Using Veritas to Construct the "Per…

29-04-2017 Hits:94664 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:85555 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:85932 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:90034 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:88464 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:88204 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:59346 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:87803 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:87343 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:87690 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:94106 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:91389 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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GGP has disclosed that a Bucksbaum family trust made a loan to former CFO Bernie Friebaum to cover his margin call.
"The Company also announced that it has recently come to the attention of the Board that an affiliate of a Bucksbaum family trust advanced unsecured loans to Mr. Michaels and Bernard Freibaum, the company’s former director and CFO, for the purpose of repaying personal margin debt relating to company stock. The loan to Mr. Michaels, which totaled $10 million, has been repaid in full. The loan to Mr. Freibaum, whose employment was terminated prior to the Board’s knowledge of these loans, totaled $90 million and has $80 million presently outstanding.
A review by the Company’s independent directors concluded that, while the failure to disclose the loans to the Company’s Board of Directors did not follow internal company policy, no company assets or resources were involved in the loans and that no laws or Securities and Exchange Commission rules were violated as a result of the loans."
Management should subscribe to the blog. There are a few GGP employees who are members already.
It appears there's more to come out about the circumstances surrounding the stock offering earlier this year. We have dug very deep into this company's apparent shenanigans, and if I am not mistaken this blog was the only one to sound the alarm. I published my research in November, stating I was bearish at about $57 to $60. GGP is currently trading at $2.37.
See the following list for the GGP history to date...
This missive is more than probably any outside investor in GGP knows about GGP, plus some. The accuracy of the contents below is not guaranteed nor warranteed in any form or fashion. I try my best t
Saturday, 14 June 2008

2. GGP Shenanigans: How much value do you place on the credibility of management?
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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
Tuesday, 05 August 2008

3. My latest take on GGP
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We have looked at GGP’s plan for raising non-debt capital through private participation. This  model was actually completed right before  GGP announced their equity offering, so t
Tuesday, 25 March 2008

4. GGP management to apologize???
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GGP has ended up doing exactly what I anticipated they would do November of last year. My research has been proven correct to the very end. They issued a rather derogatory press release and calle
Monday, 22 September 2008

5. GGP seeks alternative financing? Ah hah!
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I have a fairly deep well of CRE research on the blog now, and a focus on GGP in particular. This mirrors my investment style. I will concentrate on a few well reserached ideas and ride them out. He
Tuesday, 15 April 2008

6. GGP comes full circle to my analysis' ultimate conclusion
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...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 fro...
Friday, 03 October 2008

7. GGP update
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...orrowing will be tough, to understate the situation... and from what can be seen below, it looks like GGP's stockholder composition bodes ominously for the stock performance if our predictions come ...
Wednesday, 10 September 2008

8. Reader commentary on GGP
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The GGP equity questions post generated some buzz amongst my blog readers. I will post some of the buzz and urge all to comment with any insight or expertise you may have on the topic. These obse
Friday, 11 April 2008

9. 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
Monday, 11 August 2008

10. Questions that I have regarding General Growth Properties recent equity funding
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I had my analysts take a closer look at the GGP financing and, quite frankly, there are a lot of unanswered questions. I figured I would throw some of it out into the public domain to see what the rea
Thursday, 10 April 2008

11. GGP reports Q1 results, and as I anticipated...
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For those that don't know, GGP represents one of my most comprehensive research projects. Click here for a list of my work and here for reader commentary on potential shenanigans. For everybody
Monday, 28 April 2008

12. GGP's woes are going mainstream
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The Wall Street Journal has run a story on GGP management and their massive margin calls. Senior executives at General Growth Properties Inc. built up the mall owner by loading it with debt and amas
Tuesday, 30 September 2008

13. More on the accuracy of this blog's research
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...ortgage banking (Countrywide and WaMu), monoline insurance (Ambac and MBIA), commercial real estate (GGP and REITS), investment banking (damn near all of the big boys), commercial banking (the Doo ...
Sunday, 24 August 2008

14. Reggie Middleton Bloggin' for Dollars
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... mortgage banking (Countrywide and WaMu), monoline insurance (Ambac and MBIA), commercial real estate (GGP and REITS), investment banking (damn near all of the big boys), commercial banking (the Doo D...
Wednesday, 20 August 2008

15. Reggie had a profitable day (week, month, year), unfortunately...
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... Banks, Broke... Wednesday, 21 May 2008   Then there is GGP. I've got a few emails inquiring about them. They closed at $4.71 today. Damn! I closed my po...
Tuesday, 07 October 2008