Using Veritas to Construct the "Per…

29-04-2017 Hits:88603 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:82284 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:82176 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:86672 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:83103 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:85225 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:56329 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:84567 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:84260 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:84119 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:90620 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:88188 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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Paulson says he sees the credit crisis waning, despite the fact that banks are lending to each other less (reference LIBOR revelations of false reporting) then they did earlier and more importantly they have curtailed lending to mainstreet and corporations. This tells me that  not only has the credit crisis not waned, it has officially spread past the confines of Wall Street into the real economy. Mortgages are harder to get and more expensive. Working capital and buyout loans are harder to get. Credit lines (secured and unsecured) in many places are akin to 4 letter words...

From the WSJ:

Paulson Sees Credit Crisis Waning

Treasury Secretary Calls Fed's Moves 'Inflection Point' 

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said U.S. financial markets are emerging from the credit crunch and that "the worst is likely to be behind us," marking possibly the most optimistic comments yet from the Bush administration on the financial crisis.

Mr. Paulson's comments, made in an interview Tuesday, reflect Treasury's view that the administration and the Fed have already taken steps necessary to quell the situation. Bolstering that notion, the White House Tuesday threatened to veto legislation that has become the cornerstone of the Democrats' response, a rescue plan that would provide government insurance for some $300 billion in troubled mortgages.

"There's no doubt that things feel better today, by a lot, than they did in March," Mr. Paulson said. He pointed to the Federal Reserve's decision to help prevent the collapse of Bear Stearns Cos. and to provide liquidity to other investment banks as "an inflection point" in the crisis.

The Treasury secretary was careful to predict that there would be further "bumps along the road," and that it will take "some months longer" for the market distress to fully dissipate.

The financial turmoil began last year with a wave of defaults on subprime home loans and spread through financial institutions that owned tens of billions of dollars in mortgage-backed securities. The administration's response has included an industry-led effort to ease the terms on certain troubled subprime mortgages and an expansion of the authority of the Federal Housing Administration to insure home loans.

Mr. Paulson is urging Congress to pass two measures he considers critical: one to improve the regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-chartered mortgage titans, and another to overhaul the FHA.

House Democrats slipped those provisions into a larger mortgage bill scheduled for floor debate Wednesday. They hoped that move would secure President Bush's support for a more sweeping plan to enlarge the FHA's authority to back refinanced home loans if lenders agreed to reduce the outstanding principal.

But in threatening to veto the bill, the White House has upped the ante, reversing its earlier, more restrained reaction. It said the FHA program would constitute a "bailout" and also objected to a provision that would permanently increase the size of loans that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are allowed to purchase...