Using Veritas to Construct the "Per…

29-04-2017 Hits:82091 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:77728 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:77298 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:82044 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:78636 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:80930 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:47813 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:79638 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:79162 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:79711 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:84682 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:81635 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 came across an interesting site today (Eat, Sleep, Publish) in my quest to see what business models others are using for pay-for-content blogs since my little blogging experiment is starting to get a bit more involving than I ever anticipated. I was shocked to find so little info on the topic, implying how difficult it is for media concerns to actually charge for content (see my ramblings on this topic below). I found the aforementioned blog to be interesting, so decided to see what his Google Page Rankwas in order to see how popular the site is. While I was there, I decided to see where I stood in the scheme of things, and I must admit I was pleasantly surprised at the results. BoomBustBlog has a page ranking of 6 (out of a possible 10). That puts me in the very top echelon of blogging sites, despite the fact this blog is not even a year and a half old yet and the fact that I charge for premium content. 

I feel compelled to say thank you to all of the regular visitors and contributors who made this possible. Below is a Google Page Rank chart of some of the most respected and well trafficked blogs and sites on the Internet.

 Blog Name Category Google Page Rank Primary Revenue Model Comments
Google Portal site (Web's top 100 trafficked sites) 10 Search driven ad model  
Yahoo Portal site (Web's top 100 trafficked sites) 9 Search driven ad model, Banner ads  
Arianna Huffington's Huffington Post Political commentary (Web's top 100 trafficked sites) 8 Banner ads  
Barry Ritholz's The Big Picture  Macro-economic analysis and commentary 7 Banner ads Moved from central blogging platform, thus may have reduced rank
Seeking Alpha Financial commentary aggregation portal 7 Banner ads  
Nouriel Roubini's RGE Monitor  Macro-economic analysis and commentary, global macro news and analysis aggregation
7 Banner ads, subscriptions (institutional rates, ex 4 or 5 digits and up), has free content
Reggie Middleton's (that devlishly handsome fellow!) BoomBustBlog.com Fundamental and forensic corporate analysis, financial and macro-economic analysis and commentary 6 Subscriptions only (institutional rates, ex. 4 or 5 digits and up), has free content
Moved from central blogging platform, thus may have reduced rank
Calculated Risk  Macro-economic analysis and commentary 6 Banner ads Moved from central blogging platform, thus may have reduced rank
Mish's Global Economic Analysis  Macro-economic analysis and commentary 6 Banner ads  
Yves' Naked Capitalism Financial and macro-economic analysis and commentary 4 Banner ads  

 The chart above is definitely not an exhaustive listing of the quality blogs, just an anecdotal sampling of some of the widely followed or well known blogs (and mine tooCool). What this should tell readers is that the online media magazine/newspaper is without a doubt the way of the future. As newsprint companies are going out of business, some blogs are thriving, and making money to boot. I feel good about the progress of the blog, since it was never intended to be a commercial venture, but stumbled upon revenue by mistake (as I am sure at least a few of the blogs mentioned above were as well). BoomBustBlog is also the youngest of the blogs by far, and as my readers probably can attest to, the spiciest and most cynical as well.

Again, I humbly say "Thank you" for all of your support. More on my musings on old vs. new media:

  1. A change is gonna' come 
  2. Continuing the conversation of the future of main stream media.., 
  3. The Future of Main Stream Media, pt 3 
  4. Sometimes, to grow, you must stick to your core competencies 
  5. Time Warner and the MSM pt. 4
  6. Has the Web and the Blogosphere ushered in the Death of Radio?