Archive for May, 2018

As Soon As You See This Number, Get Ready For A Rally

0 | By Shah Gilani

Anyone who has followed his work knows that when Shah Gilani tells it like it is, they should listen up. In the last few years, his forecasts have made plenty of waves but they have built a reputation for surprising precision.

He accurately predicted Facebook Inc. (NasdaqGS:FB)’s fall from grace, long before it was revealed that CEO Mark Zuckerberg engaged in shady behavior with Cambridge Analytica.

In early 2016, large-cap stock leaders and oil prices crashed, shocking investors – unless they’d been listening to what Shah had been saying for months prior.

And this week, Shah dropped another shocking prediction on Varney & Co. – one that, if you’ve caught on, you’ll want to pay attention to

What Italian Populism Means for U.S. Equities

2 | By Shah Gilani

Political drama in Italy is rising to a fever pitch, with most voters in March’s parliamentary elections handing victory to two populist parties.

The coalition government of the far-right Northern League and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement put forward a prime minister candidate for the president’s approval this weekend.

That didn’t happen.

Now, these events in Italy are threatening to boil over – and U.S. equity markets could be affected as a result.

Here’s what’s really at stake for Italy and Europe, and how it could send U.S. stocks back on their upward trajectory

ETF Trading: A Gift That Keeps on Giving

0 | By Shah Gilani

Despite the “mechanical” issues all exchange-traded funds face, they are better than sliced bread that you can butter on both sides.

The ability to trade benchmark indexes – like the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrials Average, the Nasdaq Composite, all kinds of sub-indexes, and every asset class imaginable with minute-by-minute price discovery and liquidity – was made possible by ETFs. They’re one of  Wall Street’s greatest products.

But, even though I love (and trade) ETFs, I recommend you take your time getting your feet wet with them. You must beware of the swamp you’re stepping into.

If you play the stock market, ETFs, and funds the right way, you’ll be okay. Just exercise a lot of caution, and follow this smart, profitable way to trade ETFs.

Here’s how to butter your bread on both sides to make money in the markets with ETFs – and something else to sweeten the deal

You and the Stock Market Are About to be Left Behind

1 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

The market’s turbulence over the past few days has many investors worried. Just as things were looking up and investors began to feel a sliver of hope, things fell downhill once again. At this point, it’s safe to say that investors are used to volatility – and losing money.

On this week’s episode of Varney & Co., Shah Gilani and host Stuart Varney dive deeper into what’s driving the market’s movements, and what we can expect in the near future.

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When Passive Investing Turns Active, Make Sure You’re Ready

0 | By Shah Gilani

The whole idea of passive investing – investors tracking the market by owning index funds – has been turned on its head by exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Most ETFs are index funds, but the investors in them have become anything but passive. Active ETF trading has become the new passive investing, which makes ETFs potential financial weapons of mass destruction.

I’ve been warning my readers about the dangers of ETFs for years. ETFs can lead to a crash when so-called passive investors turn active, as they have been doing lately.

Barron’s front-page story on Monday morning about John C. Bogle, the father of passive investing through mutual funds, got me riled up. It’s a good summation of some of the problems with index ETFs, as Bogle sees it, but it doesn’t go into the weeds at all.

Active traders turn ETFs into dangerous entities for passive investors, but there’s a way to protect yourself from their chaos…

Wells Fargo’s Latest Criminal Activity Uncovered

1 | By Shah Gilani

The dirt at Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) knows no depths. This week, yet another example of systemic fraud was unearthed.

From 2017 through early 2018, employees at the Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI) fraudulently altered social security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth on thousands of corporate customer documents.

Here’s what the bank was dodging, who should be fired (and jailed), and where to put your money when major institutions fail you…

Inflation Is Making a Comeback, But Shah Isn’t Worried

0 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

The 10-Year Treasury yield stepped into dangerous territory this week when it toed the line of 3%, finally settling to 3.07% this morning. It’s a sure sign of inflation, and it’s certainly a big loss in the bond world, but Shah Gilani isn’t worried…

On this week’s installment of Varney & Co., Shah and host Stuart Varney discuss what’s going on with Macy’s Inc. (NYSE:M)’s stock and why Shah won’t touch it. Later, Amazon.com Inc. (NasdaqGS:AMZN) has extended their empire further by offering Prime members an extra discount at Whole Foods – and Shah talks about what that means for Amazon’s slowly withering competitors. Click here to watch

Hedge Fund’s Most Profitable Secret Exposed

0 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

For the past few weeks, Shah Gilani has been back and forth to Money Map Press’s Baltimore headquarters, frantically preparing for the biggest reveal of 2018.

It’s something that you’ll have to see to believe, which is why we’ve pulled our resources and will show you this exclusive video of Shah from last week. 

Originally published on Money Morning’s website, this appearance was one that shook readers to the core: Shah Gilani reveals one of the most profitable secrets to date. You can view the original article here.

This secret is like Lloyd Blankfein handing you the keys to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS)’s proprietary trading room, or like Warren Buffett pulling out the chair for you in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A)’s boardroom…

For the past decade, Shah Gilani has worked with a genius mind to develop the kind of proprietary mathematical system that has made big banks like Goldman Sachs billions upon billions of dollars year in and year out.

And finally, he’s ready to share his secrets with you.

Your Next Move After the Market’s Near “Death” Experience

0 | By Shah Gilani

Last week could have been a back-breaker for stocks, but it wasn’t.

Instead, what turned the tide was bad news taking the markets to a very good place.

Rather than testing support-level lows, the markets went up across the major indices. The Dow increased 2.3%, the S&P 500 increased 2.4%, and the Nasdaq Composite increased 2.7%.

What could have made last week a bad week was if stocks plumbing near their lows had broken down and traded through critical support levels. The S&P 500 had touched – make that tested – its lows three times since the February selloff, and so had the Dow.

Not only that, if the market had seen that kind of selling, the S&P 500 could have experienced a “death cross.”

Here’s how the markets survived their near-death experience, and how to adjust your portfolio for the future…

The Real Reason Tesla Isn’t Making Money

0 | By Shah Gilani

There’s no CEO on the planet more exciting and futuristic than Elon Musk – the founder, principal owner, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Inc. (NasdaqGS:TSLA).

While he is undoubtedly all of those things, some detractors say he’s also a sham salesman, selling snake oil to the masses and greedy investors who want to believe his cars, solar homes, space adventures, and tunnels are our future.

As for me, I think he’s a genius. However, I’m not convinced his endeavors are going to work out for investors.

Lots of problems are brewing for Tesla and Mr. Musk’s related companies, and it’s all about to come to a boil – and likely sooner than we think. Investing in the stock is not an option right now, but I have a sneaky play that could have you rolling in the dough while the company scrambles.

Here’s why Elon Musk’s brilliance won’t be enough to be Tesla’s salvation…