Shah Gilani is the editor of the highly successful trading research service, The Capital Wave Forecast, Wall Street Insights and Indictments, and a contributing editor to both Money Morning and The Money Map Report. He is considered one of the world's foremost experts on the credit crisis. His published open letters to the White House, Congress and U.S. Treasury have outlined detailed alternative policy options that have been applauded by academics and legislators. His experience and knowledge uniquely qualify him as an expert. Gilani 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 11, 1983, he was working in the pit as a market maker, and popularized what later became known as the VIX (volatility index). Gilani studied economics and psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He now is a managing member of a private equity company.