Using Veritas to Construct the "Per…

29-04-2017 Hits:94678 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:85563 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:85940 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:90041 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:88472 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:88209 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:59349 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:87811 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:87351 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:87699 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:94116 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:91395 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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Query: Should ratings agencies defer doing their job in order to avoid a market fall? Isn't the reason for our being in this situation due to their not doing their job?

Query: How can S&P affirm capital starved MBIA's AAA rating when their captive reinsurer was downgraded below AAA? Channel Re reinsures over $900 million of MBIA's least desirable risks. So, will they have to take this back onto thier books? The downgrade is the equivalent of losing over half billion dollars of capital, give or take.

Query: Has anyone forgotten about the junk bonds, consumer finance and leveraged loan CDOs that the monolines insure? If you think the banks are at risk of balance sheet damage, imagine how bad it will be for their insurers where all of those losses will be concentrated.

Query: Are investors joining in this trader driven rally? XL Capital was cut from AAA to A- today, but it rallied with the rest of the market. Whaaaattt??? Look closely... XL has 45% of its fixed income securities (US$ 10.9 billion) portfolio in mortgage and asset backed securities (including $2.4 billion into subprime).


Break-down of Net premium earned -XL Capital Insurance Reinsurance Life Operations Total % break-up
Casualty — professional lines   354,622 66,140 420,762 24.3%
Casualty — other lines   186,190 139,224 325,414 18.8%
Property catastrophe   17,075 70,396 87,471 5.1%
Other property   165,725 205,967 371,692 21.5%
Marine, energy, aviation and satellite   141,262 35,110 176,372 10.2%
Other specialty lines   125,182 125,182 7.2%
Other   5,037 51,476 56,513 3.3%
Structured Indemnity   17,052 2,885 19,937 1.2%
Total P&C Operations   1,012,145 571,198 0 1,583,343 91.5%
Life operations:            
Other Life   98,892 98,892 5.7%
Annuity   48,347 48,347 2.8%
Total Life Operations   0 0 147,239 147,239 8.5%
Total   1,012,145 571,198 147,239 1,730,582 100.0%