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

There is no gold rush in Illinois. The important question is, “Why Not?” “Illinois is in serious financial trouble.” “Illinois has no current budget.” “The reality is Illinois is flat-out broke.” The State Comptroller estimates that the...
The world has added approximately $60 Trillion in debt since 2007, much of it sovereign debt created from deficit spending on social programs, wars, and much more. In that time the world has mined perhaps 30,000 tons of gold, or about 950...
Gold prices peaked in January 1996…and then fell for 3.5 years into a multi-decade low. It was the age of stocks, debt, leverage, and good times; nobody needed or wanted gold.
The Golden Fleece – or 3 Ways to “Get-Rich-Quick” Buy a few congresspersons, or preferably a president, and obtain a “no-bid” contract to provide something to the government at a huge markup. It could be Tamiflu vaccine, security services...
Buy low, sell high! As of early September 2015, the better choices are buying gold and selling the S&P500 Index and relevant stocks. Why? Examine the graph of the ratio of Gold to S&P500 Index for the past 25 years. The ratio is...
Supposedly crude oil prices will stay low for a long time and perhaps drop into the $20’s. The Internet is filled with reasons explaining why crude oil prices will drop. A few are: Saudi Arabia is a swing producer and will provide what the...
Supposedly crude oil prices will stay low for a long time and perhaps drop into the $20’s. The Internet is filled with reasons explaining why crude oil prices will drop. A few are: Saudi Arabia is a swing producer and will provide what the...
For the past 20 years, and much longer in most cases, debt and prices have moved upward in exponential trends. Markets go up and down. Debt however, based on over 100 years of central bank and politician foolishness, only goes up – until...
Gold was valuable 3,000 years ago and will be valuable 3,000 years from now. But can you say the same for dollars, euros, yen, or pounds? Gold maintains its value (on average) over centuries. Can you expect similar longevity for debt...
Rather than discuss the triumph of experience over hope regarding hard money, honest politicians, and free market economics, let’s look at the OPPOSITE.

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