Category Archives: Gold and Silver Market

Here we cover the basics of the gold and silver markets. But also the not so basic as well. Such as physical versus paper markets, and how war affects the gold and silver price.

Plus our yearly reviews and prognostications for the precious metals markets.

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Must read articles about the Gold and Silver Market

WHAT DOES GOLD SPOT PRICE OR SILVER SPOT PRICE MEAN?

What Does Gold Spot Price (Or Silver Spot Price) Mean?

Learn about spot prices, gold and silver futures, retail prices and how they are all set.


How Might War With North Korea Affect the Gold and Silver Price?

How Might War With North Korea Affect the Gold and Silver Price?

Does war cause gold and silver to rise? See what has happen during previous wars and what a war with the likes of North Korea could mean for gold and silver.


Why Does Gold Demand Remain Strong in the East?

Why Does Gold Demand Remain Strong in the East?

Historically gold has been popular in the eastern hemisphere. See why the likes of China and Russia have been buying and what this might mean for us in the future.

Gold Purity and Silver Purity – A Complete Guide

Gold Purity and Silver Purity – A Complete Guide

When buying precious metals, it is important to have an understanding of the gold purity or silver purity of the bars or coins. Why? Because a small difference in gold or silver purity can have an impact upon the overall value of the gold or silver contained in a coin or bar. And therefore the price you pay.


What is a Troy Ounce? Troy Ounce vs Standard Ounce

What is a Troy Ounce? Troy Ounce vs Standard Ounce

Here’s everything you need to know about the unit of measure for gold and silver – the troy ounce.


Latest Articles

Gold Purity and Silver Purity – A Complete Guide for 2024

Gold and Silver Purity

Gold Purity and Silver Purity When buying precious metals, it is important to have an understanding of the gold purity or silver purity of the bars or coins. Why? Because a small difference in gold or silver purity can have an impact upon the overall value of the gold or silver contained in a coin […]

What Does Gold Spot Price (Or Silver Spot Price) Mean?

WHAT DOES GOLD SPOT PRICE OR SILVER SPOT PRICE MEAN?

Confused by terms like “gold spot price” and “silver spot price”? You’re not alone! These terms are essential for navigating the precious metals market, but for beginners, they can be cryptic. This guide unravels the mystery, explaining exactly what spot prices mean and how they impact your buying and selling decisions. What Does the Gold Spot […]

What is a Troy Ounce? Troy Ounce vs Standard Ounce

What is a troy ounce?

What is a troy ounce? Why is gold and silver measured in troy ounces? Are they different from a standard or avoirdupois ounce? You’ll be an expert on the weights of precious metals by the end of this article… What is a Troy Ounce? The troy ounce is the unit of measure used for precious […]

How Does War Affect the Gold and Silver Price?

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How might an expanded war between Israel and Hamas/Iran affect the gold and silver price? See what can be learnt from past wars and how they impacted precious metals prices… War and Gold and Silver Prices There have been a number of wars started or threats of war in recent years. So how have each […]

Gold & Silver Performance: 2023 in Review & Our Punts for 2024

Gold & Silver Performance: 2023 in Review & Our Punts for 2024

Once again it’s time for our annual review of the performance of gold and silver in New Zealand dollars. We’ll also look back on our predictions from the start of 2023. Because it’s no point making predictions if you don’t check back and see how you did. Then finally we’ll finish off by making a […]

Could the New Zealand Government Build Its Own Gold Reserves By Charging Miners a Royalty?

Could the New Zealand Government Build its Own Gold Reserves by Charging Miners a Royalty?

New Zealand has a significant presence of minerals such as gold, silver, coal, oil, and gas. With increasing interest in mining, you may be wondering how the government benefits from these valuable resources? In this article, we’ll take a look at the gold royalties paid to the New Zealand government by gold miners. We’ll shed […]

How Many People Own Gold? New Zealand vs Other Countries

How many people own gold? How does that number today compare to what it was historically? A reader asks: “I strongly suspect that far fewer people historically by percentage are holders of investment physical precious metals and if so then it may hardly rate in the mass media. I would be interested in your opinion?” […]

How to Safely Hold Dollars, Remain Liquid, and Seize Short-term Opportunities

Here’s an interesting question for anyone who might have significant funds in a New Zealand bank account. Or anyone who wants to keep their savings liquid with a view to purchasing precious metals or other tangible assets and investments. Reader DM asks: “I have just sold my farm and will shortly have a significant chunk […]

Gold Survival Guide Co-Founder Interviewed on Reality Check Radio

Gold Survival Guide Co-Founder Interview on Reality Check Radio

Co-Founder of Gold Survival Guide, Glenn Thomas, was recently interviewed by Paul Brennan on the new Reality Check Radio breakfast show. Paul Brennan is a former long time host on National Radio. The interview covers: The interview will appear in the list below. It is titled: “Glenn Thomas from Gold Survival Guide with Paul Brennan […]

Gold and Inflation Analysis

Gold has proved itself to be a competitive investment across the millennia. In the current unsteady global economic climate, investors looking to hedge their portfolio may look to gold futures, gold royalty, and streaming stocks – or physical bullion – to create a defensive buffer against volatile inflation. Here we will look at the current […]