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.

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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 Silver? Here’s 21 Reasons to Buy Silver in 2020

Why Buy Silver

We’ve previously looked at all the reasons we could think of as to why to buy gold.  So it seems only fair that we should give “poor mans gold” the same treatment and so today we look at the question – “Why buy silver?”… Reasons to Buy Silver? Same as the Reasons to Buy Gold […]

Is the Mainstream in New Zealand “Waking Up” to the Benefits of Owning Gold?

IS THE MAINSTREAM IN NEW ZEALAND "WAKING UP" TO THE BENEFITS OF OWNING GOLD?

Gold is a long way from going “mainstream”, but there has definitely been a heightened interest in the store of wealth metal this year. More investment “professionals” are recognising the benefits of owning gold. We recently reported on the news that Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway bought $565 Million of shares in the world’s second largest […]

Should I Pay Down Debt or Buy Precious Metals in 2020?

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 […]

Why Buffett is (Still) Wrong About Gold (Even Though He Just Bought a Miner) – But How He Loves Silver

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

August 2020 Update: Buffett Buys GOLD The big news in the world of gold this week was that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought GOLD. Yes that is in capitals for a reason. As GOLD is the stock ticker symbol for the gold mining company Barrick Gold Corp. Bloomberg reported that Berkshire Hathaway’s latest filings show […]

HYPER-DEFLATION CAPITAL DESTRUCTION AND GOLD & SILVER

Last week we posted an article entitled If/When the US Dollar Collapses, What Will Gold be Priced in?. We looked at what could cause the end of the US dollar as the global reserve currency. One of the possibilities we mentioned was hyper-deflation: It Could be a Hyper-Deflationary EventAs coined by Professor Antal Fekete in […]

Is Inflation Coming? If So, What Kind?

Is Inflation Coming_ If So, What Kind_

Is inflation coming? Central Banks the world over have engaged in massive amounts of currency printing in recent months as a response to government imposed lock downs. Surely this means inflation is inevitable? Here’s a few opinions on inflation that we’ve come across recently. Along with our thoughts on the matter at the end… Firstly […]

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 […]