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Update: The Top 5 Reasons For The Current Market Correction, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

United Capital CIO: Market Aches In October, But Should Move Higher Into Year End, United Capital: Also see, Video: United CIO – Mid-Terms Won’t Have Long Term Impact, CNBC

Why Did The Crypto Meltdown Occur? (video, right) CNBC; CS Commentary: A good overview of the current state of the crypto markets.

JP Morgan Sees 3 Long Term Stock Winners From Blockchain, CNBC; Also see, Warren Buffett Buys $4 Billion Stake In JP Morgan (video, left), Fox Business

How To Make A Horrible Boss Your Ally – A Navy Seal Explains, Zameena Mejia, CNBC; Also see, Ten Influencers To Watch In 2019, Wealth Management

Vanguard Knocked From Top Spot In Robo-Advisors Rankings, Samuel Steinberger, Wealth Managment

Chart Of The Week: Emerging Markets Bear Market 2018, SPDR

The World’s Top 10 Restaurant Companies, Brian Mathews, Investopedia; Also see, 4 Countries That Produce The Most Food, Sean Ross, Investopedia


Editor’s Choice

DIG/Arbitrade: Not All That Glitters Is Gold – Is DIG A Well Orchestrated Scam? Ken Griffith, The Royal Gazette

CS Commentary: We suggest that the comments at the end of the article also be read. The author raises some interesting points, but it is not clear whether…To continue reading see this link…

Good Chance Of Recession By 2020 (video, left), Fox Business

Does It Still Pay To Invest In Gold? Nick K. Lioudisz, Investopedia

Why Investors Should Stick With ‘Buy And Hold,’ Barry Ritholtz, Wealth Management/Bloomberg

Bullish Signals: Binance Boss Predicts Year End Crypto Run, Davit Babayan, Newsbtc.com; Also see, Building The Bitcoin Economy: Why It Will Happen, Goorha/Trav, Medium; Also see, Podcast: What Gives Cryptocurrencies Value? Morgan Stanley

Don’t Overestimate Bakkt’s Impact On The Cryptocurrency Market, Joseph Young, Yahoo Finance

The Stock Market Lost Nearly $2 Trillion In October. Here’s What Happened, MIchael Sheetz, CNBC, See Video, here (or to left)



Will Large Institutional Investors Enter Crypto Market Next?

DIG Crypto Update, 11/11/18, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense; Also see updates and analysis below.

Video: Ronnie Moas Maintains $28,000 Bitcoin Forecast For End Of 2019 In A Debate With Vinny Langham Over Future Of Crypto, You Tube/Bad Crypto Podcast

Bitcoin’s Market Cap Fell Below $100 Billion For First Time Since October 2017, CNBC

Who Killed Satoshi Nakamoto? Clem Chambers, Forbes/Medium

5 Coins Coinbase Likely To Add Next, Sofiko Abeslamidse, Coinspeaker; Also see, Your First Bitcoin – How & Where To Buy It, Trevor Caldwell, Medium

The Three Largest Cryptocurrencies By Market Share, Jill Mislinkski, Advisor Perspectives

3 Bitcoin Price Factors Suggest Bears Are In Charge, Omkar Godbole, Coindesk

Current DIG Crypto Update, 10/12/18, Seaborn Hall; Also see, Recent CS Update On DIG Cryptocurrency 9/30/18, Seaborn Hall; Also see, CS Commentary and CS Update on DIG, 7/12/18: There are some worrisome comments here, particularly…See this link for more. Also see, Bermuda Government To Introduce New Regulations On ICO’s And Crypto Firms, Helen Partz, Cointelegraph; Also see, How To Purchase DIG or Any Other Cryptocurrency


Short videos

This Plane Could Cross The Atlantic In 3.5 Hours: Why Did It Fail? (video, left) Vox

Ray Dalio Says World Counting On Stock Market Going Up – That Means Trouble In A Bear Market (video, right), CNBC

What Is 5G?, CNBC

A Look At 5G And How It Will Change Our Lives, CBC News

GDP At 3.5%: Only America Is Growing, Fox Business

The Future Of Cryptocurrencies, Joe Duran/United Capital, CNBC; Also see, Bitcoin And Other Cryptocurrencies: Ten Experts Debate The Future, CNBC


Common Sense Interpretation

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

Here’s How Blockchain Will Impact Your Life In 10 Years, Darla Mercado, CNBC

How To Trade Foreign Stocks, Prableen Bajpai, Investopedia

Why There Will Be A Recession In 2020, Guggenheim Investments, Advisor Perspectives

Reason For Stock Market Volatility And What To Do Now; Future Of Bitcoin, Fox Business

CS Commentary: Great example of how political leanings affect your market views – he believes Dems win House in November, therefore he believes markets have topped.

