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

Summary: Timmy, a precocious ten-year-old opens a lemonade stand and learns about unbacked currencies. “Dad, I’m excited and ready for business. Mom made me sign an IOU when she gave me sugar and frozen lemonade so I have stuff to sell.”...
The movie “Thelma and Louise” was released in 1991. One theme it discussed was “crossing over” or going beyond the point of no return. The consequences were tragic.
We did what to ourselves? Our representatives, senators, and Presidents, supposedly acting on our behalf, voted for and created what history has shown are huge monetary and fiscal mistakes. Some will disagree, but consider this partial...
Financial sacrifices are so obvious and commonplace they are seldom acknowledged. Borrowing money on a credit card, mortgage or car loan to purchase something is typical. You have sacrificed future spending for use in the present.
This article and another were written for Miles Franklin. Read them here and here. Since this article was written in early January stock indices have bubbled higher. Some analysts have dreamed of a “melt-up” for stock markets. Regardless,...
The official U.S. national debt, ignoring off-balance sheet liabilities, unfunded liabilities, “missing money” and fudging was: Sept. 30, 2016 $19.573 trillion, October 2, 2017 $20.347 trillion.
Global Warming – Climate Change – Global Cooling Human beings do affect climate and weather. But is their impact important? Consider this article about global cooling. Stepping Back From The Controversy “Warming” can be taxed. “...
This book examines 44 graphs and shows that national debt and most prices have increased exponentially in the past 50 – 100 years. It shows why gold prices will reach $10,000, probably in the next decade.
L. Frank Baum wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” over a century ago. The story charms readers on several levels. The books and movie have been exceptionally popular. This interpretation describes the symbolism:
The green arrows are 10 years long. Peaks indicated are in 1987, 2007 and potentially 2017. The pause in 1997 was not a top because the market rally extended into early 2000. The current peak in 2017 could also extend, but valuation and...

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Gold weighs 19.3 times as much as an equal volume of water.