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The Bull Market In Perspective (video, left), CNBC

Recession Still Pretty Far Down The Road? Housing Starts Say ‘Yes,’ (video, right), Fox Business

CS Commentary: Markets up average of 20% since first of year and 12% since February when tariffs were announced. Are we in 1998?

Stocks Surge To Record High After Strong Jobs Report, Jonathan Garber, Fox Business

Cramer On Stock Record: We Need Apologies From Trade War Analysts Who Predicted Doom, Kevin Stankiewicz, CNBC

CS Commentary: As CS has said throughout, those who predicted doom from the ‘trade war’ with China and compared the recent trade fears to Smoot-Hawley in the 1930’s rarely analyzed the situation correctly. Smoot-Hawley was pervasive across the economy while the US-China trade repercussions are limited.

When The DOW Is Up 15% On The Year, Returns October-December Average 5.55%

When The S&P 500 Is Up 20% On The Year, October-December Returns Average 6.21%

DOW And S&P 500 Guaranteed to Rise Another 5% This Year If This Pattern Holds, Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

Will Stocks Plunge 18% By Year End? Mark Kolakowski, Investopedia

US House Prices Drop 0.2% in August – Year Over Year Rise 2%, Greg Robb, MarketWatch

Over 7 Decades This Is The Best Date For The Stock Market, Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

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.

Here Are The Countries At The Brink Of Recession Going Into 2020, Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes

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Cryptocurrency


Top 5 Crypto’s By Market Capitalization, 11/02/19

Crypto Prices And Market Capitalization 11/01/19

This Week: 

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

Bitcoin Price Bounce to $9600? Omkar Godbole, Coindesk

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

Previous Weeks:

Bitcoin Is Poised For Sudden Major Move, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

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

Bitcoin Plummets To Lowest Level Since June As It Comes Under Fire From Congress, Kate Rooney, CNBC

Bitcoin Stuck In A Range – To Face A Downward Break, Support At 200-Day MA (video, left), Crypto Markets, Cointelegraph

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

Why Stellar Is Giving Away $124 Million In Cryptocurrency, Benjamin Pirus, Forbes

Top 5 Crypto’s Market Cap No Longer Includes Litecoin, 10/19/19

The Future Of Cryptocurrencies, Ksenia Semenova, Stratfor

Binance US Will Open User Registration Next Week, Joeri Cant, Cointelegraph

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

Stop Obsessing About Price, Bitcoin Today Is Stronger Than Ever, Tomer Federman, Medium

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 Bulls Now Have Target Of $13,200 Monthly Charts Suggest, Tomorrowland, Medium

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

Bitcoin Suddenly Under $10,000, Next Critical Time October – Here’s Why, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

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

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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)


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

Culture:

Jordan Peterson On The Vilification Of Trump Supporters (video, left), abcquanda; Also see, An Outsider’s View Of Trump And Polarization In The US (video, right), Jordan Peterson, The Delve

‘Talk About A Haunted House’ – Tomi Lahren Says That’s AOC In Congress, Fox News

Fascinating Research Shows Impact of Clothes And Shoes, Dan Solin, Advisor Perspectives

US WWII Shipwreck Discovered In Philippine Sea Is Deepest Ever Found, James Rogers, Fox News

California Fires: Climate Change Or CA Government Mismanagement? Daniel Turner, Fox News

Battleground: 7 Out Of 10 Say US ‘on the edge of Civil War,’ Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner; Also see, October 2019 Civility Poll, Georgetown University

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Famed Medical Examiner Says Jeffrey Epstein’s Death A Homicide, Not A Suicide (video, right), Fox News

What It Means To Be An INTJ Personality Type, Susan Storm; Also see, INFJ’s Favorite Question, Boom Shikha, Introvert Dear; Also see, The Best Online Personality Test – 8 Styles Of Genius: What’s Yours?

Polio Is Back In The Philippines As Fewer Trust Vaccines, Lia Savillo, Vice

New Israeli Fragrance Will Have You Smelling Like The Holy Temple, Maayan Hoffman, Breaking Israel News

Movies:

Terminator: Dark Fate, Official Trailer (video, left), Paramount Pictures

Terminator: Dark Fate, Film Review, Hollywood Reporter

The Reliant Trailer; Also see, Kevin Sorbo Won’t Let Hollywood Stop Him From Defending Faith, Conservative Values, Jessilyn Lancaster, Movieguide/Charisma

‘Breakthrough’ Wins At Dove Awards, Charisma

Music:

Kanye Understands What Other Celebrity Christians Don’t: It’s Hard To Be A Christian, Kylee Zempel, The Federalist

Bridges Burn (video, left), Need To Breathe; Also see, Official Music Video; Also see, Bridges Burn, Single Review

Quote: ” What I am getting from the song is that you need to let go of your past and everything from it that is weighing you down needs to be let go and put to pasture.  This will allow you to move forward in new directions.” CS Commentary: Our take on this lyric is that it is about the end of a romantic relationship where the parties are trying to find a new way forward in a different kind of relationship with the need for forgiveness and healing and all that that implies. But the beauty of the lyric is that it can probably be interpreted in a number of different ways.

Kanye West’s Album ‘Jesus Is King’ Delayed Over Christian Contents, Charisma

Sports:

The End Is Near For Dan Quinn And The Falcons, Mark Cannizzaro, NY Post 

The Top 20 Guards In College Basketball, CJ Moore, The Athletic

Travel:

Cars Worth Waiting For 2020 To 2025, Alexander Stoklosa, Car And Driver

Delta Might Have A Problem – Are New Planes As Sound As They Should Be? Chris Matyszczyk, Inc.

8 Tips For Squeezing Everything Into Your Carry-On, Chelsea Stuart, Jetsetter

TV/Streaming:

Kanye West Airpool Karaoke (video, left), The Late Late Show With James Corden

The True Story Behind ‘Unbelievable’, Netflix’s Gripping Serial Rapist Story, Washington Post

12 New Fall Shows To Watch And 5 You Can Probably Skip, Washington Post

Jack Ryan, Season 2, Due Nov 1, Amazon, Official Trailer

The One Sign You Should Cancel Netflix And Try Something Else, Greg Brian, Cheat Sheet

Quotes Of The Month:

“While a single nation refuses to lay [arms] down, it is proper that all should keep them up. Horrid mischief would ensue were one-half the world deprived of the use of them; for while avarice and ambition have a place in the heart of man, the weak will become a prey to the strong. The history of every age and nation establishes these truths, and facts need but little arguments when they prove themselves.” – Thomas Paine, 1775

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