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!

Latest Articles

The Problem with a Central Bank as Sole Issuer of Currency

The Problem with a Central Bank as Sole Issuer of Currency

There is a push to stop commercial banks issuing money and reserve this role for central banks to be the sole issuer of currency. What’s the problem with this idea?   This year we’ve covered extensively how the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has been looking into the pros and cons of creating its […]

Problems with the RBNZ Bank Stress Tests

Problems with the RBNZ Bank Stress Tests

The RBNZ has just released the latest results from the bank stress tests of the 4 major New Zealand banks. How helpful will these be to the New Zealand public?   The Reserve Bank of New Zealand recently launched its Bank Financial Strength Dashboard with a view to helping consumers monitor the strength of their […]

Rickards: Gold Price Has Been Locked to SDRs and Global Monetary Reset is Under Way

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GATA’s Chris Powell this week highlighted a reprint of an analysis by Jim Rickards in his latest Gold Speculator letter. Rickards argues: “…that the great “global monetary reset” often speculated about is already underway, as indicated by the recent close correlation between the gold price and the International Monetary Fund’s super-currency, the Special Drawing Right, […]

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

Last week 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 Central Bank Digital Currency and Negative Interest Rates  Yesterday the Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Geoff […]

RBNZ on Central Bank Digital Currency and Negative Interest Rates

RBNZ on Central Bank Digital Currencies and Negative Interest Rates

The RBNZ today released another article on digital currencies, this time looking at the pros and cons of a central bank issuing a digital currency. The article focuses on how a public digital currency might affect four key central bank functions: Currency distribution Payments Monetary stability Financial stability The article makes 6 assumptions in looking […]

Trump and the Gold Standard: What’s His Aim With Trade Wars? – Could We Return to a Gold Standard?

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What is Trump’s aim in the tariffs and duties he is imposing? Is there a method to what seems like his madness? Could he (unwittingly or otherwise?) be sowing the seeds for a return to the gold standard?   Last week the US announced a list of $50 billion in Chinese goods to target with […]

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”?   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 of your […]

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 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 […]

RBNZ Prepared to Print Money and Implement Negative Interest Rates in a Crisis

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), this week issued a bulletin outlining 5 unconventional monetary policy plans they could implement in case of a crisis. The bulletin entitled “Aspects of implementing unconventional monetary policy in New Zealand” outlined these 5 potential tools: Negative interest rates: the OCR could be cut to as low as […]

Update on the War on Cash: Australia Moving to Cashless Society? + RBNZ on Digital Currency

Update on the War on Cash_ Australia Going Cashless_ + RBNZ on Digital Currency

We’ve written extensively on the war on cash over the past couple of years. (Here’s a full list of the topics we’ve covered: https://goldsurvivalguide.co.nz/tag/war-on-cash/). Now here’s the latest on the moves toward a cashless society down under…   Is Australia Going Cashless? Earlier this month the Australian Government released their 2018 budget. In the budget […]