About Jason Stevenson

Jason Stevenson is Markets & 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.

Websites and financial e-letters Jason writes for:

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A Gold Bull Market Lurks in the Shadows
Gold will surge to the highest level in five years if a global trade war breaks out, according to Rick Rule, chief executive officer of Sprott U.S. Holdings Inc. Rick Rule is a smart businessman and successful investor. He’s been around for decades in the resources sector. When he talks, you listen carefully.
Forget Bitcoin and Focus on Stocks
Forget Bitcoin and Focus on Stocks
Have you heard the latest news? Twitter banned advertisements on cryptocurrency initial coin offerings (ICOs). Bitcoin fell 7% on the news. It's currently trading below US$8,000 at the time of writing. Weeks of regulatory uncertainty has weighed on the digital currency.
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Can We Expect a Sharp Stock Market Drop?
The stock market remains volatile, and caution is in the wind. The President slashed the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, earlier in the year. That helped boost investor sentiment. But corporate tax cuts can only do so much for share prices.
gold bull market
Italy to Spark the Coming Gold Bull Market
To be honest, most people are downplaying the vote. There’s a serious risk that we’ll see a referendum by year’s end. I believe Italy will hold a referendum to leave the Eurozone this year. You can’t ignore the majority of Italians voted for Eurosceptic parties.
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What the Italian Election Could Mean for Gold
Thanks to Merkel’s hard-line policies, multiple countries could leave the European Union within the next five years. Will Italy be next following the Italian election? It’s clear that people aren’t happy and want something different. That’s why we’re seeing old governments thrown out and extreme politicians, whether left or right, elected around the world.
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?
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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.