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 Massive Giveaways to Their Retail Clients

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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 seen from the chart,

Apple 2016 Revenus

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My prediction of Sears collapsing once interest rates started ticking upwards was absolutely on point.Sears report1

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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 like nothing the traditional TV companies are used to. It shows, as they are losing market share to the new guys in droves at lower margins. Let's take a closer look... 

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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 dramatic, I was dead serious. Fastword 48hours after the IPO, and I was able to pen "On Just the 2nd Full Day of Trading, Arithmetic Reality Hits SNAP Stock". Who could've known? Now, four days after the IPO, guess what?

 

 

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SNAPBy just the 2nd full day of trading, math and reality hits SNAP stock. Last week, I posted "Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley Pull Off the Heist of the Decade, Bends Over Those Who Don't Read BoomBustBlog", and if that wasn't a textbook example of a guaranteed short, a clear sign of a bubble and the most demonstrable example of the Street taking advantage of clients, then I don't know what is.

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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 and rewards of Bitcoin to basically any currency, commodity, stock or asset class.

BTC vs Eur risk vs reward

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There is no such thing as a trustworthy trusted partyCredit 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 of objectivity, and not actually objective, let me give you some background. 

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Itlays IMF erroneous forecastsI'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 mess and the IMF and EC have been too optimistic regarding its prospects for 7 years (not just lately), see Lies, Damn Lies, and Sovereign Truths: Why the Euro is Destined to Collapse! Fast foward to today and Bloomberg reports: Italy Approves $21 Billion Fund to Shore Up Its Troubled Banks

Italy’s parliament approved a law to plow as much as 20 billion euros ($21 billion) into Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA and other troubled lenders as part of the nation’s efforts to revamp its banking industry.

 

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

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