Our Capital Wave Strategist, Shah Gilani, is known for making big, bold predictions. Facebook's meteoric rise after a mediocre IPO, the Dow's rise to 21,000 (he's since predicted 30,000, and we're sure it'll get there), the "Retail Ice Age," and the "Amazon-ization" of America are just a few of his most recent.
Now, admittedly, big predictions are a dime a dozen on Wall Street – and cheaper than that in the financial media.
But there's a really big difference here…
Shah's predictions tend to come true. And they tend to make his readers a ton of money when they do.
For instance, his Zenith Trading Circle readers had a chance to rake in 995% on a single trade because his research showed the grocery chain Kroger was going to tank, and that's just what it did. During the month of May, his recommendations returned 98% on average.
That's the kind of predictive power we want to harness for our Members, so I sat down with Shah briefly to talk about where he sees two of his biggest, most important calls going this year and beyond.
The phrase "no ceiling" is one you'll want to remember as we get started here…
These Have Money-Doubling (and Tripling) Potential
Greg Madison: Thanks for taking the time to talk to us about these picks, Shah.
Shah Gilani: Of course! Anytime.
GM: Now, one of your most well-known calls here at Money Morning and on FOX Business has been your long-term, bullish outlook on Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT). You were recommending the stock when it was in the $25 to $30 range. As of yesterday morning, it's on the verge of $75.00 per share. What was it about "Mr. Softy" that you liked so much?
SG: This goes back a few years. I had a conversation with [FOX Business Network's "Varney & Co." host] Stuart Varney about the stock. I wasn't even expecting a question about it, but before the interview, he asked me what I thought, and I said it was going to double. So, when we were on the air, he asked me about it for his audience.
I was down on former CEO Steve Ballmer; I took a negative view. I think he wasted a lot of time and talent and that he had to get out of the way. The company was just waiting to start a growth phase. So, when they announced Satya Nadella would be in charge, I felt that the company would not have any "legacy issues" with Ballmer.
With Nadella, I thought there were engineers excited to do more and that a management shakeup would be a catalyst. With their movement toward cloud computing, I loved the fact that they wanted to go in on the service. Sure, they were late compared to their competitors. But they didn't tiptoe. They went all in, even though Amazon was so far ahead.
Building up their ecosystem was a big deal. This is what the new direction had become. With the kind of cash flow that this firm generates, they can buy anything that they want to get into and command some of the market share. I was happy to see all those changes come.