Using Veritas to Construct the "Per…

29-04-2017 Hits:94611 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:85523 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:85899 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:89999 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:88435 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:88176 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:59312 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:87769 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:87309 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:87656 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:94068 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:91350 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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From the WSJ :

Struggling mall giant General Growth Properties Inc. suspended its dividend and announced that one of the chief architects of the company's debt-heavy growth strategy has been replaced.

The Chicago-based company gave no reason for the sudden departure of Chief Financial Officer Bernard Freibaum, who joined General Growth in 1993 and played a key role in acquisitions that left the company with a $27 billion debt load. In a written statement, General Growth noted that he sold nearly three million shares to satisfy margin calls on Thursday.

Mr. Freibaum and other company executives have been dumping millions of shares in recent weeks as General Growth's stock has tumbled 80% in the past year, forcing them to meet margin calls. The company came under criticism for the practice after it joined the New York Stock Exchange's "no-short" list on Sept. 23. That prohibited short sellers from selling General Growth, while executives were still allowed to unload shares -- if only to pay off their margin loans.


The company struggled to shore up its balance sheet in the past year but ran out of options as the credit crisis intensified. Suspending its dividend will save $600 million in the next year, roughly enough to cover an equivalent amount of unsecured bonds coming due in March and April, according to JP Morgan Chase & Co. analyst Michael Mueller.

General Growth said it is current on all its debt obligations. Friday, Moody's Investors Service lowered its rating on $5.9 billion of General Growth bonds by one notch to Ba3, three notches below investment grade

Until the recent margin calls, Mr. Freibaum had never sold a share of General Growth stock. He had amassed 7.6 million shares, or a 3.1% stake in the company. He has sold more than 6.4 million shares since Sept. 18, or roughly 84% of his holdings.

Must read content tie-ins from last year and earlier this year. GGP is a good example of the the time frame necesary to nurse an idea to fruition. I held GGP from November of '07 to September of '08, often having it as both my biggest position and my most underwater position. It paid off, going from the mid-50's to the single digits.

GGP analyses

  Note to GGP management: don't take this personally, but...
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...te that was attributed to me sounds a bit callous, and that was not my intention. I truly believe that GGP has some serious issues, but I did not intent to make light of them or belittle them. Just wa...
Friday, 22 August 2008

97. Reggie prepares to throw a bomb into the investment banking crowd
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Frank Quattrone, tech company investment banking extraordinaire, shares his views on Wall Street research - and I feel compelled to comment... See NYT article for the full spread (forgvie me NYT, for
Wednesday, 13 August 2008

98. GGP article in Vegas
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General Growth faces financial shortfall Mall company delays developments as mounting debt comes due By BENJAMIN SPILLMAN REVIEW-JOURNAL They quoted some handsome fella here.
Wednesday, 13 August 2008

99. And even more on GGP...
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This appears to be harp on GGP insider sales day. First a comment frrom a BoomBustBlogger, then my own observations: From a blog reader - VP sells 50k shares, then CEO buys 10k shares VP
Tuesday, 12 August 2008

100. Even more margin calls at GGP?
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Jean Schlemmer, the Chief of Corporate Development at GGP, has just dumped 50,000 shares @ $27.29 (totalling just under $1.4 million), a full 25% of his/her total holdings in the company. My assumpti
Monday, 11 August 2008

101. GGP Margin Calls: this is just the beginning!
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I'm sure most of you who follow GGP have heard about this by now, but I am here to give you a different perspective. First, let's look at what just happend... From the WSJ: A steep decli
Sunday, 10 August 2008

This is a continuation of GGP and the type of investigative analysis you will not get from your brokerage house, basically an update to include the latest earnings information. And yes, this is st
Wednesday, 06 August 2008

GGP Shenanigans?
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According to Reuters, GGP said on Wednesday that funds from operations rose 8.4 percent, in part from the acquisition of a former partnership. Second-quarter funds from operations, or FFO, were
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

105. Citi and Wachovia downgrade GGP, after a 50% drop in price
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Citi and Wachovia downgrade GGP after it gets cut in half. Great job fellas! Unfortunately, I couldn't afford to be a client of yours. I just don't have the money to spare. For those new to the site
Thursday, 31 July 2008