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Stefan Gleasonbullion.directory author Stefan Gleason

Stefan Gleason is President of Money Metals Exchange, a precious metals dealer recently named “Best in the USA” by an independent global ratings group, and current winners of Bullion Dealer of the Year (E-Commerce)

A graduate of the University of Florida, Gleason is a seasoned business leader, investor, political strategist, and grassroots activist. Gleason has frequently appeared on national television networks such as CNN, FoxNews, and CNBC and in hundreds of publications such as the Wall Street Journal, The Street, and Seeking Alpha.

A Banking Crisis Is Quietly Brewing

A Banking Crisis Is Quietly Brewing

The Federal Reserve’s most recent policy statement came with a curious omission. Fed officials removed language from previous statements that proclaimed “the U.S. banking system is sound and resilient.”
That begs the question: Is the banking system no longer sound and resilient?

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Outlook 2024: Gold Set to Make History

Outlook 2024: Gold Set to Make History

The gold market is poised to make history in 2024. It enters the New Year within striking distance of new all-time highs. How high will gold go? Much depends on how low interest rates and the U.S. dollar go. The Federal Reserve ended its rate hiking campaign last fall. It is expected to pivot toward monetary easing later this year…

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Sound Money Scholarship Awards $13,500 to 9 Outstanding Students

Sound Money Scholarship Awards $13,500 to 9 Outstanding Students

“The overwhelming interest in the 2023 Sound Money Scholarship was deeply heartening. At a time not only of high inflation and bank instability but also when states are advancing dozens of sound money bills, this fundamentally important issue is reaching an inflection point”

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The Metals Behind the Next Big Thing

The Metals Behind the Next Big Thing

Savvy investors are always on the lookout for the next big thing – a dominant theme that drives headlines and creates profit opportunities in markets. The problem is that by the time everyone is talking about it, it’s often too late to invest – at least at attractive prices. The big investment story-line of 2023 has been artificial intelligence.

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JPMorgan CEO Warning to America

JPMorgan CEO Warning to America

“This may be the most dangerous time the world has seen in decades.” That’s according to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon. His alarming statement accompanied the bank’s latest earnings release. Dimon is concerned about geopolitical strife in the Middle East, Ukraine, and elsewhere. He is also alarmed by rapidly deteriorating U.S. finances.

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Threat of New Economic Lockdowns Grows

Threat of New Economic Lockdowns Grows

A late summer rise in COVID cases is triggering calls by control freaks across the globe for reimposing mandates and restrictions on the public. Civil liberties advocates are warning that crippling new economic lockdowns could be coming down the pike. Public health officials are talking up widespread masking yet again

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Mismanaged U.S. Mint Doubles Production

Mismanaged U.S. Mint Doubles Production

Poor planning practices at the U.S. Mint, including an apparent refusal to stockpile extra silver blanks during periods of market slack (such as now), have caused a steady erosion in the market share of this once extremely popular U.S. silver coin.

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Playing the Lottery vs. Building Real Wealth

Playing the Lottery vs. Building Real Wealth

Those who are looking to get rich quick can try their luck at lotteries, casinos, or highly leveraged derivatives markets. Most who do will, predictably, end up getting poorer. A sound investing strategy won’t necessarily bring you jackpot gains, but it will protect you from disastrous losses while…

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Will FedNow Pave Way for Digital Social Engineering?

Will FedNow Pave Way for Digital Social Engineering?

Last week, the Fed launched a new payment processing system dubbed “FedNow.” Officials say FedNow will allow individuals and businesses to initiate instant funds transfers between banks. Critics warn FedNow could be a prelude to central bank digital currency (CBDC) that threatens financial privacy and freedom.

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There Are No Debt-Based Solutions to the Debt Problem

There Are No Debt-Based Solutions to the Debt Problem

President Joe Biden will meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Monday to hold high-stakes talks on the still-unresolved debt ceiling standoff. Both sides agree that the government will need to take on more debt in order to pay its bills.

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Treasury Secretary Panics: ‘Economic Chaos Will Ensue’

Treasury Secretary Panics: 'Economic Chaos Will Ensue'

On Sunday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that ‘financial and economic chaos will ensue’ if the U.S. government’s borrowing limit isn’t raised. If that wasn’t dramatic enough, she also said on ABC’s “This Week” that a default would bring about an ‘economic calamity.’

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Why Gold is a Must in a Banking Crisis

Why Gold is a Must in a Banking Crisis

There are many reasons to buy and hold physical gold. The lack of counterparty risk, the diversification, and the hedge against inflation are among the top reasons to own the monetary metals. The public is only in the early process of figuring out why gold ownership is an absolute MUST during a banking crisis.

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Sound Money Center Stage in 2023

Sound Money Center Stage in 2023

Sound Money Bills Moving Forward Rapidly in Many States: Because there is so much activity happening at the state level with respect to sound money legislation, here is a quick update on some of the most important bills that are currently pending.

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Catch-22: Rate Hikes

Catch-22: Rate Hikes

Contrary to popular misconceptions perpetuated by the Fed, the root causes of inflation aren’t tied to employment or economic growth. Inflation occurs when the currency supply expands too rapidly as confidence in the ability of U.S. dollars to retain their value falls.

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Fishy Jobs Report Boosts Dollar

Fishy Jobs Report Boosts Dollar

January’s jobs report was ‘stunningly good,’ according to CNBC promoting traders to buy up U.S. dollars and short gold and silver. The official unemployment rate fell to 3.4%, the lowest since 1969. Skeptics say something smells fishy.

