Anyone who's been following me for a while knows that I'm on live with Stuart Varney on his Varney & Co. show at Fox Business every Wednesday morning. He always asks me great questions and does good research, but sometimes, I have a longer answer for him than I can say on air - or, I have some things to say that I'm not sure his viewers are ready for.
This is one of those days. On the air, he asked me whether a rally in big tech could push the market higher. My answer, of course, was "Yes, it could," but I had to add a caveat to that, which was, "...and it had better," because if we don't see that rally, the market could be making a U-turn.
What I didn't say to him on the air (and which I'm going to tell you now) is that if the U-turn comes, it's going to be much worse than a lot of people are expecting.
Just as a reminder, the market's not being propped up by broad support. Instead, we've got about twenty big tech stocks that are driving the rally we've seen lately, and where all the momentum in the market is coming from. That means we're perched on a knife's edge, and any kind of slump there will kill the rally dead.
But what's worse is, there's a particular group of institutional investors that's long on the market right now, looking for a continuation of the rally. If they get spooked into selling, we're talking about potentially hundreds of billions of dollars coming off the table - and a crash of epic proportions.
So if I were you, I'd keep those stops tight and make sure you're in a position to pivot if things start to head south. Here's everything I couldn't say on air today, in a five-minute video. Check it out for the full scoop...
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Money Morning LIVE's executive producer, Garrett Baldwin, is going on the air in a special session tonight at 8 PM ET to give a full presentation and his battle plan for making money on this opportunity - what companies he's looking at, where the opportunities are, and how to take advantage.
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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.
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Shah is a frequent guest on CNBC, Forbes, and MarketWatch, and you can catch him every week on Fox Business's Varney & Co.