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

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....
Consumer price inflation is real. It sneaks into every facet of life. Bags of coffee shrink from 16 ounces to 12 ounces and then to 10 ounces. “Shrinkflation” is policy. That Snickers candy bar is smaller but costs the same or more.
Silver And gold Are Partial Solutions Since Politicians Will Be No Help. I am a “Snowflake” and proud. You may sneer at us but I doubt you understand our perspective. I’ll educate you with the Snowflake Manifesto. First, as an American...
Sometimes details obscure the bigger picture. The following graphs do not show most of the details and “noise.” These log-scale graphs show one bar every four years (plus April 2018) based on official debt on July 1st, or the average of...
We cannot borrow our way out of debt. We cannot spend our way into prosperity. We cannot tax ourselves into wealth. We trust sane individuals also understand the following. We can’t fix an excessive debt problem with more debt. (Central...
The song “Cell Block Tango” from the Oscar winning movie “Chicago” included the line, “He Ran Into My Knife Ten Times.” The American people have “run into a financial knife” many times in the last century. (Solutions listed at the end.)
The western world has ignored economic realities for decades. It’s not a Republican or Democratic problem. Banking, power, fiat currencies, dishonest money and transfers of wealth are the issues. The consequences of ignoring reality are...
Hyperinflation Myths: Hyperinflation occurs in banana-republics and not modern western countries. Hyperinflation cannot occur in the United States because the U.S. issues dollars – the reserve currency.
 “There’s a lady who’s sure…All that glitters is gold…And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.” Led Zeppelin released the iconic song “Stairway to Heaven” in 1971, shortly after President Nixon released the dollar from gold backing. The...
The problem with debt is the creditor expects to be repaid. Sovereign debt will be “rolled over,” never extinguished, and repaid with new debt. We delude ourselves and pretend total debt will increase forever (it can’t). That explains...

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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.