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Explaining The Market Correction: Liz Ann Sonders Of Charles Schwab (video, left), CNBC

Why Investors Shouldn’t Be Worried About The Market Sell-Off (video, right), CNBC

Cautious Optimism For Stocks Buoyed By Better Economic Data + Hope, Kara Murphy, CFA/Chief Investment Officer, Goldman Sachs

Jim Cramer: My Top Five Market Takeaways, Real Money

Fed Partners With MIT To Explore Central Bank Digital Currency, Vipin Bharathan, Forbes

The Economy And Growth
Chart courtesy 2020 KPMG CEO Outlook

Greatest Of All Time, or GOAT (per Bank Of America Global Investment). According to B Of A’s chart, if the S&P 500 (SPX) rises above 3,630 (it’s currently at about 3398 on 9/04/20) by the time of the November U.S. elections, this will indeed be the GOAT in terms of both speed and magnitude

China To Dump US Treasuries As US-Sino Tensions Rise? Reuters

China’s Yuan Could Become 3rd Largest Global Reserve Currency In Ten Years, Evelyn Cheng, CNBC

Economy Needs At Least $1.3 Trillion In New Stimulus To Sustain Recovery, According to Bridgewater, Sarah Hansen, Forbes

This 5-Fund Portfolio Pays An 8.9% Annual Dividend, Michael Foster, Forbes; Also see, This Unusual Income Fund Has A 6.5% Yield And Beats The S&P 500, Phillip van Doorn, MarketWatch

Must Read – The Fed Has Completely Altered How The Markets Work – S&P May Rise 9% By Next June, Ben Winck, Business Insider

Tesla Introduced A Business Model The World Has Not Seen Before, Alex Voigt, Clean Technica

Tesla Could Reach $7K By 2024: ARK Analyst (video, left), Yahoo Finance

CS Commentary: This estimate was prior to the 5-1 stock split, when Tesla was at $2234, so new estimate would be more than three times the current price, or about 3 ½ times the current price.

Abbot Labs CEO On New $5 15 Minute Test (video, right), 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 – 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

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Cryptocurrency


This Week:

Bitcoin vs Gold, Sept 2019-August 2020

Crypto Market Cap And Prices, 9/04/20

The Case For $500,000 Bitcoin: Winklevoss Brothers, Nathaniel Whittemore, Coindesk

Bitcoin Surges Past $12,000 With Advocates Heralding New Era, Vildana Hajric, Bloomberg

Bitcoin Echoing 2017 Bull Run, William Suberg, Cointelegraph

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

Report Finds $50 Billion Of Cryptocurrency Moved Out Of China Hinting At Capital Flight Against Beijing Rules, Arjun Kharpal, CNBC

Previous Weeks:

Report Finds $50 Billion Of Cryptocurrency Moved Out Of China Hinting At Capital Flight Against Beijing Rules, Arjun Kharpal, CNBC

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

The Price Of Bitcoin Is Facing Its Final Resistance Zone Before $15K, Michael van de Poppe, Cointelegraph

Ripple Aims To Become The Amazon Of The Cryptocurrency World, Mohammad Musharraf, Cointelegraph

Blocktower’s CIO Predicts Hyperinflation Could Send Bitcoin Parabolic, Marco Castrovilli, Cointelegraph

CS Commentary: Not. See our article How Likely Is Hyperinflation In The US?

Coca-Cola Embraces DLT And Ethereum For Supply Chain Efficiency, Samuel Haig, Cointelegraph

Grayscale’s Crypto Fund Grows By $1 Billion In Just 11 Days, Turner Wright, Cointelegraph

US Takes Down $25 Million Bitcoin Fraud Operation – Confiscates 17 ATM Machines, Kevin Helms, News Bitcoin

Dollar Cost Averaging Of Bitcoin Has Returned 61.8% Since December 2017 Peak

Investors Dollar Cost Averaging Bitcoin Since 2017 Made A 61.8% Return, Joseph Young, Cointelegraph

Crypto Strategy And Why Buy? Debt Crisis In 5 Years? (video, above right), Shapeshift’s CEO Speaks, Cointelegraph

CS Commentary: Note that he admits he has been wrong about another financial crisis for 12 years. We believe that the markets are controlled by cycles. The next debt cycle is not likely to crash until after 2025. Those who believe that crypto will ‘save’ everyone rarely consider scenarios like digital/power shutdowns, either nationally, or regionally. Some Digital wallets may save net worth, but the question remains whether digital would have any worth in a ‘walking dead’ type of world.

Weiss Rating – One Crypto Will Be Centerpiece Of Revolution And It’s Not Bitcoin, Daily Hodl

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Common Sense Interpretation

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S&P 500: The Big Picture – End 2nd Qtr 2020

Market Valuations, End 2nd Quarter 2020

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

How Do We Interpret This ‘Coronavirus Moment? In the World And The Markets, Updated 5/01/20 Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money

Also see, Special Update, 4/28/20: Coronavirus And The US Stock Markets: The Current Bottom Line, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Money

Bear Markets – How Long Do They Last On Average? Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

Must Read – What’s The Average 401K Balance By Age? Tim Parker, Investopedia

Must Read – Here’s The Timeline For Social Security Cuts, Sean Williams, The Motley Fool

CS Commentary: With cycle ends like the real estate cycle and the commodities cycle all dovetailing during the late 2020’s, and expected volatility and war, the decrease of Social Security benefits will likely be moved up and become critical within that time frame.

