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

Australia Has 80 Tonnes of Gold, How Much Gold Does New Zealand Have?

Interesting to see a mainstream news organisation in Australia reporting on the state of the Reserve Bank of Australia's gold reserves. The Wentworth Report's David Evan summarised and commented on an article published by "The Australian". First check out David's thoughts. After that we also share some disturbing information the one and only audit of Australia's [...]

Why the NZ Super Fund Should “Invest” in Gold


See how another financial crisis could cause the NZ Super Fund to lose over 50% in value. And why we believe the fund guardians should have an exposure to physical gold as insurance against crisis events. The New Zealand Super Fund released their annual report last week. The NZ Super Fund was set up to […]

Is the RBNZ Preparing to Scrap the New Zealand $100 Note?

Is the RBNZ Preparing to Scrap the New Zealand $100 Note?

Over the years we’ve reported on the war on cash and how various countries have been removing high denomination notes. Here’s some evidence that the Reserve Bank may be preparing to scrap the New Zealand $100 note. This would be the biggest step in the war on cash in New Zealand to date.   Last week […]

Why Buy Silver? Here’s 21 Reasons to Buy Silver Now

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 […]

Rickards: The Lucky Country is Out of Luck – How About New Zealand?

Yesterday Jim Rickards wrote in the Daily Reckoning Australia that Australia (the lucky country) is out of luck. The Lucky Country is Out of Luck He explained how Australia hasn’t had a recession since 1991! But how this could be about to change. The resources boom and house prices are what has driven the Australian […]

The Number One Reason to Buy Gold in New Zealand Today

See why the further weakening of the New Zealand dollar is the number one reason to buy gold in New Zealand today. In this post you’ll see what might cause the Kiwi dollar to fall further. Along with why you should be concerned about the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) right now.   If […]

Could Stagflation Happen Again?

Could the New Zealand (and global) economy be headed for stagflation? See just what stagflation is, what causes stagflation and what offers the best protection from it… In last week’s article “Why the Push for Higher Wages May be at Just the Wrong Time”, we mentioned that there is the possibility of New Zealand (and […]

Why the Push for Higher Wages May be at Just the Wrong Time


Casey Research recently reported that wages are rising across the USA. Let’s see what’s happening in the USA and then take a comparative look at the push for higher wages taking place in New Zealand. Then we’ll see what the impacts of this push for higher wages may be.   Wages are rising across the […]

Rich Dad Poor Dad Author Robert Kiyosaki Warns Australia of ‘Biggest Crash in History’: Should You Listen?

Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki, this week sounded a warning to Australia to be prepared for the “biggest crash in world history”. “Unfortunately we had a big crash in 2000, they called it the dotcom crash, then in 2008 it was the subprime real estate crash. The next is going to be the […]

Net Migration Falling – Could This Tip NZ into Recession?

Some news out of Australia relating to migration rates and the impact on the Australian economy got us thinking about how the same might apply in New Zealand.   The Daily Reckoning Australia yesterday discussed the risks to Australia if policy makers cut back on immigration rates. See: Australia’s Secret to Dodging a Recession: “Australia’s […]