Using Veritas to Construct the "Per…

29-04-2017 Hits:39740 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:40492 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:39909 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…

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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…

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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:43802 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:28471 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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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This was contributed by ChrisM regarding the recent banking meeting in Europe and my comments:

The meeting here in Basel has been very interesting, the main points are:

1) they don't expect the economy to slow much further in the second half.

In regards to the US and UK, I don't see much evidence to support this.


2) they are concentrating on fighting inflation first, before growth.

 This should have been number one priority from the beginning. Inflation is still woefully understated by government numbers. On the boat ride, I shared with the fellow boombustbloggers my observation that effective housing price inflation is still rampant. Nominal prices have dropped sharply across the country, but affordability is actually way down in many areas, due primarily to the tightening of credit. The largest barrier for home purchasers for the middle and working class is the down payment. This barrier has increased significantly after the mortgage markets came back to reality, thus even though prices may have drop by 20% or so, required down payments on those houses have increased as much as 100% to 400% (think from 5% down piggyback 2nd mortgages to 10% to 20% conventional mortgages with PMI).

In addition, interest rates have moved up sharply and maintenance costs have skyrocketed with the cost of commodity inflation. This does not take into account the cost of heating homes, which may have effectively doubled in the past year.

Fuel, housing and food are still stripped from the core rate reading, yet they are the most ubiquitous of consumer purchases and all have advanced nearly or more than 100% in the past year or so (sans food, which still went up a lot).

 

3) they have suggested that "parking" bad debts, by the central banks, to assist commercial/investment banks is a bad idea.

I agree wholeheartedly.

 

4) they have further suggested that the institutions should sell these instruments at market rates, to establish a true value, to hopefully achieve a bottom to valuations.

Without doing so, no serious investors will ever trust them. They must swallow the short term pain in order to gain long term clarity. Then again, foreign investors have agreed to pour good money after bad. I theorize that petrodollars and SE Asian manufacturing money are attempting to get monetized through the major financial systems of the US and the UK, but they are only willing to take but so big a loss in the "legitimate laundering" of their monies into these developed nations financial systems. After a while, they should grow weary. Remember, I stated that the introduction of foreign monies purchasing assets en masse tends to denote a sharp drop in asset value. Think back to US acquisition of foreign automobile companies, the Asian acquisition of overheated US real estate in 80's (Japan was supposed to take over the world back then), and the Japanese investment in consulting companies (ex. Deloitte and Touche). 


Obviously the FED does not have to heed these suggestions, but the warning by the Chinese today to stabilise the dollar, is a veiled threat that they may stop buying US debt.

Points 3 and 4 will see the banks tank (again), the next 3 months should be interesting.