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Today Marks 100th Record Close For S&P500 Under President Trump (video, left), Fox Business

Markets Much Higher From Here: Focus On Bigger Picture Rather Than Short Term Data (video, right), CNBC

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

Don’t Fall For This Bank Texting Phone Scam (video, left), Fox Business

Ray Dalio’s ‘Holy Grail’ Of Investing In 5 Minutes (video, right), Investopedia

US Recession Chances Are Dwindling, Numbers Show, Jonathan Garber, Fox Business

Weekly Mortgage Applications Jump To Highest Level In Over A Month, Diana Olick, CNBC

Percentage Of World Debt, By Nation, IMF-2019

Profitability, Top 25 Companies

$69 Trillion Of World Debt In One Infographic, Visual Capitalist

The World’s 20 Most Profitable Companies, Visual Capitalist

Common Networks Bets 5G Will Replace Cable Internet In Your Home, Alex Sherman, CNBC

Half Of US Will Have 5G Phones By 2024, CNBC

More Than Half Of Wealthy Investors Are Bracing For A Stock Market Sell-Off, Jessica Menton, USA Today

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Cryptocurrency


Crypto Market Cap, 11/15/19

Top 5 Crypto’s By Market Cap, 11/16/19

This Week:

Crypto Markets Turn Red While Bitcoin Fails To Impress Under $8500, Joeri Cant, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Falls Through Key Average As Traditional Markets Hit Record High, Sebastian Sinclair, Coindesk

The SEC Has Rejected Every Bitcoin ETF. This Firm Thinks It Has A Solution, Nikhilesh De, Coindesk

A Major Bitcoin Exchange Has A Serious Problem, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Previous Weeks:

Bitcoin Ranging Under $9300 Is Extremely Fine Says Expert, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Price Bounce to $9600? Omkar Godbole, Coindesk

Coin Prices And Market Cap, 11/08/19

The US Government Tried To Shut Down Bitcoin, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Bitcoin Fundamentals Remains Strong As Markets Stagnate, Charles Bovaird, Forbes

Billionaire Investor Peter Thiel Is Doubling Down On Bitcoin – Here’s Why, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

The Bitcoin Halvening Is Coming, Clem Chambers, Forbes

Bitcoin May Head To Low $7000’s According To Tone Vays, Valdrin Tahiri, Be In Crypto

Crypto’s Next Stop Is $14,400 – Can We Bury Alt-Coins? (video, right) Crypto Trader, CNBC

Top 5 Crypto’s By Market Cap, 11/09/19

The Future Of Cryptocurrencies, Ksenia Semenova, Stratfor

Trading Bitcoin Is Hard – 10 Things Every Beginning Trader Needs To Know, Scott Melker, Cointelegraph

Top 3 Coinbase Alternatives, Rajarshi Mitra, Blockgeeks

Billionaire Investor Eyes $1 Billion Crypto Hedge Fund, Daniel Kuhn, Coindesk

This Blockchain Executive Thinks We’re Seeing A Bitcoin Revival, Justin O’Connell, Forbes

Trade War Driving Chinese Investors To Bitcoin? Daniel Palmer, Coindesk

Mark Mobius Warns Bitcoin Is Not Bulletproof, Maggie Fitzgerald, CNBC; Also see, Bitcoin Warning: Serious Security Weakness Uncovered, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

The Three Largest Cryptocurrencies, Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives

BTC November 2018 To September 2019

Crypto Prices And Market Cap 9/12/19

Ethereum Tied To Bitcoin? Libra At Risk? Outlook For September (video, right), Cointelegraph

The Teenager Who Made Millions On Bitcoin Is Staking It All On This Obscure Token, Colin Harper, Venture Beat; Also see, What Is Metal? A Beginner’s Guide

Bitcoin’s Risk-Adjusted Returns Superior To S&P 500 And Gold, Charles Bovaird, Forbes

Bitcoin ETF Still Coming As SEC Concerns Largely Solved, Marie Huillet, Cointelegraph

Major Cryptocurrencies January 2016 Thru September 3, 2019

Bitcoin 2014 To 2019, 9/11/19

This Crypto Is Worth Less Than 1 Cent. Venture Capitalists Are Betting On Its Future. Leigh Chen, Coindesk

The Art Of Bitcoin Option Trading, Cointelegraph

Facebook Warns Investors That Libra Currency May Never See Light Of Day, Salvador Rodriguez, CNBC; Also see, The Hidden Gem In Facebook’s Libra Blockchain Whitepaper, Tomer Federman, Medium; Also see, As Facebook Struggles For Blockchain Support, A Truly Decentralized Challenger Emerges, Steven Ehrlich, Forbes; Also see, 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, Binance Bets The Farm, Daniel Arnoff, MIT, Medium; Also see, We’ve Had Private Currencies Like Libra Before. It Was Chaos, MIT Tech/Medium

CS Commentary: Interesting perspective, particularly on China and cryptocurrency, but we don’t agree with the conclusion that Binance is in danger of losing its business because its separating exchanges.

