Category Archives: New Zealand Articles

New Zealand Gold and Silver Articles

This category includes all the articles on gold, silver and related topics written by Gold Survival Guide, often with a New Zealand focus.

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Update: The Yield Curve Recession Predictor: Impact on Gold?

The best predictor of a recession we have seen is the yield curve. While the yield curve may sound like something only economists would know about and discuss, it’s actually a surprisingly simple measure. In this post we’ll cover: What is the Yield Curve? What is an Inverted Yield Curve? What Does an Inverted Yield […]

Dow Gold Ratio: How Does Gold Compare to Shares For the Past 100 Years?

Here’s a great question from a reader on gold versus shares. Quite timely considering the US stockmarket has been falling this month. You’ll see why perhaps you shouldn’t simply compare shares/stocks to gold over a long period of time and then use this as an argument not to buy gold. You’ll also learn all about […]

Update on the War on Cash: Australia Moving to Cashless Society? How About New Zealand?

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 few years. (Here’s a full list of the topics we’ve covered: Now here’s the latest on the moves toward a cashless society down under…   Is Australia Going Cashless? Hidden in the 2018 Australian Government budget was a plan to save $5.3 billion […]

Why Gold and Silver Won’t Correct From Here: Two Contrarian Indicators

Why Gold and Silver Won’t Correct From Here: Two Contrarian Indicators

It would be hard not to notice that gold and silver have risen sharply in price recently. So is a precious metals correction now due? Here’s the recent move in gold. Top chart priced in NZ dollars. Bottom is in USD. While here is the NZD silver price move. Both metals have experienced short sharp […]

The “Time Price” – Why Gold is Money and Will Continue to Be

The “Time Price” – Why Gold is Money and Will Continue to Be

We recently read a very interesting email from futurist George Gilder about “time prices”. Gilder is well known for his book “Life After Google”. This looks at the problems in today’s internet. Such as the likes of online security breaches. Or the current censorship of alternative news sources and ideas by major tech players.  The […]

Silver Breakout or Silver Fakeout? – Where to Next for Silver?

In our newsletter last week we pondered the question “Has the silver breakout started?” With the passage of just another 6 days we reckon we can now say, yes it has! Silver in New Zealand dollars has moved sharply higher since last week.  Looking at the 4 year chart below, we can see silver has […]

Should I Buy Gold Today or Wait? 6 Factors to Consider


Here’s an excellent question from a reader which we received a few years ago. It’s about whether to buy gold today or wait. Even though he asks whether the “powers that be” will let the stock market crash while Obama is in power, it’s still relevant today. Why? Because it shows the things we think might […]

Gold Ratios Update: Dow/Gold, NZ Housing to Gold, & Gold/Silver Ratio – July 2019

With the price of gold recently moving higher, it’s time for another updated look at a number of gold and silver charts and gold ratios including: Shares versus Gold Ratio Gold Silver Ratio Housing to Gold Ratio Dow/Gold Ratio The relationship between gold and shares is best tracked by the Dow/Gold ratio. The Dow/Gold ratio […]

New Zealand Bank Deposit Protection Scheme – Does N. Z. Have Bank Deposit Insurance?

New Zealand Bank Deposit Protection Scheme - Does New Zealand Have Bank Deposit Insurance?

How safe are your bank deposits? Does New Zealand have a bank deposit insurance scheme? Or is there a government bank deposit guarantee? The short answer is no. New Zealand doesn’t currently have a bank deposit protection scheme. However this may be about to change. The Labour/New Zealand First government announced a plan on 24 […]

Derivatives – a Beginner’s Guide to “Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction” – 2019 Update


Following the 2009 financial crisis, the term derivatives has been firmly embedded in todays lexicon. With the failure of Bear Stearns in 2008, and subsequent bailout of multiple other too big too fail banks, the term “derivative” was popping up everywhere.  Then in 2012 we had JP Morgan’s $7 billion trading loss on credit derivatives […]

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