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

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: There are many theories as to where the virus started. Debate about how bad it will be and how much worse it could have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Update: 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” in New Zealand? 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 […]

Update on the War on Cash: Australia Moving to Cashless Society? How About New Zealand?

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 few 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? Hidden in the 2018 Australian Government budget was a plan to save $5.3 billion […]

New Zealand: Bank Bail in Capital of the World

Robert Barwick and Craig Isherwood of the Citizens Electoral Council (CEC) in Australia discuss how New Zealand is the “The Bail in Capital of the World”. In this interesting video they look at one of the most troubled Western Australian suburbs Madura. Where house prices have fallen and many houses are up for sale. They […]