Using Veritas to Construct the "Per…

29-04-2017 Hits:87194 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:81115 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:80956 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:85428 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:81928 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:84116 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:55177 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:83373 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:83112 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:83004 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:89256 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:86977 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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 I've received a lot of email since releasing my HIG research to non-paying subscribers. Unfortunately, this wasn't the inquiries of a bunch of people who were just too stingy to pay a subscription. It was the heartfelt concern of those who worked for, invested in, and rely on the Hartford. I do not give financial planning advice and absolutely do not want to be responsible for yelling fire in a crowded theater, but I am also sensitive to those who are concerned. I know I would be if I was on the other end. So, I have decided to congeal my research into a simple visual, and present it on the blog for all to see. I am presenting the facts as I have found them through my research, and will leave it up to the readers to draw from it that they may. More extensive research is available to those who register (you must register and subscribe, but have the option to choose a free subscription if you desire).

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For those who are new to the site and asking, "Who is this guy?" Well, my logo tells the story. What I do through this blog is take Micro views of Macro Global Markets... I am one part investigative (new media) journalist, one part global macro investor, and one part forensic accountant - with a team of driven geniuses at my helm. We start with a top down approach from a global macro perspective to locate opportunities (see my style), then we use traditional (yet untraditionally thorough) fundamental and quantitative analysis to find companies within those opportunistic sectors. At that point we don our forensic accountant hats (including a literal financial microscope) and dig deeper than practically anybody in the business. How deep, you ask? See GGP and the type of investigative analysis you will not get from your brokerage house for an example. I, and my paying subscribers, are very happy with the results. Just click the hyperlinked words that follow the definition of Hartford Insurance Group's ticker to see what we've done in the past.

The Hartford Insurance Group's ticker is also an acronym, H.I.G. - Hey! It's Gonna be different this time, fellas. Management either expicitly states or implies that they are adequately capitalized, things are getting better, and they are going to be just fine. Hmmm! Who else has said this? Let's list a small sampling:

 said the exact same thing right before they went "Poof!". But this time, it's different, Right?!!!

 

Paying subscribers who are curious about my thoughts on HIG's latest management proclamations and guidance from a valuation perspective should download the Actionable Intelligence note for today:  pdf  HIG Actionable Intelligence Update 8-12-08 (49.96 kB 2008-12-08 08:54:33)

 

Non-paying and unregistered onlookers may view my older opinions and research on this company via my online multimedia presentation. I may appear a little slow since the videos were recorded between 12 am and 3 am in the morning. Things will be a little more chipper when I create the presentations during normal hours with a little more sleep. See that handsome brother they call Reggie in the H.I.G.Hey! It's Gonna be different this time multimedia presentation by clicking here. No registrations or subscriptions are needed. I am experimenting with this format and will probably be delivering more content in this fashion in the future.


Once you have registered and chosen the free subscription option (if you choose not to pursue the premium research), you can access these other goodies that I have produced on the Hartford without charge:

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