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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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If New Zealand Introduces a Central Bank Digital Currency, How Will Gold or Silver Be Valued and How Will One Use Them?

IF N.Z. INTRODUCES A CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY HOW WILL GOLD OR SILVER BE VALUED AND HOW WILL ONE USE THEM?

Two questions from readers recently on the topic of a New Zealand Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and how an implementation of this will affect gold… Suzanne: With this new digital currency system they are talking about, how will gold or silver be useful ? Chris C: If NZ were to introduce a CBDC, how […]

How Many People Own Gold? New Zealand vs Other Countries

How many people own gold? How does that number today compare to what it was historically? A reader asked just that: “I strongly suspect that far fewer people historically by percentage are holders of investment physical precious metals and if so then it may hardly rate in the mass media. I would be interested in […]

Bullion Coins or Numismatic (Collectible) Coins? Which Should I Buy in 2021?

Here’s why we (almost) always recommend buying bullion coins like Canadian silver and gold maples or bars. But you’ll also learn when there could be an exception to this rule… Bullion Coins vs Collectible Coins A not uncommon question when thinking about buying silver is should I buy numismatic or collectible coins instead of your […]

Dow Gold Ratio: How Does Gold Compare to Shares For the Past 100 Years? Where to From Here in 2021?

Here’s a great question from a reader on gold versus shares. It’s quite timely to look at today. Considering the US stock market today hit a new all time high. 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 […]

What Percentage of Gold and Silver Should Be in My Portfolio? [2021 Update]

What Percentage of Gold and Silver Should Be in My Portfolio?

Once you’ve decided to buy some gold or silver, a common question to then ask is: How much should I invest In precious metals? Or put another way, what percentage of gold (and silver) should be in my portfolio? Here’s what’s covered in this article: We’ve received a number of questions from our readers on […]

GST on Gold and Silver Bullion: Might the NZ Government Start Adding GST to Gold and Silver Bullion?

GST on Gold and Silver Bullion: Might the NZ Government Start Adding GST to Gold and Silver Bullion?

No GST On Pure Gold and Silver Bullion Currently in New Zealand there is no GST on fine (pure) gold and silver bullion. This includes gold and silver ingots, bars and coins. The IRD website defines what “fine” means, in terms of the specific purities for each of the 3 precious metals: Fine metal is […]

Interest Rates and Gold: If Interest Rates Rise What Happens to Gold?

Last week the Reserve Bank of New Zealand raised the Official Cash Rate for the first time in 7 years. Today we look at interest rates and gold. Specifically answering the question: If interest rates rise, what happens to gold prices? This post covers: A Common Misconception About Gold and Rising Interest Rates Last week […]

If/When the US Dollar Collapses, What Will Gold be Priced in?

If/When the US Dollar Collapses, What Will Gold be Priced in?

In August we reported that the global share of US-dollar-denominated exchange reserves dropped to 59.0% in the fourth quarter of 2020. This was the 5th straight year of falls and matched the 25-year low of 1995. As a result more people are thinking about a potential collapse of the US dollar. We recently had someone […]

Why Sleeping Beauty Should Own Some Gold or Silver

WHY SLEEPING BEAUTY SHOULD OWN SOME GOLD OR SILVER

Imagine this. You’re going to fall asleep and not wake up for 10 years. Something like in the style of sleeping beauty. However with one difference. You know it’s going to happen at some point in the not too distant future. You just don’t know exactly when. Now. Here’s a question to ponder. If you […]

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

The CoronaVirus and ongoing polarisation in America has 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 transformational […]