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Trump's "growth" agenda is stalled in Washington, and Wall Street's biggest players are predicting a stock market correction.
Investors are getting nervous as volatility starts to show.
Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani predicted the Dow would hit 20,000, then 21,000, and then 22,000.
Those predictions have been spot on.
Shah's made some pretty big market predictions, including big calls about the Dow.
As Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani says, the big indexes are hitting "serial record highs" in a market where there are now fewer stocks than there are indexes that track them - some 4,000 stocks against more than 5,000 indexes.
Of course the "Big Three," the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and the Nasdaq, with their unprecedented strength, are the ones everyone's watching right now.
There's one important index, however, that's continually scraping record lows. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index - the VIX. The VIX measures volatility in short-term S&P 500 options but has come to be thought of by regular investors as a powerful broad-market "fear index."
It seems the market has no "fear" right now, as it braves new heights with essentially zero volatility. And that's got some investors concerned that any sensibility has gone right out the window, replaced by classic "irrational exuberance."
So FOX Business' Gerri Wilder turned to the guy that helped develop the VIX (that would be Shah, of course) to see whether the record lows on the once-roaring "fear gauge" are cause for concern.
Facebook released a stellar earnings report on Wednesday, beating expectations on earnings, revenue, and monthly users.
What's next for the social media giant?
With the stock market hitting new all-time highs, some fear a correction might be due.
Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joins Stuart Varney on FOX Business Network to tell us where the market is heading.
Republicans in Washington have healthcare reform and tax cuts at the top of their agenda. The future of these initiatives is far from certain, but what could legislation wins on these issues mean for the stock market?
On Feb. 18, a MarketWatch reporter made the case that earnings growth alone during Trump's first term had every chance to propel the Dow Jones Industrial Average to 30,000 and beyond - should the president's promised tax and regulatory reforms make it through.
The analysis created quite a stir on the cable news circuit. Stuart Varney, host of FOX Business' "Varney & Co.," asked our Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani to explain what he thought of the controversial MarketWatch call.
Of course, Shah being Shah, he did a lot better than that. He made his own surprising case for the Dow topping 30,000.
Even better, he told investors who might (understandably) be nervous about getting in at these highs the very best way to confidently and safely jump right in and ride the long, profitable leg up ahead of us...
On Aug. 19, 2015 - five months ago - Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani told viewers of FOX Business' "Varney & Co." program that he expected a 20% market sell-off.
The Dow has slipped 8% since then.
Which Republican candidate has the best economic plan?
The morning after the GOP debate on economic policy, analysts - including Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani - named their top picks in a roundtable discussion on FOX Business'"Varney & Co."
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.
U.S. markets have been propped up by the Federal Reserve since the 2008 financial crisis.
Eventually, interest rates will rise.
And when they do, Americans could face a huge stock market correction.
The Fed is just one hazard...
We know a Fed rate hike is coming soon.
What we don't know is how the hike will impact U.S. markets. Will the move rock traders, or will it be "business as usual"?
In August, Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani answered the question, "When will the Fed raise rates?"
On Aug. 24 -- "Black Monday" -the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,089 points minutes after market open due to a stock market crash in China. The DJIA ultimately lost 586 points that day. Black Monday changed the Fed's outlook over a rate hike in 2015.
U.S. Federal Reserve policy has been around since the central bank was established on Dec. 23, 1913. Its supposed purpose is to ensure the stability of the financial system...
But have Fed policies helped the U.S. economy -- or have they harmed it?
Many investors would like to be able to get a piece of the success that activist investors like Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman enjoy.
Over the past decade, activist-run funds have returned nearly 267% - more than double that of the Standard & Poor's 500 index.
In the following video, Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani explains how activist investors like Carl Icahn operate -- and whether investors should piggyback on their moves...
Company stock buybacks sound innocent enough: a stock buyback occurs when a company repurchases its own shares.
But the effect is insidious. Buybacks inflate paper profits without producing anything of tangible value -- which means earnings will be inflated and misleading to investors.
That's why Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani accuses buybacks of being a large part of the "financial engineering" going on in U.S. markets right now.
The Puerto Rico debt crisis kicked into full gear this year when it committed the largest municipal debt default in U.S. history...
The island territory revealed it made only $628,000 (1%) of a $58 million debt-service payment that was due Aug. 1, 2015.
In total, Puerto Rico owes $72 billion.
Fed interest rates are about to increase for the first time in nine years. U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen had hinted for months that the central bank finally was ready to raise interest rates above zero for the first time since late 2008.
Markets will react as new rates are decided, Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani explained on Aug. 7. "Investors could panic. Because we're so close to all-time highs, any dip could turn into a sell-off as investors rush to book their paper profits."
Watch the following video for Gilani's prediction on the timing of a rate hike, plus get his profit-taking strategy than any investor can use to cash in when Fed interest rates climb...
A U.S. stock market sell-off in August saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge 10.36% (1,810 points) in 10 days. On Aug. 24 alone, the DJIA fell a whopping 1,000 points before recovering.
The truth is that U.S. markets face even more headwinds the rest of 2015. For example, a Federal Reserve rate hike, a continual slowdown of China's economic growth, and huge, unchecked debts festering in Europe, just to name a few.
Watch to video to see what signals will tell Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani a stock market sell-off is imminent. Plus, Shah explains his strategy for how to both protect -- and cash in -- on a stock market sell-off: