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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This Is A Warning: The Market Is Telling Us Something…
There’s one fact about markets that most investors don’t quite understand… The stock market is a creature whose personality mimics the psychology of the investors who give it life.
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This Isn’t The End For The Tech Titans
Tech stocks have led the market higher for years, and now they’re dragging it down. But we are far from the end of tech’s era.
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Point Fingers All You Want – This Is The Real Cause Of Crazy Markets
There has been a lot of blame flying around. Investors have been looking for something to pin the market’s selloff on, and they’re getting desperate.
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How Shorting The VIX Blew Up The Market, And Why It Could Again
With equity markets rising steadily for years, the VIX has been remarkably subdued. It spiked a few times over the past five years on negative news, but always managed to calm down quickly.
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Bond Vigilantes Are Out There – Here’s What You Need To Know
The bond vigilantes are only resting, having pushed the yield up on the 10-Year almost 50% in less than six months. If markets get back on track and the economy perks up as it’s expected to, bond selling will pick up.
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Naughty Or Nice? The SEC, Tesla, And Goldman Sachs Story
This holiday story is about an SEC investigation that ended in May 2017. It was wrapped in plain, brown paper and just found under our tree, opened by Probes Reporter and Dealbreaker.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

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
XIV VELOCITYSHARES DAILY INVERSE
ZIV VELOCITYSHARES DAILY INVERSE

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Managing Member
CFG Private Equity, LLC
2010 - Present (8 years 6 months)
Managing Member
AFQR Capital Management LLC
January 2010 - Present (8 years 6 months)
Contributing Editor
The Oxford Club
2008 - Present (10 years 6 months)

Education

University of California, Los Angeles
BA
1978 / 1982
Economics

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