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

Which silver?  Paper silver or real silver?

Silver prices are largely set on the COMEX futures – paper silver.  A company can post the margin and sell short thousands of contracts with no actual metal available thereby...
Take the S&P Index and multiply by the US dollar index.  This removes most of the currency variation.  Do the same with silver.  The chart of silver times the dollar looks very much like silver priced in euros....
Examine the graph of the silver to gold ratio over the past 25 years.




The major lows in silver prices during the past 25 years are marked with red arrows on the graph. They coincide, more or less, with lows in the silver to gold...
Contradictions exist in our less than sane financial world.

Is it sensible to pay insolvent banks to hold your currency? Negative interest rates are now common.

Is it sensible to lend your savings to insolvent governments for 10...
Most normal individuals believe these basic truths.

We cannot borrow our way out of debt.

We cannot spend our way into prosperity.

We cannot tax ourselves into wealth.

More specific versions of these essential truths are:

We...
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...

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