Archive for August, 2017

These Are the Triggers That Could Bring the Markets to Their Knees

2 | By Shah Gilani

There’s a real, clear and present danger with more than $3.3 trillion parked in passive investing indexed mutual fund and ETF vehicles.

If something triggers so-called passive investors into actively dumping index funds they’re loaded to the teeth with, a black swan-like negative feedback loop could send stocks lower and lower and lower.

Here’s how dangerous things are, what could trigger initial selling, what a negative feedback loop would look like, what you need to watch out for, and how to prepare for what could turn into a market crash.

Let’s get to it

The Market’s Favorite Investing Trend Could Be It’s Next “Black Swan”

3 | By Shah Gilani

If you think the migration of trillions of dollars into passive investing strategies has put volatility to sleep, you’re absolutely right, for the most part it has.

But what if blanket indexing isn’t the dream investment it’s cracked up to be?

What if the mad rush into passive investing vehicles merely casts a shadow over volatility?

What if passive investing is a black swan and it unleashes the volatility that crashes markets?

We’re going to find out – maybe sooner than later.

Here’s how passive investing masks real volatility and what to do to protect your investments from the inevitable return of volatility with a vengeance.

Markets Could See Some Profit-Taking Very Soon – Here’s What it Means for You

4 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

Shah’s been “extraordinarily bullish” over the past several months – and no one knows that better than Varney & Co. host Stuart Varney,  who said “no other analyst on television” has been as gung-ho as Shah.

But now, he’s getting cautious.

The markets still want to go higher – there’s no doubt about that. But there could be some profit-taking in the meantime.

What does that mean for your money?

Click here to find out…

SHLD and KSS Are a Perfect Example of This Rally’s Effect

4 | By Shah Gilani

On Wednesday, I covered what makes these markets look safer than they really are.

They’re being lead ever-higher by behemoth leadership stocks while the VIX plumbs ever-lower lows. Investors are doing very little hedging. Some of the bricks-and-mortar retail companies we’ve targeted are getting an extension put on their death sentence as they’re being lifted with the rising tide.

But that doesn’t mean that these companies are suddenly better. And it doesn’t mean that the positions you are already in that are preparing for their demise are now worthless.

Far from it.

Here’s what the VIX is missing, and how our positions in SHLD and KSS have been affected

Exactly What the Markets Will Do Over the Next Several Months

0 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

Somehow, politics have had little effect on day-to-day markets. It’s been driven by better earnings and better growth, (both domestically and globally). We have nowhere to go but up. Institutions have nowhere else to go, pension funds have nowhere else to go… Where else would you put your money?

On his latest appearance on Varney & Co., Shah Gilani gives a month-by-month forecast for the next several months. He’s been right so far, so the smart money would listen to what he has to say. He also covers Apple Inc.‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) latest move, why he’s sticking with Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT), and how he would play Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN). Click now to watch…

The Major Side-Effect of This Rally to Watch Out For

1 | By Shah Gilani

For months, I’ve been telling you that the markets are headed higher.

A side effect is that they would likely take some of our targeted bricks-and-mortar retail losers higher as well, making those crappy stocks appear ripe for a real turnaround.

That’s exactly what we’ve seen – an across-the-board rally that’s inflating the stocks we know are headed south.

Today, I want to take a deep dive into the market rally, tell you why some crappy retail stocks are going along for the ride, and show you why they will not continue to rise with the rest of the markets.

Let’s get started…

Believe It or Not: There’s a Simple Fix to the Student Loan Crisis

23 | By Shah Gilani

Student loan debt is a monster problem.

But it doesn’t have to be, and it shouldn’t be.

There are a host of reasons that have contributed to the current crisis, but here are the main issues:

  • Higher education is too expensive.
  • The government shouldn’t be financing or guaranteeing student loan debt.
  • The ability to pay back loans isn’t 100% income-based.

This may seem like an insurmountable task that we couldn’t possibly see resolved in our lifetimes, but that simply isn’t true.

Here’s the simple solution that fixes the systemic issues in higher education financing…

Hard Proof That Markets Just Want to Go to The Moon

0 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

Though this week had plenty of headline news, the markets are relentless. In fact, The Walt Disney Co.’s (NYSE:DIS) drop affected markets far more than developments in politics with North Korea.

On his latest appearance on Varney & Co., Shah Gilani addressed why politics aren’t shaking market faith, and at what exact prices he would get in on Disney during their dip. Click now to watch

How Loans Turned American Students Into Indentured Servants

3 | By Shah Gilani

It doesn’t matter if you’re liberal, conservative or libertarian. We all know that the student loan crisis forcing Americans into indentured servitude is wrong.

Student loan debt in the U.S. is at more than $1.4 trillion and counting. That debt…

  • Can’t be paid off without tens of millions of better-paying jobs.
  • Can’t be discharged in bankruptcy.
  • Can’t be stopped from growing because it serves the for-profit universities and the so-called non-profit universities’ egregious profitability.

President Obama addressed America’s massive student loan problem with legislation and an executive order, but nothing really changed.

President Trump is proposing changes to income contingency repayment plans and forgiveness programs in his 2018 budget.

Those proposals would be a help, but they won’t stop students of all ages from remaining or becoming indentured servants to the false hopes and profiteering schemes of greedy universities.

Here’s how it got this bad, and why these fixes are only Band-Aids on a plague…

One More Terrible Company to Keep Far Away From Your Money

3 | By Shah Gilani

On Wednesday, I let you know why your dream-catching portfolio that you’re building should never have APRN in it.

Today, I’m warning about another recently launched wannabe highflier IPO that crashed. Though it may look like a bargain now, it’s just another gambler’s stock and not a portfolio candidate.

I’m talking about Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP), parent company of the app Snapchat.

Their earnings report will be released soon, and there’s a chance the stock could see a pop. But if you’re smart, and I know my readers are, you’ll think twice before buying into this fad.

Here’s why SNAP will never be worth a gamble…