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Gold Hits New All-Time Highs in Both NZD and USD

What a difference a week makes! Last week we were saying how there had been no change in prices and precious metals were looking pretty boring. Just 7 days later and NZD gold has surged higher by $209 or 6%. Getting above NZ$3500 for the first time ever. But that sharp jump has pushed NZD gold into very overbought territory on the Relative Strength Index (RSI). So we’d expect a pullback fairly soon. Although perhaps it could extend up toward the overhead uptrend line first? Previous overbought occasions have seen a fairly sharp pullback to follow. Buy zones when this happens are $3450, $3400 and then the 50-day moving average (MA) at $3321 and below that the 200 MA at $3263.

It’s telling that this all-time high in NZD Gold also coincides with a new all-time high in USD Gold as well. With USD Gold jumping $99 to bust through $2100 to reach a new all-time high today of $2130. As stated for NZD gold, USD gold is also very overbought so expect a pullback before too long. In our opinion any pullback should be heavily bought. As this may be the last time to see gold below US$2100.

NZ Dollar Gold Chart

Silver Also Surging – But With a Lot of Catching Up to Do

NZD silver also jumped higher over the past 7 days. Up $2.53 or 7% to $39.01. However unlike gold, silver is not yet overbought. So it could yet run up towards the overhead downtrend line.

It was much the same story with silver in USD. It ran higher by $1.22 or over 5% in the past week. Surging up off the uptrend line in the wedge formation. We get the feeling that a breakout in silver might not be too far away now.

But now that gold has broken out to new highs, there’s a good chance we may finally see silver break out of this wedge pattern it has been in since 2020. Silver has a lot of catching up to do. When it happens it will probably take us by surprise and happen very fast. So be on board before that happens. Any pullback in the short term may be the last chance at these lower levels.

NZ Dollar Silver Chart

Kiwi Dollar Still Down After Last Week’s RBNZ Monetary Policy Statement

The Kiwi dollar was down 87 basis points this week to 0.6078. That gave a little boost to the already flying local precious metals prices. It looks like last week’s RBNZ announcement, which made it sound like they weren’t so likely to raise rates again, might have dented the chances of a short-term move back towards the downtrend line.

NZ Dollar Chart


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Reality Check Radio Interview: Why the NZ Super Fund Should “Invest” in Gold

Following our recent article, Why the NZ Super Fund Should “Invest” in Gold in 2024, we were invited back onto Reality Check Radio with NZ radio veteran Paul Brenna to discuss the topic further. You can listen to the 20-minute interview here.

The interview covers:

  • Should the Superfund even be mining gold?
  • How much gold does NZ have as a nation?
  • What is diversification?
  • What is risk?
  • And plenty more.

Tech Insiders Selling. Buying Gold and Prepping?

First up, a follow on from last week’s comments about smart money selling from the tech sector. But they are also moving into the undervalued commodities sector:

The Fed flooded the market with liquidity to rescue the banks last year. This is powering the big move in stocks, but also note that smart money is starting to take profits and move money into the undervalued commodity sector. Liquidity is “leaking” into inflation assets.

This is what smart money does. They take profits when things get overvalued and move into undervalued assets.

Dumb money just keeps chasing the hot sector until they get caught in the inevitable crash and lose everything. This is why almost no one ever makes any money (other than briefly on paper) during bubbles.


Then we also saw this headline during the week:

MILLIONAIRES and elites are hoarding gold as part of their doomsday preparations as they look to barter with it, an expert has revealed.

Granted it was in the US version of The Sun. And it may just be a gold dealer in California trying to get some publicity. But it is true that Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI has said he is a prepper who buys gold:

“Tech boss Altman told The New Yorker in 2016, “I prep for survival. … I have guns, gold, potassium iodide, antibiotics, batteries, water, gas masks from the Israeli Defense Force, and a big patch of land in Big Sur I can fly to.”



More on US Money Supply Decline

Also another follow on from last week, a piece from stock tipping website The Motley Fool. Just like we pointed out (care of our favourite newsletter writer Chris Weber), the author highlights the current decline in the US money supply, a very rare event:

“According to research conducted by Reventure Consulting CEO Nick Gerli, which relied on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Federal Reserve, there have only been five instances, when back-tested to 1870, where M2 has declined by at least 2%: 1878, 1893, 1921, 1931-1933, and July 2022 through at least January 2024. The previous four instances all coincided with deflationary depressions and double-digit unemployment rates.

