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:78621 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:47801 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: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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Hey, if they don't trust each other, why should I trust 'em? 

From Reuters :

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Home Loan Banks said on Monday the amount of loans made to its member banks rose to a record high in the first quarter as a credit crunch crimped other funding sources for banks.

The system of 12 regional FHLB banks, the largest collective source of U.S. home funding, has increased in importance to the housing market since the credit crunch shriveled up other sources of funds for mortgage lenders.

The group makes low-cost loans to its members, which it funds by selling debt in the capital markets.

Advances, or secured loans, rose 4.3 percent to $913 billion in the first quarter, representing 69.0 percent of total assets, FHLBanks said in a statement.

The volume of loans the FHLB provides to members belonging to the network has soared since last summer as lenders such as Countrywide Financial Corp boosted requests for the funding.

FHLBanks on Monday also preliminarily reported a 12.2 percent rise in first-quarter net income to $697 million, from a year earlier.

"The overall profitability of the FHLBanks is going to make people, for now, rest easy," said Jim Vogel, agencies analyst, at FTN Financial Capital Markets in Memphis, Tennessee.

"If you have a check list of the things you are watching out for, you can check off the FHLBanks and move on to the next item on your list after today's report," he said.

FHLBanks, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration have become favored vehicles of the Bush administration as it makes efforts to stem surging mortgage defaults, falling home prices and rising foreclosures.

In late March, the Federal Housing Finance Board said it would enable banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System to expand holdings of securities issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Although profitable in the first quarter, combined net income was hampered by a net loss of $78 million at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago.

The FHLB of Chicago in the past decade has been criticized for lax interest-rate risk management, in part due to the growth of a program known as the Mortgage Partnership Finance Program, analysts said. The bank launched the program in the late 1990s to share the risk of managing mortgages with lenders...

 From  Bloomberg :

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke may need to step up his effort to unfreeze bank funding markets as a surge in borrowing costs blunts the impact of the cash auctions the central bank introduced in December.

The cost of obtaining funds for three months has risen by 0.33 percentage point since the Federal Open Market Committee's last meeting on March 18. The jump may force homeowners with variable-rate mortgages and some companies to pay more on their loans at a time when economic growth is faltering.

Policy makers may discuss the results of the $100 billion-a- month Term Auction Facility when they gather for the second day of their two-day meeting in Washington to set interest rates. The central bank will probably increase the size and duration of its biweekly auctions, according to economists at Barclays Capital Inc. and other firms.

``There's clearly a need for the Fed to do more,'' said Charles Lieberman, a former New York Fed economist who's now chief investment officer of Advisors Capital Management LLC in Paramus, New Jersey. ``The underlying problem'' is that banks and other investors are ``still nervous'' about lending to each other, he said...