About Me

Gary Christenson aka The Deviant Investor
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Gary Christenson is the owner and writer for the popular and contrarian investment site Deviant Investor and the author of “Buy Gold Save Gold! The $10K Logic” and “Gold Value and Gold Prices 1971 – 2021.” He is a retired accountant and business manager with 35 years experience studying markets, investing, and trading. He writes about gold, silver, the economy, and central banking. His articles are published on Deviant Investor as well as other popular sites such as 321gold.com, peakprosperity.com, goldseek.com, and dollarcollapse.com.

Many years ago he did graduate work in physics (all but dissertation), so he believes in analysis, objective facts, and rational decisions based on hard data.

Contact me: deviantinvestor  “at”  gmail.com for comments or recommendations about purchasing gold and silver.

You might enjoy my books:

Available at Amazon: Paperback and Kindle

“Buy Gold Save Gold! The $10K Logic”

“Gold:  10.000 dollars?”  German Language in hardcover

Gold Value and Gold Prices 1971 – 2021

Gold Value and Gold Prices 1971 – 2021 – second edition”

38 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Gary,
    i am just reading your book with Jürgen Müller in german.
    Could you explain the formula, please. I am not able to calculate any reasonable fair value of gold.

    regards,

    Ladislav Ryant


  2. Hi Gary,

    Wonder if you have a moment to answer a vexing question.

    It is this. Why, do you ( and other PM gurus ) constantly say … ” Gold sells at all-time highs in over 70 global currencies. It closed at a seven-year high in US dollars. A new all-time US dollar high is coming.”

    What ever happened to comparing apples to apples? Here inCanada, the chart says that gold in early 1980 flirted with $1000 Cdn . Plugging that into an inflation calculator from the web ( using even their crooked CPI calc numbers ) says that this is equivalent to $ 3,273 Cdn inCURRENT Cdn dollars. Gold is presently around oh $ 2,200 Cdn today.

    To me, that differential is a SIGNIFICANT amount . Hence the vexing anomaly… especially in a Miles Franklin article today comparing costs of 1960 trucks with today’s crazy prices.

    Help me out Gary.

    Gerry


    • You have a good point. But neither of us trust CPI numbers or inflation calculations. They are obviously manipulated. Worse the concept is flawed. One size of inflation does not fit all.

      But yes, gold is not near inflation adjusted highs, even using flawed numbers. But gold and silver in 1980 were in a bubble. Silver hit $50 yet the average price for 1980 was about 1/3 of that. I think a focus on the nominal highs that persisted for minutes is counter-productive. We need to pay attention to the big trends – dollars devalue, prices rise, often overshoot a fair value and then collapse. But on average, trucks, cigarettes, the S&P, silver and 100s of others rise – inevitably – thanks to a fractional reserve banking system that encourages inflation.
      The Deviant Investor


  3. Gary-

    David Morgan//

    I would like permission to republish most of you Silver and Sanity article. I made a call to Andy Schectman but of course need your permission.

    It would be in my private newsletter and I would credit you/MIles Franklin of course.



  4. Hi Gary,
    i am just reading your book with Jürgen Müller in german.
    Could you explain the formula, please. I am not able to calculate any reasonable fair value of gold.

    regards,

    Frank


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