Blockchain adoption is on the verge of early majority in the adoption cycle.

2019: The Year Of Mainstream Cryptocurrency Adoption (see chart left), Crypto Scientist, Medium; Also see, The Miami Dolphins Now Have An Official Crypto – It’s Litecoin, Daniel Palmer, Coindesk

Bitcoin Investors Are Not Just Crypto Enthusiasts, Samuel Steinberger, Wealth Management

With All Eyes On Bitcoin, Another Crypto Is Up Over 800% In 2019, Kyle Torpey, Forbes; Also see, Altcoin Phenomenon Finished, Value Will Flow To Bitcoin, Ana Alexandre, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Rally Pre-Thanksgiving To Christmas 2017 – Will We See A Repeat?

New Research Shows Why Bitcoin Price May Skyrocket Later This Year (chart, right), Kyle Torpey, Forbes

The Overlooked Reason The United States Would Struggle To Ban Bitcoin, Kyle Torpey, Forbes

The Real Reason Ethereum, Ripples, XRP, And Litecoin Suddenly Rocketed, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Insane 550% Gains Make Binance Best Performing Cryptocurrency Of 2019, Yashu Gola, CCN; Also see, Binance The Best Performing Crypto Of 2019 So Far, Use The Bitcoin

Comparing the Bitcoin ‘Bubble’ To Amazon During the Dot Com Era

Bitcoin’s Bubble Cycle More Bullish Than Amazon’s During Dot Com Era (chart, right), Marie Huilett, Cointelegraph

There’s Another Thing Behind Bitcoin’s 200% Rise This Year – It Has Nothing To Do With Facebook, Ryan Browne, CNBC; Also see, Bitcoin is (Probably) Here To Stay, Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg; Or see this link; Also see, Litecoin Outperforms Top 10 Cryptos Ahead Of August Reward Halving, Omkar Godbole, Coindesk

Why Is Harvard’s Endowment Jumping Into Crypto? Shoshanna Delvanthal, Investopedia; Also see, Why IBM’s Blockchain Isn’t A Real Blockchain, Stuart Popejoy, Cointelegraph

All Cryptocurrencies Ranked, Coinmarketcap

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)


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.

JP Morgan Guide To The Markets, 3Q 2019 (video, left) Hong Kong

I Wrote A Popular Piece On ‘Lessons From The Madoff Fraud’, Then I Got Scammed – Here’s Why, Seaborn Hall, Medium

Yield Curve Inversion? Here’s How Markets Tend To Perform After One, Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

CS Commentary: In addition to the two links below, see our Money-Interpretation Page for more on the Yield Curve Inversion. Also see, 5 Things Investors Need To Know About An Inverted Yield Curve, Watts/Oh, MarketWatch; Also see, Forget The Yield Curve – Here’s Who Will Prevent The U.S. From Entering A Recession, Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch

Schwab: Fight Over Fiduciary Interpretation Is ‘Semantics,’ Diana Britton, Wealth Management

Safe Deposit Boxes Aren’t Safe, Stacy Cowley, NY Times; Also see, Its Time To Find A Safe Deposit Box Alternative, Lisa Rowan, Two Cents

Investopedia Top 100 Financial Advisors, 2019, Investopedia

CS Commentary: Read the fine print on methodology…and see our Money-Interpretation Page for more. Also see, The Investopedia Top 100 LIst Is Junk. Or, Is It? Robert Sofia, Wealth Management –  Interesting point of view, but absent the principles outlined on our Money-Interpretation Page remember this: Bernie Madoff had tons of influence and people trusted him because they had ‘heard’ how good he was and they likely knew someone who invested with him. None of that saved them.

