Archive for November, 2017

The Numbers Are In: It’s Game Over for Most Bricks & Mortar Retailers

1 | By Shah Gilani

The incoming online shopping tide – scratch that, tsunami – that just swamped traditional bricks-and-mortar retailing has changed America’s shopping landscape forever.

Not only were online sales records broken on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but they were also broken on Thanksgiving Day. Meanwhile, bricks-and-mortar stores debated even opening on a “family-gathering” day.

While online sales numbers themselves are staggering, the story they tell about changing consumer habits might as well be the last nail in the coffin of left-behind retailers across the country.

Here’s what that means for the future of America’s already shaky traditional retailers

Black Friday’s Plague on Retailers Could Make This Holiday Season Their Last

1 | By Shah Gilani

Everyone knows what Black Friday is. It’s the day after Thanksgiving when retailers kickoff big sales events to get consumers into their stores.

And, these days, most people know about Cyber Monday too; the Monday after Black Friday when online retailers and merchants entice shoppers with more sales.

What most people don’t know is that when this season sets records for online sales, it will be the beginning of the end for at least a dozen bricks-and-mortar retailers.

In other words, this Friday is going to be Black Death Friday for some of your favorite stores, the companies that own them, and their stocks.

The Rubicon’s been crossed. This is the end of retailing as we used to know it.

Here’s how I know which retailers have one foot in the grave, and how you can profit from their demise

This Could Mean the End of the Shopping Mall as We Know It

0 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

It’s no secret that malls are having a hard time in the retail ice-age, and some analysts are saying that this will be the last year for many. Shah Gilani says that they will continue to have a hard time, but there are active investors and hedge funds that see value in the pummeled prices of REIT mall stocks.

On his latest appearance on Varney & Co., Shah shared how malls plan to make to reinvent themselves, when he thinks Amazon.Com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) stock will hit $2,000, and why General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is not worth the buy. Click now to watch…

The Most Powerful Force in the Market Is Gearing up for a Year-End Rally

1 | By Shah Gilani

If you aren’t betting on a big year-end market rally, you should be. The force is with you.

More to the point, the force is with the market. It’s an extraordinarily powerful force that investors don’t see, and the financial press isn’t writing about. 

But it’s here, and it’s gathering speed like a hurricane crossing the warm waters of the Atlantic.

You don’t want to get out of the way of this force of nature; you want to ride it all the way to the bank.

Here’s where it’s coming from, how it will pick up speed, and where it can land you (if you’re smart)

SEC Whistleblowers Are Talking – Here’s What They Have to Say

9 | By Shah Gilani

It’s not easy being a whistleblower.

Just ask the few at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Inspector General, the SEC’s independent watchdog group who police everyone at the SEC, when they filed a complaint against two of their own.

Last year, after whistleblowers in the IG’s office claimed one of their supervisors and a junior subordinate were guilty of “time and attendance fraud” because the “two employees regularly disappeared together for several hours during workdays and engaged in inappropriate conduct in the office,” the unappreciated whistleblowers had to then blow the whistle on the superiors they complained to for retaliating against them for blowing the whistle on their buddies.

If you think superiors retaliating or even threatening to retaliate against would-be whistleblowers could impede investigations the SEC’s supposed to conduct… You’re right.

Here’s what the SEC whistleblowers are up against, and what we know happens behind the curtain

The Truth Behind the Tax Cuts We’re Promised Will Determine Our Market’s Future

5 | By Shah Gilani

Don’t bother Googling “what tax reforms are Democrats proposing?” There aren’t any.

Republicans, on the other hand, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan, “have to deliver tax cuts to the hardworking, middle class.”

But they’re not doing that, either.

Instead, Republicans want voters to believe big tax cuts for corporations are going to trickle down and create jobs that elevate wages for hard-working Americans.

That’s not going to happen.

The truth about Republican tax-cutting plans and why the Democrats aren’t offering up counter tax-cutting proposals is, unfortunately, not at all what America needs.

Here’s why the politicians have it all wrong, and how the markets will react to potential tax cuts…

One Year After the Election, We’re Right Where Shah Said We’d Be

0 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

On his latest appearance on Varney & Co., Shah Gilani returned to where the set where he had, one year ago, predicted that the market would go straight up…. And that’s just what the market has done.

Since then, plenty has changed. There are a few things that could substantially slow this rally, but Shah is sharing how to prepare your portfolio and what to expect next. Click now to watch…

The Three Worst Cases of “Celebrity” Money Manager Egos

2 | By Shah Gilani

Making money can be hard. 

That’s why so many everyday investors and wannabe rich people follow the people who seem to have it easier. These supposedly smart guys make a ton of money running mega-conglomerates, private equity shops, and hedge funds like kings.

But, beware. When ego gets in the way of what they do and how they want to look doing it, the fallout can be devastating. It damages not only them but the investors riding their coattails as well.

Here are three excellent examples of stupid ego mistakes that three financial world “celebrities” made, hurting their reputations and everyone who believed their hype

Sears Is About to Take Its Last Gasp – Here’s How You’ll Profit

3 | By Shah Gilani

Unless there really is a Santa Claus, Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) is going to seek bankruptcy protection.

It’s only a matter of time. And that time is running out, quickly.

Billionaire hedgie Eddie Lampert, who besides running his namesake ESL Investments fund also runs Sears Holdings as its chairman and CEO, just put another $200 million into Sears last month.

That brings his Fund’s helping hand, I mean handout, to a tad more than $2 billion!

Poor Sears was once the Amazon of its day. Now, it’s not only a dinosaur; it’s already dead.

We’re going to do a little grave dancing before the obituary arrives.

Here’s how much of a mess SHLD already is, and how you can profit from its extinction

Markets are Hitting All-Time Highs Again, But Sears is Still Floundering

0 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

News broke that Eddie Lampert just gave Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) another $60 million lifeline, bringing October’s tally of SHLD handouts to $200 million. But the real story is in what the CEO’s master plan is, now that Christmas is just around the corner for this once-great department store…

On his latest appearance on Varney & Co., Shah Gilani goes into detail on what he sees in store for SHLD, why he thinks Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) will increase 40%, and how high the iPhone X will take Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Click now to watch