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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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?


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 […]

Does Record Low Gold Volatility and Sentiment Mean Time to Buy?

Does Record Low Gold Volatility and Sentiment Mean Time to Buy_

Gold volatility and silver volatility are at record lows. See what demand for gold and silver is like around the world and also in New Zealand. Gold is boring – does this mean it’s time to buy?   Silver volatility is the lowest it has been since 2001. Source. But volatility in gold is even […]

RBNZ Bank Financial Strength Dashboard: How Helpful is it?

RBNZ Bank Financial Strength Dashboard_ How Helpful is it

Discover what the RBNZ Bank Financial Strength Dashboard is. Can it help you pick a “safe bank”?   Hopefully by now you are aware that there is no deposit insurance in New Zealand banks. So if a bank fails in New Zealand you as a depositor run the risk of losing part or all of your […]

Kiwisaver and Bank Bail Ins: If a Bank Fails, Are Kiwisaver Funds Affected by the OBR?

Find out how Kiwisaver and bank bail ins work. See if your Kiwisaver funds would be affected if a New Zealand bank fails and customer accounts undergo a bail-in or “hair-cut”… An insightful reader writes in: I have a question for regarding bail in. If banks trigger bail in, I understand that bank investors […]

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

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 […]

RBNZ Prepared to Print Money and Implement Negative Interest Rates in a Crisis

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), this week issued a bulletin outlining 5 unconventional monetary policy plans they could implement in case of a crisis. The bulletin entitled “Aspects of implementing unconventional monetary policy in New Zealand” outlined these 5 potential tools: Negative interest rates: the OCR could be cut to as low as […]

Update on the War on Cash: Australia Moving to Cashless Society? + RBNZ on Digital Currency

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 couple of 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? Earlier this month the Australian Government released their 2018 budget. In the budget […]

What is a Troy Ounce? Troy Ounce vs Standard Ounce

What is a troy ounce?

What is a Troy Ounce? The troy ounce is the unit of measure used for precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum. Somewhat confusingly the troy ounce is not a part of the metric system or the old imperial system of measurement that is still used in the USA. Also confusing is that base […]

What Type of Gold Bar Should I Buy?

What type of Gold Bar to Buy

Here’s everything you need to know when you’re thinking of buying a gold bar. You’ll learn: When to choose gold bars over gold coins What size gold bar to buy Pros and cons of different gold bar sizes How you can borrow against 1kg gold bars What’s the most commonly purchased gold bar size Different […]