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Stock Market Wrap-Up, Thursday: Stocks Up On Trade; Gold & Silver Down, (video, left), Bloomberg Markets And Finance

3 Most Important Charts For The Market (video, right), CNBC

A Perspective On Secular Bull And Bear Markets, Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives

Frank Abagnale: Never Do These 2 Things, Its 98% Of Stealing Your Identity, Sara Dramer, Yahoo Finance

Data Behind The S&P Historical Chart On The Home Page

Bitcoin Price Corrects; Gold Sees Worst Daily Drop In 25 Years, 9/05/19

Bitcoin Price Corrects, While Gold Sees Worst Daily Drop In 25 Years, Helen Partz, Cointelegraph

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

I Interviewed Over 200 Millionaires, And About Half Of Them Followed The Same Path To Wealth, Thomas C. Corley, Business Insider

Here’s How The Stocks Held By Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Have Performed In 2019, Phillip van Doorn, MarketWatch

This Defensive, Stock-Based ETF Beats The Market (video, left), CNBC

Apple: 3 New iPhones Due On Tuesday – No 5G For Now (video, right), Fox Business

Ray Dalio Sees 25% Chance Of Recession In 2020, Bloomberg Markets And Finance

It Took Warren Buffet 20 Months To Sell His Home – How To Avoid The Same Fate, Passy/LaMagna, MarketWatch

Hedge Fund Guy From ‘The Big Short’: Index Funds Are The Next Big Bubble, Jeff Haden, inc.com

S&P 500: Times When All The Experts Agree…And What Occurred After

Investor Psychology: Be A Contrarian

Why Apple, A Cash-Rich Company, Just Sold $7 Billion In Corporate Debt, Carmen Reinicke, Business Insider

Bitcoin May Break Longest Weekly Losing Run Since November, Omkar Godbole, Coindesk

Bitcoin Price: 2 Bullish Crosses Suggest A New 2019 Bitcoin High Is In Play, Horus Hughes, Cointelegraph

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

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Editor’s Choice


Must See – Hurdling Towards Another Financial Crisis Driven By China: Steve Bannon With Kyle Bass 1 (video, left), Real Vision Finance

Must See – What Are China’s True Intentions? Global Dominance – And US Corporations Are Helping Them, Steve Bannon With Kyle Bass 2 (video, right), Real Vision Finance

The Future Of Cryptocurrencies, Ksenia Semenova, Stratfor

Must See – China’s Strategic Next Step Is To Get Trump Out, Steve Bannon With Kyle Bass 3, Real Vision Finance

Must See – Where The Next War Will Start And With Who: What Trump Should Do Now, Steve Bannon With Kyle Bass 4, Real Vision Finance

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

20 Yr Total Returns Of $1000

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: 

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

Mark Mobius Warns Bitcoin Is Not Bulletproof, Maggie Fitzgerald, CNBC

Bitcoin Warning: Serious Security Weakness Uncovered, Billy Bambrough, Forbes

The Three Largest Cryptocurrencies, Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives

Top 5 Crypto’s 9/07/19 (By Market Cap)

BTC November 2018 To September 2019

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

Previous Weeks:

Cryptocurrency News, 8/28/19, Cointelegraph

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

Ethereum Tied To Bitcoin? Libra At Risk? Outlook For September (video, right), Cointelegraph

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

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 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: The Secret Assault On Our Nation’s Character, Diana West

CS Commentary: When we come across a better book, we’ll replace this one. But, so far…no.

Culture:

Be Prepared For The Big One: Earthquake Checklist

When The Big One Strikes, You Could Run – Or, Just Be Prepared…

The San Andreas Fault Is Overdue And It Could Explode At Any Moment – Are You Ready?, The Chive.com

He Received A Medal Of Honor, 2 Silver Stars, 6 Bronze Stars, And 8 Purple Hearts En Route To 115 Confirmed Kills, J.D. Simkins, Military Times

Six Flags New ‘Jersey Devil Ride’ Longest, Tallest, Fastest Roller Coaster In The World, Janine Puhak, Fox News

Two-Thirds Of Christians Don’t Think They Need To Attend Church. Wrong. G. Shane Morris, The Federalist

CS Commentary: The writer is a little rigid and too religious for us, but there is still good information and some challenging views here.

