Using Veritas to Construct the "Per…

29-04-2017 Hits:82127 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:77755 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:77323 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:82072 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:78663 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:80955 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:47836 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:79666 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:79186 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:79736 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:84714 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:81662 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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Investor and consumer sentiment seem to be up around the globe, as reported by the mainstream and financial media. I have a problem seeing it. As a matter of fact, I try to refrain from bitching about blatant market manipulation, but when it becomes so blatant that it starts to affect my money...

The Growth fundamentals fly in the face of sentiment:Q1 Eurozone GDP contracted 2.5% q/q. Drilled down: Germany contracts 3.8% q/q, France down 1.2% q/q, Italy falls 2.4% q/q, Spain down 1.8% q/q.

Private Consumption fundamentals fly in the face of sentiment: Q1 2009 -1.2% y/y from -0.5% Q4 2008

Guess what, Industrial Production flies in the face of reported sentiment: Industrial production -1.9% in April (Eurostat). Compared with April 2008, production was down 21.6%: the steepest year-on-year fall since record began in January 1991.

Manufacturing: Fell 2.1% in March; 21.2% y/y. Germany, Italy, and Spain have the worst declines.

Economic Sentiment Index (ESI): Rose to 73.3 in June - 8 points above low in March. Yet still lower than any point during 1992 recession. The ESI is a summary of business and consumer surveys across member countries. Only the retail trade confidence indicator recorded a fall while Consumer, Construction, Financial Services, Service Sector and Industrial confidences all rose.

Of the Member States, France and Germany (+3.2 points), and the UK (+2.7) recorded significant increases, while the rise was less marked in Poland (+2.0), Spain, the Netherlands (+1.5) and Italy (+1.1).

PMI Survey: May PMI confirmed at the highest level in 8 months. The improvement in Germany, the eurozone's largest economy, was particularly sharp. May's "composite" index, covering manufacturing and services, stood at 44 in May, up from 41.1 in April, the highest since September. Germany's index leapt from 40.1 to 44.4. A figure below 50 indicates a fall in activity

Current Account: As of the end of 2008 -0.9% of GDP or -80bn Euros

General Government Budget: -1.9% GDP or -176.2bn Euros

Inflation: At an all-time low of 0% in May

Unemployment: April rate increases to 8.9%

Forecasts:

OECD Economic Outlook Nr.85 (June 2009): 2009: -4.8%; 2010: -0.0% 

European Commission Spring Forecast: 2009:-4.0%; 2010: -0.1%

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO), (April 2009): 2009: -4.2%; 2010: -0.4%