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The recent crash happened because of a dance between market-maker dealers and the call and put buyers on both sides they were selling to. As investors lost money on calls, they sold off; dealers bought them back but shorted futures as a hedge, and then we started sliding. I wrote about it extensively earlier this week - check that out if you haven't read it yet.
We've entered a paradigm shift where economic growth is going to be much more important to investors and dealers than inflation. It's been the case for a while that bad news for the economy was good for the markets, because it meant that the Fed might ease inflation hikes. Now, with a recession looming, bad economic news is going to be bad for markets also.
You can tune in to the latest episode of my live show to find out why the short-lived December rally didn't last, why inflation has come off the table as a primary concern for dealers and investors, and what you need to prepare for going into 2023. Just click the image below to watch the video.
I also answer some follow-up questions from the live event I did on Monday evening, where I laid out three huge "shock events" that could put markets in serious jeopardy next year. Click that link for everything you need to know - the information in there could be vital to protect your pensions, retirement accounts, and other investments.
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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.
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.