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Yield Curve Inverts Again – Investors Dismiss As A Bullish Sign? (video, left) Lou Dobbs, Fox Business

Bond Bubble About To Burst, Driving Stock Markets Up? (video, right) CNBC

Three Great Reasons To Take Social Security Benefits At 62, Selena Maranjian, The Motley Fool/Yahoo Finance

AMEX $40 Back When You Spend $200 With Delta – Only Till September 4, Sarah Silbert, Business Insider

Expert: Bitcoin ‘Revolution’ May Take 5 More Years – BTC 2014 To Present

Contrary View: David Rosenberg Warns 100% Chance Of Recession, Based On Yield Curve Inversion (video, left), CNBC

Why Did Bitcoin Price Drop Below $10,000 And What Do We Look For Next? Horus Hughes, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Price Back Above $9.5K As Fundamentals Reach Record Strength, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Here Are 2019’s Biggest Winners/Losers In DOW, S&P500 & NASDAQ, Phillip van Doorn, MarketWatch

Why Target Is Shocking Everyone And Putting Amazon On Notice, Brian Sozzi, Yahoo Finance

Yield Curve Inversion Shows Current Cycle To End Mid-2020? (video, left) CNBC

Dalio Hedge Fund Loses Money On Wrong Rates Bets (video, right), Bloomberg

CS Commentary: Proves that no matter who you are, you can not be a ‘perfect’ investor. Learn from your mistakes and move on. Dalio’s Risk Parity Fund, meanwhile, is up 12% for the year.

Billionaire Ray Dalio Says This Is How To Be Truly Successful, Tom Huddleston, Jr., CNBC

NASDAQ As A Reflection Of Stock Market Volatility In August 2019

Which Retail Stocks Are Beating Amazon?

This Chase Credit Card With 125,000 Bonus Points Is So Good I Signed Up, Andy Meek, Yahoo

I Have Almost 30 Credit Cards And I’m Convinced People Seeking A Perfect Credit Score Are Missing The Point, Caroline Lupini, Business Insider

We Figured Out When The Middle Class In America Will Be Millionaires, Andy Kiersz, Business Insider

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Editor’s Choice


Staying Ahead Of Scammers: ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Former Con Man Gives Advice (video, left), CNBC

Can Elon Musk Make It To Mars By 2024? (video, right) Fox Business

Debit Cards Are Dangerous Warns ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Fraud Expert – Here’s What To Use Instead, Frank Abagnale, CNBC

Former Hedge Fund Billionaire Promises Crypto ‘Revolution’ Will Happen – But May Take 5 More Years, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

Household Debt Is Climbing But Not A Worry Unless Interest Rates Skyrocket

Art Laffer: Deficits Are Not A Current Problem – Here’s Why, CNBC

How Much Money To You Need To Retire At 55 And Live On Investment Income Until You’re 90? Tanza Loudenback, Business Insider

Will Bitcoin Go Higher From $10,200 Or Fall Towards $7560? Sebastian Sinclair, Coindesk

S&P Could Hit Death Spiral Down To 2100 If Recession Comes, Liszt Gurdus, CNBC

Burry’s Contrary Play Valid? Small Cap Stocks Have Lost Relative To Large Cap Stocks, June – August 2019

Big Short Investor Michael Burry Made Millions On The 2008 Crisis – Here’s What He Likes Now (see chart, left), Ben Winck, Business Insider

The Fed Can’t Rescue Us From A Coming Supply-Side Recession, Nouriel Roubini, MarketWatch

Why Billionaire Ray Dalio Loves Criticism And Says That You Should Too, Karen Gilchrist, CNBC

The Life Rule Ray Dalio Taught His Sons About Success, Jade Scipioni, CNBC

Top 10 Crypto’s All Below Their 200 Day Moving Average – Except Bitcoin, Sebastian Sinclair, Coindesk

Cryptocurrency


This Week: 

Cryptocurrency News, 8/28/19, (video, left), Cointelegraph

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 Falls Below $10,000, Rising Back Over $9.5K 8/30/19

Previous Weeks:

Bitcoin Price Fails To Break Through $11,000, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

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

Top 5 Crypto’s (By Market Cap) 8/30/19

Bitcoin 7 Day Price Chart 8/30/19

Bitcoin Price Struggling As Analysts Warn Of Dump, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Sell Off Stalls At Historical Price Support Near $10,000, Omkar Godbole, Coindesk

Bitcoin ETF Still Coming As SEC Concerns Largely Solved, Marie Huillet, Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Suddenly Under $10,000, Next Critical Time October – Here’s Why, Billy Bambrough, Forbes; Also see, Bitcoin Drops Below $10,000, Trend Stays Bullish Says Veteran Trader, William Suberg, Cointelegraph; Also see, Bitcoin Crashes $700 In Minutes Back Below $12,000, Adrian Zmudzinski, Cointelegraph; Also see, $9650: Bitcoin Price Drops Below Key Support, Future Depends On 8/18 Close, Sebastian Sinclair, Coindesk

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

See This Link For Updates & Links On DIG Cryptocurrency

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:

American Betrayal, Diana West

Culture:

Most Prolific US Killer? Serial Killer Linked To 100 Murders Pleads Guilty To Two More (video, left), One America News

Admissions Scam: Lori Loughlin Leaves Court, Sticks With Same Legal Team (video, right), Fox Business

This Massive You Tube Channel Is Normalizing ‘Q’, Mike Rothschild, The Daily Dot

CS Commentary: Please see our longer treatment of ‘Q’ on the Politics-Common Sense Interpretation page. This is a liberal-slanted treatment, again, but fairly on point. We do agree with the subject’s statement at the end that most, if not the majority, of Q supporters are non-violent. On the other hand, the Q advocates and meme has become so elephantine and massive – over 1 million advocates by some estimates – it has become harder and harder to identify them and characterize what is the ‘core’ and what is not. Again, see the Politics-Interpretation Page for more.

