Using Veritas to Construct the "Per…

29-04-2017 Hits:82075 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:77714 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:77284 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:82030 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:78619 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:80917 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:47800 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:79622 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:79149 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:79699 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:84665 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:81621 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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I just received this email and thought my readers may find this of interest.  DDR is the company that was featured in the "bailout" post (Here's a Big Company Bailout by the Taxpayer That Even the Taxpayer's Missed!), a must read if you haven't done so already:

I am in the premium xxxxxx business and own a retail store in metro Atlanta.  The area that I lease is in a diverse affluent part of town.  I believe that this is considered a class A shopping center.  DDR is the current owner and this is one of the 28 shopping centers that was put up as collateral for GS in exchange for a 400 million dollar loan that they are going to try to roll up into TALF.  To the best of my knowledge DDR acquired this shopping center from Inland a little over 2 years ago.

 I believe that DDR paid 22 million for it.  Last I heard(this needs to be verified) this shopping center is now valued at 17 million.  My lease payments now go straight to goldman sachs commercial mortgage capital.  Three years ago this shopping center was nearly 100% occupied, now its about 15% remains unleased.  The lease signs in the windows now say short term, seasonal leasing available.  This was unthinkable over 5 years ago when I set up shop.  All the tenants are up in arms over what
we consider fraudulent bills that we are receiving regarding CAM charges.  In my opinion DDR is so fiscally screwed that they are resorting to complete slimball tacticts and are possibly truly commiting fraud regarding these new excess bills that we all recieved out of nowhere.  In my line of work I am very lucky to talk to rather affluent business people usually higher up the corporate ladder.  Many of my customers are in CRE and all of them say the same thing, "CRE is dead, no activity, and it slowly keeps getting worse"  DDR's attitude and behavior is repulsive and arrogant towards their tenants.  I have never seen such poor management from any landlord.(I have been leasing for over 20 years, 5 years at this location)  The base rents at our shopping center are going down, but only when leases expire. They wont even consider lowering anyones rent if your locked into a lease.  Some of the base rents were as high as $40 per sq ft(usually from people that couldnt speak english very well I am afraid to say) and as low as $26.  It seems now that you can, through much hard ass negiotations,get it about $20-$22 per sq ft.  Reggie I thank you for your work and if I can help you in any way please dont hesitate.  Thanks.