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GE Christenson

GE Christenson

Contributor since: 29 Oct 2012


I am a retired accountant and business manager who has 30 years of experience studying markets, investing, and trading futures and stocks. I have made and lost money during my investing career, and those successes and losses have taught me about timing markets, risk management, government created inflation, and market crashes. I currently invest for the long term, and I swing trade (in a trade from one to four weeks) stocks and ETFs using both fundamental and technical analysis. I offer opinions and commentary, but not investment advice.

  • Gold or Crushing Paper Debt

    Published 22 October 2014 | viewed 0 times

    A Yahoo headline: Pentagon Readying For Long War in Iraq, Syria. More war means more debt and higher inflation. Increasing national debt is as certain…

  • Silver, Warfare and Welfare

    Published 14 October 2014 | viewed 0 times

    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…

  • Gold to Silver Ratio - Sentiment

    Published 02 October 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The gold to silver ratio (GSR) acts like a sentiment indicator. When the GSR is low both gold and silver are usually running upward and…

  • Silver, Gold, Debt and Taxes

    Published 23 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    I'm convinced - we can't escape debt and taxes. Essentially all currency is created as debt, and our financial system creates more debt and more…

  • Silver: a Collapse and a Rally

    Published 18 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Complaint From A Silver Bull The last 3 plus years have been difficult. My faith in the silver bull market and my fear of fiat…

  • The Silver Sentiment Cycle

    Published 15 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The following chart shows: Larger Image Silver moved upward from about $1.40 in 1971, rallied to about $6.40 in March 1974, and fell to about…

  • Gold Model Projects Prices From 1971 - 2021

    Published 04 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Gold persistently rallied from 2001 to August 2011. Since then it has fallen rather hard, down nearly 40% at one point, but it currently looks…

  • Staring Into the Great Abyss

    Published 26 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Is a looming war coincident with a depressed gold price and a stock market peak an example of --- staring into the great abyss? From…

  • The US Gold in Fort Knox is Secure, Gone, or Irrelevant?

    Published 19 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    In 1950 the US owned about 20,000 metric tons of gold - approximately 640,000,000 troy ounces. By August 15, 1971 when President Nixon "temporarily" closed…

  • Black Swans on Final Approach

    Published 13 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    There are several potential disasters that could disrupt the financial and political status quo, much like what happened after an Archduke was shot 100 years…

  • The Big One - 2014 Version - Maybe

    Published 08 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    A California 9.9 earthquake, Dow Index crash to sub-10,000, gold prices go parabolic, a possible Ebola outbreak in a major US or European city, derivative…

  • Silver Pyramid Power

    Published 06 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Global annual silver production is approximately 820,000,000 ounces or a bit more than 25,000 metric tons. What does that mean in terms that we can…

  • Gold Prices 1971 - 2014 in 3 Waves

    Published 01 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The Big Picture Ignore the hype regarding gold, bonds, booms and busts, hope and chains, "shock and awe," stock market crashes, "money honey" commentary, and…

  • Silver Prices - Megaphone Patterns

    Published 29 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    President Nixon closed the "gold window" in August 1971. That decision enabled the exponential growth of debt, paper currencies, and prices. A few examples: Item…

  • Clear and Present Danger Zone

    Published 24 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Ding, Ding, Ding! The bell tolls, not for the 1%, but for the remaining 99% in Europe, the UK, Japan, and the US. What Danger…

  • Silver To Gold Ratio: 27 Years of Data

    Published 27 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Statistically, gold and silver prices closely follow each other. But what is more important is the ratio between silver and gold and the trend of…

  • Gold - A 40 Year Perspective

    Published 20 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    In broad terms, gold was in a bull market during the late 1960s and 70s, a bear market during the 80s and 90s, and back…

  • Silver Was Not In a Bubble in 2011!

    Published 14 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Conclusions The April 2011 silver price spike was NOT a bubble. The January 1980 silver price blow-off was a bubble, and it was materially different…

  • Gold - Fertile Ground for Sarcastic Analysis

    Published 07 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    *** SARCASM ALERT *** (The following does not represent an accurate and true representation of my thinking.) I believe gold prices will fall hard between…

  • Buy Signal in the PM Sector

    Published 28 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    It looks like gold and silver stocks bottomed on Monday April 21 and that gold and silver also bottomed this week. Really? The usual reaction…