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Stephen Leeb, PhD, is founder and research chairman of the Leeb Group, which publishes an extensive line of financial newsletters and e-letters reaching more than 200,000 readers. The publications, which have received multiple awards for editorial excellence, include The Complete Investor, Leeb's Income Performance Letter, Leeb's Cash Cow, Leeb's Real World Investing, Leeb's Aggressive Trader, Leeb's Million Dollar Portfolio and Leeb's Trading Desk Pro. Dr. Leeb is a prolific author of books that present his macro-perspectives on global economic trends along with advice to investors. His books have been notable for predicting the secular bull market that began in the 1980s (Getting in on the Ground Floor, Putnam, 1986); the crash in tech stocks and the 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). 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) outlines how China's growing prosperity and its demands on increasingly scarce resources threaten the American way of life.

Dr. Leeb sits on various boards sharing his strategic perspectives on financial markets and natural resources, including Plain Sight Systems, a technology holding company centered at Yale University; Leor Exploration & Production LLC, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration company whose Texas operations were sold in November 2007 to Encana for $2.55 billion; Electrum USA Ltd., one of the world's largest privately held gold exploration companies, Sunshine Silver Mine Corp., a privately held silver exploration company and Water Intelligence plc, a publicly traded London-based company that has developed cutting-edge technology for managing water supplies. He is also on the board of Deep Markets Corporation, a division of Plain Sight Systems that is developing next-generation risk management applications.
Dr. Leeb is a frequent guest on national television and radio financial shows, including those broadcast on CNN, Bloomberg, Fox News, and NPR, and has spoken at numerous investment conferences. In 2010 he gave the keynote address at an energy conference sponsored by J.P. Morgan. As an expert on energy, materials, and their interrelationships, Dr. Leeb consulted for the Congressional Research Service in Spring 2011.

Dr. Leeb earned his Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. In the following three years he obtained both a Master's degree in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois.

Content from Stephen Leeb

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First Solar: Unique Play in Solar Modules

First Solar (FSLR) is unique among manufacturers of solar modules in that it has a strong balance sheet and the leading position in a very strong solar niche, thin film, explains Stephen Leeb, growth …

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Virtus KAR Small-Cap: Too Good to Be True?

When we recently came across Virtus KAR Small-Cap Growth Fund (PXSGX), our only concern was whether it was too good to be true, Stephen Leeb, editor of The Complete Investor. Get Top Pros' Top Pic…

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Satellites, Cyber Attacks and Defense

Space today is teeming with manmade objects and activities that in all sorts of ways shape our lives here on the ground, and its importance to earthlings is steadily expanding, observes Stephen Leeb, …

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ViaSat: Satellite Speculation

This is the second time we have recommended ViaSat (VSAT); we had the stock in our portfolio from September 2012 to February 2015 and enjoyed a 59.6 percent gain, recalls growth stock expert Stephen L…

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Defense Duo: Raytheon and Northrop Grumman

It's been a busy time for our two defense heavyweights Raytheon (RTN) and Northrop Grumman (NOC) as both reported their quarterly results, notes Stephen Leeb, editor of Real World Investing. Get To…

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Matthews Fund Eyes Dividends in China

Founded in November 2009, the Matthews China Dividend Fund (MCDFX), rated five stars by Morningstar, offers a hard-to-beat combination of relatively low risk and relatively high potential gains, sug…

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Xylem: Smart Meters to Clean Water

Water has long been the commodity most often taken for granted, but that’s changing as freshwater supplies around the world become strained and polluted, explains Stephen Leeb, growth stock sp…

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Ferrari: On Track

Ferrari (RACE) is the top brand not just among cars but also among all luxury items, observes growth stock expert Stephen Leeb, editor of The Complete Investor. Its brand identification is so stron…