The Country's First Newly Elected Lame D…

27-03-2017 Hits:6 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

The Country's First Newly Elected Lame Duck President Will Cause Massive Reversal Of Speculative Gains

The Trump administration's legislative outlook is effectively a political desert, with no signs of material legislation either proposed or in sight. The multiple failures of the travel ban and rapid...

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Sears Finally Throws In The Towel Exactl…

22-03-2017 Hits:1523 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:1718 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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It's the Real Estate Crash That I Warned…

20-03-2017 Hits:2233 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

It's the Real Estate Crash That I Warned You About (again)

I've issued several warnings late last year warning of the real estate bubble peaking and popping. I feel I'm especially qualified to do such since I quite accurately called the...

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When It Comes Time To Show and Prove, Eq…

20-03-2017 Hits:1903 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

When It Comes Time To Show and Prove, Equity Markets May Drop Hard

The markets have gotten euphoric since the Trump election, apparently because someone believed what he was selling. Take a look at the broad market jump (powered greatly by the bank...

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So, Brexit Is Now Almost Official. Is Th…

20-03-2017 Hits:971 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

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In Less Than Two Weeks, Another Bitcoin …

17-03-2017 Hits:2692 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

In Less Than Two Weeks, Another Bitcoin ETF Faces SEC Deadline - It's Denial Is NOT A Bearish Event

LedgerX's "SOLIDX BITCOIN TRUST" has an approval deadline this March 30th, 2017.If it is approved, Bitcoin is due for one hell of a bump, but...  

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The Fed Raises Rates While Still Baby Fe…

17-03-2017 Hits:2499 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

The Fed Raises Rates While Still Baby Feeding the MBS Market With Billions in Monthly Purchases

The Fed has raised rates, officially making real what was mere signaling of the end of its expansionary era... Or is it? You see, from a practical perspective, QE is...

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A Bitcoin ETF or Similar Regulated Insti…

16-03-2017 Hits:3064 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

A Bitcoin ETF or Similar Regulated Institutional Vehicle is a Forgone Conclusion - What Happens Next?

Someone with over 53 years on Wall Street sent me this article from Lex of the Financial Times...

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Why the Winelvoss Bitcoin ETF Was Reject…

13-03-2017 Hits:3874 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

Why the Winelvoss Bitcoin ETF Was Rejected and How to Create a Regulated Vehicle That Passes Muster

 The Winkelvoss ETF application was rejected by the SEC, and bitcoin dropped about 20% in price. I repetitively warned those that followed me that a very low risk buying opportunity...

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Trump Calls Obama's Policies On Russia W…

10-03-2017 Hits:3530 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

 Donald Trump's recent Tweet discusses how Russia has gotten stronger at the behest of President Obama.   For eight years Russia "ran over" President Obama, got stronger and stronger, picked-off Crimea and...

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SNAP's Greed Derived Self-Inflicted Woun…

08-03-2017 Hits:4599 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

SNAP's Greed Derived Self-Inflicted Wounds Continue to Manifest

The day before the SNAP IPO, I penned "Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley Pull Off the Heist of the Decade, Bends Over Those Who Don't Read BoomBustBlog". Despite being rather...

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From FT.com, Morgan Stanley is trying to raise cash to pad next months results. This past quarters results were essentially a loss sans the sale of operating assets. Morgan Stanley has few to no untainted assets left to sell, and the macro and operating environment is getting worse, not better:

Morgan Stanley, hammered by credit crunch losses, plans to sell half its remaining stake in MSCI, the portfolio analytics and equity indices company, for about $850m.

The move comes after Morgan Stanley boosted its second quarter profit with a $732m gain on a secondary offering of shares in MSCI, which went public last November. Morgan Stanley and other banks have been moving aggressively to raise cash after credit crises losses and declines in revenue.

 

Morgan’s second quarter profit of $1bn would have been essentially wiped out without one-time gains from MSCI and the sale of a Spanish wealth management business. I forecasted this back in January. This next quarter may be a doozy, and there very well may be a major bank failure in the next two quarters. Trichet will probably raise rates, which will make the marginal banks (nearly all of them) even sicker. I am looking very closely at the risk management of even more I banks, and if my investment thesis pans out I will push my bearish reach even farther and deeper. I will keep the blog posted.