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 …

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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…

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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…

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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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 I have been anticipating a global property and credit bust. The credit portion is getting more media play than the residential and commercial property portions. I don't know why everyone thinks the US, the world's largest exporter of financial products and technologies, will not be followed by Europe and Asia down this bubbly path of bustville.

From WSJ.com

 The Bank of England has since relented with two interest-rate cuts, but the ECB remains behind its anti-inflation strategy as inflation stays stubbornly high, thanks to rising oil and food prices. Many central banks in Eastern Europe have raised interest rates.

Prices in the majority of European housing markets grew at a sharply slower pace or fell backward in the latter half of 2007, said RICS, which maintains offices throughout Europe.

It said Ireland was one of the worst-performing housing markets last year, with prices falling 7%. The drop had effects across Europe because Irish buyers had used rising home equity to fund real-estate investments elsewhere.

In Germany, Europe's largest economy, house prices fell 6% on a combination of higher mortgage rates and a big increase in retail taxes at the start of 2007.

High interest rates also led to a sharp slowdown in the rise of prices in Spain, triggering a deterioration in the country's construction sector and raising concerns about the 2008 outlook.

"The danger is that the downturn in the [Spanish] housing market will spill over to the rest of the economy, denting growth and consumer confidence, which will then further depress housing market activity in a downward spiral," RICS said.

France, Europe's second-biggest economy, saw house-price growth slow last year, and now confidence seems to be ebbing. In Italy, prices rose 4%, much the same as in 2006, and may slow this year, RICS said.

The U.K. had one of the strongest housing markets in Europe through most of last year but saw price rises slowing sharply at the end of 2007. RICS said the U.K. might stave off a deeper correction if the Bank of England proves to be more responsive with interest-rate cuts than the ECB has been.

"There might well be some moderate price adjustment ... but a really substantial crash in the market I don't see," Mr. Ball said. "Part of the reason for that is the U.K. does have interest-rate flexibility," he noted. "If the housing market did take a very severe downturn, one would expect there to be some interest-rate response."

 Even thought it really depends on how you define "substantial market crash" I tend to disagree with the last statement. The UK credit situation is 2nd only to that of the US, if even that. If Northern Rock is not a hint at what's to come, I don't know what is...