Must Read – Five Books Every Young Investor Must Read, Jeremiah Lam, Medium

How To Improve Your Finances In 2020 (video, left), JPM

Must Read: How China Will Take Over The World, Tatiana Koffman, Forbes

Must See – Mark Cuban On Amazon and The Importance Of AI: FANG Has An AI Advantage (video, right), CNBC

Must Read – Ten Facts Investors Need To Know To Achieve Investment Success, Scott MacKillop, Advisor Perspectives

Worst Thing Investors Could Do Right Now Is Sell, Stephanie Landsman, CNBC

What Is The QQQ ETF? Emily Norris, Investopedia

Must Read: The Difference Between Investing And Speculation (10 Investing Rules), Lance Roberts, Advisor Perspectives

Quote: “Understanding that all things are cyclical suggests that after long price increases, investments become more prone to declines than further advances….However, a very high priced stock CAN be cheap.”

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Books:

This Book Will Help You Make Sense Of The Trump-Russia ‘Witch Hunt,’ Krystina Skurk, The Federalist

Culture:

Latest Biden Gaffe Shows His Worsening Decline (video, left), The Daily Wire

Must See – Marxist Takeover Explained By Kara McKinney (video, right), OAN

Must See – The Fatal Flaw In Leftist American Politics, Jordan Peterson, Big Think

Must See – Is Neo-Marxism On The Rise? How Socialist Use The Sin Of ‘Coveting’ To Motivate Revolution and Takeover That Always Ends In ‘Blood’ (video, right), Jordan Peterson./John Anderson

Over Half Of U.S. Christians Believe That Good Works Will Get Them To Heaven, Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post

Mail-In Voting Is Unreliable. Go To The Polls To Make Sure Your Vote Counts, Jordan Davidson, The Federalist

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

Bombshell Report: 90% of Positive COVID-19 Tests Should Be Negative (video, left), Tipping Point, OAN

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

4 Shocking Facts Americans Don’t Know About The Lockdowns Tipping Point, OAN

More Than A Quarter Of Young Americans Considered Suicide Because Of The Pandemic, Evita Duffy, The Federalist; Also see, Yes, Children Are Almost Immune To The Worst Of Covid-19, Deane Waldman, The Federalist

Israeli Company Invents Masks That Kill Covid-19, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News

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:

Troy, Original Trailer, 2004 (video, left), Warner Brothers

The Case For Christ, Official Trailer, 2017, MovieClips Indie

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

100 Best Movies Of All Time, Andrews/Harrington/Stockdale, 24/7 Wall St

Mission Incredible: Tom Cruise, 58, Leaps From Motorbike As It Hurtles Off Ramp 500 Feet In Air, Katie Hind, Daily Mail UK

Music:

Top 20 Electric Guitar Intros Of All Time (video, left), Rick Beato

Charlotte Summers, ‘You Don’t Own Me’, AGT

Wake Me Up (Official Video), Avicii

Top 20 Acoustic Guitar Intros Of All Time, Rick Beato

What Makes This Song Great?: Rosanna, by Toto, Rick Beato

Sports: 

Kentucky Derby Preview: Odds, Predictions By The Experts (video, left), CBS Sports

CS Commentary: ‘Tiz The Law’ is the 3-5 favorite to win this 2nd leg of the Triple Crown this year – however, his post position, #17, is 0 for 41 in Derby victories.

Latest Kentucky Derby Odds And Predictions From The Expert Who’s Predicted A Lot Of The Races, CBS Sports

NBA Ratings Crash By 23%, Lowest In Five Years, Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart

Triple Crown Schedule 2020: Dates, Order, Results For All 3 Races, Mia Zanzuchhi, NBC Sports ; Also see, ‘Tiz The Law’ Increases Triple Crown Hype After Travers Stakes Domination, STL News 

Travel:

Bombshell Documents Place Bill Clinton On Epstein’s Private Island (video, left), The Five, Fox News

CS Commentary: Don’t miss Gutfeld’s response in the group repartee.

Funniest Flight Attendant Ever, Launch Gaming

Here’s What Actually Happens When You Travel At Near-Light Speed, According To NASA, Stacey Leasca, Travel & Leisure 

TV/Streaming:

Cobra Kai, Trailer (The Karate Kid saga continues) (video, left), Netflix/Cobra Kai

The Boys, Official Season One Trailer, Prime Video; Also see, The Boys, TV Review, 2019, Daniel Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter

Ratings Analyzed: Tucker Carlson, NBA and Cable (Or, Mark Cuban Loses Another Argument), Valueetainment Short Clips

Jim Gaffigan Goes Full Anti-Trump, Attacks His Supporters, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist

Quotes Of The Month:

“I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” — Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States

“Today our nation is facing the most serious threat to establish such a tyranny in our entire history.” — David Horowitz, American author

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