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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Derivatives – a Beginner’s Guide to “Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction” – 2019 Update

DERIVATIVES – A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Following the 2009 financial crisis, the term derivatives has been firmly embedded in todays lexicon. With the failure of Bear Stearns in 2008, and subsequent bailout of multiple other too big too fail banks, the term “derivative” was popping up everywhere.  Then in 2012 we had JP Morgan’s $7 billion trading loss on credit derivatives […]