RBNZ: First they taketh and then they giveth back

RBNZ: First they taketh and then they giveth back

This Week:

  • How to Sell Gold and Silver Bullion
  • RBNZ: First they taketh and then they giveth back
  • The Rising Danger Of A Bidless Market
  • How to Survive the Deep State
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Prices and Charts

Spot Price Today / oz Weekly Change ($) Weekly Change (%)
NZD Gold $1889.70 + $34.29 + 1.85%
USD Gold $1314.29 – $33.36 – 2.47%
NZD Silver $27.86 – $0.19 – 0.67%
USD Silver $19.38 – $0.99 – 4.86%
NZD/USD 0.6955 – 0.0308 – 4.24%
Looking to sell your gold and silver?
Buying Back 1oz NZ Gold 9999 Purity $1801
Buying Back 1kg NZ Silver 999 Purity $846

The metals have gone in different directions over the past 7 days.

Gold in NZ Dollars is up from last week while silver is down slightly.

The chart below shows gold rising all week and again getting close to the overhead resistance line at $1925.

Will it get through this time?

NZ Dollar Gold Chart

If the RBNZ gets it’s way (that is a weaker kiwi dollar), gold just might.

The NZ Dollar has been falling all week and earlier this morning was sitting on the 50 day moving average and also the bottom of the Bollinger Bands (the blue shaded area).

But then the RBNZ made their previously unscheduled announcement that sent the dollar down well over half a cent. The RBNZ press release heavily hinted at further interest rate cuts. Hence the dollar took a dive. It might well fall towards the 200 day moving average now around 0.68 cents. (We’ll have more comments on the central bank announcement later).

NZ Dollar Chart

Silver has done just the opposite of gold. Edging lower over the past week.

At the very least we’d expect a further sideways consolidation for silver after such a strong move higher recently.

NZ Dollar Silver Chart

The gold miners index looks to be finally following gold lower. So this is a bit more evidence that a consolidation if not an actual decent correction is due.

GDX vs Gold Chart

But will it be a deep correction? There still seems to be plenty of money on the sidelines as Ronni Stoeferle reiterated in his latest In Gold We Trust Report. (See page 135 of the extended version).

“…we don’t expect a very deep correction, since it appears as though many potential buyers are waiting on the sidelines, eager to buy dips. Relative strength in silver and mining stocks gives us confidence as well. Positive seasonality in the second half of the year should also provide a tailwind. All in all, conditions for the new bull market to become firmly established appear to be quite favorable from a technical perspective.”

Survey Results: How to Sell Gold and Silver

Thank you if you completed our survey last week. We’re still trawling through all the responses and suggestions. So we’ll have more to share with you in the coming weeks no doubt.

However a common request was for more information on how to sell your gold and silver when the time comes.

In response we’ve added an indicative buy back price for gold and silver to this week’s email. See the table at the start of the email just under the spot prices table.

Plus if you get our daily price alert email these are also included in that now.

Also we’ve put together a summary article on how to sell gold and silver. This includes some ideas on how to determine when to sell, as well as the specifics of actually selling.

Hopefully this answers a few questions at least. If there’s any gaps by all means email us back with what they are please!

How to Sell Gold and Silver Bullion

How to sell gold & silver

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RBNZ: First they taketh and then they giveth back

The pointy heads at the Reserve Bank have been busy this week.

First new NZ house lending restrictions were announced. 95% of bank lending to property investors nationwide now will require a 40% deposit. While 90% of bank lending to owner occupiers nationwide will require a 20% deposit.

Then this morning the RBNZ made an announcement clearly designed to push the NZ dollar lower – which it succeeded in doing. They strongly hinted at further interest rate cuts.

The bank economists are coming round to our thinking yet again and some have predicted the OCR will be dropped to as low as 1.5%.

Our theory has been if much of the world is going negative, New Zealand can certainly get closer to zero!

So what will the upshot of these moves be?

Perhaps they’ll slow things up for a bit.

But we can see some reasons why the RBNZ might not get what they want.

Soon after the announcement on tougher loan to value ratios, we read one well reasoned email from a mortgage broker outlining the issues people will face in the short term.

Investors with  2 properties with one lender who are looking to sell one or refinance one might find they don’t get to keep as much cash as they thought they would.

However he also outlined how the next tier non bank lenders actually have pretty decent rates and don’t have to abide by these new restrictions.

So odds are things might slow up initially, but investors will find ways to get around these restrictions still. And the rates he mentioned currently are before any interest rate cuts by the RBNZ. So these non bank lenders interest rates could actually get lower yet as well.

