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The Long View On Diversified Investing

MidTerm Elections: How The Party In Power May Influence Investment Results, SPDR

Some Data Suggests Bull Market Not Over, Wang/Hajric, Bloomberg

Diversification And Smarter Investing, Investopedia

Peter Schiff Debates TD Ameritrade: Markets Will Collapse Due To Fed’s Rising Rates – Or Not? (video, right), Fox Business

Video: Value Outperformance And The Market At A Turning Point, Tdameritradenetwork.com

Top 4 Companies Owned By Google, Kevin B. Johnston, Investopedia

Key Quarterly Gold Data, SPDR

Why Is The Market Taking A Tumble?, United Capital

CS Commentary: We highly recommend this read, an excellent explanation of current market conditions, the recent market correction, and likely future scenarios. Continue reading our  comments and caveats, including chart additions, here.


Editor’s Choice

Real Average Household Income Growth

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

Real Income Growth Since 1967

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

U.S. Household Incomes: A 51 Year Perspective, Jill Mislinkski, Advisor Perspectives

Annual Home Price Gains Fall Below 6% In August, Jill Mislinkski, Advisor Perspectives

Worst Since ’08? Is China Trying To Negatively Affect Mid-Terms With Selling? (video, left below) Fox Business

Home Appreciation Still Beats Inflation

Silicon Valley Corporate Culture Continues To Disappoint, Fox Business (video, left)

Reason For Stock Market Volatility And What To Do Now; Future Of Bitcoin (video, right below), 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.

Ronnie Moas Talks Future Of Crypto With Wild West Crypto, 2018 (video, right above), Wild West Crypto Show

Five Governments Backing Blockchain Projects, Nicolas Cole, Medium

CNBC Pundit Says Bitcoin About To Explode, Cites Pending ETF Decisions, Helen Partz, Cointelegraph





Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency During 2018 – A Bear Market

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

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

Forbes Magazine Moves Towards The Blockchain,  Nikhilesh De, Coindesk; Also see, MasterCard On Forefront Of Blockchain Patents, Nikhilesh De, Coindesk

Cryptocurrency Industry Showing Healthy Signs Of Consolidation, Forbes Confidential: Also see, Cryptoconfidential, Forbes; Also see, Cryptoconfidential: Weekly Update, Forbes
Cryptocurrency Industry Showing Healthy Signs Of Consolidation, Forbes Confidential

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

Current DIG Crypto Update, 10/12/18, Seaborn Hall

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

GDP At 3.5%: Only America Is Growing, Fox Business (video, right)

The Future Of Cryptocurrencies, Joe Duran/United Capital, CNBC

Bitcoin And Other Cryptocurrencies: Ten Experts Debate The Future (video, left), CNBC
Crypto Experts On Why Bitcoin May Get To $1 Million (video, left), CNBC

Business Confidence Off The Charts, Lou Dobbs, Fox Business

Jim Kramer On Market Sell-Off: I Miss Fed Chair Janet Yellen, Powell Is Using A ‘Sledgehammer’, CNBC

Peter Navarro: Trump’s Tough Approach On Trade Is Working, Lou Dobbs, Fox Business

What To Expect From Economy In The Next Year (video, right), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business


Common Sense Interpretation

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


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 below).

Why is the WSJ bias towards the larger banks? Very few smaller, independent fee only RIAs – of which there are hundreds of top ones – are featured on this list. At the very least this raises a serious question about the criteria used in this study and ranking; at the most, it raises questions about the objectivity and possible bias of the WSJ. Several rankings around the globe seem much more reliable than these WSJ rankings, among them, Financial Times annual Top 300 global RIA’s ranking and the annual Forbes RIA ranking.

JD Power 2018 Bank Satisfaction Survey, JD Power

Cryptocurrency Resources

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

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

The History Of Bitcoin In One Chart, Kevin Werbach, Medium

Cryptocurrency 101, Ben Yu, Medium

CS Commentary: A good article for the basics on crypto relative to money, in general, but some warnings…See this link for more.

Cryptocurrency Regulation Update June 2018, Phil Glazer, Medium

The Crypto Stable Coins That You Need To Know About, Reece Barclay, Medium

State of Cryptocurrencies Summer 2018, Adam Taché, Medium

CS Commentary: An interesting survey of known and little known coins, but highly technical and of more use to self-described crypto-geeks than the average investor.


More Common Sense


Bill O’Reilly On His New Book, Killing The SS And Regular People Embracing Evil, Newsmax/Bill O’Reilly

O’Reilly Joins Hannity’s Radio Show: ‘Killing The SS’ And Why Stephen Colbert Condones Evil, Bill O’Reilly

Quote: “Evil exists, we have to face it. We can’t turn away from it anymore…In 1930’s Germany people looked away, they did not confront evil.” It’s the same today.

Sword & Scimitar, Raymond Ibrahim

CS Commentary: Probably one of the most fascinating and important books on the history of Islam related to the ignorance of Western society ever written. Researched and resourced from primary Arabic and Greek sources. A must read.


Meet The Serial Killer Whisperer, Cody Delistraty, Medium

The Future Of Infidelity Is Female, Alyssa Giacobbe, Medium

How Much Money Do You Need To Live In New York City? Greg DePersio, Investopedia

NBC Fires Megyn Kelly For Mentioning ‘Blackface,’ John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist; Also see, Why NBC Should Apologize For Dumping On Megyn Kelly, The Federalist


A Thing Scarier Than Vulnerability, Dr. Brene Brown, Oprah Winfrey Network


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-

Film Review: Miracle Season, B-; Also see, Film Review: Gentlemen’s Agreement, A


George Strait Announces Rare Concert Date With Chris Stapleton And More, CT40.com

52nd Annual CMA Awards On November 14th Features These Artists, CT40.com

Hot Country Billboard Top 40 This Week, Billboard Top 40; Also see, Top 40 Country This Week, You Tube

She Got The Best Of Me, Luke Combs, You Tube; In Case You Didn’t Know, Brett Young, You Tube


Can The Los Angeles Rams Complete An Undefeated Season? First, They Have To Beat The Saints, Mark Maske, Washington Post


How To Spot Bed Bugs In Your Hotel Room, Jetsetter

Luggage Locks: Should I Lock My Suitcase When I Travel?, Sarah Schlichter, Jetsetter


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

Netflix Releases Official Trailer For The Last Kingdom, Season 3

CS Commentary: Aired on Netflix starting November 19

Frontier Renewed For Season 3 At Netflix, Variety

CS Commentary: Season 3 will be aired on Netflix later this month on November 23.

Netflix Review: Chris Pine In A Follow-Up To ‘Braveheart’ – ‘Outlaw King’, Variety

CS Commentary: Available on Netflix November 9.

Why Does Amazon Keep Spending Top Dollar For Sub-Par Shows? Ellie Bufkin, The Federalist

Quotes Of The Month:

“Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.” – Aristotle

“Any one can get angry — that is easy — or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for every one, nor is it easy.” – Aristotle


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