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: Too Early to Say for Central Bank Digital Currency – Reading Between the Lines

RBNZ: Too Early to Say for Central Bank Digital Currency – Reading Between the Lines

See what the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is thinking about 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

How Would Hyperinflation in the USA Affect New Zealand?

How Would Hyperinflation in The USA affect New Zealand?

How would hyperinflation in the USA affect New Zealand? How would interest rates here be affected? And what about the New Zealand dollar? There has been a bit more talk of the possibility of inflation lately. We’ve written about it recently too: Inflation in 2021 and Beyond: What’s Different to 2009? Here’s a question from […]

Inflation in 2021 and Beyond: What’s Different to 2009?

Inflation in 2021 and Beyond: What’s Different to 2009?

Consumer Price Inflation didn’t arrive after 2009 but this time around we also have a Government spending storm worldwide… There was much talk in the 2008 financial crisis of the coming inflation. With so much currency being created we expected consumer price inflation (the price of everyday common goods) to increase too. However inflation (as […]

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 […]

What Would Happen to the NZ Dollar When the US Dollar Collapses?

What Would Happen to the NZ Dollar When the US Dollar Collapses?

The US dollar has fallen significantly since initially spiking higher in March last year during the initial stages of the corona-panic. As a result we are seeing more talk in the media of a US Dollar collapse. We even shared some thoughts on this topic in last week’s newsletter. (See: “A US Dollar Crash This […]

Does a Gold Revaluation to US$10,000 Make Sense? Will it be Good or Bad? [2020 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 […]

Gold vs Bitcoin/Cryptocurrencies – Which Should You Choose?

Gold vs Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies - Which One Should You Choose

Gold vs Bitcoin. Is one better than the other? Should you drop your gold in favour of cryptocurrencies? Bitcoin vs Gold During the Corona-Virus Panic The chart below shows Bitcoin took a serious tumble in March in the early stages of the Corona-panic. Falling over 50%. Gold also fell initially but by less than 15%. […]

Gold and Silver, Up Down, Sideways and UP

Gold and Silver, Up Down, Sideways and UP

Darryl Schoon shows us that rather than using complex mathematical formulae, the economy can be explained in a much easier fashion. See how inflation, deflation and hyper-deflation can be more easily understood when the economy is compared to a toilet… Gold and Silver, Up Down, Sideways and UP In mid-march, just as the coronavirus was […]

HYPER-DEFLATION CAPITAL DESTRUCTION AND GOLD & SILVER

Last week we posted an article entitled If/When the US Dollar Collapses, What Will Gold be Priced in?. We looked at what could cause the end of the US dollar as the global reserve currency. One of the possibilities we mentioned was hyper-deflation: It Could be a Hyper-Deflationary EventAs coined by Professor Antal Fekete in […]

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

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

The US Dollar Index lost 7% in the past 3 months. As a result more people are thinking about a potential collapse of the US dollar. This week someone asked: “If the US dollar was to crash how do you measure the price of silver and gold?” We’ve had a very similar question previously too: […]

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 […]

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