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

Why The Market Blow Up? (video, left) Varney & Co, Fox Business

Hottest Toys For 2018 Christmas Season (video, right), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

How To Avoid A Shark Attack, Charles Schwab Global Outlook, Jeffrey Kleintop

A Historically Strong Month For Crypto, November Is Off To A Bad Start, Sam Ouimet, Coindesk

Larry Kudlow: Stock Market Corrections Come And Go (video, right), Varney & Co, Fox Business

Is Facebook A Buy At These Levels? (video, left) Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

Resilient Verizon Testing 19 Year Resistance, Alan Farley, Investopedia



Editor’s Choice

How The Real Estate Cycle Works (video, left), Phillip Anderson, You Tube

CS Commentary: In 2012 Phillip J. Anderson predicts exactly where the US stock markets and real estate markets will be today.

Blockchain & Crypto Hype Cycle: Where We’re At And What’s Coming Next (see graph right below), Anthony Back, Medium

Ray Dalio Says Its Just Like The 1930’s For Investors Right Now, Barbara Kollmeyer, Marketwatch

The Real Estate Clock Has Proved Accurate Over 200 Years Except For World Wars

Phillip J. Anderson’s Explanation Of The Real Estate Clock, portphillippublishing.com

Why Central Bank Digital Currencies Will Destroy Cryptocurrencies, Nouriel Roubini, Project Syndicate

Gartner Hype Cycle For Emerging Technologies 2018

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

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…



Five Stages Of Development For An Emerging Technology

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

VC Investor Outlines 3 Major Factors Behind Recent Crypto Wipeout, Joseph Young, CCN

Quote: “The cryptocurrency sector has only had four major corrections in the past nine years, and the 79 percent drop of BTC from $19,500 to $4,050 is the smallest major correction out of all.”

CS Commentary: The likelihood that the recent stock market correction is at all related to the Crypto crash, seems to CS very small. It is more likely that the market has been somewhat spooked by the Bitcoin hard fork and delayed SEC approval of any crypto ETF. The quote above should put the recent correction in perspective.

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

JP Morgan Sees 3 Long Term Stock Winners From Blockchain, CNBC

Bitcoin’s Market Cap Fell Below $100 Billion For First Time Since October 2017, CNBC; Also see, Who Killed Satoshi Nakamoto? Clem Chambers, Forbes/Medium; Also see, 5 Coins Coinbase Likely To Add Next, Sofiko Abeslamidse, Coinspeaker; Also see, Your First Bitcoin – How & Where To Buy It, Trevor Caldwell, Medium

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

Supersonic Air Travel Is Finally Coming Back,Verge Science, You Tube

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

United CIO – Mid-Terms Won’t Have Long Term Impact, CNBC

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

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

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

What Is 5G?, CNBC; Also see, 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)

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

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

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

How To Make A Horrible Boss Your Ally – A Navy Seal Explains, Zameena Mejia, 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


A Parent’s Worst Nightmare: A Sexual Predator Attacks (video, left), Glenn Beck, You Tube

It’s A Crisis Of Civilization In Mexico: 250,000 Dead, 37,400 Missing, Córdoba/Montes, WSJ

The Drug Runners – There Is No Justice For Poor Mexicans In South Texas, Ryan Goldberg, Texas Monthly

Amazon’s HQ2 Will Only Worsen America’s Great Divergence, Alena Semuels, The Atlantic


The Best Way To Save People From Suicide, Jason Cherkis, Huffington Post

Also see, International Resources For Suicide Prevention Or Help In Asia;; Also see, International Suicide Prevention Help; For the National Prevention Suicide Crisis Line In The U.S., see here


Why William Goldman Was One Of The Last Greats Of 1970’s Hollywood, Titus Techera, The Federalist

The Definitive Robin Hood Power Rankings, Micah Peters, The Ringer

CS Commentary: For those who couldn’t tell by the trailer, confirms the new Robin Hood film as a complete dud.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Shows Artists Should Care About Audiences, Jeffrey A. Tucker, AIER; Also see, Bohemian Rhapsody, Official Trailer (video, left)

‘Instant Family’ Shines A Spotlight On Everyday Foster Care Heroes, Josh Shepherd, The Federalist

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


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


The Falcons Are Too Good To Be This Bad: Wake Up Arthur! It Is Time For Quinn & Sarkisian To Go, Brad Gagnon, Bleacher Report

Matt Ryan Has Top QB Rating In NFL When Under Pressure, Falcons Wire/USA Today

NFL Top 15 Offensive Player Rankings Week 12, Tom Brady Falls Out, David Carr, NFL.com; Also see, Top 10 ‘Old’ Quarterbacks In NFL, Chris Wesseling, nfl.com


10 Packing Mistakes To Avoid, Jetsetter

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


Inside Conan O’Brien’s Digital Reinvention, Patrick Doyle, Rolling Stone; Also see, Conan O’Brien Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Star Wars (video, left), You Tube

The Last Kingdom: TV Review, Keith Uhlich, Hollywood Reporter; Also see, The Last Kingdom, Season 3, Winter Is Coming; Also see, Netflix Turned BBC Series ‘The Last Kingdom’ Into A Global Hit – Season 3 Entertains, Travis Clark, Yahoo; Also see, The Last Kingdom, Season 3: Was The Character Skade A Real, Historical Figure? Express.co.uk

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; Also see, Narcos: Mexico Premiers November 16 on Netflix, Deadline; Also see, Mindhunter, Season 2: Everything We Know So Far, Amanda Bell, TV Guide

Quotes Of The Month:

“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” – Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart

“Whoever would overthrow the Liberty of a Nation, must begin by subduing the Freeness of Speech.” – Benjamin Franklin


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