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Shah Gilani: "You've Got To Be In It To Win It"

Appearing on Fox Business, Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani engaged in the age old debate: Bullish or bearish?

Shah made the bullish case, saying the stock market's rising and investors may want to jump in.

"I think you got to be in it to win it," Gilani said. "You got to stay in the market as long as the trend is up."

On the other side was Dan Shaffer of Shaffer Asset Management. He had a decidedly bearish view, warning of a "deflationary depression"

Check out the lively debate between Gilani and Shaffer in the accompanying video.

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  1. H. Craig Bradley | June 9, 2013


    " You must ride this bull until its tail turns. You must be in it to win it. We will ALL know when the trend finally reverses" Well, maybe an experienced trader and trend follower like Shah Gilani will be able to tell when we are really topped-out and ready to crash, but how many individual retail investors will guess the Bull's Turn at the right time and moment?

    Keep in mind most of the stock buying that moves today's low volume stock markets is institutional buying and selling, as well as high frequency trading computer programs (auto-pilot). Individual investors are not a driving force in stock markets anymore. It is simply too risky to be "all in" anyway, no matter what the opportunity cost of being somewhere else is (cash). You have to hedge and cash is the universal hedge, if it makes sense otherwise.

    • RePete | June 10, 2013

      H. Craig, sure, I will repete, have a stash of ca$h. Things could get ugly real fast. And I'm one of those "small" IRA investors too. Meanwhile, get out that smart phone and watch that stock market all day. The second it turns bad, sell, sell, sell.

  2. Chris | June 14, 2013

    Repete. You sound like a younger person not so experienced in the ups and downs of the stock market. Those gyrations, often gut wrenching, will make you come to wrong headed emotional driven decisions. If you go back five or ten years in a stock's history you will see it went through a few crazy drops, and if you owned it, you'd be screaming or wetting your pants! But, looking at UNEMOTIONALLY, you should also see that those low points WERE A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO GET IN!!
    Or add to your position. Hopefully you did your homework and chose a strong company in a much needed market and that stock will be right back on top in no time. Experience at this game is huge!! Learn from the best players, one of them said," the best time to buy is when there's blood running in the streets!"

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