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Investors who want the answers to these and other questions, and who want to understand just what the next phase of the financial crisis will look like, and where the "real" profit opportunities will be, should tune in on the Money Morning Web summit: "."
Thousands of investors have tuned in on the Webinar – either when it was originally broadcast Thursday night, or by clicking on the subsequently posted link. Due to the huge response, Money Morning is keeping the link open for a few more days, for those who might have missed the event.
The video can be viewed free of charge.
The session featured Shah Gilani, a retired hedge fund manager and Wall Street insider who is now the editor of the "Trigger Event Strategist."
"Wall Street doubletalk got us into this crisis; I hear more excuses than straight talk. Most of the dialogue is noise," said Gilani, a respected expert on the credit crisis, and a commentator who is known for his deep connections inside the investment-banking world of Wall Street. "The truth may be difficult to swallow, but without hearing it, there's not much hope for finding the right way out of the maze."
During the half-hour Web summit, Gilani and host Mike Ward, the publisher of Money Morning and The Money Map Report, addressed such issues as:
- How and why the financial crisis really got started.
- Why investors must still be in the stock market right now.
- Why banks aren't lending.
- What's the outlook for U.S. interest rates.
- Whether inflation or deflation is real danger to watch for, or whether both are headed our way.
- What low-priced stocks are worth looking at right now.
- Where the U.S. dollar is headed.
- If U.S. government bonds are a safe investment.
- And what markets around the world hold the most promise.
During the Webinar, Gilani shows investors how to interpret recent moves that U.S. lawmakers and their cronies have made to unlock the credit markets, and what's really behind the recent machinations taking place on Capitol Hill. He also details some of the challenges ahead for new U.S. President Barack Obama.
With these added insights, investors should be able to proactively strengthen their investing portfolios in the face of an escalating credit crisis and deteriorating financial markets - whose ripple effects are only now manifesting themselves in Europe, India and other markets abroad.
"The webinar [echoes] Obama's message of 'Change' - what has changed, what will change and what the changes will mean for investors," said Gilani, adding that "we will also examine how investors can tell whether changes will be good for them or not, and how to profit from change, whether the market goes up or down."
Gilani's distinguished investing career began immediately after college graduation, when he leveraged $10 million into $100 million while trading from his own seat on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He followed up with an enormously successful stint on the trading desk at Lloyd's Bank (LYG), where he designed hedging strategies for the bank's capital investments.
His experience includes trading billions of dollars in the bond and credit markets for old line Boston and New York investment banks and trading houses. He subsequently started his own hedge fund and retired at the young age of 52.
His investment analysis now provides the basis for the "Trigger Event Strategist," an investment service focusing on how to profit from the "aftershocks" of the current financial crisis. The same firm that publishes Money Morning, the global investing news service, and that publishes the monthly investment newsletter, The Money Map Report, operates the "Trigger Event Strategist".
Investors should sign up early; those who do will be able to also submit questions in advance for Gilani's consideration.for more information on how to view the Webinar video.
Gilani on Monday published an open letter to President-elect Obama in which the credit-crisis expert gave the president-to-be a plan for overhauling the U.S. regulatory structure that governs the U.S. financial system. President Obama was inaugurated on Tuesday.
News and Related Story Links:
- Money Morning Deregulation Series:
An Open Letter to President-Elect Barack Obama: How a Regulatory Makeover Can Fix the Financial Crisis.