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Gold Market Not Buying Powell’s ‘Disinflation’

Gold Market Not Buying Powell's 'Disinflation'

According to Fed chairman Jerome Powell, disinflation is now taking hold. Yes, the very same person who had to walk back his ridiculous pronouncements in 2021 and 2022 that inflation was “transitory” now wants us to believe inflation is steadily declining

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Pay Less Tax in 2023

Pay Less Tax in 2023

Among the top New Year’s resolutions investors can make is to pay less in taxes. Without doubt, taxes can be one of the biggest drains on realized investment returns. Fortunately for holders of physical precious metals coins, rounds, and bars generate no tax consequences…

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Fed Note Suffers Pivotal Breakdown

Fed Note Suffers Pivotal Breakdown

While investors continue to await a possible Federal Reserve pivot toward monetary easing, the pivot has already occurred in major asset markets, including precious metals. Last week was indeed pivotal for multiple asset classes.

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Is Powell Planning a Pivot?

Is Powell Planning a Pivot?

Currency traders may be looking ahead – specifically to the likelihood of a U.S. economic downturn in 2023. The potential of another housing-led Great Financial Crisis also looms. The full effects of the Fed’s latest rate hike won’t be known for months, but higher borrowing costs will hit struggling consumers

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Why Gold’s Set to Turn Around

Why Gold’s Set to Turn Around

As long as silver continues to trade above its low from late August, it will continue to show a positive divergence versus gold. When silver leads, that generally a bullish a sign for the precious metals space. A strong close above $21 would point to a new uptrend.

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Banks on the Brink: Is Your Money Safe?

Banks on the Brink: Is Your Money Safe?

Banks operating outside the United States are presently most vulnerable. A spike in interest rates concomitant with a spike in the exchange rate of the Federal Reserve note “dollar” is wreaking havoc in global debt markets and driving capital flight

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Dave Ramsey Doubles Down on Bad Advice

Dave Ramsey Doubles Down on Bad Advice

Longtime precious metals naysayers such as personal finance guru Dave Ramsey are pointing to gold and silver weakness throughout most of the year as evidence that they don’t protect against inflation. Are the anti-gold bugs right?

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R.I.P. David H. Smith, Precious Metals Philosopher

R.I.P. David H. Smith, Precious Metals Philosopher

I am saddened to report today that my friend… our friend… David Smith lost his battle with cancer last weekend. David was a phenomenal yet humble man. He was a teacher, a student, and a philosopher. I have rarely a met a more optimistic, thoughtful, and wise person.

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Bad News For Economy, Good News For Gold

Bad News For Economy, Good News For Gold

A bad run for gold and silver markets this summer is dimming hopes for the metals being able to finish out the year with some good gains. Major economic indicators have also been trending down this summer. However last week brought some disappointing jobs data.

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Fed Admits It CAN’T Tame Inflation

Fed Admits It CAN'T Tame Inflation

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell is talking tough and warning of more interest rate pain to come. At the same time, Fed officials are now admitting that their sized-up rate hikes won’t even be sufficient to tame the price inflation they have helped create.

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Who Will Forgive the Government’s Debt?

Who Will Forgive the Government's Debt?

So much for “inflation reduction.” Just a few days after signing Green New Deal legislation, rebranded as the Inflation Reduction Act, President Joe Biden has moved to completely undo its core promise by pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into another new bailout package.

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“The Most Overrated Silver Coin in the World”

“The Most Overrated Silver Coin in the World”

Even as silver prices have begun to rally off their lows for the year, the white metal remains one of the best bargains in the investment universe. Few other assets are as cheap on a historical basis as silver is today. Just don’t talk about Silver Eagles…

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‘Wishful Thinking’ Fed Anything But ‘Neutral’

‘Wishful Thinking’ Fed Anything But ‘Neutral’

With last week’s second 75 basis-point rate hike, the Federal Reserve now claims it has achieved a “neutral” monetary policy stance. That would mean, in theory, that interest rates are neither stimulating nor restraining the economy.

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When the Dollar Breaks Down, Metals Will Lift Off

When the Dollar Breaks Down, Metals Will Lift Off

After going essentially straight up for more than a year, the Dollar Index chart is now looking extremely overbought. The Federal Reserve note may be due for a retracement against its foreign counterparts. That will likely spark a rally in metals markets.

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Stagflation: Biden Fails Economics 101

Stagflation: Biden Fails Economics 101

All presidents make mistakes, whether it’s failing to limit the growth of the federal budget or being unable to anticipate turns in the economic cycle. But the Biden administration has been unique in consistently getting just about everything wrong while stubbornly refusing to change course.

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Economy Headed for a Hard Landing

Economy Headed for a Hard Landing

The U.S. economy appears headed for a hard landing. After months of ignoring the steadily growing inflation problem, the Federal Reserve is now using monetary blunt force to try to rein in rising prices.

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Central Bank Demand for Gold Strengthening

Central Bank Demand for Gold Strengthening

The explosion in retail demand for gold has made headlines, but retail investors aren’t the only ones steadily stockpiling the yellow metal. As doubts over currencies increase and as the world becomes increasingly polarized, nations are seeking to hedge their risks with the tried-and-true asset capable of doing so: gold.

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Stefan Gleasonbullion.directory author Stefan Gleason

Stefan Gleason is President of Money Metals Exchange, a precious metals dealer recently named “Best in the USA” by an independent global ratings group, and current winners of Bullion Dealer of the Year (E-Commerce)

A graduate of the University of Florida, Gleason is a seasoned business leader, investor, political strategist, and grassroots activist. Gleason has frequently appeared on national television networks such as CNN, FoxNews, and CNBC and in hundreds of publications such as the Wall Street Journal, The Street, and Seeking Alpha.

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