Editor’s Note: As Chief Investment Strategist of Total Wealth, Shah believes in making his track record of recommendations easily accessible to all readers within seconds – and that’s why he’s compiled an Archives page.

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  • Shah Gilani Dec 17, 2022
    Wall Street Doesn’t Care About Inflation Anymore – Here’s What They’re Looking at Instead

    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 …

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  • Shah Gilani Dec 15, 2022
    The Market’s Overreacting to the Fed Again – Here’s How to Trade It

    It was no surprise that the Federal Reserve’s FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) raised the benchmark fed funds rate by 50 basis points yesterday. (In case you didn’t know, Fed funds are overnight loans big banks make to each other. …

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  • Shah Gilani Dec 12, 2022
    Score a Double-Whammy Win on This Dividend Stock as Markets Rally

    This is a big week for the markets, and I think it will set up a December to remember. With the Consumer Price Index print for November set to come out tomorrow and the Fed making its next decision on …

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  • Shah Gilani Dec 08, 2022
    China’s Done with “Zero-Covid” and That’s a Huge Opportunity – Here’s Your Winning Strategy

    For understandable reasons, Chinese stocks have been beaten down for over two years. But things are changing in China, and now there are good reasons to play these former losers again. Just don’t expect it to be a one-way ticket …

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  • Shah Gilani Dec 03, 2022
    Set Yourself Up for Profit in 2023 with “Narrative Investing” – Here’s How

    The entire stock market narrative changed on Wednesday following Jerome Powell’s Brookings Institution speech. We’ve got our first sign that the Fed believes we could be at peak inflation and a surprisingly optimistic appraisal of our chances of a “soft …

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  • Shah Gilani Dec 01, 2022
    A Santa Claus Rally Is Coming to Town – Here’s How to Make the Most Money by January 1, 2023

    Traditionally, a Santa Claus rally refers to gains in the stock market happening in December, specifically over the last five days of the month into the first few days of the new year. Since 1950, the average gain over that …

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  • Shah Gilani Nov 28, 2022
    This $9 Stock Crushes Inflation with a 10% Yield

    There’s a lot of attention being paid to the protests in China around the most recent wave of Covid lockdowns – and for good reason. If China shuts down its factories again, it will have an impact on manufacturing, and …

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  • Shah Gilani Nov 24, 2022
    Grab This Cheap Stock for 7%+ Yields and a Great Inflation Hedge

    I trust everyone is having a good day as Americans settle in to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family. Over several months, I’ve been writing about how to invest in a high-inflation environment. I’ve covered everything from floating-rate …

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  • Shah Gilani Nov 19, 2022
    Investors Need to Think Like Traders Right Now to Maximize Gains – Here’s How

    A lot of the advice and analysis we give out here on Total Wealth is geared toward investors – people who want to find the best stocks to grab and hang onto in order to build wealth over time. There’s …

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  • Shah Gilani Nov 17, 2022
    Here’s Exactly How to Play the Surge in Chinese Stocks Right Now

    Since China embarked on major economic reforms in 1978, its GDP growth has averaged a stunning 9.14% per annum. But not all’s well these days. After decades of unprecedented debt leveraging, and as the global economy slows, China sees its …

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  • Shah Gilani Nov 14, 2022
    This $24 Stock Is Paying $2.40 for Every Share You Own

    While last week’s lower than expected inflation print was good to see, we’re still not out of the woods when it comes to inflation and Fed interest rate hikes.

    Today, with stocks taking a breather from last week’s rally, we want to make sure we don’t lose focus on the importance of having inflation-beating investments in our portfolios.

    Today I want to bring our focus back to Business Development Companies, also known as BDCs for short. Because BDCs are regulated investment companies (RICs), they must distribute over 90% of their profits to shareholders. In addition, that RIC status means they don’t pay corporate income tax on profits before distributing them.

    That makes BDCs a great way for individual investors to get paid healthy dividends as early investors.

    The pick I have for you today blasted past every projection in its last earnings report, is in the process of steady growth that shows no signs of slowing down, and is paying out an inflation-beating 10% dividend as of this writing.

    And best of all, you can grab it for around $24 a share right now.

    To get the ticker, click here.

  • Shah Gilani Nov 12, 2022
    Tapering Inflation Rallied the Markets – Here’s What to Do Now

    Everybody loves a good rally, and this week gave us one, with the Dow blasting up almost 1200 points by the time markets closed on Thursday. The CPI print came in lower than expected, at 7.7%, so naturally we saw a rush of call option buying from market-maker dealers and retail traders, pushing markets skyward. Things could keep popping up higher if a wave of FOMO buying follows next week, or if we get a Santa Claus rally this holiday season.

    But the long-term outlook is much less certain. Whether the Fed begins to ease the pace of its rate hikes or not, they’ve made one thing clear – they’re not budging from their 2% inflation target. That means we’re still going to see higher interest rates for longer, and that creates significant resistance to moving out of the overall bear market we’ve seen all year.

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  • Shah Gilani Nov 10, 2022
    Oil Volatility Opens Up Powerful Profit Opportunities – Here’s Exactly How to Play It

    There’s no question that oil is volatile. It’s up one day and down another, it rises when demand increases and when OPEC + (which means the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries plus Russia) cuts production, and it falls when global …

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  • Shah Gilani Nov 07, 2022
    Beat Inflation with This 19% Dividend-Payer

    Inflation is still at elevated levels, and the Federal Reserve is signaling no near-term end to its quantitative tightening policies. Investors looking to generate higher levels of income from their investment portfolios should consider Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs. …

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  • Shah Gilani Nov 05, 2022
    Here’s How You Play These Choppy Market Waters

    An explosive rally started off Friday morning’s trading day, fueled by rumors that China might be easing on its “zero Covid” policy. But it was short-lived: by midday indexes were either down or flatlining. This kind of intraday volatility is …

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