Shah Gilani's experience and knowledge uniquely distinguish him as a "trader's trader." Shah ran his first hedge fund in 1982 from his seat on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. When the OEX (options on the Standard & Poor's 100) began trading on March ... more

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How To Spin Retail Fool’s Gold Into Real Profits
What’s happening to bricks-and-mortar retail is more like ‘an extinction event’, like dinosaurs dying off.
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The Most Dangerous Balance Sheet In The World
The Fed has painted itself into a dangerous corner, and the smartest way to get themselves out of it is probably what they are least likely to do.
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How To Profit From The Explosive Divorce Of ETFs And Passive Investing
The marriage of ETFs and passive investing, the current hot trend everyone’s talking about, isn’t a match made in heaven. In fact, friction between the two is so huge, a divorce could crash markets irreparably.
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This Popular Investing Strategy Will Bring The Next Big Crash
ETFs are hot right now. So is passive investing. They’re so hot together that they’re going to ignite the next market crash.
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The Future Of Retail Is Not What You Think
Where and how we shop has changed in ways that none of us ever imagined. Along with our shopping habits and our retail landscape, once dotted with familiar names and good stocks to own, what has changed is the investment horizon.
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All Great Investors Know These Two Things
If there's one thing new investors aren't short on, it's advice. There are so many "investing adages," "Wall Street adages," and other golden nuggets meant to guide investors, it's overwhelming.
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AAPL Apple Inc.
BNPQY BNP PARIBAS SPONS AD
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
SCGLY SOCIETE GENERALE SPO
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term FuturesTM ETN
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Managing Member
CFG Private Equity, LLC
2010 - Present (7 years 5 months)
Managing Member
AFQR Capital Management LLC
January 2010 - Present (7 years 5 months)
Contributing Editor
The Oxford Club
2008 - Present (9 years 5 months)

Education

University of California, Los Angeles
BA
1978 / 1982
Economics

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