Archive for January, 2017

How Trump’s Supposed “Tax Cut” Could Actually Get Companies to Pay More

0 | By Shah Gilani

America’s soon-to-be 45th President, Donald J. Trump, wants to cut the federal income tax rate U.S. corporations pay from 35% to 15%.

While that appears to be a gift to companies who most Americans don’t believe pay their fair share of taxes, it really and truly isn’t.

What it would be is a gift to the federal government, and to you, and to me.

Hardly any U.S. corporations, big or small, pay the 35% federal income tax rate in the first place. In fact, the so-called statutory rate isn’t a flat 35%, it’s a progressive rate that goes from 15% up to 35% depending on how much pre-tax income (before credits) companies make.

The truth is most corporations have a federal effective tax rate (ETR) of about 14%, so making the national rate a flat 15% would be a win-win for the federal government and the average citizen.

Here’s why…

Readers’ Questions That I Couldn’t Help but Answer

0 | By Shah Gilani

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, attacked since before it was born and facing a court challenge to its structure, may be dealt a death blow by the incoming Trump administration.

As an important consumer protection agency and the first domino in a line of regulatory agencies about to be pushed over by the deregulatory army heading to Washington, the CFPB needs to survive for the public good and your investment future.

I’ll be showing you how fixing it and not killing it can make regulatory regimes across the U.S. more effective, less intrusive and profitable for you.

Let’s get to it.

Why Trump’s Deregulation Domino Effect Could Have a Huge Impact on Your Investment Future

5 | By Shah Gilani

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, attacked since before it was born and facing a court challenge to its structure, may be dealt a death blow by the incoming Trump administration.

As an important consumer protection agency and the first domino in a line of regulatory agencies about to be pushed over by the deregulatory army heading to Washington, the CFPB needs to survive for the public good and your investment future.

I’ll be showing you how fixing it and not killing it can make regulatory regimes across the U.S. more effective, less intrusive and profitable for you.

Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly about the CFPB…

Shah’s Bold Predictions Become Tomorrow’s Headlines… Here’s What He’s Saying Today

1 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

After 35 years in the markets, Shah Gilani has developed a reputation for his bold predictions – and for being right about the global events that impact the markets.

In 2007, he called housing bubble and the near-collapse of the global economy months before anyone else.

In August 2015, he called the selloff triggered by China.

In January 2016, he called the global market meltdown.

And in June 2016, he predicted “Brexit.”

Now, he may sound like a broken record these days, with his talk of Dow 21K and his assessment of the incoming Trump administration.

But where most talking heads will say anything to get on TV, Shah sticks to his guns. And it makes his readers a lot of money.

If you haven’t been paying attention, now’s the time.

On this episode of Making Money, Shah shares the information you’ll want today to get ready for what happens next. Click to watch

Our Biggest New Year’s Fears… and Why We’ll Be Fine

1 | By Shah Gilani

If you want to know which direction the stock market is going, just look at it. It will tell you.

That’s why the best-known mantra about market direction is: The trend is your friend.

If the trend is up, you buy more stocks. If the trend is down, you take cover or sell stocks.

Since 2009, the trend has clearly been up, up, and away. In fact, since the bull broke free from the bear’s claws in March 2009, the S&P 500 is up 200%.

And since the election of Donald Trump, the grade of the uptrend has gotten steeper with markets setting new all-time higher highs.

Another Wall Street mantra is: The trend is your friend until the end when it bends.

And that’s the problem right now.

Investors looking at the long, long uptrend are scared the election of Donald Trump as America’s 45th president precipitated a final push higher and that now we’re facing the bend that ends up breaking the back of this old bull.

I laid out my bullish case and why markets can double in a few years here on Wednesday.

Today, I’ll point out the hurdles, sinkholes, and black swans out there we should worry about that could interrupt the market’s march higher…

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See Why Stuart Varney Called Shah “A Raging Bull”

0 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

On this latest episode of Varney & Co, Stuart Varney asked Shah if he thinks the market will continue to rise. Shah’s response was, in Stuart’s words, “wildly bullish”.

In this market optimism, Shah is recommending two companies to get into now, and one company to stay away from…

Watch the video to see why Shah thinks the market will go higher, and the only thing that could stand in its way.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Market in 2017 – and Why You Should Join Me

8 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

Last week, in my Market Outlook for 2017, I summed up my expectations for the New Year by saying, “My outlook for 2017 is very positive.”

In the comments section at the end of the Outlook, reader James commented:

“It is going to be a year of turmoil. One shock after another. And you end up, “My outlook for 2017 is very positive …”Oh my! For me, it is: “BE PREPARED … for the worst!”

I agree with being prepared for the worst, because there are hurdles, sinkholes, and black swans out there. However there’s one gigantic market reason and three “Trump card” reasons why I’m optimistic about 2017 and beyond.

When I say gigantic, I mean the market can easily double, in a matter of years, not decades.

The reason is simple. But it’s not mainstream news, and only a few analysts realize what’s happening – which is why hardly anyone knows the truth about it.

Here are my simple, overlooked reasons that have me hopeful for the coming year…

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