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 prices have been crushed for over 4 years, especially in the paper futures markets.  The predictable result has been reduced interest in real money – silver and gold.  The media is more focused on Donald Trump, Caitlyn...
For the past 15 – 40 years, debt and prices in most markets have moved upward, broadly speaking, in exponential trends.  See the following log-scale graphs.

US T-Bonds:  T-Bonds have been rallying in their bull market since...
Silver prices hit a low of about $14.33 on July 24 after High Frequency Traders had run stops that week.  It has happened before and will again.  Occasionally they will run stops going up, not down.  The gold to silver ratio...
The price of silver has been crushed during the last four years.  Prices are ready to reverse.  We will know soon enough after the High-Frequency-Traders have their way with prices for paper silver and gold on the CME.  But...
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...
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.



Prices...
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...

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