Using Veritas to Construct the "Per…

29-04-2017 Hits:87194 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

Using Veritas to Construct the "Perfect" Digital Investment Portfolio" & How to Value "Hard to Value" tokens, Pt 1

The golden grail of investing is to find that investable asset that provides the greatest reward with the least risk. Alas, despite how commonsensical that precept seems to be, many...

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The Veritas 2017 Token Offering Summary …

15-04-2017 Hits:81115 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

The Veritas 2017 Token Offering Summary Available For Download and Sharing

The Veritas Offering Summary is now available for download, which packs all the information about Veritas in a single page. A step by step guide to purchasing Veritas can be downloaded here.

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What Happens When the Fund Fee Fight Hit…

10-04-2017 Hits:80956 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

What Happens When the Fund Fee Fight Hits the Blockchain

A hedge fund recently made news by securitizing its LP units as Ethereum-based tokens and selling them as tradeable (thereby liquid) assets. This brings technology to the VC industry that...

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Veritaseum: The ICO That's Ushering in t…

07-04-2017 Hits:85428 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

Veritaseum: The ICO That's Ushering in the Era of P2P Capital Markets

Veritaseum is in the process of building peer-to-peer capital markets that enable financial and value market participants to deal directly with each other on a counterparty risk-free basis in lieu...

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This Is Ground Zero for the 2017 Veritas…

03-04-2017 Hits:81928 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

This Is Ground Zero for the 2017 Veritas Offering. Are You Ready to Get Your Key to the P2P Capital Markets?

This is the link to the Veritas Crowdsale landing page. Here is where you will be able to buy the Veritas ICO when it is launched in mid-April. Below, please...

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What is the Value Proposition For Verita…

01-04-2017 Hits:84116 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

What is the Value Proposition For Veritas, Veritaseum's Software Token?

 A YouTube commenter asked a very good question that we will like to take some time to answer. The question was, verbatim: I've watched your video and gone through the slides. The exchange...

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This Real Estate Bubble, Like Some Relat…

28-03-2017 Hits:55177 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

This Real Estate Bubble, Like Some Relationships, Is Complicated...

CNBC reports US home prices rise 5.9 percent to 31-month high in January according to S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller. This puts the 20 city index close to an all time high, including...

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Bloomberg Chimes In With My Warnings As …

28-03-2017 Hits:83373 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

Bloomberg Chimes In With My Warnings As Landlords Offer First Time Ever Concessions to Retail Renters

Over the last quarter I've been warning about the significant weakness in retailers and the retail real estate that most occupy (links supplied below). Now, Bloomberg reports: Manhattan Landlords Are Offering...

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Our Apple Analysis This Week - This Comp…

27-03-2017 Hits:83112 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

Our Apple Analysis This Week - This Company Is Not What Most Think It IS

We will releasing our Apple forensic analysis and valuation this week for subscribers (click here to subscribe - lowest tier is the same as a Netflix subscription). As can be...

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The Country's First Newly Elected Lame D…

27-03-2017 Hits:83004 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

The Country's First Newly Elected Lame Duck President Will Cause Massive Reversal Of Speculative Gains

Note: Subscribers should reference  the paywall material here for stocks that should give a good risk/reward scenario for bearish trades. The Trump administration's legislative outlook is effectively a political desert, with...

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Sears Finally Throws In The Towel Exactl…

22-03-2017 Hits:89256 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

Sears Finally Throws In The Towel Exactly When I Predicted "has ‘substantial doubt’ about its future"

My prediction of Sears collapsing once interest rates started ticking upwards was absolutely on point.

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The Transformation of Television in Amer…

21-03-2017 Hits:86977 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

The Transformation of Television in America and Worldwide

TV has changed more in the past 10 years than it has since it's inception nearly 100 years ago This change is profound, and the primary benefactors look and act...

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Moody's and S&P are going after California's credit rating, which will really hurt some bond investors and insurers. I told you so, and I told it to you over a year ago before anybody else did... From Reuters:

The ratings agency's decision to place California's general obligation debt on alert for such a dramatic possible downgrade stunned state officials.

"I cannot remember reading a ratings note that raised the specter of a multi-notch downgrade," said H.D. Palmer, a spokesman for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. "It's another clear warning from the financial markets that there will be substantial and costly consequences if the legislature does not send the governor a budget that he can sign."

Moody's in a statement cited California's expected massive shortfall for fiscal 2010 of more than 20 percent of its general fund budget and limited options for plugging it.

The state's current A2 credit rating is Moody's sixth-highest investment grade and makes California the lowest rated of the 50 states. The A2 rating is just five notches above speculative status and Moody's raised the potential for the rating to tumble toward "junk" status.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19 (Reuters) - California, struggling to close a $24.3 billion budget gap, faces the prospect of a "multi-notch" downgrade in its credit rating if the state's legislature fails to act quickly to produce a budget, Moody's Investors Service warned on Friday.

And from Reggie's Historical Archives...

A primer for those not familiar with the muni market: The Municipal bond market and the securitization crisis
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... reason, the graphs refuse to show up on this post so here is a pdf version for the blogs registered users: Municipal Bond Market and the Securitization Crisis (242.88 kB 2008-05-14 18:09:27) ...
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
A Prescient prediction from over a year ago illustrating what is the reality for California, Alabama and a slew of municipalities today: The Municipal Bond Market and the Asset Securitization Crisis, pt 2
(Archived/Reggie Middleton's Boom Bust Blog/MyBlog) (should be read by whoever is not a muni expert - this newsbyte may be worth reading as well) Saturday, 24 May 2008
The alleged best of the best of the monoline insurers still has significant exposure to muni risk that was totally undiscounted just a year ago. In addition, big name brand investors went against me in opposing trades, again as in with WaMu and MBIA. Guess who was right??? I told you so...  Reggie Middleton on Assured Guaranty
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... Wilbur Ross, which is contingent upon maintenance of triple-A rating by the Company. o Stress on municipal bonds. Mounting fears of US recession led by weakening macro-economic fundamental...
Saturday, 22 March 2008

High level analysis available for everyone who wants to see what subscribers have access to: Assured Guaranty_Consolidated Assured Guaranty_Consolidated 2008-11-22 06:29:28 796.13 Kb

More monoline exposure: Download a "Window" into Ambac's Problems
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Two simple, but unflappable tenets that I follow when investing are: 1.)  Economic profit must be evident in order for the investment to be worthwhile. Economic profit exists when the re
Saturday, 05 January