Becky Quick, CNBC

33 Items You Should Buy At Costco, 14 You Should Skip Everytime, Laura McCamy, Business Insider

Summary Of Facebook Changes/S&P 500 Market Pullback Coming? (video, left), CNBC

Berkshire Hathaway Buying Amazon, Stock Rises (video, right), Fox Business

Facebook Building Cryptocurrency Based Payments System, WSJ

Jobs Surge In April, Unemployment Lowest Since 1969, Jeff Cox, CNBC

CVS Closing 46 Stores: See The Locations Going Away, Nathan Bomey, USA Today

 

Editor’s Choice


Former Wells Fargo CEO: Fed Making Mistake That May Bring Recession (video, left), CNBC

CS Commentary: Not sure we buy into this argument, but its an interesting perspective.

Varney: $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Gives Government Spending A Bad Name (video, right), Fox Business

We Can’t Trust China On Trade (video, left), Fox Business

Ray Dalio Tops List Of Highest Paid Hedge Fund Managers (video, right), CNBC

Pig Ebola Virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain – Could Affect Trade Deal With China, Murtaugh/Curran, Bloomberg

Why The United States Needs To Encourage Americans To Own Gold, Sean Fieler, The Federalist

Facebook Tries A New Look As Zuckerberg Proclaims A New Era, Jeff Horowitz, WSJ

Cryptocurrency


Crypto Winter Is Completely Over (video, left), Cointelegraph

Bitfinex Alleged Cover-Up Explained (video, right), Coindesk

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.

Trader Who Called Bitcoin’s 84% Decline Now Says $50,000 In Next Two Years, Zach Guzman, Yahoo Finance

Bitcoin Surge: New Bull Market? (video, left) Cointelegraph

Bitcoin ETF: Wall Street’s Path To Crypto (video, right), Cointelegraph

Cryptocurrencies Are Here To Stay, Gerald P. Dwyer, AIER; Also see, Facebook’s Crypto Currency Expected To Add $19 Billion in Revenue, Newsbtc.com

E-Trade Close To Launching Cryptocurrency Trading, Julie Verhage, Bloomberg

Current Price Of Top 5 Cryptocurrencies

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

Jack Dorsey ‘All-In’ On Bitcoin, Predicts ‘Massive Boon, CNBC; Also see, The History Of Money And The Future Of Cryptocurrency, Brian C. Albrecht, AIER; Also see, How Google Is Quietly Making Blockchains More Searchable, Michael del Castillo, Forbes

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


Could Bitcoin Still Go To $25K? (video, left), 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

s 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

Cyber Threats: The U.S. Is More Vulnerable Than Ever (video, left), 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

Global Outlook 2019 Manila with Howard Marks (video, left), Bank Of Singapore

CS Commentary: Some great, insightful comments on investing here, especially from a general overall perspective based on where we are in the recovery from 2008 now, well worth the 15 minutes of viewing.

Yield Curve Inversion: Recession Fear vs. Reality (video, right), Bloomberg

Common Sense Interpretation

(Start Here First To Understand The Investment Arena Big Picture)


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

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

70% Of Wall Street Believes Trump Will Be Re-Elected, Fox Business

China Militarizing Space: They Are Ahead Of US In Space Race, Fox Business

Gundlach: We Are On The Road To A Large Debt Problem, Robert Huebscher, Advisor Perspectives; Also see, Does The US Debt Matter? (as of 7/28/18), CNBC; Also see, What Would Happen If The US Stopped Paying Its Debt?, Infographics; Also see, How To Solve America’s Spending Problem, Prager U

Live 24/7 World Debt Clocks

CS Commentary: This may not be exactly in sync with the US Debt Clock, here but it is close as of 2/14/19.

