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Just when the markets looked so promising to so many investors… reality bites. Hard.
And those hard-bitten investors are freaked out.
Here in the United States, the specter of a second wave of COVID-19 infections is looming large, particularly in states that have been "reopened" for two or three weeks now.
Not only that, but renewed lockdowns are currently underway in Beijing, China, because of a new cluster of cases linked to a seafood market there in the capital. About 90,000 people in 21 communities are shut in as the city government takes "resolute and decisive measures" in "an extraordinary period."
As unsettling as that is, that's not the biggest market-crashing threat out there right now.
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.