But the central planners continue to believe they can cut rates ever lower while making adjustments elsewhere and keep everything honky dory.

Maybe for a while. But not forever.


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In Other News…

We spotted a couple of articles that we thought are worth reading in full this week. So rather than taking a few excerpts, below are links to the full articles.

Is The BIS Setting Up The World For Another Meltdown?

Dr Stephen Leeb outlines his theory as to why the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) didn’t include gold as a tier one asset in its Basel III recommendations. And what this means now.


This article covers a fair bit of ground but you can skim through to the second half where the charts are. A key paragraph discusses the makeup of the gold futures market:

At some point, there will be a Commercial Short Squeeze, which would result in a skyrocketing gold price as the bullion banks scramble to buy back their positions.   If the situation in the European banks continues to disintegrate, the Commercials may be forced to either ADD more shorts or COVER and buy back their positions.  We will see….”

Strikingly Similar Price Patterns

We’ve reported previously as to how similar the current gold market appears to that of the mid 1970’s. This week we stumbled across an article with a chart that visually shows this. It also made some interesting projections if history continues to rhyme.

“The rise and fall of market prices often display patterns that repeat over the years. And we could be seeing that happen with gold prices.
In the 1970s, gold rose from a low of US$35 per ounce in 1971, to a peak of US$180 in late 1974. From there gold experienced a correction, falling nearly 40% to US$110 in August 1976. But from that low, gold mounted an historic rally. By June 1978 it was back to its previous high.
Then gold went nearly parabolic, with a frenzied surge to US$850 in January 1980.
It’s fascinating to see that the current gold bull market shares a very similar pattern – to this point – of the ’70s gold market.
  • 1970s: US$35 in 1971 to US$180 in 1974 (414% gain)
  • Now: US$280 in 2000 to US$1,888 in August of 2011 (574% gain)
  • 1970s: Correction 1974-76 US$197 to US$110 (44% loss)
  • Now: Correction 2011-15 US$1,888 to US$1,056 (44% loss)
Gold is currently about 26% above its November 2015 low. This is equivalent to gold being at US$132 in November 1976. If today’s pattern repeats that of the 70s, gold would peak at around US$6,800 over the next three or four years. The chart below compares the percent change in gold prices of the two bull markets, 1970s vs 2000s.
If history repeats itself, a huge jump in gold prices is coming.
Gold in the 1970s versus Today
In the current bull market, gold reached an all-time high in August of 2011 of US$1,888, but fell to a low of US$1,056 in November 2015. Is it possible that the November 2015 low marked the end of the correction phase of another long-term gold bull market? Will US$6,800 gold become a reality over the next few years?”
Source: This chart shows why a 500% gain in gold prices isn’t crazy

We prefer to think of gold and silver as financial insurance. But it doesn’t hurt if your insurance policy also has some potential hefty upside and ability to increase your purchasing power a few years down the track either!

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Price today is $16,275.

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This Weeks Articles:

Grant Williams: The Rising Danger Of A Bidless Market

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 9:37 AM NZST

Grant Williams: The Rising Danger Of A Bidless MarketIn our weekly newsletter last week we discussed why bank balance sheets and capital levels may not be the key risk to banks both in New Zealand and globally. This excellent interview with Grant Williams covers a lot of ground but this lack of liquidity is one of the key points he makes. If you prefer […]
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Doug Casey Part 2: How to Survive the Deep State

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 7:57 PM NZST

How to survive the deep stateHere’s Part 2 of Doug Casey on the deep state and how to evade its clutches. (If you missed it, first check out Part 1 at this link)… Weekend Edition: Doug Casey on How to Survive the Deep State By Justin Spittler Editor’s note: Yesterday, Casey Research founder Doug Casey described the powerful force that’s ruining […]
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Doug Casey on “The Deep State”

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 5:43 PM NZST

Doug Casey on “The Deep State”With the American presidential election shenanigans in full force, it’s worth considering just what control “the people” actually have. This article looks at who really is pulling the strings in the US and by extension in the rest of the world including here… Weekend Edition: Doug Casey on “The Deep State” By Justin Spittler Editor’s […]
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How to Sell Gold and Silver Bullion

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 5:13 PM NZST

HOW TO SELL GOLD & SILVER BULLION?How Do I Sell My Gold and Silver Bullion? How do I sell gold and silver bullion? That is a question we’ve been receiving a bit lately. Here is a summary of one question from this week: Q1: What are the best ways to know when to sell? i.e what’s the best exit stragey for […]
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