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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 the one and only audit of Australia's [...]

Is the RBNZ Preparing to Scrap the New Zealand $100 Note?

Is the RBNZ Preparing to Scrap the New Zealand $100 Note?

Over the years we’ve reported on the war on cash and how various countries have been removing high denomination notes. Here’s some evidence that the Reserve Bank may be preparing to scrap the New Zealand $100 note. This would be the biggest step in the war on cash in New Zealand to date.   Last week […]

Why is Russia Selling US Treasuries and Buying Gold?

Why is Russia Selling US Treasuries and Buying Gold_

See why Russia slashed its US treasury holdings by 84% in the past 2 months. While increasing its central bank gold reserves yet again.   Russian Slashes Its US Treasury Bond Holdings The central Bank of Russia’s holdings of US Treasury Bonds fell $81.2 billion during April and May to a total of just $14.9 […]

Is the Limited Issue Cook Islands Gold Note a Good Investment?

Is the Limited Issue Cook Islands Gold Note a Good Investment_

The Bank of the Cook Islands has issued a five dollar gold note. The unique gold note is legal tender for $5 and contains 1/100 ounce gold. Produced by Valaurum who say, “The Prince Harry-Meghan Markle notes put gold in small amounts, a-hundredth of an ounce, into general circulation in a sovereign nation.” Source. 1/100 […]

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 […]

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