Category Archives: Monetary System

Monetary System

This category is our catch all for some deep navel gazing!

We cover the gold standard and what transformations the global monetary system may take in the coming years. And how these changes would affect New Zealand.

Plus some random stuff like housing and money printing in New Zealand.

 

Must read articles about the Monetary System

If the US Dollar Was Again Linked to Gold, How Would This Affect New Zealand?

If the US Dollar Was Again Linked to Gold, How Would This Affect New Zealand?

What’s the chance of a new gold standard happening? Read this and you’ll learn how a return to a gold standard would affect New Zealand and what you could do about it.


In a US Dollar Collapse Won't The Rising NZ Dollar Cancel Out Any Gold_Silver Gains_

In a US Dollar Collapse Won’t The Rising NZ Dollar Cancel Out Any Gold/Silver Gains?

If the New Zealand Dollar were to keep rising against the US Dollar, how wil this affect any gains in gold and silver? Read on to find out…


Australia has 80 Tonnes of Gold, How Much Gold Does New Zealand Have?

Australia has 80 Tonnes of Gold, How Much Gold Does New Zealand Have?

Is the level of a countries gold reserves important? Learn how New Zealand’s gold reserves compare to Australia and what this means!

RBNZ Now Researching a Central Bank Digital Currency – Reading Between the Lines

RBNZ: Now Actively Researching a Central Bank Digital Currency – Reading Between the Lines

See how the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is currently investigating central bank issued digital currencies. You’ll also learn what other central banks are up to in this space.


Why You Should Become Your Own Central Bank – Even if Your Nation’s Central Bank Has Gold Reserves

Why You Should Become Your Own Central Bank – Even if Your Nation’s Central Bank Has Gold Reserves

Why should you become your own central bank? Does it depend on how much gold your own nations central bank holds? You’ll discover the answer in this article along with other ways to mimic central banks in protecting your finances.


RBNZ Prepared to Print Money and Implement Negative Interest Rates in a Crisis

RBNZ Prepared to Print Money and Implement Negative Interest Rates in a Crisis

See how a Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) bulletin outlines 5 unconventional monetary policy plans they could implement in case of a crisis, including negative interest rates and quantitative easing.

Latest Articles

Gold Confiscation | Could it Happen in New Zealand Today?

Covid responses have seen the government encroaching more and more into everyday life, both here and across the planet. As a result we have more people getting concerned about the potential for gold confiscation. In various gold and silver newsletters we read, we’ve seen a few queries on the topic of confiscation of gold in […]

How Much Gold Does the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Have in 2022?

HOW MUCH GOLD DOES THE RESERVE BANK OF NEW ZEALAND HAVE?

We’ve had the odd query from other New Zealanders asking, “how much gold does the Reserve ‎Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) actually have?”. Our guess is people are probably asking because since the financial crisis net gold purchases by global central banks have switched from negative (i.e. they were selling), to positive (i.e. they are […]

Has Russia Just Put a Floor Under Gold? Russian Central Bank Sets Fixed Price of 5,000 Roubles per Gram

HAS RUSSIA JUST PUT A FLOOR UNDER GOLD?

Last week Russia’s central bank announced a major change. It will now purchase gold from local banks at a fixed price. What are the implications on the gold price of this move? Kitco reported: …the Russian central bank will pay a fixed price of 5,000 roubles ($52) per gram between March 28 and June 30, […]

COVID-19 and Now War Makes Us Wonder: What Use Will Silver Coins be in New Zealand in a Currency Collapse?

The uncertainty brought about by COVID-19 highlighted the important role that cash plays in times of economic uncertainty. Now recent moves after the Russian invasion of Ukraine also make us think about the role of cash and then also silver coins in a currency crisis… International Reaction to Russian Invasion to Speed Up the End […]

If New Zealand Introduces a Central Bank Digital Currency, How Will Gold or Silver Be Valued and How Will One Use Them?

IF N.Z. INTRODUCES A CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY HOW WILL GOLD OR SILVER BE VALUED AND HOW WILL ONE USE THEM?

Two questions from readers recently on the topic of a New Zealand Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and how an implementation of this will affect gold… Suzanne: With this new digital currency system they are talking about, how will gold or silver be useful ? Chris C: If NZ were to introduce a CBDC, how […]

If/When the US Dollar Collapses, What Will Gold be Priced in?

If/When the US Dollar Collapses, What Will Gold be Priced in?

In August we reported that the global share of US-dollar-denominated exchange reserves dropped to 59.0% in the fourth quarter of 2020. This was the 5th straight year of falls and matched the 25-year low of 1995. As a result more people are thinking about a potential collapse of the US dollar. We recently had someone […]

The Fourth Turning and Gold: What’s Still to Come in This Crisis?

The CoronaVirus and ongoing polarisation in America has brought a book from 1997 back into focus. The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy was written by Neil Howe and William Strauss. It is a study of generational cycles in the USA. It reveals predictable social trends that repeat throughout history. With the culmination in a transformational […]

Why You Should Become Your Own Central Bank – Even if Your Nation’s Central Bank Has Gold Reserves

Why You Should Become Your Own Central Bank

Why should you become your own central bank? Does it depend on how much gold your own home country’s central bank holds? You’ll discover the answer in this article. Along with other ways to mimic central banks in protecting your finances. RBNZ Doesn’t Have Any Gold, RBA Doesn’t Have Much Either How much gold does […]

What Good is a Bar of Gold When the Shelves are Empty?

What Good is a Bar of Gold When the Shelves are Empty?

Demand for Emergency Food Again Rising In January 2020 our sister website – Emergency Food NZ – saw a huge increase in sales of long life freeze dried emergency food. In hindsight, it seems a small group of people started to become concerned about the potential for the Corona Virus reaching these shores much earlier […]

Global Monetary System Change: Will China Take Over the Reserve Currency Role?

GLOBAL MONETARY SYSTEM CHANGE: WILL CHINA TAKE OVER THE RESERVE CURRENCY ROLE?

US Dollar Share of Global Reserve Currencies Drops to 25 Year Low The USA’s financial response to COVID19 has raised concerns over the greenback’s prospects, as emerging economies such as China and Russia continue to diversify their holdings out of the global reserve currency. As a result, the global share of US-dollar-denominated exchange reserves dropped […]