Articles About Wall Street

It’s the World’s Most Powerful Investment Bank… and Now It’s Going to Work for You

2 | By Shah Gilani

It’s true. Starting sometime next year, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) – the poster child Wall Street investment bank of the 1% of the 1% of the superrich – is going to lend money to the remaining 99% of consumer borrowers.

Don’t bother getting all suited up with hat in hand for a visit to a local branch of Goldman Sachs Bank USA (with its $73 billion in deposits) – there won’t be one.

And don’t even think about walking into the bank’s office at 200 West Street in New York City – you won’t get passed security.

However, with Goldman’s new lending strategy, that walk-in access won’t be required.

Goldman Sachs, you see, is getting into online banking.

This new venue of borrowing was known as P2P, or peer-to-peer lending – until big money transformed the P2P moniker into “power-to-profit.”

And as we’ve been predicting for some time, P2P lending is creating a big moneymaking opportunity for you…

The $2 Billion “Disruptor” That Keeps You From Sitting Home on a Friday Night

15 | By Shah Gilani

I’m busy.

Even though I’m technically “semiretired,” I work all the time.

I write, which I love, invest, which I love, am starting up a new venture, which I love doing, and I have lots of friends, all of whom I love.

So my life is busy – very busy – but it isn’t completely full.

I don’t make time to go out and find someone. And – no surprise to anyone – no one comes knocking at my door saying, “Hi there, I’ve wanted to meet you.”

I’m betting that lots of you are in a similar situation.

My good friend Bill told me I was “antediluvian” (which I had to look up) and that I should join this century and go online. So, I did.

Without going into which service I’m on, I’m only on one, all I’ll say about it is… it’s great.

Now let me tell you why – as investors – you need to pay attention to this…

Why You Must Beware of Quicksilver Markets

4 | By Shah Gilani

“Quicksilver Markets” is the provocative title of an Office of Financial Research (OFR) report published March 17.

The report’s author, Ted Berg, in his conclusion warns that “Quicksilver markets can turn from tranquil to turbulent in short order.”

He believes the stock market could crash – again.

Of course, no one paid much attention to the report, least of all the markets last week.

But we should.

Here’s why…

When the Worst Loans Are the Best Deals

4 | By Shah Gilani

Last Wednesday, only 2 out of 31 big banks failed the Federal Reserve‘s “qualitative” round of stress tests.

One was Deutsche Bank USA, and the other was Santander Holdings USA Inc.

And then on Thursday, Santander’s biggest U.S. unit, Santander Consumer USA, was able to sell a bundle of subprime auto loans, worth $712 million, in a matter of hours.

Today I’m going to show you why this bond deal matters – and how it proves that the worst history always repeats itself…

The Secret Behind My Hedge Fund Trade on Housing

9 | By Shah Gilani

Suppose I’m the manager of a giant hedge fund. Suppose I’m soliciting you to come into my fund with a few billion of your $100 billion net worth.

Suppose we’re good friends.

You want to come in because you trust me and you know I know how to make money.

However, you’ll only come in if I tell you how the secret trade I’m working really works.

Okay, I’ll tell you. But you can’t tell a soul. Not because what I’m doing is illegal, but because only a few other guys are doing this, and we all know each other, and we’re kind of all in this together – wink, wink – and we don’t want anyone else in our game.

Come a little closer… you’re not going to believe this…

D.C.’s New Bosses Start to Pay Back Wall Street

21 | By Shah Gilani

Rattlesnakes rattle their tails as a warning. It’s their way of saying, “I’m ready to attack you to defend my ground,” which really means defend myself.

All politicians are snakes. And some of them are rattlesnakes – but only if they have to be.

Most of them would prefer to silently slither in and out of their offices defending their self-interests. But sometimes a politician has to rattle his tail because his constituents’ interests are threatened – meaning his campaign contributions (money) and votes are threatened.

Republicans have been doing a lot of rattling lately, since they are now the majority species in the deep, dark den known as Congress.

Me, I used to be a staunch Republican. I still adhere to the basic Republican principles of smaller government, lower taxes and a “constructionist” view of the U.S. Constitution, not an interpretive one.

But I’m disgusted with the Rattlesnake Republicans who are pandering to crony capitalists. Their greedy, pro-super-wealthy and big-business agenda isn’t about the good of the country, but about lining their own pockets and becoming super-wealthy themselves.

And here’s how they’ve been lining their pockets most recently…

JPMorgan Is the Latest Target on Goldman Sachs’ “Hit List”

13 | By Shah Gilani

This may be old news, but as far as history goes, a lot of us forget it.

And you know what happens then – we’re doomed to repeat it.

What I like about people forgetting history are the trading and investing opportunities that pop up when I can see the past coming back to haunt us before others do.

So, today I’m going to share the latest twist on some old news. If you want to make some money on it, stay tuned.

I’ll show you what I’m going to do, and I’ll let you know when I start doing it…

The Masters of the Universe Are Also Universal Manipulators

20 | By Shah Gilani

Just look at the market today, any market, anywhere in the world. They’re all higher.

That’s what happens when the true Masters of the Universe, the puppet masters at the U.S. Federal Reserve, twiddle the strings to manipulate markets for their purposes.

What are those “purposes” and how much “control” does the Fed really have?

The short answers to those questions will sicken and frighten you…

How We’re Going to Get Rich in 2015

19 | By Shah Gilani

Last week, while wishing my newsletter subscribers at Capital Wave Forecast and Short-Side Fortunes a happy New Year, I warned them that 2015 isn’t going to be a happy-go-lucky year.

The one prediction I emphasized over and over was that volatility would be extreme.

We’re already seeing that today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 300 points and oil (based on West Texas Intermediate pricing) dipping below $50 for the first time since April 2009.

There are many reasons why volatility will be our constant companion in 2015. And there will be many opportunities to very profitably trade volatility – both on the way down and on the way up.

So today, I’m going to start showing you how to profit from volatility across all the asset classes that are going to make or break investors in 2015.

Let’s get started ensuring you folks are among the investors who make it…

This D.C. “Watchdog” Finally Bares Its Teeth

3 | By Shah Gilani

It’s 2015, and things are changing, especially on Wall Street. I just know it.

For example, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally figured out that high-frequency traders (HFT) have an advantage over most other investors and traders

And that means the SEC is going to come out with new rules to level the trading field for all investors within a few weeks – or, more likely, months.

This puts the SEC right where it should be.

Today I’ll tell you why that’s the case – and what it could mean for investors like you…