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

If New Zealand Introduces a Central Bank Digital Currency, How Will This Affect Gold and Silver

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

This article looks at the development of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) in New Zealand and around the world. It then explores how a CBDC might affect the value and use of gold and silver in New Zealand and around the world. What is a CBDC? A CBDC is a digital form of central bank […]

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 the second quarter of 2023 the US dollar’s share of global foreign exchange reserves was 58%. Down a touch lower from the previous figure we reported of 59.0% in the fourth quarter of 2020. The US dollar share of global reserves has been falling fairly steadily for the last 20 years. Down over 10 […]

Comparing NZ Money Supply, Government Inflation Statistics, Property Prices, and Gold Prices for the Last 24 Years

Comparing NZ Money Supply, Government Inflation Statistics, Property Prices, and Gold Prices for the Last 22 Years

See how money supply, government inflation statistics, property and gold prices all compare over the past 24 years… NZ Money Supply and House Prices “House prices double every ten years”, the old adage goes. So why is this? Well, we reckon the following chart pretty much answers the question.   New Zealand Money Supply M3 […]

What Good is a Bar of Gold If the Shelves Are Empty in 2024?

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

Demand for Larger Volumes of Emergency Food Increasing Back 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 […]

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

Excellent questions from our readers keep on coming. A while back we received a question asking how a new gold standard might affect New Zealand. Given New Zealand doesn’t have any gold reserves: Jim Rickards is predicting that as early as January 2018 Donald Trump will devalue the usd and peg it to gold at […]

Does a Gold Revaluation to US$10,000 (or more) Make Sense? Good or Bad? [2023 Update]

A reader has asked about a gold revaluation: Does revaluing gold to $10k usd with all the major countries make sense? The US government wants the usd to remain the world’s reserve currency, but it has a very high government debt to GDP ratio. Historically, nations with a >90% ratio end up collapsing. If all […]

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

The CoronaVirus, ongoing polarisation in America and now war in the middle east 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. […]

COVID-19, War & Inflation 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. More recently the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and higher than normal inflation rates have also made us think about the role of cash and then also silver coins in a currency crisis… International Reaction to Russian Invasion […]

The “Time Price” – Why Gold is Money and Will Continue to Be

The “Time Price” – Why Gold is Money and Will Continue to Be

A very interesting email from futurist George Gilder discusses “time prices” – this is the concept of measuring the value of things in time rather than in dollars or other currencies. Gilder is well known for his book “Life After Google”. This looks at the problems in today’s internet. Such as the likes of online […]

A New Gold Standard or a Free Market For Money: What Comes Next?

In this article you’ll learn about the various gold standards and exchange rate regimes over the past 200 years. Along with what the options may be instead of a return to a gold standard… Calls For a New Gold Standard Back in 2010 we had the World Bank head Robert Zoellick calling for debate on […]