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

Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be…

Hugo Salinas Price does a good job of explaining the important and little known concept of “declining marginal utility” and how this relates to gold. He goes on to conclude that “humanity is no longer in contact with the realities of the physical world: rational human activity is disconnected from those realities, by the false […]

Bill Bonner: Get Ready for the ‘Crack-Up Boom’

See how the 3 major economies in the world look to all be entering a tightening phase at about the same time. But how somewhat counterintuitively, this could lead to a “blow-out spree of money printing, borrowing, spending, and debt.” A.K.A. a ‘crack-up boom’…   Get Ready for the ‘Crack-Up Boom’ By Bill Bonner, Chairman, […]

How Unbacked Fiat Money Corrupts Society

Hugo Salinas Price – our favourite billionaire – shares a number of stories from Mexico’s history to make the point that unbacked fiat money serves to corrupt a society. As Chris Powell of GATA puts it so well: “Salinas Price essentially supports the British economist Peter Warburton’s conclusion that a primary objective of central banking […]

How to Win A Silver Coin Every Month

Great questions make for interesting answers. We’ve had a few excellent questions over the past month. So we figured why not reward those who come up with them? How would you like to learn how you can win a silver coin?   Ask a Great Question – Win a Silver Coin Every month we’re giving […]

A Short History of International Currencies: Part 2

This fabulous history of currencies was written by our very own “secret” investment advisor. Who graciously allowed us to reprint it here for you. (If you missed Part 1, then check that out first here: A Short History of International Currencies: Part 1 )     A Short History of International Currencies: Part 2 Honest Money Returns […]

A Short History of International Currencies: Part 1

This fabulous history of currencies was written by our very own “secret” investment advisor. Who has graciously allowed us to reprint it here for you. You’ll learn about the multitude of empires that have come and gone and how their money was crucial in their rise and fall. As he says if you like history […]

How Will the Global Monetary System Change Take Place?

In the past week or so we’ve seen evidence as to how the monetary system is continuing to change shape. Slowly but surely the US Dollar is losing its global dominance. The Daily Bell commented on reports out of Russia where they may change how the Russian Central Bank operates: “Here’s an excerpt from yet another […]

Our Thoughts on Bitcoin

We’ve had a number of questions lately from new readers. Almost always these are gold and silver related. However today this one was asking our opinion on Bitcoin. This question comes from someone who is already aware of what Bitcoin is and how it functions. So we won’t bother to explain what Bitcoin is. That […]

Some Thoughts on “The Big Short”

Some thoughts on The Big Short

We headed along to see The Big Short last week and found it an enjoyable watch. They do a great job of making a complicated subject on financial derivatives not just understandable to the layperson, but actually entertaining. In case you hadn’t heard of it, it follows the “bears” in the lead up to the […]

China Joins the SDR Old Boys Club. What’s the Significance?

China Joins the SDR Old Boys Club

One of the worst kept secrets in global finance was confirmed on Tuesday when the IMF gave notice that it was to add the Chinese Renminbi to the basket of currencies that make up the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights (SDR). This will take place in October 2016. “Under the new formula, the respective weights of […]

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