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.

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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Inflation Goes from Bad to Worse – to Even Worse

Inflation Goes from Bad to Worse - to Even Worse

Friday’s Consumer Price Index Report sent shockwaves through financial markets. The 8.6% annual reading was yet another new multi-decade high – dealing a body blow to analysts who believed inflation pressures had peaked.

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Peak Inflation or Peak Dollar?

Peak Inflation or Peak Dollar?

Talk of “peak inflation” is helping to drive investor inflows back into stock and bond markets. As the narrative goes, inflation readings have hit their highs for the year. The Federal Reserve will hike rates until monetary policy “normalizes,” then declare victory over the very problem its policies unleashed.

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Globalists Convene to Plan Central Bank Crypto

Globalists Convene to Plan Central Bank Crypto

Central bankers and bureaucrats are seizing on recent turmoil in cryptocurrency markets to push aggressively for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). They made their case to other global elites gathered in Davos on Monday…

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Take Advantage When Markets Succumb to Fear

Take Advantage When Markets Succumb to Fear

Good news for gold holders is that the safe-haven metal is holding up better than conventional financial assets. Stocks are breaking down at the same time as purportedly “risk-free” Treasury bonds are collapsing in value at a rate never before seen

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Following Fed Hike, Which Markets Have Legs?

Following Fed Hike, Which Markets Have Legs?

Markets responded to the Federal Reserve’s widely anticipated 50 basis-point rate hike yesterday by rallying. Investors breathed a sigh of relief when Fed chairman Jerome Powell said a 75 basis-point future hike is off the table.

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Gold Market to Look Past Fed Rate Hikes

Gold Market to Look Past Fed Rate Hikes

Last week’s release of first quarter GDP data was a disappointment, as GDP sank by 1.4%. Analyst expectations were calling for a rise of 1%. The surprise decline may signal a recession ahead. Optimists, however, say the GDP number may not be as bad as it looks.

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Silver Deficit Frames Bullish Outlook

Silver Deficit Frames Bullish Outlook

To begin with, gold and silver are still up for the year overall. By contrast, stock and bond markets are sticking investors with large losses. Investors are finding out the hard way that in an environment of high inflation and rising interest rates, there are no safe havens in paper assets.

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Inflation Problem Goes Far Deeper Than Biden

Inflation Problem Goes Far Deeper Than Biden

Joe Biden has committed more than his share of mistakes and missteps during the first 15 months of his administration.
Some, including a new federal spending spree combined with decisions to limit U.S. oil production and to weaponize the U.S. dollar against Russia, are contributing to the surge in price inflation.

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Plunging Bond Market Signals Trouble Ahead

Plunging Bond Market Signals Trouble Ahead

As Russia appears to be on the verge of defaulting on its debt, the U.S. debt market is also signaling trouble ahead. Treasury bonds, long considered to be among the safest investments, are rapidly plunging in value as yields surge. It could end up being a lost decade – or worse – for bondholders.

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Beat Biden’s Tax Hikes With Hard Money

Beat Biden's Tax Hikes With Hard Money

With Tax Day coming up and tax hike proposals coming down the pike, investors are eyeing ways to limit Uncle Sam’s take. Last week, President Joe Biden proposed several new tax increases to help pay for his massive $5.8 trillion budget…

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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.