Archive for August, 2018

Goldilocks and the Not-Too-Hot, Not-Too-Cold Economy

0 | By Shah Gilani

If you’re wondering how the stock market’s been able to keep making higher all-time highs, “It’s the economy, stupid.”

That’s what campaign strategist James Carville told then-presidential hopeful Bill Clinton the American people wanted him to focus on during his 1992 successful run against incumbent George H.W. Bush.

For years now, America’s Goldilocks economy – growing not too hot and not too cold – has been driving investors into stocks.

It’s not stopping.

The economy’s going to keep humming, and the market’s going a lot higher.

Today I’ll tell you why

Unhinged and Untethered: What’s In Store for Elon Musk?

0 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

It’s no secret that Tesla Inc. (NasdaqGS:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk is a bit unhinged lately, issuing more tweets when he should be tending to the issues surrounding his already vast collection of social media-based outbursts. If Shah Gilani has anything to say about it, it’s that Musk has (or will have) some serious issue with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Could Musk be in the final days of his time at Tesla? Only time (and the SEC) will tell…

Economic growth is expanding at a rate of 4.2% annually, and on this week’s episode of Varney & Co., Shah knows that this is fantastic news for the market. The revision is higher than what analysts expected, but the thing that really caught Shah’s eye is the economy and the market are reflecting one another, and that means that there’s nowhere to go but higher. Click here to watch

Does Elon Musk Think We’re All Stupid?

2 | By Shah Gilani

Back on August 7, 2018, Elon Musk tweeted, “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.”

That tweet was an attempt, and a momentarily successful one, at manipulating Tesla Inc. (NasdaqGS:TSLA)’s stock higher.

In addition to being manipulative, the tweet constituted as fraud. Not only did Mr. Musk never have a deal to take Tesla private, but he did not have any funding secured.

This is going to come back and haunt him all the way to jail where he belongs

Fidelity Wants to Sell You $0.59 Eggs – Here’s What They’re Up To

0 | By Shah Gilani

Big banks can thank the Federal Reserve for knocking interest rates down, making money practically free.

Now, investors can thank Fidelity Investments for making some mutual funds actually free.

On August 1, 2018, Fidelity introduced zero-cost mutual funds geared toward passive index investors.

If you’ve heard of these, you’re likely buzzing with questions already: What are these funds? Why are they free? Should you invest in them? And, most importantly, are there hidden risks?

The answers will surprise you…

This Stroke of Dumb Luck Could Win You a Piece of an Ancient Treasure

1 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

Some people are lucky – you know the type.

Everything just seems to work out for them, and you’re left wondering why fortune favors them so much.

But we’re here today to tell you that it’s your turn to be the lucky one…

Thanks to one lucky explorer in the region, a team of scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has unearthed a historic “treasure trove” in a remote and uninhabitable area of the United States

Longest Bull Run in History Has No End in Sight

0 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

“Shah Gilani. Longest bull run in history. What brings it to an end and when?” Stuart Varney asked Shah this morning.

To which Shah replied, true to his perma-bull nature, “I don’t think there’s anything that’s going to bring it to an end.”

On this week’s episode of Varney & Co., the panel of experts discuss what lies ahead for the market as it stands now. In the wake of the Turkish lira’s plunge, as well as the threat of emerging markets and contagion, Shah declares that though these threats aren’t gone, they are certainly able to be overcome. Of the global markets, the U.S. seems to be the strongest.

Then, Shah and Stuart talk the possibility of a retail resurgence – the big names in retail, particularly Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT), has adapted to the market and the ever-evolving demands of consumers. The retail ice age may be further off than we thought. Click here to watch

Tesla’s Big Top Is Coming Down

1 | By Shah Gilani

Hurry, hurry, hurry! The Greatest Show on Earth’s electric vehicles, solar rooftops, and spaceships are about to come down like a tornado-torn big top on Ringmaster Elon Musk’s head.

The genius pied piper’s tweet on August 7, 2018, will ultimately render Mr. Musk unfit to run a public company and could bankrupt him personally.

There’s much to learn about Elon Musk’s tweets and mental state, and the media’s done a great job at concealing the truth.

Here’s what’s really going on…

Midyear Market Forecast: Mostly Sunny With a Chance of a Passing Shower

0 | By Shah Gilani

What’s ahead for the stock market is always a matter of what’s overhead, just like with the weather.

Right now, sunny days and a bright outlook for stocks are what we’re seeing.

Due to the crazily volatile market conditions we’ve been suffering over the past few months, you might think that statement is nuts.

And maybe you’re right…

But today, that’s what the skies look like to me – and I’m going to make my case.

We’re a little past the midyear 2018 mark, so let’s use today’s report to review.

I’ll tell you about what I’ve seen in the market “weather” the past half-year or so.

I’ll share with you my forecast for the near future.

Finally, and most importantly, I’ll tell what you can do to make sure that you’re milking this sunny outlook for all its worth

Follow These Simple Steps to Get Your “Federal Rent Checks”

25 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

As an American taxpayer, you deserve to know that it’s your hard-earned money that’s paying for each building being used by NASA, the FDA, Congress, and even the White House – in the form of your tax dollars.

It’s money that’s coming out of your paychecks, Social Security checks, and the checks you cut to the IRS every April.

But what you may not know is that these agencies must pay exuberant amounts in rent for the properties they occupy. In fact, this rent money for over a hundred agencies has flooded into an $11.1 billion cash pool – the Treasury Department, where it’s being stockpiled in the Federal Buildings Fund.

By poring over documents in forgotten government archives, one man was able to find unorthodox investments that allow Americans to tap into this huge pool of money.

And now, he’s sharing his knowledge with anyone who wants to learn. In five simple steps, this man can show you how you, too, can collect your share of these “Federal Rent Checks.”

You’ll be shocked by how easy it can be

The Market’s Feeling the Pressure of Contagion

1 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

Global markets have been feeling the heat since Turkey’s currency, the lira, suffered a precipitous drop last week. Non-bank borrowers in Turkey have over $198 billion of dollar-denominated debt – and the massive drop in the lira increases their debt service threefold. That’s a huge problem, and the market felt the weight of it as the Dow slipped over 200 points after the open.

On today’s episode of Varney & Co., host Stuart Varney and Shah Gilani talk about Warren Buffett’s and George Soros’s major stake increases in Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) – a company that neither of these financial titans had interest in before. Meanwhile, The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) is hopping on the grocery delivery trend, partnering with a Chinese company that may surprise you… Click here to watch