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Books:

Lee Strobel Proves The Case For Easter, Huckabee

The Case For Easter, Lee Strobel

Culture:

Southern CA Islamist Terror Plot Foiled (video, left), One America News; Also see, Ramadan Is May 5 – June 4: Here’s What It Means, Fiona Mokry, Discoverer

A Killer Astroid Is Coming, We Don’t Know When, So Let’s Be Ready, Mike Wall, space.com

In Trying To Beat Airbus To Market, Did Boeing’s 737 Max 8 Compromise Safety? Devine/Griffin, CNN

Teen Girls Are Poisoning Themselves At Alarming Rates. There Are Ways To Help, Brian Resnick, Vox

Japan Sexual Inexperience And Virginity Rates Increase, Emiko Jozuka, CNN

Cyprus Serial Killer Kills 7 – Four Of Them Filipinos – Aided By Police Mistakes, Before Being Caught, SF Gate/AP; Also see, Cypriot Justice Minister Resigns Over Inept Serial Killer Police Investigation, Fox News

Apple Unveils New iPad Air And iPad Mini, CNN

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Stop Bickering! It’s Killing Your Relationships (video, right), Esther Perel; Also see, Once A Cheater, Always A Cheater? Esther Perel, CS Commentary: Lots of wisdom here.

US Measles Outbreak Is Driven By A Global Surge In The Virus, NPR

Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long Term Care, KHN

Warren Buffet’s Diet Still Includes 5 Cans Of Coke, McDonald’s, And Dairy Queen, Jade Scipioni, Fox Business

Movies:

Avengers: Endgame Shatters Box Office Records Worldwide (video, left), Fox Business

Movie Review: Breakthrough (video, right), Movieguide

Film Review: Breakthrough Is A ‘Breakthrough’ Christian Movie, Movieguide

Avengers: Endgame Has Best Opening Day Ever, Frank Pollatta, CNN

These Rare Photos Of Bonnie And Clyde Reveal The Dark Reality Of The Iconic Criminal Couple, Brendan Siegel, Medium

Music:

Deana’s ‘Autumn Leaves’ The Voice UK 2019, The Voice UK

Bethziena’s ‘You Don’t Own Me’, The Voice UK

The Voice, UK: Finalists/Tom Jones Reveals Why He Was Emotional During Show, This Morning

Sports:

Derby 2019: Historic, Controversial Finish (video, right), NBC Sports

The Numbers Behind The Kentucky Derby (video, left), CNBC; Also see, See Las Vegas Kentucky Derby 2019 Odds Here; Also see, Kentucky Derby Odds Update: Favorite, Omaha Beach, Scratched, CBS Sports

QB Matt Ryan Thankful Falcons Boosted O-Line In Draft, Kevin Patra, NFL; Also see, QB Ryan Says ‘Thanks’ After Falcons Draft 2 Offensive Lineman, AP/Fox Sports

NFL 2019 Draft: Quick Grades On All Teams, NFL.com; Also see, NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: Saints, Patriots, Rams On Top, NFL.com

Travel:

6 Secrets Flight Attendants Won’t Tell You, Vivian Chung, Seeqr

Can Boeing Restore Confidence In 737 Max 8 Jets? It Won’t Be Easy To Convince ‘Scared’ Passengers, CBC; Also see, Boeing Whistleblowers Report 737 Max 8 Problems To FAA, Drew Griffin, CNN

Claims Of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny To Boeing’s Planes, NY Times

Quote: ‘“As a quality manager at Boeing, you’re the last line of defense before a defect makes it out to the flying public,” Mr. Barnett said. “And I haven’t seen a plane out of Charleston [manufacturing facility] yet that I’d put my name on saying it’s safe and airworthy.”’

TV/Streaming:

John Singleton Dies: Trailblazing ‘Boyz N The Hood’ Director, 51, Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline

Everything Coming To Netflix In May – And What’s Leaving, Sarah Toy, MarketWatch; Also see, What’s Coming To Amazon Prime In May 2019, Anna Tingley, Variety

Game Of Thrones Premiere: New Series High, Michael O’Connor, Hollywood Reporter; Also see, ‘Bosch’ Review: In Season 5, Still TV’s Best-Written Cop Drama, Verne Gay, Newsday

Quotes Of The Month:

“Most people are defeated by their secondary successes.” – President Harry Truman

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – The Man In The Arena, President Theodore Roosevelt

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