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

28 Reasons to Buy Physical Gold

Previously we’ve written 14 Reasons to Buy Gold. Here’s 28 more reasons we came across recently on Zerohedge… 28 Reasons to Buy Physical Gold By BullionStar.com   Throughout human history, gold has constantly emerged as an unparalleled form of savings, investment and wealth preservation. Due to its unique characteristics and features, gold has inherent value and cannot be debased. […]

Here’s How Inflation Could Surprise Everyone

Here’s How Inflation Could Surprise Everyone

Recently we’ve shared the idea that money velocity could turn up. As a result inflation could surprise many people by finally increasing. Gold expert Pierre Lassonde recently stated: “The Federal Reserve and other central banks have piled up huge reserves. But there is no inflation because the money is sitting within the banks and they […]

Where To Invest When (Almost) Everything’s in a Bubble

Currently we have most share markets around the world at record highs. The NZX (New Zealand Stock Exchange ) is no exception. As are house prices in many places at or near record highs: New Zealand, Australia and Canada just to name a few. On top of these we have record low interest rates which […]

Money Velocity: Historic Upturn Nears – Inflation Coming?

The massive global money printing that has gone on post the financial crisis has not resulted in massive inflation as might have been expected. As Pierre Lassonde says below it’s because the banks have been sitting on the money and not lending it out. Read on to see why Stewart Thomson believes 2018 might be […]

RBNZ Bank Dashboard: Why it May Not Help You Pick a Safe Bank

Update 2018: The RBNZ bank dashboard has now been published. See this post for the full details of what is included and what its shortcomings may be: RBNZ Bank Financial Strength Dashboard: How Helpful is it?   Last month the Reserve Bank quietly published its RBNZ Bank Dashboard initiative for quarterly bank disclosures. The full riveting […]

Is the RBNZ Aiming to Cause a Property Crash?

Is the RBNZ Aiming to Cause a Property Crash?

Last week we tried to answer the question Could a Capital Gains Tax on Property Increase Investment in Gold & Silver in NZ? This came about as a result of the Labour party discussing changes to the tax system. But there is also another change relating to property that has been talked about recently. The […]

Could a Capital Gains Tax on Property Increase Investment in Gold & Silver in NZ?

Plenty of talk in the media currently about a capital gains tax on property or even land taxes. A reader Stan has been mulling this over and asks: “Could the introduction of a capital gains tax on investment residential properties, make investing in silver/gold, a more attractive scenario to those then put off in taking […]

War on Cash Down Under Expands – Nano-Chips to Track A$100 Notes?

We’ve been writing extensively on the war on cash over the past couple of years. Particularly in relation to what is and may be happening in Australia and New Zealand on this front. In case you’ve not kept up there’s a selection of recent articles further down the page below. But the overriding theme has […]

In Gold We Trust Report 2017

The excellent Ronnie Stoeferle and his partner at the asset management company Incrementum AG, Mark Valek, released their 2017 In Gold we Trust report on 1 June. As always there is a wealth of information contained in an easy to digest format. The “In Gold we Trust” report is considered the “gold standard of gold […]

RBNZ Deputy Confirms Our Thoughts: Any Bank Depositor Bail-In Exemption Likely Minimal

Last week we discussed how the IMF has: “…recommended the government implement a $10,000 “de minimis” exemption to the current Open Bank Resolution (OBR) scheme (a.k.a. bank depositor haircut scheme). This would mean that each bank depositor would get $10,000 exempt from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) depositor “haircut” policy if a bank […]