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

Examine the following chart of monthly crude oil prices.  In the past 26-years crude oil prices have crashed 65%, 59%, 54%, and 76%.  The current crash is about 51% so far. Examine the following chart of monthly silver...
War and Inflation – 3 reasons:

·         From Ernest Hemingway: “The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war.  Both bring a temporary prosperity...
The official US National Debt is about $18,000,000,000,000, or 57 times the current market price of the US gold SUPPOSEDLY stored at Fort Knox, the NY Fed, and elsewhere.  With so much paper in the system, it is easy to see why the...
Each week the CFTC publishes a Commitments of Traders Report (COT) in which “non-commercial” and “commercial” long and short futures positions are reported.  Many people have expressed doubts as to the validity, accuracy and...
Disclosure:  I expected the triple bottom in gold and silver to hold.  It did not!  Silver crashed lower (from $19.28 on August 28 to $17.26 on October 29 to under $16 on October 31) and then gold plunged below $1179 to...
US policies that promote warfare and welfare have produced massively increased debt, much higher consumer prices, larger government, and more central bank intrusion into the markets.  And yes, higher silver and gold prices also...
SENTIMENT: Sentiment for gold (and silver) is very weak – as low as it was at the bottom in June 2013. This suggests both gold and silver are again at or near a bottom.

GOLD TO SILVER RATIO: The ratio is currently about 66 – near the...
The following chart shows:



Silver Prices:  1972 – 1979


 Silver moved upward from about $1.40 in 1971, rallied to about $6.40 in March 1974, and fell to about $4.30 in August 1977.
The March 1974 peak took about 3...
Satire alert!  To the best of my knowledge probably none of the following “news” is true.


 Maverick inventor creates high-tech magnet that extracts gold from sea water.  Price of gold plunges to $750 per ounce. ...
Is a looming war coincident with a depressed gold price and a stock market peak an example of — staring into the great abyss? 

From Peter Cooper:

“A five-year regime of artificially low interest rates is responsible for a bubble...

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The word ‘silver’ originates from the Old English Anglo-Saxon word 'seolfor'