If you really think about it, the stock market closely resembles a living, breathing entity.
It's not a person, I mean, but more like an organism composed of millions and millions of cells. It's each cell that's the person or institution making investment and trading decisions.
While individuals make buy and sell decisions, the pulse of the market and the general movement of the market, one way or another, is more often than not driven by the collective psychology of the organism.
If you understand the collective psychology that's moving the market, you can be exactly where you need to be almost all the time.
When you trade and invest based on the trend, you play stocks from the "long" side (the buy side) when the market's heading solidly, convincingly up.
And you play from the "short" side (short selling or put buying) when the market's trending down.
You'll find it's hard not to make money.
So here's what that giant, moving, thinking thing has on its mind…
About the Author
Shah Gilani boasts a financial pedigree unlike any other. He ran his first hedge fund in 1982 from his seat on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. When options on the Standard & Poor's 100 began trading on March 11, 1983, Shah worked in "the pit" as a market maker.
The work he did laid the foundation for what would later become the VIX - to this day one of the most widely used indicators worldwide. After leaving Chicago to run the futures and options division of the British banking giant Lloyd's TSB, Shah moved up to Roosevelt & Cross Inc., an old-line New York boutique firm. There he originated and ran a packaged fixed-income trading desk, and established that company's "listed" and OTC trading desks.
Shah founded a second hedge fund in 1999, which he ran until 2003.
Shah's vast network of contacts includes the biggest players on Wall Street and in international finance. These contacts give him the real story - when others only get what the investment banks want them to see.
Today, as editor of Hyperdrive Portfolio, Shah presents his legion of subscribers with massive profit opportunities that result from paradigm shifts in the way we work, play, and live.
Shah is a frequent guest on CNBC, Forbes, and MarketWatch, and you can catch him every week on Fox Business's Varney & Co.