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

Silver peaked in 1980 and then crashed into “Silver Desolation Row” in 1999 – 2001, like now.

The 1970s decade was the time for commodity price increases and inflation. The 1980s and 1990s saw a preference for paper assets and stocks,...
The graph below shows 100 years of silver and crude oil prices on a log scale using the annual average of daily prices. Example: The price of silver peaked in 1980 at about $50 but the smoothed annual average was about $16.

The big picture in simple terms:

US national debt is huge, ugly, unpayable, and accelerating higher.
Silver Eagles are pretty and are priced low.
Silver prices will increase erratically, driven higher by a devalued dollar, along...
This is a short story.  It has a purpose.  Bear with me.

A long time ago and far, far away there was a village that was occasionally raided by outlaws who took food, jewels, and women.  The villagers were understandably...
Silver has moved sideways for about nine months, after it moved sideways from a slightly higher level for about 14 months.  Boring!

The big events in the past 5 years have been:

August 2010: Silver began a huge move from...
As I see it, the following are true:

Debt is increasing far more rapidly than growth in the underlying economies that must support that debt. Although this is also true in Japan, the UK, and Europe, I’ll focus on the US.
Revenue is...
You have probably heard that phrase regarding alcoholics.  It applies elsewhere.

One hit of “meth” is too many, but when you NEED it, 12 hits are not enough.
One shot of “mainlined” heroin is too many, and you know the rest of...
US T-Bonds have been levitated higher as central banks aggressively pushed their “Inflate or Die” QE process.

Examine this log scale chart of monthly T bonds since 1985. I have drawn a red line that more or less connects the most...
We often hear (the wrong) questions such as:

What did politicians know about that scandal?
Will the stock market rally another year?
Did politicians lie to the American public about ObamaCare?
If we elect a new president/prime...
Bill Bonner wrote a hypothetical college graduation speech which he did not present.  What he would have said included:

“You are heirs to claptrap, nonsense, bogus theories, and trillions of dollars in debt. 

The systems,...


Spanish Conquistadores invaded the Inca Empire in 1528 to steal their silver and gold.