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Investors Like A Divided Government (video, left), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

Data Shows It Doesn’t Matter Much Which Party Is in Power (video, right), Bloomberg Markets and Finance

CS Commentary: The data and commentary here is true, but this Democratic administration would be different – the most radical of all time. So, expect the markets to run up over the short-term. Then, it will depend on who controls Congress: a Republican Senate ‘should’ be better medium-term. It the socialist agenda prevails though, expect a severe downturn and an eventual crash – just like Trump predicted.

Experts on Video: Stay Invested, Support Financial Markets, Diversify Internationally, Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

Video: What Does Election Uncertainty Mean For The Markets? Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

It’s Not Just A Trade War: The Intricacies of China’s Rise: Ray Dalio, Julia La Roche, Yahoo Finance

Consumers Surprise With Purchases

Record 3rd Quarter GDP Bodes Well For The Future

Four Unstoppable Stocks To Own In The New Bull Market, Sean Williams, The Motley Fool

The Asset Class You Probably Haven’t Even Considered (chart, right), Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch

IRS Releases New Income Tax Brackets For 2021, Megan Henney, Fox Business

The Stock Market Has Correctly Predicted Every Presidential Election Since 1984 – Here’s What To Look For In 2020, Matthew Fox, Business Insider

CS Commentary on S&P as Presidential Predictor: S&P 500 was at 3294 on August 3, 2020, exactly 3 months before the election. Update,11/06/20: the S&P 500 was down 10/28/20 below August 3 levels at around 3271, but rebounded 10/29/20 to about 3310. 10/30/20 it corrected severely again and ended the day at about 3270. As of Election Day, Tuesday, it was up above 3337. If the S&P is above its August 3 level on Election Day the incumbent President has won 100% of the time since 1985; and 87% of the time since 1928. However, because of mail-in voting and pre-voting this year over 80 million ballots were cast early. As of this date, it appears as though the predictive ability of the S&P has stumbled – but we may need to wait a few weeks to know for sure.

Stocks Have Best Week In Seven Months (video, left), Fox Business

The Stock Market Isn’t Afraid Of A Biden Administration – But It Should Be (video, right), Dinesh D’Souza

The Average American Has $90,460 In Debt – Here’s How Much Average Debt Americans Have At Every Age, Megan DeMatteo, CNBC

How I Paid Off $102,000 In Debt, Bought A House, And Started Building Generational Wealth, Melissa Jean-Baptiste, CNBC

Global Perfect Storm Portfolio, Part 2 – Building Bridges, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money; Also see, Building The Global ‘Perfect Storm’ Portfolio, Short Version, updated 2/29/20, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money; Also see, Lazy Portfolio ETF – Different ETF Portfolio Options, with alternative choices for risk, Lazy Portfolio

Must Read – Investors And Retirees Perfect Storm Warning: Market Crash, Hyperinflation, & Massive Tax Hikes, Jeff Camarda, Forbes; Also see, How Likely Is Hyperinflation in the U.S.? Advisor Perspectives

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

Big Picture Bitcoin Since Inception, High (thin line) vs. Close (bar), Monthly

Crypto Market Cap and Prices, 11/07/20

Is Bitcoin’s Rally Overstretched? This Key Indicator Says No, Omkar Godbole, Coindesk

Bitcoin Surges To Highest Since July 2019 After Pay Pal Embrace, Valdana Hajric, Bloomberg

Former Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Manager: Bitcoin Will Surge To $1 Million – Here’s Why, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Hedge Fund Billionaire Tudor Says Bitcoin Rally On In First Inning, Zack Voell, Coindesk

Still So Early – 7% Of Americans Have Bought Bitcoin, Study Finds, Joseph Young, Cointelegraph

Forget Ethereum, Di-Fi Is Being Built On Bitcoin, Edan Yago, Coindesk

Previous Weeks:

