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

Buy to open the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) March 15, 2019 $116 call option. Pay no more than $3.00. My gold indicator is now bullish enough to warrant buying a call on gold via the GLD ETF.  For those following my trading system, this is a Pot-3 trade. All… Read More

Sell to close SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD) June 29, 2018 $129 call option. President Trump’s tariff announcement has cast a layer of unpredictability over the market.  Although my gold indicator signal hasn’t changed very much, I think it’s best to take the gain at this time. Read More

Buy to open the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD) June 29, 2018 $129 call option. Pay no more than $2.10. My gold indicator is now bullish enough to warrant buying a call on gold. I like the GLD June 29, 2018 $129 call. For those following my Three-Pot trading system,… Read More

Sell to close the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) June 15, 2018 $282 call option. The option trade got off to a rocky start for us, but market has bounced back. Ahead of Jerome Powell’s first testimony before Congress tomorrow, which could have a significant effect on the market… Read More

Buy to open the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) June 15, 2018 $282 call option. Pay no more than $4.75. My stock indicator has become bullish enough to buy a call on the S&P 500. I like the SPY June 15, 2018 $282 call. Read More

Sell to close the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE: GDX) June 15, 2018 $22 at the market price.  We have a nice gain on the GDX call option trade in less than one week. We recommend taking the gain at this time. Read More

Buy to open the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) June 15, 2018 $262 call option.  My stock indicator is positive now and I think there’s a good chance the signal will get stronger.  Still, the stock indicator signal is not quite as strong as the gold… Read More