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

The RBA is Destroying The Australian Economy…and No One Cares. Is the RBNZ Destroying the New Zealand Economy Too?

The RBA is Destroying The Australian Economy…and No One Cares. Is the RBNZ Destroying the New Zealand Economy Too

Greg Canavan wrote last week in his excellent Rum Rebellion eletter that the Reserve Bank of Australia is destroying the Aussie economy. It prompted us to have a think about how this compares to the New Zealand economy and ask a similar question: “Is the RBNZ destroying the New Zealand economy too?” Here is what […]

Bank Capital Changes: What is the RBNZ Preparing For?

Bank Capital Changes: What is the RBNZ Preparing For?

The New Zealand central bank is aiming to increase the amount of capital New Zealand Banks must hold. Why would they want to do this? Does the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) see some troubles looming on the horizon? Read on to find out… IMF’s Dire Warning on Global Economy In the Herald in […]

New Zealand Dollar Third Best Performing Currency Since 2001 – So Why Does it Still “Suck”?

New Zealand Dollar Third Best Performing Currency Since 2001 – So Why Does it Still “Suck”

The New Zealand Dollar has been up and down over the last 18 years. It has seen a lot of volatility since 2001. Trading in a wide range, with 0.40 being the low in 2001 and at a high of 0.88 in 2014. However from the chart below we can see that the overall trend […]

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

Excellent questions from our readers keep on coming. Previously 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 $10,000usd. I […]

Why You Should Ignore the USD Gold Price When Buying Gold in New Zealand

Are you at all confused about the difference between NZD and USD gold price (and silver price)? Here’s a question from a reader wanting some clarity on NZ Dollar versus USD Dollar precious metals prices: I am a little confused about the difference between the NZD and USD pricing though. Can you explain how the […]

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

A reader recently 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 […]

Federal Reserve Balance Sheet Reduction: What Impact Did it Have in 2018? What about 2019?

In September 2017 the US Federal Reserve announced that it would finally begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. So how has the Federal Reserve balance sheet reduction affected asset prices since then? What impact will the ongoing balance sheet reduction now have? Firstly, What is the Federal Reserve Balance Sheet and How Did it […]

Has Gold Remonetisation Already Begun?

HAS GOLD REMONETISATION ALREADY BEGUN?

Just over 5 years ago John Butler gave an excellent talk in Auckland which we were fortunate to attend entitled “Remonetisation of gold is inevitable”. Butler outlined why we may have a full return to gold backed money. He believed a remonetisation of gold would be the ultimate response to the current situation. Where policy […]

Do You Want to Learn About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies But Don’t Know Where to Start?

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For the new investor, the standard way of investing in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies can be very confusing, complicated, and involve a high level of risk. There are many steps involved…   The Standard Way Of Investing In Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Part 1: Convert fiat currency (NZ Dollars) to Bitcoin Determine which Crypto exchange to use? […]

Is The Return To A Gold Standard Inevitable? What Might it Look Like?

Is the return to a gold standard inevitable? Grant Williams, Senior Advisor at Vulpes Investment Mgmt, Writer of Things That Make You Go Hmmm, and cofounder of Real Vision Television, presented at The Silver & Gold Summit in San Francisco in October. Luckily for us Cambridge House has released the whole presentation. (Hat tip to Mike […]

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