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… 

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

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

Here are factors to consider in deciding how much you should invest In precious metals. Plus some examples showing how specific percentages of allocation to gold can help balance and protect your portfolio…

Latest Articles

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

Here’s one of the main answers to the question “Why buy gold and silver?” Simply, because no fiat currency lasts forever. In this article: You’ll see just how many fiat currencies have gone the way of the Dodo since only 1975 What this could mean for the New Zealand Dollar Plus some interesting and little […]

Confusing Investing with Wealth Protection – The Risks of Paper Gold vs Physical Gold

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You’ve likely heard of reports in the past of problems with missing investor money at an Auckland bullion dealing and trading company. We’ve previously had the odd question from readers about the situation. We don’t know any more about it than anyone who has read the newspaper articles such as those below. We’ve had nothing […]

How Does War Affect the Gold and Silver Price?

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How might a war with Iran or even North Korea affect the gold and silver price? See what can be learnt from past wars and how they impacted precious metals prices… War and Gold and Silver Prices Rattle. Rattle. That is the sound of sabres being well and truly shaken in Washington and Tehran in […]

Buying Precious Metals | Common Questions From First Time Gold and Silver Buyers

Common Questions From First Time Gold and Silver Buyers

We receive a great deal of questions from first time gold and silver buyers. So we thought it worthwhile to put them all into the one place… Buying precious metals can be a confusing project to embark on. In fact that was one of the reasons we set up Gold Survival Guide in the first […]

Bank Failure | Could it Happen in NZ? | The Reserve Bank Thinks So

Could a Bank Failure happen in NZ

Back in 2011 we were reading a Zero Hedge article with the rather long headline: “Futures Plunge As Fed Discloses New Stress Test: Fears US Banks Will Need To Raise Tens Of Billions In New Capital”. This article outlined how the US Federal Reserve was intending to stress test 6 large US banks against a […]

Should I Pay Down Debt or Buy Precious Metals?

Here’s an excellent question from a reader: Should you pay down debt or buy precious metals… “My specific question relates to whether to pay down debt or stack metals? Obviously high interest debt is bad, but lower rate mortgage debt? I’m torn. Firstly, I don’t think many people ever regret paying off debt, but on […]

The RBA is Destroying The Australian Economy…and No One Cares. Is the RBNZ Destroying the New Zealand Economy Too?

The RBA is Destroying The Australian Economy…and No One Cares. Is the RBNZ Destroying the New Zealand Economy Too

Greg Canavan wrote last week in his excellent Rum Rebellion eletter that the Reserve Bank of Australia is destroying the Aussie economy. It prompted us to have a think about how this compares to the New Zealand economy and ask a similar question: “Is the RBNZ destroying the New Zealand economy too?” Here is what […]

New Zealand Dollar Third Best Performing Currency Since 2001 – So Why Does it Still “Suck”?

New Zealand Dollar Third Best Performing Currency Since 2001 – So Why Does it Still “Suck”

The New Zealand Dollar has been up and down over the last 18 years. It has seen a lot of volatility since 2001. Trading in a wide range, with 0.40 being the low in 2001 and at a high of 0.88 in 2014. However from the chart below we can see that the overall trend […]

Why Buffett is (Still) Wrong About Gold – But How He Loves Silver

Why Buffett is (Still) Wrong About Gold - But How He Loves Silver

Warren Buffet still doesn’t like gold. Or rather should we say Buffett still doesn’t “get” gold. We’ve commented briefly on this some years ago. In his latest Berkshire Hathaway annual company letter he was once again running down the precious metal. An email we received from the Crux summarises Buffett’s thoughts on gold nicely: “Warren […]

NZ “Boltholes”to Escape a Financial Volcanic Eruption. Plus Bonds vs Gold

As we mentioned last week Dan Denning of the Bill Bonner Letter is on a scouting trip to New Zealand. Reporting back to their (mainly American) readership on the benefits of a “bolthole” down under. We thought it worth sharing Dan’s report on his trip to the beaches north of Auckland – an area we […]

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