Largest Food Price Rise since 1987!

Largest Food Price Rise since 1987!

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NZ Dollar Gold Touches the 50 Day Moving Average

Gold in New Zealand dollars fell $19 from last week. Down to the 50 day moving average and also close to retesting the previous all time high at $3175. NZD gold still remains a long way above the 200 day moving average. So it could pull back further to close that gap up. Maybe to $3050 which marks the highs from 2022. But current levels are likely a good initial buying zone in case a further pullback doesn’t eventuate.

The weaker NZ dollar held local gold prices up better than offshore, where USD gold was down a hefty $48 (2.34%) from 7 days ago. The consolidation above $1975 continues. Although USD gold could fall all the way back to $1925-50 and still be within the confines of the uptrend channel.

NZ Dollar Gold Chart


NZD Silver Down almost 6%

Silver has undergone a sharp correction this past week. NZD silver fell $2.37 (5.84%). Taking the price back down to just below the 50 day MA and also retesting the breakout from the blue downtrend line. This is the pullback we had been watching for. With the RSI getting close to oversold we could be close to bottoming out perhaps? Likely a good long term buying zone around these levels.

USD silver fell even more, down 7.5% for the week. It is also now right on the downtrend line. So perhaps we’ll see a consolidation along that line before a move even higher begins?

NZ Dollar Silver Chart

NZ Dollar down 1.75%

The NZ dollar gave up most of the previous week’s rise. Dropping 111 basis points or 1.75% from last week. Pulling back to just above the 50 day moving average. This sideways consolidation continues with no obvious trend in place. In the longer run we do think the USD will weaken so the Kiwi is likely to gently trend up.

NZ Dollar Chart

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New Zealand Bank Deposit Protection Scheme – Does N. Z. Have Bank Deposit Insurance in 2023?

Our featured article from last week, How to Safely Hold Dollars, Remain Liquid, and Seize Short-term Opportunities, generated a bit of interest.

However it also highlighted that, despite all we’ve written over recent years, many people are still unaware of whether their bank deposits in New Zealand have any guarantee or insurance.

So this week we’ll give you the full run down on this topic including:

  • History of Bank Guarantees in New Zealand
  • Latest Update 2023: What We Now Know About the Proposed Bank Deposit Protection Scheme
  • What About Accounts at Multiple Banks?
  • Will Bank Deposits Held by a Kiwisaver Scheme be Covered by a Deposit Guarantee?
  • Does a Government Bank Deposit Guarantee Make Our Banks Safer?
  • How Does the Proposed N.Z. Bank Deposit Guarantee Compare to Other Countries?
  • Alternative to Relying on the Bank Deposit Protection Scheme

New Zealand Bank Deposit Protection Scheme – Does N. Z. Have Bank Deposit Insurance in 2023?

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JPM Head: Commercial Real Estate Losses May Take a Few Banks Down

Empty commercial real estate is a big problem right now in the USA. Even Jamie Dimon the head of JP Morgan says commercial real estate losses may take a few banks down and that this is “normal”.

But this tweet and chart shows it could be very very significant:

“No rent is being paid on 1/5 of all US office space, and small banks hold 70% of commercial real estate loans.

As cash flows from empty properties dry up, loans will be defaulted on — wiping out many of the small banks who wrote them:


If the small banks hold 70% of commercial real estate loans, maybe it could be more than just a “few” that get into trouble?


Largest Food Price Rise since 1987!

This will come as no surprise to anyone doing their household grocery shopping:

“Food prices soar 12.5% annually – largest increase since 1987”
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1987 was a long time ago. We believe it was the time of fluro t-shirts and Stubbies shorts were still cool. It was also when GST was introduced (1986). So part of the 1987 rise was actually due to that. That makes the current rise sound even worse.

Of course this has got the powers that be looking at what they can do to stop the grocery stores from raising prices even more. Because surely they are the cause of this aren’t they?


