Stephen Leeb

Stephen Leeb, Ph.D. is the Chief Investment Strategist of The Complete Investor and Real World Investing.

Dr. Leeb’s books have been notable for predicting the secular bull market that started in the 1980s (Getting in on the Ground Floor, Putnam, 1986); the tech stock crash and rise of real assets, including oil and gold (Defying the Market: Profiting in the Turbulent Post-Technology Market Boom, McGraw-Hill, 1999); and the surge in oil prices (The Oil Factor: Protect Yourself and Profit from the Coming Energy Crisis, Warner Books, 2004). His national bestseller, The Coming Economic Collapse: How You Can Thrive When Oil Costs $200 a Barrel (Warner Books, 2006), co-authored with Glen Strathy, outlined the biggest challenges facing the US economy, and accurately predicted the 2008 sub prime mortgage crisis as well as the vicious subsequent economic cycle requiring massive infusions of government stimulus, near zero interest rates and much higher federal debt levels. Game Over: How You Can Prosper in a Shattered Economy (Business Plus, 2009) predicted a permanent peak in global commodity production. Dr. Leeb’s eighth and latest book, Red Alert (Hachette, 2011), outlined China’s growing prosperity and the ways in which its demands on increasingly scarce resources threaten the American way of life.

Among his many speaking engagements, he has been the keynote speaker at both a JPMorgan Chase energy conference and a Royal Bank of Canada commodities conference.

Dr. Leeb received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He then earned his master’s degree in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois in just three years, an academic record that stands to date. He is frequently quoted in the financial media, including Investors Business Daily, USA Today, Business Week, The New York Times, NPR and The Wall Street Journal. In addition, Dr. Leeb is a regular guest on Fox News, Bloomberg, CNN and Neil Cavuto.

Analyst Articles

Editor’s Note: Due to an unexpected outage at our email service provider yesterday afternoon, we were unable to send our Weekly Issue at its regular time. And with the Comey memo leak creating heightened uncertainty in the market, we decided to send the issue today to give the indicators one… Read More

Sell SPDR Energy Select ETF (XLE) December 68 put. Our oil stock indicator has improved. Sell to close the XLE December 68 put. Read More

Sell Schlumberger (SLB), NovaGold (NG), Gabriel Resources (GBRRF), and Trilogy Metals (TMQ). Sell SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) June 220 put option. Going forward, our publication will focus exclusively on making option trades based on our indicators. Thus, although we are long-term bulls on gold, copper, and oil,… Read More

Buy to open the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) December 68 put option. Our oil stocks indicator has fallen into “-2” territory. We recommend buying to open the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) December 68 put option. This trade is rated high risk as it has a chance… Read More