If I can offer a ray of hope, two of the four previous incidences occurred prior to the creation of the nation’s central bank, and the other two date back more than nine decades. The Federal Reserve’s knowledge of monetary policy, and the fiscal tools available to the federal government, make it highly unlikely that a depression would materialize today.”


The author, Sean Williams, makes a good point. But while a central bank response might stop a deflationary depression, it’s instead likely to create some serious inflation. So it could be just a case of choosing which poison is preferred.

Williams also points out there has also been a recent decline in commercial bank lending:

“Just as M2 rising over time makes complete sense, so does the regular expansion of commercial bank credit. As the U.S. economy grows, it’s only natural that consumers and businesses are going to increase their borrowing. Furthermore, commercial banks offset the cost of taking in deposits by lending.

Trouble arises when this steadily climbing metric heads decisively south.

Since data reporting began in January 1973, there have only been three instances where commercial bank credit has pulled back at least 2% from its all-time high:

  • In October 2001, during the dot-com bubble, commercial bank credit slipped a maximum of 2.09%.
  • In March 2010, shortly after the Great Recession, commercial bank credit troughed at a 6.94% decline.
  • In November 2023, commercial bank credit hit a peak drop of 2.07%.”


US Small Banks Overdue Loans – Highest on Record

Not only have US banks been lending less recently, the number of overdue loans they have are also hitting highs:

The delinquency rate among large banks hits 3%, the highest in 11 years.

The delinquency rate among small banks hits 7.80%, the highest on record.


Here’s a very specific piece of evidence of the trouble in the banking sector. This from the same bank we reported falling 38% in early February:

“BREAKING: New York Community Bank stock, $NYCB, crashes 20%+ after reporting “material weakness in internal controls.”

The weakness is reportedly related to loan review resulting from ineffective oversight and risk assessment.

NYCB is the same bank that acquired the collapsed Signature Bank during the regional bank crisis.

This comes just weeks after the bank posted an unexpected $260 million loss in Q4 2023.

The stock is now at its lowest level since 1997.”


Note the bolding we added. This is the same bank that took over Signature Bank in last year’s banking crisis.

More Kiwi’s Also in Arrears on Their Mortgage

The percentages aren’t as high as even the Major US banks, but mortgage arrears in New Zealand are also the highest in 7 years.

The number of Kiwis with mortgage arrears has risen to its highest level since before the Covid-19 pandemic, new numbers show. In Centrix’s latest credit indicator report, the number of homeowners behind on their mortgage payments climbed to 1.47% in January, up from from 1.40% in December 2023.

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Almost half a million people living in New Zealand are behind on paying their bills. Data for January this year from consumer credit company Centrix shows arrears hit a seven-year high.

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Plus New Zealand businesses are also on the whole struggling:

Companies remain under pressure from high inflation, interest rates

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Struggling businesses and households could be one of the reasons why we have seen more sales of gold and silver over the past year than ever before. These sales are one of the reasons why premiums on previous year gold coins, such as gold maples and gold kangaroos, are at the lowest we can remember.

Last week’s newsletter in hindsight now looks quite prescient. With gold breaking out to new all time highs in US dollar terms but also in many other currencies including the NZ dollar.

As last week we discussed how gold volatility has been at similar lows to previous times when the gold price rose significantly soon after. We didn’t necessarily think it was going to start just a few days later!

Despite these new all time highs there is still little interest in the yellow metal. From either the investing public or the media. And unlike previous all time highs we have the margins above spot price on various coins actually at the lowest we can remember.

To us this looks like a stealth bull market. Gold could easily run many hundreds of dollars higher from here. The fact that it so easily jumped to a new all time high says a lot. In the past we might have seen it bump up against it a few times first.

As noted in today’s charts, gold is now overbought, so a pullback won’t be a surprise. But if it happens, this may be the last chance to buy gold below NZ$3500 and US$2100.

We’ll also be watching silver closely and we’d expect it should start to play catch up with gold before too long as well.

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