GE Christenson

Gary 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

Yes, traumatic market events (falling rocks) occur, even though markets are “managed,” statistics are manipulated, and politicians pretend to care about something besides their next election.
As discussed in the James Rickards book “The Road to Ruin” and elsewhere, we know much is currently wrong with our financial world.
Central bankers are managing paper currencies for the benefit of the people, not the financial and political elite. Consequently consumer prices are stable and there is no reason to own gold as protection from currency devaluations.
Examine the picture below. The global economy thrives on debt and credit. We purchase essential products using debt/credit. The U.S. dollar bill is a debt of the Federal Reserve. All debt based assets have counter-party risk.
What happens when new currency is created with few limits by central banks and commercial banks? Answer: Far too much debt and currency are created. Central Bank Balance Sheets have increased by $10 trillion in the last decade and $1...
Gold has no counter-party risk in a 2008-style crash. The continual devaluation of the US dollar is inevitable. Gold will eventually return to its true historic role as money. The destruction of government balance sheets, continual...
Thinking about the 105th anniversary of the sinking Titanic, the Titanic-sized debt in the world, and the role of central bankers… The RMS Titanic departed Southampton, England at noon on April 10, 1912 and struck an iceberg in the North...
If you own gold or plan to buy gold, this information affects you. Other ideal times to buy gold were after the 9-11 disaster, during the stock market crash in October and November 2008, the December 2015 multi-year low in gold prices, and...
Snowballs have a short life expectancy in Death Valley. Fiat currencies, backed by credit and debt, survive longer than snowballs in Death Valley, but history shows all fiat currencies are inflated into worthlessness and eventually die.
Grab your ultra-reliable 357 magnum revolver and load the cylinder with six, not one, rounds of ammunition. Point the gun at your head if you are a member of the struggling middle-class. Imagine pulling the trigger and hoping…

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In the Aztec language the name for gold is teocuitlatl which means "excrement of the gods."