Category Archives: Why Buy Gold and Silver

Why Buy Gold & SilverThe first step on the precious metals path is to consider the questions Why buy gold and Why buy silver? You might then consider reading about protection from a bank failure and the escalating war on cash, or even the risk of derivatives.

Plus check out our free Gold Ecourse, to learn more about gold and silver’s role as your financial insurance policy.

Must read articles about Why to Buy Gold and Silver

Why buy gold?

Why Buy Gold?

Your reason for buying gold is the first thing to consider. This article outlines 8 reasons to buy gold today. Plus another 6 timeless reasons to buy gold.

Why Buy Silver

Why Buy Silver?

There is a lot of commonality in the reasons to buy gold and silver. But in this post you'll discover 6 reasons you should specifically buy silver. Also learn about 3 factors that indicate silver should have more upside than gold. 

Could a Bank Failure happen in NZ

Bank Failures: Could they happen in NZ? The Reserve Bank thinks so

See how a bank failure could occur in New Zealand. Learn how the Reserve Bank of New Zealand open bank resolution will affect you and put your savings at risk. Plus how you can prepare for a bank failure in New Zealand.

Find out how Kiwisaver and bank bail ins

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”.

War on Cash: Implications for New Zealand

War on Cash: Implications for New Zealand

What are the real reasons for going cashless? What are the implications for New Zealand? See why hoarding something other than cash may be a good idea for emergencies... 

Why Buy Gold? No Fiat Currency Lasts Forever – What About the NZ Dollar?

Why Buy Gold? No Fiat Currency Lasts Forever – What About the NZ Dollar?

All fiat currencies fail, it's just a case of how long it takes. See how the New Zealand monetary system has changed over the past century and why you should prepare for its eventual demise...

Latest Articles

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 […]

Why Gold Bullion is Your Financial Insurance

Why Gold Bullion is Your Financial insurance

Do you buy gold with the expectation it will go up in price? Perhaps this isn’t the best way to think of gold. See why you should think in terms of wealth protection first, rather than profit potential…   We prefer not to talk about gold being an investment. Investing is what you do with any […]

All $10,000 Cash Transactions and $1,000 International Transfers Now Reported to N.Z. Police

All $10,000 Cash Transactions and $1,000 International Transfers Now Reported to N.Z. Police

Last March we wrote about the upcoming changes in financial reporting requirements in New Zealand. New Banking rules set to come into force in November will mean any cash transactions over $10,000 will have to be reported to police by New Zealand banks. On top of this banks will also have to alert the Police […]

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 […]

Everything is Awesome! But Will Gold Rise After the Latest Fed Rate Hike?

Last week the US Central Bank again raised interest rates. This is in response to the US economy being so strong. Will gold rise after the latest Fed rate hike and surprise everyone again?   Gold and Previous Fed Rate Hikes The chart below shows that gold has risen straight after each of previous US […]

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 goldsurvivalguide.co.co.nz regarding bail in. If banks trigger bail in, I understand that bank investors […]

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: https://goldsurvivalguide.co.nz/tag/war-on-cash/). 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 […]

Optimist or Pessimist on Silver?

Before making any financial decision it’s always a good idea to consider both sides of the story. Silver is no different. Poor man’s gold has pros and cons and there are definitely better times to buy silver. Here’s two contrary arguments with an optimists and a pessimists view on silver currently…   Optimist or Pessimist […]

Saxo Bank’s CIO: Now Is The Time To Be In Capital-Preservation Mode

At the start of each year Saxo Bank publishes their “Saxo Bank Outrageous Predictions” It’s not intended to be a real look into the crystal ball but rather food for thought. But Saxo Bank makes some wacky but still plausible scenarios for traders in the coming year. Their CIO Steen Jakobsen is a part of the […]