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 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 […]

The World’s First Government-Backed Cryptocurrency

Here’s an interesting discussion on government backed cryptocurrencies. Including a gold backed cryptocurrency and how when cryptocurrencies become easily exchangeable for gold it’s going to help the markets for both cryptos and gold…   Doug Casey on the World’s First Government-Backed Cryptocurrency Justin’s note: Venezuela just introduced its own cryptocurrency. That’s right… The country battling chronic […]

“Rules-Based” Monetary Proposals Won’t Create Stable Money

With the emergence of cryptocurrencies in recent years, it is interesting to ponder, what might money look like in the future. Nathan Lewis, author of the book, Gold: the Once and Future Money, gives a simple account of what really creates stable money. No surprise, his view is that it it isn’t central bank policies […]

RBNZ Cryptocurrency to Replace NZ Physical Currency with a Digital Alternative?

In researching another topic we stumbled across a report from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ)  on cryptocurrencies. We missed it back in November. It was titled: Crypto-currencies – An introduction to not-so-funny moneys It’s actually not a bad primer on cryptocurrencies for the uninitiated. The conclusion indicates that perhaps the RBNZ is not […]

Deutsche Bank: The Fiat Money World May Be Coming to an End

Here’s the summary of a surprising report from one of Europe’s largest banks. It provides a good rationale as to why there has appeared to be very little price inflation in recent years. Plus it explains how this low inflation period could be soon coming to an end…     Deutsche Bank: The Fiat Money […]