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

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...
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...

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