About Jason Stevenson

Jason Stevenson is Markets and Money’s resource analyst. He shares over a decade’s worth of investing and trading experience across resource stocks and commodity futures and options.

He originally studied accounting and finance at Curtin University, where he was awarded a first-class honours degree. His professional background stems across high-net-worth, top tier accounting (corporate finance, tax and auditing), and sell-side equities research. Before joining the team at Markets and Money, Jason worked at boutique firms which advised fund managers and high-net-worth clients on where to invest.

Whether it’s gold, crude oil, copper or an obscure metal like vanadium, you can rely on an in-depth analysis in Markets and Money. Jason also brings you extensive macro, political and geopolitical analysis from around the world. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to telling the truth.

Jason is also the lead analyst of Gold Stock Trader, a premium service for investors serious about precious metal stocks.

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US stock market

Here’s Why the Stock Market Correction Could Be Over

Bitcoin is a failure. Few people use it as a currency. It’s too volatile, the transaction costs are too high, and it’s difficult to store and secure. That’s why we keep on saying that you should stick to what’s known to work: stocks. In a world influenced by central banks, we should expect the unexpected. That’s why it’s worth asking: Is the stock correction over or are we due for another dip?
stocks

Selling Cryptocurrencies and Buying Stocks

Cryptocurrencies are a terrible investment, in my view. They are difficult to buy, attacked by governments and hackers worldwide, and in a major downtrend. So, with too many risks to worry about, I suggest sticking to the stock market. That’s where you can sleep at night, while making potentially massive gains during the day.
stock market and possible war breakout in the middle east

Here’s the Real Problem with the Stock Market

Remember, the stock market went straight up for two years. Banks and institutions under-priced risk for months. To account for the ‘extra’ uncertainty, they needed to sell some shares to rebalance their portfolios. The Dow jumped 569 points last night, closing at 24,915 points. It may appear that the correction is over. But the volatility could just be starting, especially if war breaks out in the Middle East.
Gold stocks

Forget Cryptocurrencies, Buy Gold

Is another cryptocurrency bear market starting? No one knows for sure. But, at the very least, I believe more government regulation is on the way. This could destroy cryptocurrency prices. Others might disagree. They are a terrible investment. So, while crypto punters ignore the risks, we suggest checking out the gold sector.
Redbubble shares rising

Forget Cryptocurrencies, Cobalt is the Hottest Sector

Regulation could destroy the cryptocurrency space, sending prices sharply lower. So, while crypto punters ignore the risks, we suggest following another sector instead: cobalt. The base metal is getting hotter by the day, and could potentially make you a lot of money.
oil pumps across Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Purge

With one of the world’s largest petroleum fields and about US$1.2 billion in reserves, the country urgently needs to reduce its reliance on oil. It provides three-quarters of state revenue. The clock is ticking…
middle east conflict

The Truth Behind the Middle East War

Everyone has a lot on the table in this game of political brinksmanship. And the region is extremely volatile. What you can do is prepare yourself financially for the worst possible scenario. If this potential war escalates, at least your wealth won’t be erased.
Aussie dollar news

Aussie Dollar in 2018: Up or Down?

The RBA cash rate, whether higher or lower than in the US, makes little difference to the Australian dollar in the medium term. In my view, when it comes to forecasting the Aussie dollar, the only thing worth following is commodity prices. That’s because Australia is a resource-driven economy.
Gold stocks

Is Gold Losing Its Shine to Bitcoin?

Gold has barely reacted to any of the global tensions of late. Bitcoin, on the other hand, has stolen the spotlight. Perhaps it’s become the ‘new’ gold? I doubt it. I’m not concerned about gold’s future. I still believe it will go higher when the time is right. That could happen sooner rather than later.
Copper price

Why You Should Become an Electrician

You may have heard it referred to as ‘Dr Copper’. That’s because the base metal is so widely utilised that some pundits use it to measure the pulse of the world economy. The copper price has surged to its highest level in six weeks.
gold prices going up

Gold to Take Off When the Missiles Fly

Of course, if geopolitical tensions keep climbing, gold could surge higher. But the yellow metal needs to close above the upper black horizontal line. That’s major resistance level at US$1,297 per ounce. If it clears that, gold could revisit this year’s high. That should be good news for gold stocks.
Freedom Oil and Gas shares rise

The ‘Good’ News for ASX Oil Stocks

Pay attention to what’s happening in the Middle East. If Saudi Arabia makes another unpredictable move — one which could happen at any time — it could be good news for ASX-listed crude and oil stocks.
oil pumps across Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Gambit to Boost Oil Prices

To break even next year, Saudi Arabia needs oil prices to stay above US$70 per barrel. I believe there’s an extremely low chance of oil prices staying above that level, let alone hitting it. That is, unless a major war breaks out in the Middle East. That’s why Saudi Arabia appears to want a bigger war in the region to drive crude prices sharply higher.