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.

GE Christenson Articles

One hundred years ago certificates backed by gold and silver as well as gold and silver coins circulated as real money. Sadly, today’s currencies are debts issued by central banks, not real money. The Fed (U.S. central bank) issues Federal...
Analysts use this ratio to describe how inexpensive silver is compared to gold—like now. They also use the ratio to show long-term buy zones for both metals.
The economic world is always changing, but the 2018-2019 period will mark an important transition. Consider credit market debt, interest rates, stock indices, individual stocks, and several ratios.
Rules help guide us through uncertainty. THOSE WHO MAKE THE RULES. For perspective on Washington D.C. and Wall Street, we listen to wisdom and wit from Bill Bonner: “We look at the passing parade in Washington through a cynical lens…
Jim Cramer of CNBC fame likes stocks. On Tuesday, October 23, before the DOW collapse of 608 on Wednesday, October 24, CNBC reported: “Cramer advises patience, not panic, saying don’t dump stocks in this sell-off.” [Dow 10/23/18 – 25,191....
Peter Schiff explained “What Happens Next.” This article takes his “likely sequence of events” and expands the discussion. His sequence: Bear Market. Recession. Deficits explode. Return of ZIRP and QE. Dollar tanks.
Sometimes we must consider the unthinkable. Official US national debt is $21.6 trillion. Unfunded liabilities are five to ten times higher. Global debt is about $250 trillion. US national debt has doubled every eight to nine years for...
The global economy carries debt of about $250 trillion, an impossible sum to repay, which suggests default, devastating inflation, and probably both.
Predicting the end of the world, physical or financial, is seldom helpful. If the prediction is correct, how do you profit from the insight? If the prediction is wrong and the “end of the world” is delayed (typical), you lose credibility.
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman starred in the 2007 movie, “The Bucket List.” A “bucket list” defines things we want to do before we die, before we “kick the bucket.” A reverse bucket list—as used here—is a list of things already...

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Gold is the official state mineral of Alaska.