Shah Takes on High-Frequency Trading

0 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

Remember the May 2010 “Flash Crash,” when the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 1,000 points in one day? Now, the British high-frequency trader who stands accused of contributing to the crash, Navinder Singh Sarao, is fighting the U.S. extradition.

Should this sort of trading be illegal – or is the system the real problem? In his most recent Fox Business appearance, Shah revealed some of the bigger truths about high-frequency trading and answered even more of your biggest questions.

Click here to watch the video.

Healthcare Disruptors and the “New War” on Alzheimer’s

3 | By Shah Gilani

Someone I love very much – in fact, a family member I idolize – was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. We are all in shock, and some members of my family are very frightened.

But I made a decision. Instead of being frightened, I’m going on the attack. As transformational thinking lecturer (and “Est” founder) Werner Hans Erhard advocates, I’m going to be “cause in the matter.”

So I’ve given myself a mission… to do my part to help find a cure.

And it’s an opportune time…

Major diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and diabetes have a new enemy: research initiatives that attack them from fantastic new angles – yielding new protocols and medicines that can stop these maladies in their tracks or even reverse their chilling effects.

I’m not talking about “old school” drug protocols or research. I’m referring to the new healthcare and research Disruptors that I’ve been watching – and that are everywhere.

A powerful confluence of catalysts is making this possible, including new science, new technologies and even new policies at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – such as a groundbreaking “Fast Track” designation that slashes the time it takes to get new drugs into the hands of the patients who need them.

My resolve to help fight Parkinson’s – as well as the other terrible diseases I mentioned – has already gained me access to some rarefied circles. I’ve been asked to join the board of an extraordinary company whose partnering doctors head up the research units in their respective medical specialties at the top hospitals in the United States.

I’m also helping raise money for research – which includes making contributions myself.

The doctors I’m backing are leaning into the future in a big way. The head of the research-and-development company I’m involved with previously ran a giant pharmaceutical company. He’s now attacking the diseases his old pharma company treated with drugs by developing completely new protocols to stop diseases from spreading and eventually reverse the damage that they do.

I’m not permitted to reveal the name of the company I’m working with just yet.

But I will make this promise: Over time – as we crusade toward our goals of arresting the spread of the diseases we’re attacking and advance development of reversal protocols – I will be able to share some of what we’re learning, how trials are going and how our success will benefit everyone.

Eventually, there may even be ways for you or your loved ones to get into trials (we’re not there yet, but getting closer) by participating directly through new healthcare Disruptor tools like iPads and iPhones.

Meanwhile, we can invest in the Disruptor players, a move that will have dual benefits. It will not only aid the eventual defeat of these dreaded diseases, but it will allow us to profit from the full-frontal assault on them.

And that’s what we’re going to start looking at today…