Shah Gilani


Is Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Overvalued?

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock climbed 4.1% yesterday after the company reported quarterly earnings, and AAPL stock is now up 15.1% since the end of August.

Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani made his regular appearance on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." Wednesday and explained how investors should handle Apple stock at this week's price.

Continue watching for Gilani's bold statement on AAPL stock...

U.S. Economy

This U.S. Housing Market Is Like 2009 All Over Again

The U.S. housing market is in trouble… again.

Why are there still dark clouds over our supposed economic recovery? We're five years on from the mortgage meltdown, and housing prices have bounced back dramatically and interest rates are at near-record lows.

We've said it all along: The housing rally is fabricated. Here’s what it all means…

Wall Street

How Wall Street Plays the Dark Pools Game

Most people who are just "in the market" don't understand high-frequency trading (HFT) and dark pools.

My knowledge of HFT and dark pools dates back to the late 1990s, when I was trying to figure out how to get better executions on the large trades my hedge fund was generating. I consider myself a bit of an expert.

So, for all of you who want to know more, I’m going to share some of that expertise…


Congress Makes a Clean Sweep of Corruption – Under the Rug

Do you remember the not-so-big-deal legislation known as the 2012 STOCK Act?

That's STOCK as in Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge.

Of course, our Congress of paid pimps and panderers intended the STOCK Act to show everyone that they were willing to make a law to make sure they wouldn't do what they said they weren't doing.

Well, it looks like they still may be doing it anyway...

Housing Market

The Next Trillion-Dollar Mortgage Meltdown May Be Coming

The fourth securitization deal of big investor-owned single-family homes for rent is here.

Is this just another Wall Street gamble that will wreck the economy again, or is this time different?

You be the judge.

I'll tell you where I stand…

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The Fed

Why Interest Rates Matter… and What Happens When Markets Diverge

In my last column, I explained why you should always keep the bond market in mind, because stocks and bonds are inextricably interconnected.

They're inextricably interconnected because interest rates matter.

When expected relationships between stocks and bonds (interest rates) diverge, it's important to take notice and consider what it could portend for both stocks and bonds.

Here’s why the current market divergence has a lot of analysts worried…

Investing Tips

How Stocks and Bonds Are Related: A Step Toward Market Mastery

Let's look at the connection between stocks and bonds.

Although I tend to write about the stock market as if it were a singular entity, when I'm talking about the stock market or stocks, I am talking about ALL the indexes.

But when I use the word markets, I'm talking about not just the stock market indexes but also the entire bond market.

Here’s how stocks and bonds are related, and how interest rates affect them both…

Wall Street

What High-Frequency Traders Actually Do

High-frequency trading is fundamentally based on how market participants (for this discussion I'm talking about stock markets) place their orders to buy and sell shares and how HFT players act on those orders.

For every stock that's traded there is always (or at least it used to be "always") a "bid" and an "ask" price. Sometimes you'll hear the term "offer" or "offered" price, those terms are interchangeable with the term "ask" or "asking price."

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Bank Insurers Bet It All at the Deal Table… With Your Money

Here's a story about a bank that failed, got rescued, was resuscitated, and made its private equity investors more than 100% on their money, all the while costing the FDIC around $5.9 billion.

It's not a story about a failed bank… although it is.

It's not a story about how smart the bank's private equity "rescuers" were… although it is.

It's not a story about how the FDIC is such a great savior of banks.

Or that that moral hazard exists manifestly because the FDIC is a tool (not as in a tool used to fix something) that lets banks run hog-wild… although it is.

This is a story about how nothing has changed and why another bank crisis is coming…

Wall Street

The Tragic Truth Behind the $13 Billion JPMorgan "Fine"

Let's address two tragedies today.

The first is how Jamie Dimon & Co. and all the guilty big banks get away with murder.

The second is something I want to share with you because 50 years ago today, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. It isn't a conspiracy theory about who did it, but a likely theory about what happened and the conspiracy to cover that up.

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