Bitcoin Investment Risk vs Reward Calcul…

23-02-2017 Hits:738 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

Bitcoin Investment Risk vs Reward Calculator to Compare BTC to EUR, GBP, Gold & Stocks

After reading what is essentially Fake News about Bitcoin from Financial Times, London Business School and Credit Suisse, I have created an easy to understand metric that allows anyone to compare the risks...

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It's Time To Beat Up On Credit Suisse an…

22-02-2017 Hits:912 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

It's Time To Beat Up On Credit Suisse and Their Woefully Misinformed Bitcoin Advice

Credit Suisse has been posting cryptocurrency advisories over the last few weeks. They are quite one-sided, although couched in the appearance of objectivity. To explain why it's couched in the appearance...

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HSBC Reports One of the Biggest Misses o…

21-02-2017 Hits:482 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

HSBC Reports One of the Biggest Misses of the Year, We Warned Quite Thoroughly in September

Our HSBC research report released September of 2016 has proven to be 110% correct. This is the first sentence of our report: HSBC Common Equity Returns: Notwithstanding a possible boost from...

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Censorship, Autonomy and Risk Management…

19-02-2017 Hits:853 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

Censorship, Autonomy and Risk Management When Dealing With Digital Assets: How to Minimize Risk of Loss

This is a video on the topic of the qualities of Bitcoin blockchain's censorship-proof attributes and how they apply in the world we live in today. It is imperative that you...

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How to Use, Trade, Store and Invest in B…

16-02-2017 Hits:1481 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

How to Use, Trade, Store and Invest in Bitcoin Digital Assets - Step by Step, Part 1

I will teach novices and experts alike how to fit Bitcoin into an investment portfolio safely and with the optimum risk-adjusted potential - along with step-by-step guides, instructions and tutorials. This...

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Italy Approves 1.2% of GDP to Save It's …

16-02-2017 Hits:608 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

Italy Approves 1.2% of GDP to Save It's Troubled Banks... Again! Exactly As We Warned Last Year

I've been warning about Italy's troubled banks since 2010, and last year I pushed two very detailed reports about what was essentially Italy's Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers. Italy is a...

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T-Mobile Has Eliminated Most of Verizon'…

15-02-2017 Hits:660 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

T-Mobile Has Eliminated Most of Verizon's Network Advantages At A Lower Price Point - Uh Oh!

T-Mobile reported their Q4 2016 results yesterday, and guess what?

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Association with Donald Trump Cost Uber …

13-02-2017 Hits:677 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

Association with Donald Trump Cost Uber $200 Million in 45 Days, Other Companies Feel It Too

Uber's CEO perceived association with Donald Trump (sitting on his tech advisory panel) has caused a viral #DelteUber campaign, resulting in over 200,000 Uber accounts deleted in 45 days. Videos of the...

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Verizon Unlimited, T-Mobile Upgrades, Sp…

13-02-2017 Hits:1420 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

Verizon Unlimited, T-Mobile Upgrades, Sprint Drops Prices Through Floor: The Deadbeat Carriers are Beating Themselves To Death

Update: T-Mobile responds to Sprint & Verizon price cuts but adding additional features to its fixed rate plan. Competition continues to benefit the consumer, but net margins will be/are hovering...

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Fitch Has Effectively Downgraded The Tru…

10-02-2017 Hits:762 BoomBustBlog Reggie Middleton

Fitch Has Effectively Downgraded The Trump Administration, Albeit Too Late As Usual

After my many, many warnings about Donald Trump and his administration (I'll list those a little later)... It's official, Fitch has actually warned that the Trump administration is detrimental to...

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Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Suspend Client…

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Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Suspend Client Withdrawals. I Warned You About Heteronomous Wallets!

Bitcoin.com reports "Chinese Exchanges Suspend Withdrawals for One Month": The two largest Chinese Bitcoin exchanges have suspended Bitcoin and Litecoin withdrawals for one month. The news follows China’s central bank...

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Will Japan's Declaration of Bitcoin as L…

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Will Japan's Declaration of Bitcoin as Legal Tender Accelerate Cryptocurrency Mainstream Adoption?

It’s being reported by Sputnik News and other sources that Japan has declared Bitcoin to be legal tender. Unfortunately, I have not been able to quickly confirm this through Japanese...

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According to this Bloomberg article, the boombustblog.com articles more than doubled the performance of the best performing Wall Street analyst of the past year, and soundly out-performed ALL of the analyst and brokerages house recommendations - most of whom had deeply negative returns and failed to beat the broad markets. Hey, I'm just lowly Internet blogger. That's a damn shame. If I had the time, I would seriously consider opening up a pure research shop to put these guys out of their misery. If they let a blogger roll over them like this, imagine what a professional with a big budget could do! 