Wells Fargo Securities Says Don’t Fear Volatility, CNBC; Also see, Wall Street Drops As Bond Market Stokes Recession Fears, Medha Singh, Reuters; Also see, In This Turbulent Market Buy When Fear Is High, Cody Willard, Marketwatch

Warren Buffett: This Is The #1 Mistake Parents Make When Teaching Kids About Money, Tom Popomaronis, CNBC

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Resources

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More Common Sense


Books:

‘The Plot Against The President’ Author Lee Smith, Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

The Plot Against The President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History, Lee Smith

Culture:

Ricky Gervais On Diet, Being Fat, Death, Hosting The Golden Globes, & God (video, left), Stephen Colbert, You Tube

Note: Gervais will host his 5th Golden Globes Awards show in January.

Distracted Driving: Phone Addicts Are The New Drunk Drivers Study Finds, Ina Fried, Axios 

Thousands Of Live WWII Explosives Lie Buried In The Ground. Don’t Pick One Up. Washington Post

Hong Kong Police Shoot Protestor, Man Set On Fire, AP, Politico

Over 100,000 Have Committed To Jesus As High School Students Host ‘Fields Of Faith,’ Jenny Rose Spaudo, Charisma

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Epstein Definitely Committed Suicide (video, left), Huckabee

Dangers Of Bleach + Never Mix Bleach With These, Rebekah Edwards, Dr. Axe

Myths About Flu Vaccine Prove Deadly To Seniors, Patch

What It Means To Be An ENFP Personality Type, Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie

Movies:

Ford Vs. Ferrari, Official Trailer (video, left), 20th Century Fox

‘Doctor Sleep’ Dismal Debut Terrifies Hollywood, Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter

Midway, New Trailer, Lionsgate Movies; Also see, ‘Midway’: Film Review, John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter; CS Review: Ignore the critics on this one, they are cynical and liberal and against anything traditional. This film is in the tradition of ‘Pearl Harbor,’ ‘The Patriot’ and other films like those, though it doesn’t quite rise to that level, probably because it seeks to stay too close to the historical facts. This is always difficult for a film that is supposed to entertain, but this one does it extremely well, particularly during the first half. Some of the events of the second half are a little hard to follow and subsequently feel ‘watered down’, but the story still succeeds as entertainment and inspiring history. Plus, it puts you in the seat of WWII fighter and dive bomber pilots in a way few, if any, films have. You will leave the theater thankful for the blood and sacrifice of heroes that bought the freedom we have today with their lives. CS Grade: B+

2019: Schedule For Upcoming Movies As Of November 3, 2019, Movie Insider

Martin Scorsese: I Said Marvel Movies Aren’t Cinema. Let Me Explain. NY Times; Or see this link,

Quote: “In the past 20 years, as we all know, the movie business has changed on all fronts. But the most ominous change has happened stealthily and under cover of night: the gradual but steady elimination of risk.”

Music:

Taylor Swift Accused Of Using Fan Base In Calculated Manner, David Ng, Breitbart

Sports: 

NFL Fight Could Lead To Massive Fines (video, left), CNBC

They Shocked The World: What They’re Saying After Falcons Upset Win Over Saints, Michael King, 11 Alive; Also see, The ‘Different Perspective’ From Raheem Morris That Helped The Falcons Beat The Saints, Jason Butt, The Athletic; Also see, Wacky Award: New Orleans Saints Attempt To Troll Falcons…While Losing Badly? Andrew Joseph, USA Today

The Athletic 40: Reranking Top High School Basketball Prospects In The US, Brian Bennett, The Athletic

Jags QB Nick Foles Takes Reporters To Church, Will Maule, Faithwire

Tech:

New 5G Security Threat Sparks Snooping Fears, Kate O’Flaherty, Forbes

Travel:

Top 25 Destinations In The World, Trip Advisor

Is the Boeing 737 MAX Safe? Chris Woodyard, USA Today

TV/Streaming:

Must See – Jordan Peterson’s Most Savage Comebacks (To Liberal Media And Academics) (video, left), Trigger Happy Media

Nobody Knows What Television Is Anymore, Peter Superman, Reason

Disney + Goes Live – Details Of When Original Series Will Debut, George Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter

Ricky Gervais To Host Golden Globes Jan 5th For A Record Fifth Time, Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter

CS Commentary: Ricky Gervais is the only reason to watch an awards show anymore.

Contrary View – Ricky Gervais: Banal, Unfunny, And Not As Dangerous As He Thinks, Adam White, Independent UK

CS Commentary: White’s opinion is ‘banal, unfunny, and not as dangerous as he thinks’. Why not just be honest and say you like Tina and Amy better upfront and end it there? As we say up above, Gervais is the only remaining reason to watch any awards show.

Quotes Of The Month:

“How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.” – Marcus Aurelius (spoken shortly after finding out how much time his children spent each day on Facebook)

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