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

NZers: Do You Hold Cash or Gold in the Coming [or Already Here?] Crisis?

NZers: Do You Hold Cash or Gold in the Coming Crisis?

Here’s some thoughts on the debate between holding cash or gold in an economic crisis. We look to be in the early stages of the crisis written about in 2015 right now… In our article last week titled, What Will the Impacts of the COVID19 Lockdown be on the Global and New Zealand Economy?, we […]

What Will the Impacts of the COVID19 Lockdown be on the Global and New Zealand Economy?

What Will the Impacts of the COVID19 Lockdown be on the Global and New Zealand Economy_

We’re at the end of the second week of the national Level 4 lockdown. So it’s worth reflecting on what will the impacts of the COVID19 lockdown be? This article covers: Will the Cure be Worse Than the Disease? Timeline of US Federal Reserve Interventions In Response to COVID19 What the RBNZ Has Done in […]

NZ Dollar Falls – Why Has the NZ Dollar Weakened and Where to Now?

NZ Dollar Falls - Why and Where to Now_

The New Zealand Dollar has been falling since the start of the year. But at the end of February it dropped sharply. This was likely due to the expectation that New Zealand would be more seriously impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak than markets had previously been expecting. The New Zealand dollar plummeted briefly below 0.6200 […]

Why is Gold More Valuable Than “Worthless Paper”?

Why is Gold More Valuable Than "Worthless Paper"?

Whether you’re an old hand to the matters of gold, silver and what is money, or a real newbie, you’ll probably have something in common with a frustrated reader.  He admitted that all the conflicting information about how the world monetary system works was “doing [his] head in!”.  Here is his email and below it […]

What Good is a Bar of Gold When the Shelves are Empty?

What Good is a Bar of Gold When the Shelves are Empty?

There’s a fair amount of worry currently about the spread of the CoronaVirus into a global pandemic. In China, there have been many supermarkets where the shelves have been completely cleaned out by people stocking up. Judging by how busy our sister website – Emergency Food NZ -has been, many people are stocking up. Just […]

The Crack-Up Boom and Gold & Silver

The Crack-Up Boom and Gold & Silver

We recently reported that in 2019 just about every asset class went up – including gold and silver. That is possibly evidence that we are in or entering Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises “crack-up boom”. Below Darryl Schoon discusses the goings on in the US Repo market and what he believes was the cause of […]

Why Buy Gold? Here’s 15 Reasons to Buy Gold Now in 2020

“Everything looks pretty good in the world at the moment. Property and share prices have gone up a lot. Why buy gold now?” That’s one of the common responses we get when we mention we are involved in selling gold and silver bullion. Unlike a number of years ago the average guy or girl in […]

How Does War Affect the Gold and Silver Price?

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How might a war with Iran 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 US President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Iranian General Qassim Soleimani over the weekend. The high ranking Iranian General was killed […]

Bank Capital Changes: What is the RBNZ Preparing For?

Bank Capital Changes: What is the RBNZ Preparing For?

The New Zealand central bank is requiring New Zealand Banks to increase the amount of capital they hold. Why would they want to do this? Does the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) see some troubles looming on the horizon? Read on to find out… IMF’s Dire Warning on Global Economy In the Herald in […]

How Much Gold Does the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Have? Updated 2019

HOW MUCH GOLD DOES THE RESERVE BANK OF NEW ZEALAND HAVE?

We’ve had the odd query from other New Zealanders asking, “how much gold does the Reserve ‎Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) actually have?”. They’re probably asking as since the financial crisis net gold purchases by global central banks have switched from negative (i.e. they were selling), to positive (i.e. they are buying). So is the‎ […]

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