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As Foretold In 2010, Greece Was GUARANTEED to Default Regardless Of Any Aid It Received and These Countries Have Similar Issues





Regardless of what package the Troika (or China or Russia) would have ever given Greece, the endgame would have always been full tilt default. This can be mathematically proven. There are also about 14 other countries with similar characteristics - all easily seen with just a modicum of insight and research. Just as easy is the ability to avoid the inevitable capital controls and bank bail-ins that the Greeks are subject to now.

 
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Those Who Heeded My Advice on Setting Up A Veritaseum "Bail-In" Contingency Plan Look Very Smart Right Now





Probably the most prescient call of the year, made with two months lead time. Those EU area residents, particualrly the Greeks, who heeded the warning have now gained the freedom to sail past capital controls and bank holidays. What may have been overlooked is that I also prepared a list of what countries (and bank domiciles) may be next.

 
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Blockchain-based Derivative Contracts Allows Leveraged Forex Trading Where Brokers Fear to Tread Due To Grexit





A Grexit debacle easily highlights the advantages of trading throgh blockchain technology. Long story short - no FTDs, counterparty or default risk when trading forex pairs!

 
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As I Promised, the Nordic States' Central Bank QE Program Slides Backwards and Starts To Collapse





If you jump off of a make believe cliff, don't be surprised when you hit the reality of the ground! Reggie Middleton

 
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The Question Is Not Is Deutsche Bank the Next Lehman, It's "Is Lehman the Face of Banking in the Future





Is Deustche Bank the next Lehman is likely the wrong question to be asking. Is Lehman the template for European banking may be more to the point. Take it from the guy that called the Lehman debacle 5 months before the fact.

 
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How Accredited Investors Can Beat The Institutions In Monetizing The Unfolding, Misunderstood Paradigm Shift In FinTech





Step by step instructions on how to make money the old fashioned way in a new fangled technology world!

 
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Watch As Blockchain & GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) Send Slower Banks The Way of the Classified Ad





While most bank executives are concerned about GAFA owning the customer experience, they are blinded to the vision of the forest due to the tree standing in their way. The true risk is outright disintermediation as the banking function is turned into cloud-based P2P software through the blockchain.

 
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How to Sell Digital Currency Assets (Tokens) Without Violating Securities Laws





As innovation ouptaces regulation, a few pointers on how to manage risk in the search for funding and revenue

 
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How to Blow a Trillion Dollars and Look Like You (Don't) Know What You're Doing While Blowing It





Easy come (print), easy go! A trillion here... a trillion there... Sooner or later we're talking some real money!

 
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The Unbundling of a Money Center Bank





Death by a thousand cuts now has a venture capital version. Observe as I walk through FinTech startups literally disassemblet the almighty money center bank.

 
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How Should You Handle Your Money? Conveniently Or Safely - There's Always A Trade-off





Just as very few realize the dollar and the euro are digital currencies, very few realize that those dollars and euros that they own quite possibly being hacked right now. Here's how easy it is to do so...

 
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A Full Analysis and Step-by-Step Guide for EU Area Residents To Aid In Escaping the Upcoming Bank Bail-ins & Capital Controls





This may take you the entire weekend to digest, but if you are an unsecured creditor/lender (have a checking, savings or demand deposit account) to a euro zone bank, I would consider it your fiduciary responsibility to yourself to sit down and parse this piece with care and aplomb!

 
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One Day After Recommending the Veritaseum Leveraged Macro Trade Against Goldman's Earnings, 50% Profit!





Good thing Goldman didn't take me upon that leveraged macro trade yesterday. The GS short leg was up ~50% as I type this post. More concerning than my catching their increase in risk/leverage is the method in which I did the trade. Broker-dealers are no longer needed, and Goldman is a broker-dealer.

 
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2010 Contrarian Prediction of the Disastrous Consequences of ZIRP & Free Money Policy In the Banking System, Year 5





In 2010, contrary to nearly every pundit, analyst and economist popularly published, I proclaimed ZIRP would starve the banks. Fast forward 5 years and banks are looking famished and things are getting worse 'casue more bailouts are coming before we finish ending the last bailout program (ZIRP) - The Federal Reserve has decided to let U.S. banks make limited use of municipal bonds to meet liquidity requirements

 
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The Pop Media Is In Love With Goldman Again, Probably Because They Don't Read The Fine Print





Surprise! Surprise! Five years ago I said the only way Goldman would ever break $200 again was to ratchet up risk. Guess who broke $200 this morning. Better yet, guess how they did it! Every financial rag and business blog should read this BEFORE writing another word about GS blowout earnings!

 
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