A 90x Return in Five Years? Former Hedge Fund Manager Predicts Bitcoin About To Break Out, Shawn Langlois, MarketWatch

Enormous Wall Of Money Coming Into Bitcoin, Price To Reach $1 Million In Five Years: Hedge Fund Manager, Kevin Helms, Bitcoin News

Here Are The Top Public Companies That Have Adapted Bitcoin As A Reserve Asset, Jeffrey Gogo, Bitcoin News

Bitcoin Price Turns Bullish After Square’s $50 Million BTC Purchase – $11K Next? Michael van de Poppe, Cointelegraph

Crypto Market Cap and Prices, 10/30/20

Coinbase Hemorrhages Employees Following Controversial [read, ‘Courageous’] Cultural Stance, Benjamin Pirus, Cointelegraph

CS Commentary: 5% of employees leaving is not exactly a ‘hemorrhage’

Bitcoin Has Tendency Of Adding Zeros To Its Price: Bloomberg, Michael Kapilkov, Cointelegraph

Grayscale Investments Scooped Up Over 17,000 BTC In The Last Seven Days, Jamie Redman, News Bitcoin

Neal Richardson Says Expect Federal Reserve To Launch A Digital Currency, Mike Zimmerman, Barron’s

Crypto Outperforms Gold, Equities In 2020 (video, right), Bloomberg Markets and Finance

100 Million People Worldwide Use Crypto Based Assets: Cambridge, Felipe Erazo, Cointelegraph

Coinbase Has Drawn A Line In The Sand For Its Activist Employees, Pete Pachal, Coindesk

What Is DeFi? Alyssa Hertig, Coindesk

IBM Executive Says Blockchain Becoming Useful Business Tool, Rachel Wolfson, Cointelegraph

Chime Now Worth $4.5 Billion Surging Past Robinhood As Most Valuable US Consumer FinTech, Hugh Son, CNBC

Bitcoin Bull Tim Draper Reveals Secrets Of His Alt Portfolio, Joshua Mapperson, Cointelegraph

3 Reasons Traders Turned Bullish With Bitcoin At $10.7K, Joseph Young, Cointelegraph

Crypto Market Cap and Prices, 10/03/20

Time To Go Up? Bitcoin To $100,000, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Mad Money Host Jim Cramer Forecasts Generational Wealth Storage Shift, Benjamin Pirus, Cointelegraph

CNBC’s Jim Cramer Changes Mind, Finally Putting Money Into Bitcoin, Nicholas Otieno, Blockchain

No One Can Refuse Chinese Digital Currency, Says Central Bank Exec, Helen Partz, Cointelegraph

Time To Go Up? Bitcoin To $100,000, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Mad Money Host Jim Cramer Forecasts Generational Wealth Storage Shift, Benjamin Pirus, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Echoing 2017 Bull Run, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin To End 2020 In Style: 3 Factors Predict Price Surge, Joseph Young, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin To $300,000? $80-100,000 In Next Run-Up/Coinbank Going Public? (video, left), Thinking Crypto

Bitcoin Will Break $400K In Long Term, $100K By Late 2021, Morgan Creek Predicts, Helen Partz, Cointelegraph

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The Big Picture, 9/30/20

S&P 500 Performance By Sector Year-to-Date

The Stock Market Has Correctly Predicted Every Presidential Election Since 1984 – Here’s What To Look For In 2020, Matthew Fox, Business Insider

CS Commentary: S&P 500 was at 3294 on August 3, 2020, exactly 3 months before the election. Update,10/07/20: the S&P 500 is around 3420.

