GE Christenson

GE 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

This is a short story.  It has a purpose.  Bear with me.

A long time ago and far, far away there was a village that was occasionally raided by outlaws who took food, jewels, and women.  The villagers were understandably...
Silver has moved sideways for about nine months, after it moved sideways from a slightly higher level for about 14 months.  Boring!

The big events in the past 5 years have been:


August 2010: Silver began a huge move from...
As I see it, the following are true:


Debt is increasing far more rapidly than growth in the underlying economies that must support that debt. Although this is also true in Japan, the UK, and Europe, I’ll focus on the US.
Revenue is...
You have probably heard that phrase regarding alcoholics.  It applies elsewhere.


One hit of “meth” is too many, but when you NEED it, 12 hits are not enough.
One shot of “mainlined” heroin is too many, and you know the rest of...
US T-Bonds have been levitated higher as central banks aggressively pushed their “Inflate or Die” QE process.

Examine this log scale chart of monthly T bonds since 1985. I have drawn a red line that more or less connects the most...
We often hear (the wrong) questions such as:


What did politicians know about that scandal?
Will the stock market rally another year?
Did politicians lie to the American public about ObamaCare?
If we elect a new president/prime...
Bill Bonner wrote a hypothetical college graduation speech which he did not present.  What he would have said included:

“You are heirs to claptrap, nonsense, bogus theories, and trillions of dollars in debt. 

The systems,...
We know that most western governments are deficit spending, borrowing heavily, in debt beyond the point of no return and must increase taxes and appropriations from their citizens.

We know that politicians will take the politically...
I recently published an article projecting possible prices for gold in the year 2020 based on the S&P 500 Index and the ever increasing population adjusted US national debt.  I assumed three scenarios and three different gold...
The US dollar has been the world’s reserve currency since Bretton Woods – about 70 years.  The power and importance of Middle-East oil and the US economy and military have supported the dollar for about 40 years.  Quick...

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