Stefan Gleason

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.

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.

Conventional Investment Advice: WRONG!

Conventional Investment Advice: WRONG!

In uncertain times, diversification is key to being able to survive market turbulence. Every investment advisor under the sun preaches diversification. Unfortunately, conventional asset allocation models prescribe only superficial diversification across stocks and bonds…

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Gold Holding Up as Cryptos Hammered

Gold Holding Up as Cryptos Hammered

As Bitcoin made new all-time highs in recent weeks, an increasing number of investors referred to it as the “new gold.” Cryptos are a far cry from hard money, however, and recent price action may be indicative of why.

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Fed Chairman Retires Laughable “Transitory Inflation” Line

Fed Chairman Retires Laughable “Transitory Inflation” Line

In recent days, the Fed announced it would not only begin – but possibly step up – its tapering of monthly bond purchases, and global markets have not liked what they heard with stock indices falling last week and again this week, despite some brief recovery rallies.

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Will the Anointed Experts Get It Wrong Again?

Will the Anointed Experts Get It Wrong Again?

Investors fear government health officials will order new lockdowns to try to contain it.Never mind that previous lockdowns don’t appear to have worked. Some of the most draconian were imposed by Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer. Her state now records the nation’s highest seven-day rate of infections.

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Biden Spending to Build Back Stagflation

Biden Spending to Build Back Stagflation

President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill into law on Monday amid growing concerns that his administration’s policies are fueling higher inflation. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, a Democrat, is warning of an economically and politically ruinous inflation problem brewing.

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Gold Breakout Confirmed (Kinda)

Gold Breakout Confirmed (Kinda)

Gold finished solidly above the $1,800/oz level on Friday, marking the yellow metal’s best weekly close since late August. More importantly, gold may be breaking out of a larger consolidation pattern in force since prices peaked August last year.

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Gold Gearing Up On Fed Inflation Abdication

Gold Gearing Up On Fed Inflation Abdication

When will precious metals markets finally make their move? It’s a question that has frustrated many investors in 2021. However, there are signs both technical and fundamental that point to a major directional move coming in the relatively near future.

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Worried Foreign Central Banks Boost Gold Reserves

Worried Foreign Central Banks Boost Gold Reserves

After sitting on the sidelines last year, central bank appetite for gold has resumed, due to inflationary pressures globally along with disruptions in the energy market. Russia recently reached a milestone record for its gold reserves, ranking fifth in the world for holdings – with well over 20% of its reserves in gold!

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Are Shortages in the Economy Extending to Precious Metals?

Are Shortages in the Economy Extending to Precious Metals?

While the Fed insists that recent high inflation readings are “transitory” and that long-term inflation expectations remain “anchored” at 2%, investors can’t afford to take their word for it. We must be prepared to navigate unpredictable and erratic markets…

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Extreme Ratios Point to Gold and Silver Price Readjustments

Extreme Ratios Point to Gold and Silver Price Readjustments

Kicking the can down the road is the new national pastime. Every time the government’s bills come due, officials at the Treasury Department find creative ways of paying them with money they don’t have.

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Emboldened, Super-Funded IRS to Target Bank Depositors

Emboldened, Super-Funded IRS to Target Bank Depositors

New, heavy-handed IRS and Federal Reserve controls along with other threats to financial privacy highlight the importance of holding wealth outside the banking system.

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Inflation Tax Coming for Investors

Inflation Tax Coming for Investors

The post-COVID inflation surge that was supposed to be “transitory” is looking a lot more permanent. On Friday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis Friday released data on Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE), the Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge.

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The Fed’s ‘Dangerous’ Path Toward Debt Monetization

The Fed’s ‘Dangerous’ Path Toward Debt Monetization

A prominent U.S. Senator just called the head of the nation’s central bank “dangerous.” Unfortunately, the true dangers of U.S. monetary and fiscal policy were lost on everyone involved. On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before the Senate banking committee…

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Coming Soon: Trillion Dollar Coins

Coming Soon: Trillion Dollar Coins

Credit risk out of China and debt ceiling drama in Washington are driving precious metals markets this week. Gold and silver attracted some significant safe-haven buying as equity markets succumbed to selling.

