Shah explains why the rally is misleading, why he still expects a 20% drop, and what has to happen before the market drops. Then he gives you an insider’s look at top stocks – find out why he loves Amazon, why he couldn’t care less about Tesla, and why you really shouldn’t buy Walmart right now. Bonus: Shah’s pick for a great Christmas play.
Archive for November, 2015
While there’s no really bad time to kick underperforming stock positions out of your portfolio, some times are actually better than others.
The good news is, if you’re sitting on losing positions, now may be a great time to exit them.
It’s great because stocks are near all-time highs. That makes it easier to see which stocks in your portfolio haven’t participated in the long run-up we’ve had.
It’s also a good time because some investing themes that saw big gains are fading, some are dead in the water, and others are just starting to take shape.
Get Shah’s perspective on whether the U.S. is still the safest place to put your money, plus an update on his prediction that the market is set to go down 20%. Find out where he thinks the price of oil is headed, and how that number will affect the Dow… How the turmoil in Europe might affect the Fed’s next move…. What he thinks about the potential “retail ice age,” and how he really feels about Target.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposes, enacts, and enforces America’s securities laws and regulates the nation’s stock and options exchanges.
Or… that’s what it’s supposed to do.
In practice, the SEC proposes and enacts overly complicated rules with loopholes big enough to drive dump trucks through, then selectively enforces those rules and regulations. It fosters competition among exchanges and “dark pools” and lets their private operators manipulate customers.
But right now, the SEC has a big opportunity to level the playing field for investors like you. One firm has proposed a “tiny” solution to the huge problem that high-frequency trading (HFT) poses to individual investors, challenging the way every other stock exchange does business.
But Wall Street’s heavy hitters – especially the “Flash Boys” – are lining up to voice their opposition, demanding that the SEC continue to allow them continue to profit by front-running millions of trades per day.
Will the SEC allow this company to revolutionize how stock exchanges are run… or will it once again side with the big banks, hedge funds, and HFT companies?
Get Shah’s take on what’s making the market so skittish. What happens when reality hits companies like Snapchat, Dropbox and Square… Why private companies are afraid to come to the market… The potential impact on the public market from a crumbling private sector… Which stocks are bringing averages up… And what investors should be concentrating on right now.
Back in June, I told you that online dating is an incredibly powerful people-focused agent of change. Like Facebook, it’s a Social Disruptor that’s changing the way we live our lives even without a direct relation to cutting-edge technology or finance.
In fact, online dating is so powerful that I called it a Disruptor of Disruptors, forcing change amongst those companies whose influence is upsetting an array of sectors, markets, and disciplines.
It’s also a $2 billion industry.
Even though he thinks it’s too expensive, Shah still likes Facebook and says it has much higher to go from here on the strength of their efforts to monetize mobile. As for TSLA, Shah’s still short the stock, and says that that numbers just don’t add up.
Host Charles Payne also asked Shah about a possible Fed rate hike… will they really raise rates in December?
So here we are, heading back to 18,000 on the Dow Jones Industrial Average after dipping below the 15,500 mark back in August, a 2,500 point move up.
If you’ve been in the market all along, if you got out of the market on the selloff, if you got back in anywhere going back up, or if you’ve been on the sidelines all this time, there’s a good chance you’re wondering how to trade the market at these levels.
I’m going to tell you.
That’s right. I don’t do this often, but today I’m going to show you how I’m going to trade it and why. You can follow along for free.
If I’m wrong, we lose a little money. As a professional trader and hedge fund manager for many, many years, I’ve put on lots of trades that didn’t go my way. We’ll plan to get out of the trade with a small loss and get back in the trade again or switch gears and go long.
If I’m right, you’ll make a boatload of dough and post a nice comment here.