GE Christenson

GE ChristensonGary Christenson is the owner and writer for the popular and contrarian investment site Deviant Investor and the author of the book, “Gold Value and Gold Prices 1971 – 2021.” He is a retired accountant and business manager with 30 years of experience studying markets, investing, and trading. He writes about investing, gold, silver, the economy and central banking.

Articles by GE Christenson

Why Silver Cycles and War Cycles?

Because silver prices and wars are connected, and because cycles have predictive value when viewed over the long term.  Look at silver prices since the year 1900.  Yes, silver has not freely...
Yes, they are connected.

Dollars are created as debt. More dollars in circulation = more debt.

More debt means consumption is “pulled forward” from the future so consumption can occur now. This usually ends badly.

Commercial banks...
Silver currently sells around $16, which would be sensible if the US national debt was much less than its current $20 trillion.



Given the massive national debt and 100 years of experience, silver prices could easily be double or...
Bubbles Come And Go.

Silver and gold – 1980

Japanese Nikkei – 1990

NASDAQ – 2000

Mortgages and Real Estate – 2006

Bonds, Debt, Stocks, Real Estate – 2017

Examine the following graph of monthly data for 32 years of the...
Silver prices are rising along the bottom of a 20 year log scale trend channel (shown later). There are no guarantees in a manipulated paper market, such as COMEX silver, but it is possible that silver prices will collapse further, or more...
Following President Trump’s speech the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) easily broke 21,000, and closed at another all-time high – 21,115.

The Dow closed up for the 12th consecutive day on Monday February 27, another three decade...
How low and how high will the price of silver range on the PAPER markets during 2017?  Knowing the influence central bankers, politicians, HFT algos, bullion banks and JPMorgan exercise over increasingly managed markets...
While the global bond markets have begun to correct their 35 year bull market, the major US stock indices, including the Dow, NASDAQ, Russell and S&P500, have rallied nicely.



Official US national debt is...
From Louise Yamada – technical analyst:

“History shows the only place for interest rates to go from here is higher.”



Examine the above chart of interest rates for 200 years.


Rates rise and fall in long cycles, 20 to 40...
The US National Debt is a “train-wreck.” The official debt is nearly $20 trillion and the unfunded liabilities are $100 – $200 trillion, depending on who is counting.


It can never be repaid. Implications are dire.
Official debt...

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Domestic gold prices tumble on reduced demand