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Christopher Galakoutis

Christopher Galakoutis

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Christopher G Galakoutis is an independent investor and commentator, who in 2002 re-directed his attention to studying the macroeconomic issues that he believed would impact the United States, and the world, for many years to come. He works diligently to seek out investments for his own portfolio that align with his views, and writes about them on his website. With a background in international tax, he also works with clients holding foreign investments (ExpatTaxPros.com), ensuring their global income tax costs are being minimized.

  • Gold: Where To From Here?

    Published 11 June 2010 | viewed 0 times

    The focus of this month's post will be about gold and the gold shares. Will the price of gold record 10 straight years of gains,…

  • Inflation Not the Cause of Every Price Increase

    Published 05 February 2010 | viewed 1,135 times

    Costs continue to go up for the goods and services that Americans consume on a daily basis. While today we can all buy stocks, real…

  • Beware the Hin-DEBT-burg

    Published 09 December 2009 | viewed 3,254 times

    The following contains excerpts from a commentary made available to MurkyMarkets.com subscribers on December 6, 2009. A blinding affliction can be seen with the gold…

  • Only a New Credit Bubble (that isnt coming) Staves off Deflation

    Published 16 November 2009 | viewed 2,324 times

    The following is an excerpt from a commentary made available to MurkyMarkets.com subscribers on November 6, 2009. The next issue I wanted to write about…

  • Curtain Call for Inflationary Run

    Published 23 October 2009 | viewed 2,151 times

    The collapse of 2008 occurred because the US was clearly on an unsustainable path of excessive consumption and speculation, financed by credit. Debts are IOU's…

  • Gold Understands that Liquidity Rallies Do Not Create Jobs

    Published 07 October 2009 | viewed 1,389 times

    Portions of this commentary were originally published for subscribers to MurkyMarkets.com on October 3, 2009. Outside of minimum wage jobs and Wal-Mart poverty line work,…

  • US Economy: Reeling Yes, Collapse No

    Published 24 July 2009 | viewed 3,328 times

    Tens of millions of Americans had to be integrated back into a peacetime economy following World War II. America and its finest companies understood the…

  • Gold -- Keeping it Simple

    Published 21 May 2009 | viewed 3,227 times

    There can be little doubt that the US economy is in uncharted waters. The crash of 2008 and the US government's response -- and the…

  • A Difficult but not Impossible Transition

    Published 12 February 2009 | viewed 2,671 times

    There can be no denying the long history of greatness for America. Whether it be the election to its highest office of a leader who…

  • Countries Must Un-peg Before They Decouple

    Published 30 January 2009 | viewed 2,918 times

    The Wall Street Journal ran a piece today titled: "Right Forecast by Schiff, Wrong Plan?" Peter Schiff is the president of the Darien, Connecticut broker-dealer…

  • Gold Will Emerge Winner in This Tug of War

    Published 16 January 2009 | viewed 3,529 times

    A Federal Reserve balance sheet that has grown from 900 billion to well over 2 trillion since last fall may be on its way to…

  • What Must Our Creditors Be Thinking?

    Published 09 January 2009 | viewed 2,794 times

    I read an article recently about problem gambling. You can't help but notice all the poker on television these days. Gambling, lotteries, and all forms…

  • Deflation and Decoupling

    Published 03 December 2008 | viewed 3,262 times

    In the panic following the 1929 stock market crash, bank runs led to bank balance sheet contractions and bank failures, which led to money supply…

  • Staying Focused

    Published 21 November 2008 | viewed 2,839 times

    In these trying times it is critical that we remain focused on the big picture and stay true to our convictions; one can always revisit…

  • The US Dollar Has Got to Go

    Published 13 November 2008 | viewed 3,183 times

    It is clear that the United States has relied on a continuous cycle of debt growth to fuel its economy. The engine of the US…

  • Why Would Credit Deflation Bring Down Gold when Credit Inflation Didnt Send It to the Moon?

    Published 23 October 2008 | viewed 4,863 times

    Parts of the below commentary were originally posted (www.murkymarkets.com) on October 20, 2008. I have received many emails from readers about the public article I…

  • Deflation Scare the Perfect Camouflage

    Published 17 October 2008 | viewed 3,960 times

    It is said the market can sniff out prospective problems and price itself accordingly. If so, then someone needs to get this dog some nasal…

  • Panicking Out of Gold is Not the Answer

    Published 10 September 2008 | viewed 3,070 times

    Watching the US markets, including the dollar, rally of late in light of the stream of horrific economic news, including this past weekend's announcement of…

  • Bernanke Receives Standing-Eight Count

    Published 06 June 2008 | viewed 2,187 times

    It is becoming increasingly obvious to everyone that in the world of central bankers there is only one credibility champ. Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke…

  • World Food Riots Portend Trouble For the US Dollar

    Published 08 May 2008 | viewed 3,500 times

    On a trip to Canada recently I couldn't help but notice the extensive media coverage paid to the worldwide food price inflation, as well as…