What To Expect From Economy In The Next Year, Mornings With Maria, Fox Business


Here’s Why The DOW Will Hit 40,000 By 2025, David S. Gilreath, CNBC

Should You Be Out Of The Market? No, Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

10 Investor Takeaways From The 2018 IMF/World Bank Meetings, Lupin Rahman, PIMCO, Advisor Perspectives

Stock Market Up 6 Months Straight And Should Keep Going If History Is A Guide, Fred Imbert, CNBC

Is Trump Right About The Fed? Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

Will The U.S. Economy Continue To Improve? (video left) The Intelligence Report, Trish Reagan, Fox Business

What Is FinTech? (video right) CNBC

Fed Raises Interest Rates Signals One More Increase This Year, Nick Timiraos, WSJ

How To Know Who To Trust With Your Money: The Fiduciary Pyramid, Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

How to Know Who To Trust With Your Money II: A Visual Illustration of Fiduciary, Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

What Is Blockchain? (video right) CNBC

Our Favorite Chart: As Long As 10 Yr Yield Under 5% Stock Market Up 90% Of Time

The Bernie Madoff Fraud: Five Lessons For Investors From The ‘Wizard Of Lies,’ Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

Evaluating The Arguments For The Dollar’s Demise, Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

How Likely Is Hyperinflation In the U.S.?, Part Two, Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

Are Cryptocurrencies The Best Investment Opportunity Of The Next Decade? Part II, Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

The Dark Underbelly Of Cryptocurrency Markets, Nic Carter, Medium; Also see, Irrational Exuberance Revisited: Is Crypto The New Dot-Com Bubble? Krill Bryanov, Cointelegraph

A Reminder: If You Had Purchased $100 Of Bitcoin In 2011 Here Is What Its Worth Now, Damian Davila, Investopedia

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Investment Resources

Top Independent Financial Advisors 2018, Barron’s

2017 Ranking Of RIA’s By Total Assets, Financial Advisor

CS Commentary: A RIA is a Registered Investment Advisor, generally considered to be at or close to the top of the Fiduciary Pyramid in the investment area. For more, see Common Sense Interpretation, above.

10 Fastest Growing RIA Firms, Wealth Management; Also see, RIA Survey And Ranking 2017, FA

CS Commentary: For an explanation of and the importance of Registered Investment Advisors (RIA), see the ‘Fiduciary’ articles in the Common Sense Interpretation section below.

The Biggest And Best Wealth Management Firms, Investopedia/WSJ

CS Commentary: What’s wrong with this list? Notice they are almost all big banks. Most of the big banks charge ‘hidden’ fees that they don’t tell you about and they also charge larger annual management fees. Independent RIA firms charge an average of about 1-1.25% in management fees, plus, in many cases lower ‘hidden’ fees that they fully disclose. (For an explanation of and the importance of Registered Investment Advisors, or RIA, see Common Sense Interpretation section on this page above).

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Cryptocurrency Resources

Top Crypto Exchanges 2018

Top Crypto Exchanges By Market Cap: Cryptocurrency Exchanges/Market List, cryptocoincharts; Also see, The Best Crypto Exchanges, May 2018, Cryptoclarified; Also see, The 10 Commandments Of Crypto Security, Panama Crypto, Medium

Understanding The Retail Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase And Its Professional Trading Sister, GDAX, Jack Tatar, The Balance; Also see, Coinbase Vs. GDAX, The Merkle; Also see, GDAX Vs. Coinbase Comparison, Coin Central

Coinbase Review: Safe Way To Buy Cryptocurrency? Coin Central; Also see, Kraken Exchange Review, Coin Central; Kraken vs. Bittrex Exchange Comparison, Coin Central; What Is Kraken? Shobhit Seth, Investopedia

Understanding Cryptocurrency ETF’s, Nathan Reiff, Investopedia; Also see, Bitcoin ETF’s Explained, Nathan Reiff, Investopedia; Also see, Top Artificial Intelligence ETF’s, etfdb.com

The Five Most Private Cryptocurrencies, Shobhit Seth, Investopedia

A Brief History Of Bitcoin Bear Markets, Yannos/Ndinga, Medium

How To Secure Yourself Against Bitcoin Theft In 10 Minutes, SFOX, Medium

The Top 10 Cryptocurrency Blogs & Websites You Should Follow, Cryptoclarified

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More Common Sense


Jack Reacher Still Won’t Quit, 23 Books Later, James Parker, The Atlantic

Trump Aftershock: Trump’s Hidden Revival Connections, Steve Strang, Charisma


Harvey Weinstein Might Avoid Jail Yet As Bond Actress Modifies Her Story, Daily Mail; Also see, ‘Boardwalk’ Actress Files New Sexual Assault Suit Against Harvey Weinstein, The Wrap; Also see, 80 Women, Including Selma Hayek, Have Accused Him – But, Thanks To The Real Life ‘Ray Donavan’ Harvey Weinstein May Go Free, Maureen Callahan, NY Post

