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

“Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws.” Supposedly, this is a quote from Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild. Ignore the distinct possibility that he did not make this statement, but let’s assume the concept, if...
I read that I can’t eat gold as I munched on my 401(k) sandwich and guzzled my IRA wine, which tastes like a cheap Chardonnay. For a side dish I ate blanched twenty dollar bills and consumed a chocolate money market for dessert.
The prices of gold, platinum and silver are important – as they communicate valuable insights. Consider the price of monthly gold for the past 20 years – log scale below.
It has been reported that about $10 Trillion of sovereign debt “yields” negative interest. Assume total global sovereign debt is about $60 Trillion. Therefore, about one-sixth of all sovereign debt has negative interest rates. This brings...
Examine the 30+ year graph of the gold to silver ratio. This is the Big Picture perspective. The ratio moves from low to high and back to low in long-term patterns. I have shown the large scale moves with red (up) and green (down) arrows.
We all know the debt load in the US economy is horrendous and unsustainable. The US government runs deficits of approximately $1 Trillion per year, even with interest rates at historical lows. Current official national debt exceeds $19...
The Fort Knox Bullion Depository OFFICIALLY contains 147.3 million ounces of gold. Reality: The gold is listed on paper and in official pronouncements. However, it has also been officially pronounced that: “If you like your health plan,...
Gold bottomed in December 2015 at a major cycle low. Or did it? Financial Sense published in May an article by Tom McClellan, an excellent analyst: “Major Cycle Low Upcoming in Gold.” The low may be coming as this article suggests, or...
There are patterns in markets. Yes, the Fed and High Frequency Traders influence markets, but we can learn from past patterns in the S&P500 Index. Using weekly data, the S&P500 made a high in March 2000, fell to an initial low in...
What will happen in our increasingly chaotic financial world? For sensible analysis, seek the most intelligent, least biased and experienced people…central bankers, most economists and all politicians are, of course, not eligible.

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10 karat gold is 41.7% pure gold.