 From Bloomberg:

Investors who followed the advice of analysts who say when to buy and sell shares of brokerage firms and banks lost 17 percent in the past year, twice the decline of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

Buying shares on the advice of Merrill Lynch & Co.'s Guy Moszkowski, the top-ranked brokerage analyst in Institutional Investor's annual survey, cost investors 17 percent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Deutsche Bank AG analyst Michael Mayo's counsel to purchase New York-based Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. lost 59 percent. Citigroup Inc.'s Prashant Bhatia still rates Merrill ``buy'' after its 56 percent retreat from a January 2007 record.

Of the 39 analysts tracked by Bloomberg who follow stocks in the Amex Securities Broker/Dealer Index, 32 produced losses for investors. Investors who bought brokerages on ``buy'' recommendations, sold when they switched to ``hold'' and speculated prices would decline when analysts said ``sell,'' lost 17 percent in the last year through June 3, compared with the S&P 500's 8.5 percent drop...

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Meredith Whitney, who correctly predicted Citigroup Inc. would reduce its dividend to preserve capital, lost 16 percent collectively at Oppenheimer & Co., her current employer, and CIBC World Markets, where she worked until mid-January. Whitney's advice included buying Lehman shares up until March 24 as the stock lost 35 percent.

Whitney made investors 1.8 percent over the past three months, the eighth-best performance. A phone message left for Whitney wasn't returned, and John Parks, the director of research at Oppenheimer, didn't respond to an e-mail.

Judging analysts solely by the return their picks generate isn't fair because their goal is to beat indexes of stocks in the industry they cover, said Christopher Malloy, a professor at Harvard Business School in Boston.

``Whether they make money in down markets, I don't think analysts think that way,'' said Malloy, who studies the performance of stock pickers. ``Investors shouldn't hold them to that. There is a good deal of evidence that analysts bring some value to the market. They beat benchmarks.''...

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Mounting Losses

Analysts cut their ``buy'' ratings on the brokerage industry to 41 percent from 56 percent last June as New York-based Morgan Stanley, Lehman and Merrill racked up $53 billion in losses. The number of ``sell'' ratings more than doubled to 10 percent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. ``Holds'' climbed to 48 percent from 38 percent.

Analysts rate 39 percent of all U.S. stocks ``buy,'' down from 45 percent a year ago, 55 percent ``hold'' from 47 percent a year ago, and 5.6 percent ``sell'' from 7.5 percent at the start of June 2007. Wall Street ``sell'' ratings have fallen to half their level of five years ago...

Best Performances

The analysts who made investors the most money were Charles Peabody of New York-based Portales Partners LLC and Richard Bove of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. in Miami, Florida, whose ``sell'' ratings on Merrill, Morgan Stanley, Lehman and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. produced profits of 47 percent and 18 percent, respectively, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Citigroup's Colin Devine made 4.8 percent by rating Ameriprise Financial Inc., the only brokerage stock he covers, ``sell'' before moving to ``hold'' in July.

``Ten years ago, the expectation was that analysts would simply avoid the worst excesses,'' Bove said in an interview. ``The idea was just to beat the benchmark. Today, analysts have got to make you money in both up and down markets. You don't have any excuse.''...

... Bove said other analysts may have made money-losing recommendations because they based their reports on brokerage earnings rather than examining risk in credit markets...

...``There's nothing you can glean from them that's going to make you any money,'' said Jack Ablin, who oversees $62 billion as chief investment officer at Harris Private Bank in Chicago. ``Right now `Wall Street' and `unique research' is an oxymoron. Unless they're able to do some kind of very unique research, I don't see any of them coming up with an edge.''...

The bottom of this article actually has a tabulation and itemization of all of the individual analyst's performance, as well as performance aggregated by firm. 

I cannot explicitly state my performance, but you smart guys (and gals) out there can download the pundit tool, go through the blog and plug in the info yourselves.

Tell me now, why shouldn't the banks just by this blog for $XXX million and instantly have the best research and absolute performance (benchmark marked or not) on Wall Street? We all know these guys could do better than what they are doing. If the mentality of the investment public were to change, and valuable research was actually sought after with a willingly high premium paid, then I am sure the whizzes on Wall Street will find their wizards. As it is now, all of the high end talent runs to the hedge fund world once it has proven itself, and then is no longer available to the common man and woman. If congress succeeds in pushing the HNW qualification even higher, then this fleeing talent will be even futher out of the reach of the retail investor. The BS runs thick in the corporate finance  and investment world!