There Is No ‘Gay Gene’ Comprehensive Scientific Study Finds, Matt Margolis, PJ Media

Quote: “…explain “considerably less than 1% of the variance in the self-reported same-sex sexual behavior.” This means that non-genetic factors, including environment, upbringing, personality, and nurture “are far more significant in influencing a person’s choice of sexual partner….”

Yale Computer Scientist David Gerlanter Abandons Darwinism, Tom Ciccotta, Breitbart

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

How To Be Assertive Without Being Aggressive (video, left), Esther Perel

This Woman Thought She Had Water In Her Ear. Doctors Pulled Out A Venomous Spider. Caitlin O’Kane, CBS News

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

For the link to Natural Cycles, see here 

Movies:

Black Director Spike Lee Calls Trump A ‘Racist’: Four Things He Got Wrong (video, left), Tipping Point, One America News

‘Overcome’ Actor Won’t Do Nudity Because Holy Spirit Showed Him It Was Evil, Tess Farand, Movieguide/Charisma

Angel Has Fallen, Trailer, Movieclips Trailers

Also see, Review: Angel Has Fallen – Exciting And Glorious Mockery Of Russia Collusion Hoax, John Norte, Breitbart

Music:

Benecio Bryant, Original Song, America’s Got Talent Semi-Finals, 2019 (video, left), America’s Got Talent

10 Year Old Singer Emanne Beasha Will Surprise You With Her Voice, 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

Sports:

Astro’s Verlander No-Hitter Against Blue Jays September 1, 2019 (video, left), MLB

MLB Tiers: Braves Are On The Move, Nationals Lurking. Let The October Positioning Begin, Rustin Dodd, The Athletic

At Texas Matthew McConaughey’s Latest Role With The Longhorn’s Is One He Was Born To Play, Dana O’Neil, The Athletic; Also see, ‘Flabbergasted:’ How Tennessee’s Opener Turned Into Its Worst Nightmare, David Ubben, The Athletic

NFL Week 1 Power Rankings, Lindsay Jones, The Athletic; Also see, A Look At Each NFL Team’s Needs And Surpluses Heading Into Cut-Down Day, The Athletic; Also see, Strength Of Schedule For Each NFL Team Based On Opposing Team’s Quarterback Tier: Patriots Have A Clear Super Bowl Path, The Athletic

Tech:

Apple Just Gave 1.4 Billion Users A Reason To Quit Their iPhones And iPads, Gordon Kelly, Forbes

Travel:

Delta Hopes Lure Of First Class Will Carry Them Through Recession, Kelly Yamanouchi, AJC.com

Delta Airlines Pilot Charged With Alcohol Violation, AP/Yahoo

United Airlines Just Made An Announcement That Will Delight Some And Anger Others, Chris Matyszczyk, inc.com

TV/Streaming:

Tom Clancy’s ‘Jack Ryan’ Amazon Prime, Season 2 (video, left), Official Trailer

‘Jack Ryan’ Season 2, Will Focus On The Decline Of Democracy, Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter

The Sopranos Actor Everyone Said Is Just Like His On-Screen Character, Eric Shaal, Cheat Sheet

Lori Loughlin’s Genius Defense Strategy Is…God, Allie Jones, Vice

Dave Chapelle Torches Jussie Smolett On Netflix, Guy Benson, Townhall

Quotes Of The Month:

To try to defeat an irrational supposition – especially when it is firmly held by its proponents – with a rational explanation is virtually impossible. Any information that does not correspond with the conspiracy theorists’ preferred social, political, or ethnic narrative is ipso facto false. Social scientists have described such theories as having a “self-sealing quality” that makes them “particularly immune to challenge.” — Deborah Lipstadt, Antisemitism Here and Now, 2019 p. 7-8.

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