The Whole Perspective On Harvey Weinstein – And Why Hollywood Kept His Secret – From His Ex-Assistant (video, left), BBC; Also see, Weinstein Paid An Army Of “Spies’ To Harass His Accusers, Megyn Kelly, NBC

Is This Black Man The Deadliest Serial Killer In U.S. History? BlackAmericaWeb

Why We Spend Money On Things We Shouldn’t, NBC

Philippines HIV Cases Soar Over 3000%, independent.co.uk


The Two Most Dangerous Words In Your Vocabulary (video, left), Dr. Brene Brown, Oprah Winfrey Network, You Tube


Orson Welle’s Recovered Last Feature Is An Absolute Masterpiece, Benjamin Kerstein, The Federalist

What An Ex-Gay Man Wants You To Know About Russell Crowe’s Latest Film, Charisma

‘Get Out’ Producer Booed And Kicked Off Stage For Trashing Trump At Israeli Film Festival In LA, Jessica Chasmar, Washington Times

The Media Censorship Of Our Gosnell Movie, Phelim McAleer, Townhall

We went on an overseas trip recently and on the plane had time to catch up on a few previously released or old movies. Here are our reviews: Film Review: Mama Mia, Here We Go Again, B-; Also see, Film Review: Miracle Season, B-; Also see, Film Review: Gentlemen’s Agreement, A


The White Album Hits Its 50th In The Perfect Moment To Recall Its Release, Samuel Buntz, The Federalist


Brave’s Ronald Acuna Wins 2018 NL Rookie Of The Year, CBS Sports; Also see, Ronald Acuna Jr Rookie Of The Year Highlights (video, left), You Tube; Also see, Ronald Acuna’s Home Run Streak (video, right), MLB

Where It All Went Wrong For Bobby Petrino In Louisville, Pat Force, Yahoo Sports

Best & Worst QB’s Of Week 10 NFL, Walder/Gargiulo, ESPN; Also see, Matt Ryan May Finish Season As Best Performing QB Ever To Not Make The Playoffs – Proving That The Atlanta Falcons Are Poorly Managed, Justis Mosqueda, Optimum Scouting; Also see, Julio Jones Becomes Fastest NFL Receiver To Hit 10,000 Yards, Vaughn McClure, ESPN

Defending De’Vondre: The Falcon’s Linebacker Fails To Remain ‘Politically Correct’ After Loss To Browns, Falcoholic

Georgia Tech Didn’t Quit And Now Coach Johnson Has Them Back On Right Path, Michael Cunningham, AJC


10 Packing Mistakes To Avoid, Jetsetter

Top 10 Used Luxury Cars, Autobytel; Also see, Top 10 New Luxury Cars, Autobytel


Bosch Renewed For Season 6 On Amazon Ahead Of Season 5 2019 Premiere, Joe Otterson, Variety; Also see, Amazon Finally Does Something Entertaining [other than ‘Bosch’] With Julia Roberts In “Homecoming,’ Ellie Bufkin, The Federalist; Also see, New To Amazon Prime Video November 2018, Gamespot

Review: Nathan Fillion Is Masterfully Charming In ‘The Rookie,’ USA Today

CS Commentary: Most of the critics did not seem to like ‘The Rookie’ much based on the pilot, but 3-4 shows in its consistently entertaining and funny – an interesting look into the average beat cop in the Los Angeles police force. But, better series than this on network TV have bitten the dust, so who knows whether the show will last. Let’s hope so, because shows like ‘Seal Team,’ ‘For The People,’ ‘The Gifted,’ and others pale in comparison to the canceled ‘The Crossing’ and ‘The Brave.’ It would be nice to see a solid show actually stay on the air for a while.

‘Making A Murderer: Part 2,’ A Post Conviction Master Class, Michelle Malkin, Townhall

Narcos: Mexico Premiers November 16 on Netflix, Deadline

Mindhunter, Season 2: Everything We Know So Far, Amanda Bell, TV Guide

Netflix Releases Official Trailer For The Last Kingdom, Season 3

CS Commentary: Aired on Netflix starting November 19; Also see, Frontier Renewed For Season 3 At Netflix, Variety (Season 3 will be aired on Netflix later this month on November 23). Also see, Netflix Review: Chris Pine In A Follow-Up To ‘Braveheart’ – ‘Outlaw King’, Variety (Available on Netflix November 9).

New Netflix Releases November 2018, Gamespot; Also see, Ending Or Cancelled TV Shows For The 2018-19 Season, tvseriesfinale.com; Also see, All The Netflix Shows Getting Cancelled In 2018-19, lifehacker.com; Also see, All The TV Shows That Have Been Cancelled In 2018-19, businessinsider; Also see, Which Shows Have Been Renewed Or Cancelled? Collider

Quotes Of The Month:

“What is Love, from which the Latin word for friendship is derived, if not the wish that someone may have as many good things as possible irrespective of whether any advantage accrues to oneself?” Cicero, ‘On Moral Ends’

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” — Cicero


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