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.

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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...
You have a headache. Treat with Advil. Well… maybe. The headache is the symptom. The cause might be tight neck muscles, brain tumor or something else. Advil relieves pain and diminishes inflammation, but it won’t fix a brain tumor and will...
The financial world runs on “funny money” or debt based currencies. More currency = more debt. How much debt? In a word – “unimaginable.” But another important word we should consider is “unsustainable.”
Gold prices have fallen hard since April – under $1,200 as of September 5. When people are depressed about their investments, such as now with gold, it is wise to remember that everything changes, and highs follow lows which follow highs.
Inflation results from policies implemented by governments, commercial banks and central banks. A FEW CONSEQUENCES: More currency placed into circulation devalues all currency units. We can thank fractional reserve banking, deficit...
The St. Louis Federal Reserve publishes data on M2, a measure of currency in circulation. Data from the past 50 years shows that M2 has grown exponentially (straight line on a log-scale graph) at about 6.7% per year since 1971. The economy...
Corruption in government is universal, now and throughout history. Like living with gravity, we realize it exists and carry on because we must. Fort Knox gold questions are like corruption and gravity. There are issues but we move on....

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A gold nugget can be worth three to four times the value of the gold it contains because they are so rare.