Using Veritas to Construct the "Per…

29-04-2017 Hits:85916 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:80124 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:79979 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:84459 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:80994 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:83229 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:54255 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:82379 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:82223 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:82087 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:88148 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:85998 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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An op-ed email from a subscriber:

Hi Reggie:

Just a note to say your opinions as expressed in recent posts on
Boombustblog and ZH seem to make a lot of sense!  Have you sent them to the editorial pages of the WSJ or FT?

Also, I'm surprised there has been no discussion about the ethical and political ramifications of banks, etc using Federal funding and guarantees, whether implicit or explicit, to pursue proprietary trading strategies.  That is to say, to the extent that the business of assisting clients in funding economically useful endeavors that help grow the economy in a sustainable manner is being replaced by proprietary trading in a strictly a zero sum game, it seems a dubious path for a nation to follow.  In this situation, as Janet Tavakoli has pointed out, the concept of assisting a "client" in funding economic growth that can be shared throughout the economy is, instead, replaced by having a "counterparty" from whom money can be won through trading schemes.  It would be interesting to see the debate that ensues about whether the economic value of trading exceeds the cost of dividing market participants (including the unwitting ones who depend upon the actions of their pension fund and retirement fund managers) into those who win (e.g. GS) and those who lose.

 We have already seen how the results of trading leads the winners to enthusiastically self-anoint themselves as "the best and brightest", to feel deserving of riches and blessings, and to apply their "superior" talents to create obfuscation and information asymmetries that help them realize their profits.

It is one thing to pursue this business model among willing
participants who use private capital but, is it really in America's
best interest, ethically and politically, to let select investment
banks employ taxpayer's money in financial trading schemes which inherently view other Americans, as well as America's overseas allies, and America's adversaries, as mere financial counterparties from whom money can be won?  Isn't there a policy issue somewhere in this?  In supplying this public money to banks, is America, in effect, endorsing a national policy of becoming a vampire squid which produces nothing, but searches incessantly for larger and larger pools of capital to trade against in subtle ways designed to enrich the few at the expense of the many?

America's iconic institutions, the Fed, the Treasury, the SEC, the
FDIC, the Congress, the Presidency are being sullied by an apparent aversion to transparency that seems to have ties to this trading policy. Providing public funds, etc for proprietary trading, thence, becomes a ind of national policy.  It implies a strategy, perhaps inadvertent, hat "brands" America as the trader who always wins.   A consequence f this is ill will among those who are the losers, and a new divisiveness domestically and overseas.