Archive for February, 2017

A Simple Alternative to Killing the Fiduciary Rule

3 | By Shah Gilani

I admit it, sometimes I get worked up.

Especially when it seems that unsuspecting investors, retirees, and anybody else who’s trying to navigate the capital markets in pursuit of the American Dream is about to get fleeced – again – by Wall Street.

A perfect example: getting all worked up over Wall Street’s attempts to kill the Labor Department’s Fiduciary Rule, which is supposed to go into effect this April.

But you can’t let this stuff get to you. Because Wall Street is always trying to find the next end-around that will allow them to skirt the most expensive regulations.

It’s better to try and come up with simple, common-sense solutions to stop the Street from squirming through whatever loopholes they can find.

Well, I found one. And it would save us all a lot of hypertension and sleepless nights.

Here’s what should replace the Fiduciary Rule…

Everything You Need to Know About This Week’s Markets… In One Place

0 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

Shah has had a busy week. Over three different TV appearances he was able to cover a host of topics – from the market as a whole to specific positions any investor would be interested in.

Monday morning, Shah visited the set of Varney & Co. to set the record straight about where the Dow will be heading in the next four years. He also shared the safest way for the nervous investor to claim their own profits in this rally. Click to watch

What 2017’s First Big IPO Says About Where the Market’s Heading

3 | By Shah Gilani

Snap Inc., the first tech IPO of 2017, is racing ahead at breakneck speed.

As recently as November, one sell-side analyst thought Snap’s coming out party could result in a whopping $45 billion valuation. As of Snap’s roadshows in London on Monday and in New York yesterday, Snap’s talked-down price range of $14-$16 values it somewhere between $16.2 and $18.5 billion.

That’s the wall it’s staring down – valuations have already tumbled since rumors of the company’s public offering began to surface.

But that’s not why Snap’s IPO will be a wreck.

Here’s why 2017’s first big IPO is going to be a disaster, and why what happens next will be crucial to the markets…

Put the Market Into Perspective If You Want Real Profits

1 | By Shah Gilani

Right now, our market (in whatever terms you measure or define it) has a huge bid under it.

When traders refer to a “bid” under the market, they’re referring to buyers in the wings who are ready to buy something at the posted price or a slightly lower price.

Bidders in the wings can have orders to buy down with their brokers, poised at the ready on a trading platform, or even wait until they get a whim, watching for the right price or feeling to hit them.

What does this mean for the market as a whole? It will go a LOT higher.

It’s easy to make money if you see the big picture, if you can see which way the market is going. Let’s forget about individual stocks for now… there’s only so much success you can have in the stock market if you are unable to step back and see it for what it truly is.

In truth, the market’s been going up steadily since 2009. It will continue going up, and I can prove it by sharing what I understand of the big picture.

I’ll paint for you a stellar background, a clear middle ground, and a compelling foreground.

Here’s what you need to understand about the beauty of the market right now…

The New Government Sachs: The Latest Power Grab of the Big Bank Bigwigs

10 | By Shah Gilani

Unfortunately for America, the track record of government officials coming out of Goldman Sachs to run the Treasury Department and the National Economic Council – two favorite haunts of the bank’s former bigwigs – mirrors the unsavory track record of the bank itself.

It’s not that Goldman Sachs people don’t know how to make money or run the most powerful bank or country in the world… it’s the matter of how they do it that should frighten you.

There’s a slippery track record of Goldman alums who snaked their way around when they held government positions – that’s how the phrase Government Sachs was born.

It’s in your best interest to understand this history that looks doomed to repeat itself.

Here’s what the alums of Government Sachs greed mongers have done to advance their fortunes on the backs of Americans… and how the new class can do it again.

The Best Explanation for This Rally You’ll Ever Hear

1 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

If you are still sitting on the sidelines, waiting for the “right moment” to jump into the market, Shah Gilani has something to tell you.

On this latest episode of Varney & Co., Shah was asked to defend his stance as a raging bull, and offers the clearest argument for any investor unsure how to begin. He also covers two stocks that he firmly recommends, the way to dip into real estate without owning a home, and just how far the Dow has come.

To get caught up on just about every important aspect of the market right now, click to watch below

Trump’s Latest Order May Unleash America’s Big Banks – Here’s What You Need to Know

6 | By Shah Gilani

All of Donald Trump’s packaged campaign promises were wrapped in a mostly red, white and blue ribbon slogan: Make America Great Again.

Since taking office, President Trump has been unwrapping those promises in rapid-fire succession.

Last Friday, as part of his deregulation platform, the President signed an executive order calling for the Treasury Department to review the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, a 2300-page law that mandated extensive reforms of the financial industry.

Unfortunately, Making America Great Again has nothing to do with making great big banks bigger and more dangerous again.

When it comes to financial deregulation, we need to separate fake news about banks being held back from lending from the truth about their power, profits and potential to sink America again.

Here’s what you need to know…

Making Wall Street “Great” Again: The Fate of the Fiduciary Rule

4 | By Shah Gilani

New rules requiring advisors and brokers recommending investments in retirement accounts be held to a “fiduciary standard” are slated to go into effect on April 10, 2017.

But not if President Trump and his deregulation army have their way. They want to delay – and ultimately kill – the new rules.

I’ve written a lot recently about Trump’s deregulation agenda. And as you know, I’m a big proponent of targeted deregulation efforts that remove regulatory burdens while also leaving behind smart, effective rules that protect the American people.

When it comes to deregulation, it makes sense to cut endless pages of superfluous prose.

But throwing the baby out with the bathwater is worse than having a dirty monster child.

And the Labor Department’s pending “fiduciary” rules governing retirement accounts are a perfect example of a well-intentioned regulation in need of some pruning.

If you are looking to understand these new rules in simple terms – as well as the impending fight over whether or not they’ll actually be implemented – you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s everything you need to know about the ridiculously long rulebook, and the right way to fix it…

Here’s What the Market Is Truly Riding On

0 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

We are still in the early days of Trump’s presidency, but the markets are riding on hope. As we continue to rally upwards, many are worried about what could push us towards a steep correction.

According to Shah, there’s only one thing that could kill this high.

On this latest appearance on Varney & Co., Shah Gilani details exactly what has created this bid under the market, and what might stand in its path. He also covers the unprecedented nature of the IBM worker’s movement against Donald Trump, and explains why he’s more bullish than he has been in years.

Click below to watch…

Trumponomics: Jump into the Market Now and Change Your Future

4 | By Shah Gilani

Stocks are notching higher highs, but a lot of would-be investors are still on the sidelines.

Some have been scared of the market forever. Some have been scared since 2008. And some have been scared of getting back in since the election of Donald Trump.

Scared investors who avoid the markets during uncertain times think they’re making the smart play. But being scared doesn’t make you money, it costs you money. Over your lifetime, it will cost you a lot of money.

Here are the reasons why you shouldn’t be scared, how to successfully invest, and how to play the market right now…