“A new report says the current grocery sector reforms are unlikely to deliver significant benefits for consumers, with stronger measures needed. The report has been released the day after it was announced Stats NZ’s food price index rose 12.5 percent in the year ended April, the highest annual rate since late 1987.
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This shouldn’t come as a big surprise to anyone who looks at the root cause of high food prices. It’s not simply due to a “supermarket duopoly”, as food prices are high in most countries.

The Statistics NZ report said “fruit and vegetables prices increased by 22.5%”. Hmmm. We’re pretty sure fruit and veg prices have gone up at our local farmers markets as well. Last time we looked the prices there were set by Farmer Joe and Joanne not a big bad duopoly.

Sure the weather will have played its part in these rises. But we’d still say the main contributor is inflation of the currency supply. Which initially jacked up house prices, and which is now filtering through to everyday goods. Who caused that? The RBNZ and every other central bank on the planet.


No Kidding: Inflation Remains “Uncomfortably High”

So we’re seeing more and more stories like this one:

Inflation remains ‘uncomfortably high’ as New Zealand’s economic growth predicted to slow in year ahead – Westpac
The New Zealand economy has lost steam and economic growth is predicted to slow over the year ahead, a report has found. Westpac’s latest Economic Review found that while inflation pressures are starting to soften, it is still “uncomfortably high”.
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No kidding. As we’ve been saying this will likely prove much harder than most think to get back to the 1-3% target band. It’s more likely we’ll see it zig-zag up and down but with a trend that remains high.

Maybe the same thing is happening here, as in the USA. The Wall Street Journal reports:

We May Be Getting Used to High Inflation, and That’s Bad News
Companies’ ease with raising prices may mean more rapid increases are becoming entrenched.

The more people behave as if high inflation is here to stay, the likelier it is to stay. That would force the Federal Reserve to choose between inducing a potentially deep recession to force inflation lower, or giving up on its 2% inflation target.”

We’d say the latter is more likely. As Nomi Prins Points out:

“Central bankers seem wedded to gradualism—accepting a very slow fall in inflation to avoid too much damage to the labor market… The problem with gradualism is that the longer the path for lowering inflation, the less likely it is to happen.”

Years and years of “easy money” (currency) won’t be reversed by just a year or so of high interest rates.

Prepare accordingly for higher inflation for longer…

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This Weeks Articles:

New Zealand Bank Deposit Protection Scheme – Does N. Z. Have Bank Deposit Insurance in 2023?

Tue, 16 May 2023 7:16 PM NZST


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. With a recent question from a reader it seems many people are still not aware of this. […]

The post New Zealand Bank Deposit Protection Scheme – Does N. Z. Have Bank Deposit Insurance in 2023? appeared first on Gold Survival Guide.

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How to Safely Hold Dollars, Remain Liquid, and Seize Short-term Opportunities

Wed, 10 May 2023 10:04 AM NZST


Here’s an interesting question for anyone who might have significant funds in a New Zealand bank account. Or anyone who wants to keep their savings liquid with a view to purchasing precious metals or other tangible assets and investments. Reader DM asks: “I have just sold my farm and will shortly have a significant chunk […]

The post How to Safely Hold Dollars, Remain Liquid, and Seize Short-term Opportunities appeared first on Gold Survival Guide.

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Why Buy Gold? Here’s 15 Reasons to Buy Gold Now in 2023

Tue, 2 May 2023 2:01 PM NZST


“Haven’t gold prices gone up quite a lot in the last year or so? So why buy gold now? Isn’t it too late to buy?” 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 […]

The post Why Buy Gold? Here’s 15 Reasons to Buy Gold Now in 2023 appeared first on Gold Survival Guide.

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Paper Gold vs Physical Gold – What Should You Buy in 2023?

Wed, 26 Apr 2023 10:49 AM NZST


Buying the right type of gold is key. You have the choice between physical gold vs paper gold in its many varied forms. But how do you decide which type of gold is right for you? Is it paper gold or physical gold? When deciding between paper and physical gold, the answer comes down to […]

The post Paper Gold vs Physical Gold – What Should You Buy in 2023? appeared first on Gold Survival Guide.

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As always we are happy to answer any questions you have about buying gold or silver. In fact, we encourage them, as it often gives us something to write about. So if you have any get in touch.

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