Must Read – Don’t Discount The Dollar Yet – It Will Remain The Global Reserve Currency, Joseph W. Sullivan, Foreign Policy

Quote: “Nonetheless, Beijing’s recent actions have eviscerated the yuan’s prospects as a real reserve currency.” For a more comprehensive treatment, see Evaluating The Arguments For The Dollar’s Demise, Advisor Perspectives

Must Read: Why Gold Prices Are Hitting All Time Highs, Justin Verdon, Mineral Prices

These Are The Next FANG Stocks ARK Portfolio Manager Says As Fund Sees Record Breaking Inflows, Lizzie Gurdus, CNBC

Bond King Gundlach: Trump Will Beat Biden, Avoid The Bond Market, Robert Huebscher, Advisor Perspectives

Must Read: Social Security’s Funding Crisis Has Arrived, Gary Schilling, Bloomberg

 A Look Back: How Likely Is Hyperinflation In The U.S.? Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

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Resources

Investopedia’s Top 100 Financial Advisors 2020, Investopedia

CS Commentary: See methodology at the bottom of the page.

Current Mortgage and Refinance Rates For October 2020, Bank Rate

Financial Advisor’s 2019 Top 600+ RIA Rankings, FA

Financial Advisor’s 2019 RIA Top 50 Fastest Growing Firms, FA

Everything You Need To Know About Credit Scores, Finimpact

Forex Trading Industry Statistics 2020, Daily Forex

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More Common Sense

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Books:

American Betrayal: The Secret Assault On Our Nation’s Character, Dianna West

An Explosive Story Of Treachery Within The Trump Administration, William Marshall, Townhall

Culture:

Gun Sales Soar In CA (video, left), Fox News

Meghan Mariel Told To Get Perspective As Piers Morgan Labels Her A ‘Privileged Princess,’ Emily Ferguson, Express UK

Washington State Crews Destroy The First Murder Hornet Nest, The Guardian/AP

How to Prepare For A Contested Election, Josh Hammer, Townhall

Must Read – Trump Resistance Plans Mass Mobilization Effort After Election To Shut Down Country If Biden Does Not Win, Joy Pullman, The Federalist

The Strange Fate of Jordan Peterson, Michael Washburn, Book and Film Globe

Battle For Senate 2020, Real Clear Politics

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Human Coronavirus Inactivated By Mouthwash, Madeline Farber, Fox News

Must See – Coronavirus: Air On Planes Safer Than Homes (video, left), Fox News

Must See – Former Obama Staffer Describes Obama-Biden Handling Of Swine Flu: ‘We Did Everything Wrong,’ (video, right) Dinesh D’Souza

Must See – CA Doctor Successfully Cures 1700 Covid-19 Patients Using Hydroxychloroquine, OAN

Must See – The Jury Is in On Hydroxychloroquine – ‘it saves lives, Sky News Australia

Must See – Why Are The Democrats And Liberal Media Suppressing Convincing Data That Hydroxychloraquine Is Effective Against Covid-19?, Life, Liberty And Levin, James Moore

Update: CDC Home Pages On Coronavirus; Also see here; Also see, CDC Updated Global Map On Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus, CDC; Also see, Coronavirus Resource Center, John Hopkins University

Medicare And Coronavirus, medicare.gov

Movies:

The Plot Against The President, Documentary, Trailer (video, left), Turn Key Films

CS Commentary: For more on the coup to take down President Trump see our Politics Page, Common Sense Interpretation section.

Video: Former Gay Reveals Truth Of LBGTQ Plan To Flood Culture: Hollywood ‘Sanitizes’ The Lifestyle, CBN

Must See – Hollywood Is ‘Venezuela’: Elites Are Terrible People, Andrew Breitbart, Retrospect (video, right), Hoover Institution

Video: Matthew McConaughey On 2020 Election: Time To Get Constructive, Fox News

CS Commentary: Celebrities get a pass for taking a long time to say absolutely nothing, especially when they are as cool and articulate as McConaughey – and they also have a nifty Lincoln commercial working for them. Talk about comments far behind and out of touch with the Zeitgeist – that’s what you get here. But, Ainsley can’t help but just flutter her eyes and sigh at the handsome Matthew. Maybe they should call this a ‘flutter piece’ instead of a fluff piece.

