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

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

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

RBNZ Previously Said It Was “Too Early” For a Central Bank Digital Currency: Back in June 2018, we reported on a bulletin from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. It discussed how a digital currency could be issued by a central bank and what the pros and cons of this would be. See: RBNZ on […]

RBNZ Ends Q.E./Currency Printing Early. How Will This Impact Precious Metals Prices?

RBNZ Ends Q.E./Currency Printing Early. How Will This Impact Precious Metals Prices?

Last week the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announced they would be ending their Large Scale Asset Purchase (LSAP) program – i.e. Q.E. – by 23 July.  The announcement came just as we were sending out our weekly newsletter. So we only had time to jot down a few thoughts: Late Update: RBNZ to […]

Academic: RBNZ Currency Printing Will “End in a Train Wreck”. Modern Monetary Theory Would be Better?

Academic: RBNZ Currency Printing Will “End in a Train Wreck”. Modern Monetary Theory Would be Better

At the start of June, we reported how the RBNZ Chief Economist had said the central bank might continue buying government bonds for some years, even once its currency printing (LSAP) programme ends in 2022. We also discussed how the central bank could keep the currency printing going (which holds down interest rates) while also […]

Why New Zealand Won’t Have Any Say in a Global Currency Reset

Why New Zealand Won’t Have Any Say in a Global Currency Reset

We’ve spilled plenty of digital ink in these pages discussing the possibility, or maybe we should say the inevitability, of a change in the global monetary system. Perhaps in the form of a currency reset. Here’s more on how that might play out. If the US Dollar Was Again Linked to Gold, How Would This […]

Australia Has 80 Tonnes of Gold, How Much Gold Does New Zealand Have in 2021?

It is interesting to see a mainstream news organisation in Australia reporting on the state of the Reserve Bank of Australia's gold reserves. The Wentworth Report's David Evan summarised and commented on an article published by "The Australian". First check out David's thoughts. After that we also share some disturbing information on the one and only [...]

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 […]