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

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 […]

New Zealand Bank Deposit Protection Scheme – Does N. Z. Have Bank Deposit Insurance?

New Zealand Bank Deposit Protection Scheme - Does New Zealand Have Bank Deposit Insurance?

How safe are your bank deposits? Does New Zealand have a bank deposit insurance scheme? Or is there a government bank deposit guarantee? The short answer is no. New Zealand doesn’t currently have a bank deposit protection scheme. However this may be about to change. The Labour/New Zealand First government announced a plan on 24 […]

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 […]

RBNZ Prepared to Print Money and Implement Negative Interest Rates in a Crisis – Banks Think It’s Now Possible Too

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), issued a bulletin on 4 May 2018. The bulletin outlined 5 unconventional monetary policy plans the RBNZ could implement in case of a crisis. Including that the RBNZ is prepared to print money.   The bulletin entitled “Aspects of implementing unconventional monetary policy in New Zealand” outlined these 5 […]

Could Negative Interest Rates Be in Store for New Zealand?

Could Negative Interest Rates Be in Store for New Zealand?

Is This What’s in Store for New Zealand Down the Road? How’s this for perverse? Could anything as crazy as negative interest rates on mortgages come to New Zealand? Homeowners in Denmark are “about to get negative interest rates on their loans for all maturities through to five years, representing multiple all-time lows for borrowing […]

Gold vs Bitcoin/Cryptocurrencies – Which Should You Choose?

Gold vs Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies - Which One Should You Choose

Gold vs Bitcoin. Is one better than the other? Should you drop your gold in favour of cryptocurrencies? Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been rising again of late. This rise comes on the heels of a much publicised campaign by one cryptocurrency proponent – Grayscale Investments – to “DropGold”. The campaign aimed to publicise the benefits […]

Confusing Investing with Wealth Protection – The Risks of Paper Gold vs Physical Gold

CONFUSING-INVESTING-WITH-WEALTH-PROTECTION-THE-RISKS-OF-PAPER-GOLD-vs-PHYSICAL-GOLD

You’ve likely heard of reports in the past of problems with missing investor money at an Auckland bullion dealing and trading company. We’ve previously had the odd question from readers about the situation. We don’t know any more about it than anyone who has read the newspaper articles such as those below. We’ve had nothing […]

Buying Precious Metals | Common Questions From First Time Gold and Silver Buyers

Common Questions From First Time Gold and Silver Buyers

We receive a great deal of questions from first time gold and silver buyers. So we thought it worthwhile to put them all into the one place… Buying precious metals can be a confusing project to embark on. In fact that was one of the reasons we set up Gold Survival Guide in the first […]

Bank Failure | Could it Happen in NZ? | The Reserve Bank Thinks So

Could a Bank Failure happen in NZ

Back in 2011 we were reading a Zero Hedge article with the rather long headline: “Futures Plunge As Fed Discloses New Stress Test: Fears US Banks Will Need To Raise Tens Of Billions In New Capital”. This article outlined how the US Federal Reserve was intending to stress test 6 large US banks against a […]

The RBA is Destroying The Australian Economy…and No One Cares. Is the RBNZ Destroying the New Zealand Economy Too?

The RBA is Destroying The Australian Economy…and No One Cares. Is the RBNZ Destroying the New Zealand Economy Too

Greg Canavan wrote last week in his excellent Rum Rebellion eletter that the Reserve Bank of Australia is destroying the Aussie economy. It prompted us to have a think about how this compares to the New Zealand economy and ask a similar question: “Is the RBNZ destroying the New Zealand economy too?” Here is what […]

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