Exclusive: Bishop Schneider Says Pope Francis And Vatican Are Betraying ‘Jesus Christ As The Only Savior Of Mankind’, Diane Mantagna, Lifesite News

CS Commentary: The document affirming ‘diversity of religions’ here is the set-up for a One-World-Religious order to be initially implemented in a 2020 meeting of the major religions that disavows the supremacy of Christ’s death and resurrection. We believe this meeting will lead to an eventual split of the global Catholic Church and will become the foundation for an eventual one-world Government. Catholics beware. For more, see the Archives of our Spiritual Life page.

Killing A Living, Unborn Child Is Not Healthcare, Georgia Declares, Calvin Freiburger, Lifesite News

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

A Birth Control App Just As Effective As The Pill, Jill Bederoff, Nordic Business Insider

For the link to Natural Cycles, see here 

Five Foods You Should Never Eat, CNN/You Tube

How To Pick The Perfect Watermelon, Facebook

Fight Smarter: Avoid The Most Common Argument Patterns (video, left), Esther Perel; Also see, Fighting Smarter: Putting Escalating Fights On Ice, Esther Perel; Also see, Infidelity: Once Broken, Can Trust Be Healed? Esther Perel; Also see, Esther Perel Explains Why People Are Unfaithful

CS Commentary: Again, Perel is not speaking from a Christian standpoint, but there is still a lot of wisdom here. Take what makes sense and leave the rest.

Movies:

Angel Has Fallen, Trailer (video, left), Movieclips Trailers; Also see, Review: Angel Has Fallen – Exciting And Glorious Mockery Of Russia Collusion Hoax, John Norte, Breitbart

Charlize Theron And Nicole Kidman Nearly Unrecognizable As Fox News Hosts In Coming ‘Bombshell,’ Ethan Alter, Yahoo; Also see, Bombshell, Official Trailer 2019, Rapid Trailer

Young Hollywood 2019: Top 30 Stars Under 18, The Hollywood Reporter

Music:

10 Year Old Singer Emanne Beasha Will Surprise You With Her Voice (video, left), America’s Got Talent, 2019

Taylor Swift Lifetime Fan Tells Her To ‘Grow Up,’ Corrine Weaver, The Federalist; Also see, When And Why Taylor Swift Joined The Elite Radical Left, Ben Kew, Breitbart

13 Year Old Charlotte Summers, America’s Got Talent, 2019

Brandin Jay: No Money Alright, Songland

Sports:

Best Player I’ve Ever Seen: Just 21, Brave’s Ronald Acuna, Jr. Looks Like An All-Time Great, Bob Nightengale, USA Today; Also see, Braves, Baseball’s Hottest Team, Can’t Be Counted Out In Playoffs, David Schoenfield, ESPN

Dale Murphy: In Praise Of Bench Players, The Athletic; Also see, MLB: 30 Writers Rank The Teams, The Athletic

How Andrew Luck’s Shocking Retirement Rocks The NFL, Rodger Sherman, The Ringer

Cori Gauff: 10 Things To Know About Tennis’s News Phenom, Ben Rothenberg, NY Times

Travel:

Amazing Delta Sky Miles Promotion Just Through 8/30, Ben Schlappig, One Mile At A Time

Frequent Flyers: Too Many Miles Required For Delta’s Premium Seats, Gary Stoller, Forbes

TV/Streaming:

Russian Doll, 2019, Official Trailer (video, left), Rapid Trailer; Also see, Russian Doll Gets 16 Emmy Nominations; Lead Actress Cracks Up Conan O’Brien, Dennis Perkins, AV Club

Dave Chapelle’s Netflix Special Is The PC Culture’s Worst Nightmare, John Ellis, PJ Media

Annabella Sciorra Will Testify Against Harvey Weinstein About Alleged Rape, Jan Ransom, NY Times

‘The Family’ Is A Bigoted Series Bent On ‘Exposing’ Christian Influence In The White House, Movieguide

Bombshell: Gretchen Carlson Doesn’t Watch Fox News Anymore, David Mack, Buzz Feed News

Quotes Of The Month:

“Of course, dictators like Hitler and Stalin can enforce their twisted notions by threats and force. In democracies, however, regardless of the open availability of verifiable information from libraries, universities, colleges, and government agencies, large numbers of people fall for any number of fantasies promulgated by internet trolls, the tabloid press, and, not infrequently, politicians with axes to grind.” – Denis MacEoin, Gatestone Institute

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