Using Veritas to Construct the "Per…

29-04-2017 Hits:84661 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:79125 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:78968 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:83460 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:80021 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:82329 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:53303 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:81335 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:81147 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:86997 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:85014 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'm not going to say I told you so. Excerpt from Bloomberg:

...``We may see prices fall this year, but because of credit conditions, affordability will probably not improve at all,'' Barker (a Bank of England policy maker) said yesterday after a speech to Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, northeast of London. ``We'll see residential construction fall this year, possibly quite significantly.''

The Bank of England is hosting a meeting of U.K. banking executives today as officials try to stem a financial crisis that has prompted lenders to scale back mortgage offers and deepen the housing slump to the worst since 1990. Barker said yesterday that Britons may struggle to fund home purchases because credit is becoming less available.

``Finding deposits has become more difficult because of the credit crunch, just this week,'' Barker said in her speech. ``Young households face difficulties.''

Barker voted with the majority this month against a quarter-point interest-rate cut from the current level of 5.25 percent, minutes of the March 6 decision showed yesterday.

The bank has struggled to tame money market costs even after two interest-rate reductions. Three-month sterling Libor, a measure of the cost of borrowing between banks, rose for a 10th day to 5.99 percent, the highest this year.

Home Deposits

British banks have raised the cost of borrowing for homebuyers with the smallest deposits to a seven-year high, declining to pass on two Bank of England rate cuts. The average rate offered by lenders on loans for 95 percent of the price of a property, fixed for 24 months, rose to 6.55 percent, the highest since September 2000, central bank data show.

The U.K. housing market slumped to the worst since the eve of the nation's last recession in 1990, a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors showed this month. Mortgage approvals stayed close to the lowest in nine years in January, the Bank of England reported Feb. 29.

David Miles, chief U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, predicted this week that house prices may fall as much as 20 percent in the next two years, the Daily Mail reported on its Web site yesterday.

Barker also said yesterday that too few homes are being built to meet household growth. An annual total of ``175,000 completions is still not enough,'' she said. ``When we're through this more difficult time, we should move back to a time when we can build more.''

Taylor Wimpey Plc, Barratt Developments Plc and Bovis Homes Group Plc, Britain's biggest homebuilders, have all declined at least 18 percent in London trading since the start of the year on rising credit costs and a lack of mortgage availability. Construction makes up about 6 percent of the U.K. economy...

 What is not mentioned in the article is how fast and how far UK housing prices have risen, particularly in relation to median income. There was rampant speculation in flats and houses for rent by amateur investors. Sound familiar? It is even worse in Ireland and Spain where the housing sector are larger components of GDP. Spain's bubbly portion is also in seconda and third vacation homes along the coasts, primarily for foreigners and speculators - definitely highly discrestionary. Yes, the US is having a hard time, but we will have company very, very soon. Asia (re: China and Japan) and N. Africa may be joining shortly as well. Do a search on Google on condos for sale in Dubai...