Using Veritas to Construct the "Per…

29-04-2017 Hits:87208 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:81126 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:80968 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:85442 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:81940 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:84128 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:55191 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:83386 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:83127 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:83016 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:89275 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:86990 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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To begin with, you have no business buying stock if you need to hit the capital markets - for any reason. The SEC was willing to look into shortsellers conspiring to drive Lehman's stock price down - well I insist they look into Lehman for conspiring to drive stock prices up! They stated that they only bought small amounts, but since they failed to mention what those amounts were, it is called into question.

Lehman states that it isn't facing a liquidity crisis (ala Bear Stearn's same "Short me, please speech 3 months ago), yet it is going back to the liquidity well for the 4th time in as many months. I hear alcoholics really don't believe they have a drinking problem, either. 

Whether they have a liquidity problem or not, are backstopped by the Fed or not, one thing is for sure - They definitely have solvency problem, and that is something that can only be solved by strong earnings growth (not happening here) and strong market valuations (uh, uh). High leverage, depreciating assets bought at the top of a bubble, and the burning need to delever in a rapidly falling market will kill the best of us.

Snippets from CNBC:

Lehman has traditionally released its earnings for the second quarter during the week of June 16, which is in two weeks. But people close to the firm say executives are considering whether to move those earnings up, possibly to next week.

The earnings announcement, these people say, would likely come in conjunction with a move by the firm to find new capital....

CNBC has learned that one new capital-raising option now being discussed is something similar to what's known as a "rights offering," whereby Lehman would approach existing shareholders and get them to buy stock in the company, possibly at a discounted price....

An internal Lehman memo obtained by CNBC shows that Lehman has reduced its leverage up to 25 percent over the last quarter. The memo also said that Lehman was buying back only small amounts of stock as part of a regular buyback program. Newspaper reports stated that the recent spike in shares of Lehman was the result of a recent massive buyback effort....

Lehman has said that it isn't suffering a liquidity crisis. That said, the firm still faces an uncertain future. It's likely to announce a second-quarter loss. The reduction in leverage and risk-taking is likely to lead to lower profit margins for the firm....