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

The S&P500 Index shows a top in May 2015, a correction into August…and a deeper fall this month – February 2016. Look out below.
The exchange rate between the Argentina Peso and the US dollar in January 1945 was 4.17 pesos to one dollar. Like the United States, Argentina created substantial price inflation – devaluation of their currency – in the 1950s - 1990s.
We have seen the bottom in the gold market and gold stocks. Evidence: Examine the 30+ year chart of the monthly XAU (gold stock Index) to Gold ratio. You can see that the downtrend in the ratio has lasted about 20 years – since 1996. The...
Crude oil prices have dropped from about $106 in June of 2014 to briefly under $30 in January of 2016 – down about 74% peak to trough. This appears to be an on-going disaster for oil companies, the banks who loaned money to frackers, oil...
Everyone knows that government expenses and deficits are out of control. Think U.S., Europe, the U.K., Japan, and others. So what? Borrowing today supposedly brings spending forward from the future, so future spending should be curtailed...
Suppose you had a printing press in your basement along with a supply of perfect paper. You could slip down to your basement and print a batch of perfect $100 notes or 500 euro notes, but only in an emergency.
It’s been crazy so long it feels like normal…Several $ Trillion in global debt “pays” negative interest. Loan your capital to an essentially bankrupt government and lose a portion of that capital every year! Strange and crazy!
My name is John Q. Public. I live a good life, make lots of money (never mind how) and have debts such as a mortgage on a great house – $375,000, a Cessna – $150,000 (my air force), and a sweet little two mast sailing ship – $78,000 (my...
We all know that gold prices in US dollars have been in a downtrend for about 4.5 years. We all know that gold prices rise on average as the underlying currency declines in value. Gold in the US dollar was priced under $21 per ounce when...
It’s been crazy so long it feels like normal… Several $ Trillion in global debt “pays” negative interest. Loan your capital to an essentially bankrupt government and lose a portion of that capital every year! Strange and crazy!

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