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

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

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

There’s a fair amount of worry currently about the spread of the CoronaVirus into a global pandemic. In China, there have been many supermarkets where the shelves have been completely cleaned out by people stocking up. Judging by how busy our sister website – Emergency Food NZ -has been, many people are stocking up. Just […]

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 […]

The Crack-Up Boom and Gold & Silver

The Crack-Up Boom and Gold & Silver

We recently reported that in 2019 just about every asset class went up – including gold and silver. That is possibly evidence that we are in or entering Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises “crack-up boom”. Below Darryl Schoon discusses the goings on in the US Repo market and what he believes was the cause of […]

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_

The US Dollar may well have recently entered another cycle of decline against the other major currencies of the world. This week we have a question from a reader as to how this might impact any gains in the NZ Dollar gold price: When we buy precious metals, all prices are according to USD, then […]

Why Fractional Reserve Banking is Not the Problem

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Learn some little known history about the birth of fractional reserve banking from silver storehouses and the importance of matching time deposits with loan duration… We previously posted a video interview with Sandeep Jaitly of Feketeresearch.com. Sandeep covered many points but one in particular reminded us of a lecture of his we were privileged to hear here […]

Bank Capital Changes: What is the RBNZ Preparing For?

Bank Capital Changes: What is the RBNZ Preparing For?

The New Zealand central bank is requiring New Zealand Banks to increase the amount of capital they 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 […]

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. How much gold does the New Zealand central bank hold? We’ve answered this question […]

How Much Gold Does the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Have? Updated 2019

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?”. They’re probably asking as 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 buying). So is the‎ […]

ILLIQUIDITY & GOLD AND SILVER IN THE END GAME

We haven’t heard from our friend Darryl Schoon in a while. But he’s back with some timely commentary on the US Federal Reserve Repo market. Are the current goings on similar to that of the liquidity crunch of 2007 in the lead up to the 2008 crisis?… Update: For the latest on the Repo market […]

Update: RBNZ Bank Financial Strength Dashboard – How Helpful is it?

RBNZ Bank Financial Strength Dashboard_ How Helpful is it

Discover what the RBNZ Bank Financial Strength Dashboard is. Can it help you pick a “safe bank” in New Zealand? Hopefully by now you are aware that there is no deposit insurance in New Zealand banks. So if a bank fails in New Zealand you as a depositor run the risk of losing part or all […]

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