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The Story of Silver’s Future as Money Is Yet Untold

The Story of Silver’s Future as Money Is Yet Untold

In addition to the white metal’s growing uses in high-tech and alternative energy industries, some silver bulls are banking on rising bullion demand by retail investors and a possible reinvigoration of its use as currency…

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Bond King Declares: Financial Assets Are ‘Garbage’

Bond King Declares: Financial Assets Are ‘Garbage’

“Bond King” Bill Gross warns that stocks and bonds could become tantamount to garbage. Gross sees inflation, coupled with waning demand for Treasuries by foreign central banks, forcing bond yields to rise.

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Will the U.S. Currency Regime Fall?

Will the U.S. Currency Regime Fall?

The U.S. government’s nearly two-decade-long, multi-trillion-dollar “nation building” effort in Afghanistan may now have nothing to show for itself. Unsurprisingly, they didn’t see it coming. Central planners almost never do.

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Debt Ceiling and Budget Battles to Underpin Gold Prices

Debt Ceiling and Budget Battles to Underpin Gold Prices

A mysterious $4 billion sell order – suspiciously placed during the most illiquid time of the day – caused a waterfall $100 decline in gold prices while silver dropped in tandem by over $1.30 per ounce. Among the major issues investors are eyeing this month is the debate over the federal debt…

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What’s Going to Happen When the Debt Comes Due?

What's Going to Happen When the Debt Comes Due?

How they decide to answer it – or evade it, as the case may be – will have profound implications for investors and anyone who holds U.S. dollars. For months, the financial media has been running stories about how the pandemic led to a surge in savings…

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Going For Gold: Building a Winning Portfolio

Going For Gold: Building a Winning Portfolio

In a yield-starved environment where bonds and cash are returning less than inflation, there are no guarantees. But there are certainly opportunities outside of fixed income instruments. Investors who try to sprint their way to success risk hurting themselves in the process. Going for fast-moving penny stocks or cryptocurrencies can lead…

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Biden’s Dangerous Inflation Denials

Biden’s Dangerous Inflation Denials

This week Biden superficially addressed the problem by admitting the obvious – that prices have been rising rapidly this year – while denying that the inflation surge represents anything out of the ordinary. Trust the experts! After all, when have they been wrong about anything…

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The Government Is Culpable for America’s Retirement Crisis

The Government Is Culpable for America’s Retirement Crisis

In decades past, income instruments such as government bonds and bank certificates of deposits provided decent yields. Today, with a 10-year Treasury note yielding just 1.3%, that is not the case.

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Will ‘Infrastructure’ Spending Collapse the Dollar?

Will ‘Infrastructure’ Spending Collapse the Dollar?

Recent collapses of bridges and a Florida condo building highlight what can go wrong when basic structural and foundational elements are neglected and allowed to deteriorate. As corrosion and cracking spread, they may go little noticed at first, with repairs and upgrades put off.

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Bubbles Galore!

Bubbles Galore!

Is the entire financial system currently in a massive bubble? That is the question that astute investors may now be asking. According to Nouriel Roubini, CEO of Roubini Macro Associates and professor at NYU Stern School of Business, now is the time to be overweight gold as more bubbles pop up.

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Gold Set to Test a Major Uptrend

Gold Set to Test a Major Uptrend

Gold to Test Major Uptrend; Fed to Remain Behind Inflation Curve. Battered gold and silver markets face a test of their bull market prospects. For gold, a bullish trendline has been in force since late 2018

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Are You Positioned for the Coming Flight to Quality?

Are You Positioned for the Coming Flight to Quality?

Based on benchmark stock market index’s recent performance, all seems well and good for risk assets – but underneath the surface, however, warning signs are flashing for investors in financial markets. Over the past several weeks, significant selloffs have occurred that may serve as leading indicators of trouble ahead.

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Taper Time! But What Next?

Taper Time! But What Next?

Taper talk from the Federal Reserve is back in focus. But for now, it’s all talk and no action. Last week, former New York Fed President William Dudley said the central bank will begin the process of tapering – winding down its monthly asset purchases – by year end.

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Fed Offers No Holiday from Inflation

Fed Offers No Holiday from Inflation

Heading into Memorial Day weekend, American motorists will see the highest prices at the pump since 2014, according to the AAA. Gas prices now average $3.04 a gallon nationally – reflecting a jump of more than $1.00 compared to the same time last year.

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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.

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.