Archive for August, 2016

You Can Become a Goldman Sachs Partner for Just One Dollar (Here’s Why You Shouldn’t)

4 | By Shah Gilani

Goldman Sachs, the second-largest bank in America and frequent target of scorn at Wall Street Insights & Indictments, has launched a new venture.

Starting right now, for one measly dollar, you can partner with Goldman Sachs to make money.

It’s a safe bet, at least up to $250,000, so go ahead and get your tentacles on.

All you have to do is deposit a dollar in Goldman Sachs Bank USA – not by visiting a branch, because there aren’t any, but by going to GSBank.com and opening an account.

Goldman will pay you interest on your savings account well above the national average offered by other banks.

And it will use your money to make money for itself.

It’s a typical Goldman partnership with their customers – one for you, ten for them.

How will Goldman make a ton of money off you? They’re starting another bank, an online lender they’re calling Marcus, and they’re going to use the savings you park in GSBank to fund loans made by Marcus.

Here’s how the game will work and why you might not want to deposit more than FDIC insurance will cover, just in case things go wrong (and if the past is any indication, they likely will).

Chipotle Stock Continues to Struggle – Here’s What Shah’s Doing Now

0 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

After a string of high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE:CMG) is trying to win back customers with free stuff.

And yet, the stock is still struggling. It’s lost nearly half its value – 44% – since (October 13, 2015, dropping from a high of $750.42 to $415.15 as of the close on August 30, 2016.

Will the company’s new loyalty promotions – free meals for kids on Sundays and free drinks for high school and college students – help propel the stocks back toward its old highs?

Shah doesn’t think so, as he said on a recent episode of Varney & Co.

In fact, if the stock slips just a little more, to $400, it could go a whole lot lower…

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Burying Our Future at Jackson Hole

17 | By Shah Gilani

At 10:00 am Eastern this morning, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen gives her greatly anticipated opening speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual economic symposium held in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Today, I’m going to tell you what she says before she says it. If you’re reading this after the speech, you can gauge whether or not I was right.

This exercise, “guessing” what Yellen is going to say, before she speaks, is important.

It’s important because if I’m right, you’ll know I wasn’t guessing and you’ll know exactly how the actors in Jackson Hole are burying us alive.

And you’ll know what’s going to happen with financial markets.

Here’s what she’s going to say

Enjoy These Markets While They Last

1 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

Perhaps the most valuable piece of advice Shah had for viewers of a recent Varney & Co. episode was for investors to watch out for a repeat of last year’s 1000-point “flash crash.” Fundamentally speaking, there’s even less liquidity this year than there was last year. If the markets start to slip, it could get very ugly very quickly.

For now, however, the trend is your friend.

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How This Disruptive Technology Could Save U.S. Elections

5 | By Shah Gilani

In a Washington Post interview earlier this month presidential candidate Donald Trump said “If the election is rigged, I would not be surprised, the voter ID situation has turned out to be a very unfair development. We may have people vote 10 times.”

Whether or not you like The Donald, as New Yorkers call him, you can’t fault him for saying the election could be rigged – because he’s right.

In fact, it’s even worse than he thinks.

But there’s a fix on the way – and it’s one of the hugely disruptive technologies we’ve been following over the last few months.

Here’s how easy it is to rig an election, how to fix voting to eliminate fraud, and how you can make money getting in on the fix…

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Are the Markets Prepared for a “September Surprise”?

2 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

On Making Money with Charles Payne, Shah addressed the question on everyone’s mind right now: will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates in September?

If so, what effect with that have on global markets?

It could have a huge impact on U.S. equities, the bond market, and even the presidential election.

That the markets are making new highs right now indicates that the Fed has the leeway to raise rates, but as Shah correctly points out, the central bank keeps moving the goalposts when it comes to rate increases.

What will happen come September? Click here for the full video…

How to Survive the Fed and Thrive Into Retirement

3 | By Shah Gilani

If you have any intention of ever retiring, I’ve got some bad and good news for you.

The Federal Reserve’s zero interest rate policies were designed to benefit big banks with the hope that their flushed-up profits would trickle-down into the economy and spur growth. That hasn’t happened enough to benefit many Americans.

On Wednesday, I told you just how much money Americans have missed out on in the Fed’s near-zero interest rate environment – an astounding $470 billion between 2008 and 2013.

By the end of 2016, that number will balloon to $752 billion.

As if that isn’t bad enough, it’s actually worse…

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The Best Way to Profit from These Mixed-Message Markets

6 | By Shah Gilani

I’ve been trading professionally since 1982 and I’ve seen some crazy you-know-what.

But, I’ve never seen anything like this.

Markets today are “twisted.”

They’re so twisted that while the major stock market indexes are making record highs, most individual investors have been on the sidelines, most institutional investors are raising cash, and everybody’s wondering whether to get in or get all the way out.

Right now, as twisted as things are, in fact, because they are so twisted, something’s got to give one way or another, there’s a perfect trade set-up that’s just right for everybody.

It’s so simple you’re going to want to jump right on it.

Here’s the set-up and why it’s going to work…

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