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 Gold Standard & A Free Market For Money: How Could This Work?

In this article you’ll learn about the various gold standards and exchange rate regimes over the past 200 years. Along with what the option may be instead of a return to a gold standard… Calls For a New Gold Standard John Mueller, the chief economist at Lew Lehrman’s Institute writing in the Sun… “…proposes that […]

The Fourth Turning and Gold: What’s Still to Come in This Crisis?

The CoronaVirus and the riots in America have recently brought a book from 1997 back into focus: The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy was written by Neil Howe and William Strauss. It is a study of generational cycles in the USA. It reveals predictable social trends that repeat throughout history. With the culmination in a […]

THE SKY IS FALLING

Darryl Schoon outlines why he believes the falling velocity of money means it’s likely deflation that we face for a while longer yet…   THE SKY IS FALLING Chicken Little June 2020   The velocity of money is like blood pressure. If it is too high or too low, it can be fatal. Too high […]

What Would Negative Interest Rates Mean for New Zealand?

What Would Negative Interest Rates Mean for New Zealand_

A couple of weeks ago we reported on the prospect of negative interest rates arriving in New Zealand as soon as November.  The Westpac chief economist expected the RBNZ to signal its change of plan in its August Monetary Policy Statement, and make a 75-point cut to -0.5% in November. Since then we’ve had a […]

SILVER AND COVID-19, CAPITALISM’S BLACK SWAN

SILVER AND COVID-19, CAPITALISM’S BLACK SWAN

Sandeep Jaitly shows us how silver demand has been growing despite the apparent lacklustre performance in price. There’s also an argument why the stock market rout has likely only just begun. Sandeep theorises on how low many publicly traded companies could yet fall. Of course the level of this “fall” depends on how the central […]

What Will the Impacts of the COVID19 Lockdown be on the Global and New Zealand Economy?

What Will the Impacts of the COVID19 Lockdown be on the Global and New Zealand Economy_

We’re at the end of the second week of the national Level 4 lockdown. So it’s worth reflecting on what will the impacts of the COVID19 lockdown be? This article covers: Will the Cure be Worse Than the Disease? Timeline of US Federal Reserve Interventions In Response to COVID19 What the RBNZ Has Done in […]

Gold Confiscation | Could it Happen in New Zealand Today?

Lately in various gold and silver newsletters we read, we’ve seen a few queries on the topic of confiscation of gold in the USA. A reader of ours also posed the question about the confiscation of gold in New Zealand. From J.M… “I just wanted to know if you had any info on if the […]

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 […]

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