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

“For the last 6 months we have responded ‘it is happening right before your very eyes!’”

“The coming crash is a mathematical certainty and one that historians will ask in the future, ‘what were they thinking.’ While CNBC parades clown...
The M2 measure of money supply has increased about 6.7% per year since 1971 when President Nixon severed the last hint of gold backing the dollar. The subsequent deluge of digital dollars levitated prices for oil, trucks, hamburgers, the S...
Official US national debt exceeds $21 trillion. National debt increases over $3 billion per day.

Another day older and $3 billion deeper in debt!



The U.S. government pays the interest by issuing new debt. But that new debt...
The U.S. government and the Deep State are monster porkers. Government runs on dollars, debt and devaluation. It spends too much supporting corporations and cronies and buying votes. The Treasury issues debt to fund the revenue shortfall....
Johnny Cash wrote “Committed to Parkview” in 1985. The Highwaymen (Cash, Nelson, Jennings, and Kristofferson) sang the song. Verse four is:

“They wake me about six-thirty

Just before the morning meal

While they’re takin’ my blood...
Silver prices peaked in 2011. The descent has been long and tedious. Perhaps silver prices made an important low on September 11, 2018, like they did on November 21, 2001 at $4.01. That long-term low was twenty cents below the price on...
Several countries and cities studied and tested a universal basic income (UBI). At first glance it looks like giveaway nonsense:


Who pays for the giveaways?
Does the UBI discourage work and self-improvement?
How much price...
The addictive behaviors of drug addicts are similar to the actions of a modern “Keynesian” economy addicted to “money printing” by central banks and fractional reserve banking.

From Psychology Today on Addiction:

“Addiction is a...
Wars benefit the political and financial elite. Most wars are on-going, whether they include formal Congressional declaration or military actions. The following wars will continue.



War on drugs.


War on poverty....
We can find many opinions stating crude oil and gasoline prices will rise… and fall. Let’s discuss.

Correlate the weekly prices of wholesale gasoline and crude oil over 30 years. The correlation is 0.987—near perfect. Rising or falling...

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During 1500s the Spaniards had taken 16,000,000 kilograms of silver from Peru.