Using Veritas to Construct the "Per…

29-04-2017 Hits:93404 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:84623 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:84541 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:89101 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:87581 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:87389 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:58554 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:86919 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:86538 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:86881 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:93198 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:90524 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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 In finishing up the GS Stress Test, I decided to throw in this chart to the free part of the blog as well. The Goldman Stress test is a Tour de Force, and I seriously doubt if the government has put as much into uncovering the truth as I have.


 Reference the CMBS exposure that Goldman has above (at no less than 14x leverage), then reference this chart directly below.  


We are talking a 6x increase in CMBS spreads that GS is rife with at a minimum of 14x leverage over a comparable time period (and a 30x increase all in all). This will just get worse as we get more of this: For those that attempt to argue that short sellers are bad for the market, I bring you GGP! and GGP has finally filed Bankruptcy, Proving My Analysis to be On Point Over the Course of 18 Months. With this GGP bankruptcy, spreads will blow out even wider as asset values drop farther. Then there are all of the other REITs who share similar problems, just on a lower scale (at least thus far). 

With the advent of the new FASB Fantasy Accounting Rules, it is possible that Goldman can hide these stresses and losses from average institutional and retail investors as well as the government. Well, they can't hide it from BoomBustBlog subscribers. Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers had very, very similar real estate exposure. Look at where they are now! As a matter of fact, there are charts comparing the exposure of Goldman, Lehman, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley in the Stress Test that I am about to release. It is revealing and interesting indeed. Goldman is trading at nearly $130...

As I have stated, I believe the Goldman Research to be above and beyond anything available to the typical instituional or retail investor, and I am sure I have covered (or uncovered) bases that the government has failed to. Here is an  (unfinished) table of contents (the Pro report is over 100 pages long, consiting primarily of numbers, tables and stats) as I wrap up the report to release some time today for Professional Level users (along with a summary for Retail subscibers):

Goldman Sachs 1Q09 results    2
Reggie Middleton’s Goldman Sachs Stress Test    4
Summary    4
Stress Test Macro Assumptions    5
VAR and Risk Data    6
Comparative Var Analysis    8
CMBS Pressure Points and Other Risk Factors Not Reflect in VaR    12
Economic Writedowns    16
Future Value of Assets (economic)    19
Future Value of Liabilities (economic)    28
Financial liabilities at fair value    34
Movement in Level 3 Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities ($ mn)    40
Writedowns (accounting)    44
Future Value of Assets (accounting)    46
Financial Liabilities at Fair Value (accounting)    56
Movement in Level 3 Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities ($ mn) (accounting)    65
SFAS 157 and SFAS 159    70
Debt Maturity    72
Level Three Comparison    72
Level 2, Level 3, CDOs and Related Assets    77
Revenue, Expense and Off Balance Sheet Loss Assumptions    80
Relative Book Valuation    81
Financial Projections    84
Income Drivers    88
Key Ratios    93
Unconsolidated Variable Interest Entity (VIE) Exposure    95
Scenario Analysis    99
Disclaimer    111