Robert Downey Jr: It’s Not Evil For Chris Pratt To Be A Christian, Jordan Davidson, The Federalist

Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer Become Honorary Naval Aviators Ahead Of Top Gun: Maverick Debut, Alexia Fernandez, People

Dinesh D’Souza’s New Film ‘Trump Card’ With Mike Lindell, Dinesh D’Souza

A Third Ten – More Under-rated Films For Lockdown Viewing, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation; Also see, Ten More Under-rated Films For Lockdown Viewing, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation; Also see, Ten Under-rated Films For Lockdown Viewing, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

Music:

Long Lost Music Video – Lady D’Arbanville (video, left), Cat Stevens/ Yusuf

Steve Lukather Tells Funny Story Of Recording ‘Beat It’ (video, below right), Musician’s Hall Of Fame & Museum; Also see, Steve Lukather, Toto Guitarist, Remembering His Famous Guitar Riff on ‘Beat It’, Andrea Pradella

Adele Reveals Favorite Takeaways Amidst Jaw-dropping Weight Loss, NZ Herald

Kevin Costner Announces New Video For Song Inspired By Yellowstone, Thad Mitchell, Outsider

‘Beat It’, Meaning of the Lyrics in the Song, Songmeaningandfacts

Michael Jackson ‘Beat It’, Official Video, Michael Jackson

CS Commentary: Released in February 1983 and rose on The Billboard Hot 100 to #1, where it stayed for 3 weeks. Van Halen did the solo in the middle of the song, apparently in one take. Steve Lukather of Toto is responsible for the guitar rift, below…Quincy Jones produced.

Sports: 

Why I Voted For Trump Another Four Years, Jack Nicklaus, Twitter

5 Fast Facts: Kayleigh McEnany’s Husband Plays For Tampa Bay Rays, Caroline Warnock, Heavy.com

Full Final Inning Of World Series As Dodgers Try To Win (video, left), MLB

Vin Scully’s Story of the Kirk Gibson Home Run In Dodger’s 1988 World Series, Twitter

The NFC East Is A Master Class In Football Ineptitude, Riley McAtee, The Ringer

Tech:

Video: Apple’s iPhone 12 ‘a gamechanger,’ Sky News Australia

Travel:

When Will International Travel Return – Country By Country Guide, Update 10/20/20, Clint Henderson, The Points Guy

Massive Delta SkyMiles Partner Award Devaluation, Gary Leff, View From The Wing 

Delta Passenger Slaps Flight Attendant Over Mask Argument, Michael Hollan, Fox News

Virgin Hyperloop First New Form Of Mass Transportation In Decades (video, left), Fox Business

Hyperloop Explained, (video, right) The B1M

TV/Streaming:

The Queen’s Gambit, Official Trailer (video, left), Netflix

CS Commentary: The highest praise we can give to ‘The Queen’s Gambit, is that it seems like it should be a true story – but it’s not. It feels that real and is that convincing about the culture and world of world class chess. It is as emotionally involving as it is intellectually stirring. The lead actress, Anya Taylor-Joy, is a budding star – expect to see a lot more of her. CS Grade: A

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Is Better Than Most Other Netflix Series For One Simple Reason, Paul Tassi, Forbes

The Queen’s Gambit: The True Story, Explained, Andrea Park, Marie Claire 

‘Barbarians’ On Netflix A German Historical Series On Revenge and Betrayal, Sheena Scott, Forbes

Rush Limbaugh Speaks Passionately About Personal Relationship With Jesus While Giving Health Update, Tre Goin-Phillips, Faithwire

Three Inconvenient Truths CBS’s 60 Minutes Forgot To Mention In Episode on CA Wildfires and Climate Change, Jon Miltimore, Fee

Quotes Of The Month:

“A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within….for the traitor appears not to be a traitor…he rots the soul of a nation…he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

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