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

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...
A – 1913: Gold was money in the United States. Double eagles ($20.00), Eagles ($10.00), and Half-Eagles ($5.00) circulated freely. Silver dollars and smaller coins were common and used for commerce. And then the bankers created “The...
The US Dollar Index hit a low in 1995, a high in 2002, a low in 2008, and a recent high in 2015. Examine the following 20 year chart of the dollar.
When gold prices rise in earnest (ask the High Frequency Traders for a precise date) they are likely to rise rapidly and cause financial media comments such as, “Nobody saw that coming…”
From the movie “Rounders” regarding poker: “If you can’t spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you are the sucker.” Hypothetically speaking the players at the global poker table could be: The Federal Reserve borrows...

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