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

Comparing NZ Money Supply, Government Inflation Statistics, Property Prices, and Gold Prices for the Last 20 Years

COMPARING NZ MONEY SUPPLY, GOVT INFLATION STATISTICS, PROPERTY AND GOLD PRICES SINCE 2000

NZ Money Supply and House Prices “House prices double every ten years”, the old adage goes. So why is this? Well, we reckon the following chart pretty much answers the question.   New Zealand Money Supply M3 source: tradingeconomics.com The chart is taken from a very interesting website called tradingeconomics.com. They have all sorts of […]

What Would Negative Interest Rates Mean for New Zealand?

What Would Negative Interest Rates Mean for New Zealand_

A couple of weeks ago we reported on the prospect of negative interest rates arriving in New Zealand as soon as November.  The Westpac chief economist expected the RBNZ to signal its change of plan in its August Monetary Policy Statement, and make a 75-point cut to -0.5% in November. Since then we’ve had a […]

Why Gold Bullion is Your Financial Insurance (& How It’s Still Not Too Late to Buy)

Why Gold Bullion is Your Financial insurance

A financial crisis has been triggered by a global pandemic. See how gold bullion can protect you from the crisis unfolding. And how it’s not too late to buy now… Given that we hear the price of gold quoted each day in the financial news, it’s not surprising that most people buy gold with the […]

The Inverse Oil Shock – The Opposite of the 1970’s and The Gold to Oil Ratio

The Inverse Oil Shock - The Opposite of the 1970’s and The Gold to Oil Ratio

See what craziness just happened in the oil market along with whether the gold to oil ratio can tell us anything about what is going on in the global economy… Yesterday we saw an inverse oil shock. The nearest oil futures contract plunged down to $1 before actually going negative to -$37. The Australian Financial […]

SILVER AND COVID-19, CAPITALISM’S BLACK SWAN

SILVER AND COVID-19, CAPITALISM’S BLACK SWAN

Sandeep Jaitly shows us how silver demand has been growing despite the apparent lacklustre performance in price. There’s also an argument why the stock market rout has likely only just begun. Sandeep theorises on how low many publicly traded companies could yet fall. Of course the level of this “fall” depends on how the central […]

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 […]

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