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

How Much Might Gold Fall in the Next Crash?

How Much Might Gold Fall in the Next Crash?

Here’s something you might have wondered about as well… How much might gold fall during the next crash? A question recently from a reader Brett was: “What might you imagine the % drop in the gold price might be after the next crash?” Why Does Gold Fall During a Stock Market Crash? Firstly though, why […]

Will The “Reddit Raiders” Cause Silver to Skyrocket?

Will The “Reddit Raiders” Cause Silver to Skyrocket?

By now you’ve likely heard about the short squeeze that may be under way in silver. These same traders who have initiated this move were first doing the same in stocks. Jim Rickards had a great summary of this yesterday: “GameStop shares went from $20.00 on January 12, 2021, to a peak of $468 on […]

Gold & Silver Performance: 2020 in Review & Our Guesses for 2021

2020 the year in review for gold and silver

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 2020. Then finish off by making a few guesses as to what 2021 might hold in store for us… 2020 was indeed an unprecedented year. With the Coronavirus […]

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 […]

Gold Purity and Silver Purity – A Complete Guide

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 […]

Is Inflation Coming? If So, What Kind?

Is Inflation Coming_ If So, What Kind_

Is inflation coming? Central Banks the world over have engaged in massive amounts of currency printing in recent months as a response to government imposed lock downs. Surely this means inflation is inevitable? Here’s a few opinions on inflation that we’ve come across recently. Along with our thoughts on the matter at the end… Firstly […]

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

WHAT DOES GOLD SPOT PRICE OR SILVER SPOT PRICE MEAN?

What Does the Gold Spot Price (or Silver Spot Price) Mean? In simple terms the gold spot price (or silver spot price) means the price for delivery of a commodity like gold or silver, right now. The gold spot price relates to the price for 1 troy ounce of gold (or 1 troy ounce of silver for […]

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 asked just that recently: “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 […]

Gold & Silver Performance: 2019 in Review & Our 2020 Guesses

Gold & Silver in NZ Dollars_ 2019 in Review & Our 2020 Guesses

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 2019. Then finish off by making a few guesses as to what 2020 could have in store for us… 2019 saw a complete reversal from 2018 overall […]

How Does War Affect the Gold and Silver Price?

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How might a war with 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 US President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Iranian General Qassim Soleimani over the weekend. The high ranking Iranian General was killed […]

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