Investors keep staying on the sidelines due to one very popular – or rather, unpopular – narrative: The global debt bomb is finally exploding.
For years now, fearmongering headlines on the subject have continued to stoke investor anxiety.
When debt levels skyrocketed in 2019, so did headlines like "Titanic Iceberg of World Debt Could Sink a Slowing Global Economy."
As the last decade of the 2010s wound down, year-end predictions and warnings multiplied, with December 2019 registering several doom-and-gloom debt bomb headlines.
On Dec. 1, Bloomberg postulated, "The Way Out for a World Economy Hooked on Debt? More Debt."
And in Britain, The Guardian on Jan. 4, fretted, "Debt Will Kill the Global Economy. But It Seems No One Cares."
The fuse has been lit on the global debt bomb – but it’s not time to pull out of the markets. Here’s the real story you need to know.
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.