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 movie “The Big Short” features Michael Burry. His statement from Zerohedge: “It seems the world is headed toward negative real interest rates on a global scale. This is toxic. Interest rates are used to price risk, and so in the...
The S&P500 has peaked about every seven years and the peak in May 2015 probably marked the end of this seven year cycle. The next big move in the S&P500 will probably be down, based on cycles, the 30 year charts and the five year...
“Meth” or Methamphetamine is a common recreational drug used, according to Wikipedia, to induce feelings of euphoria, increase sexual desire, and stimulate weight loss, among others.
The US official national debt has increased from under $ 2 Billion to almost $19 Trillion in the 102 years since the Federal Reserve was created. Gold has increased from $20.67 per ounce to today’s price of about $1,070. Expect more debt...
In one hand we hold gold, which is eternal, beautiful, and valuable everywhere. In the other hand we are stuck with a debt sandwich. That sandwich is a massive slab of debt wedged between an impressive military war machine that spends...
In 1964 Sean Connery starred in the movie “Goldfinger” in which the villain, a wealthy Brit named Goldfinger, attempted to revalue his personal gold hoard higher by a factor of 10. His plan was to detonate an atomic bomb inside Fort Knox...
In round numbers, these wars (in today’s dollars) were tremendously expensive: Vietnam War: Estimated cost is $740 Billion War on Drugs: Estimated cost is $1,000 Billion War on Terror, including Afghanistan and Iraq: Estimated cost is $...
Debt overwhelms most people in debt based fiat currency economies (US, UK, Europe, and others). Credit cards, auto loans, student loans, mortgages, and more …
The Silly Season – the Elect a President Cycle – is upon us. We pretend the candidates matter and care about the American public and their values, we pretend the election is important, and we forget that the outcome is heavily influenced...
1970s: Gold rallied from about $35 in 1970 to nearly $200 in December 1974…and then fell to about $100 in August 1976. So what? Examine the graph of average monthly gold prices Jan. 1970 – Sept. 1976. Compare it to the graph of gold...

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10 karat gold is 41.7% pure gold.