What is TDV


”A dollar vigilante is a free market individual who protests the government monopoly on money and financial policies such as fractional reserve banking and un-backed fiat currencies by selling those same fiat currencies  in favor of other assets, often including gold, silver, foreign real estate and bitcoin.”

The Dollar Vigilante (TDV) is not your typical financial newsletter. While we cover all aspects of the ongoing collapse of the US dollar financial system, we do it from a free market view. In fact we are the most thoroughly free market newsletter there is. We can confidently say this because no other conservative, libertarian or free market newsletter wants the state entirely out of the way as we do. 

It takes a proper view of government intervention to be able to make the moves that best protect you from government intervention. Here at TDV we have absolutely no illusions about government and its inherent tendency to steal, distort markets and cause physical and economic destruction…

Therefore our analysts can offer the best advice on how to protect your current assets and standard of living. We can also help you grow those assets, too. But again, this is not like other newsletters. We are in a new era. President Nixon essentially replaced the gold standard with the dollar standard. The Dollar Era allowed the Federal Reserve to usher in an Age of Inflation that benefitted financial assets. Getting rich in stocks became relatively easy.

But that age is coming to an end. The dollar itself is on its last legs. Keeping what you have during economic collapse and political instability should be just as much a priority as increasing your wealth. In the coming years, keeping your wealth and liberty will likely become much more important than getting richer. TDV is about much more than just this current crisis, however.  It is about freedom and how to achieve it both personally and as people of this planet

Here are areas that are regularly covered in TDV:

  • "The Big Picture" - A regular review and analysis of the latest happenings from the entire global financial and political sphere.

  • "Economic Analysis" - Coverage of important economic trends that will include the monthly money supply report in which our chief analyst, Ed Bugos, reviews changes in money and banking policies, from an Austrian economics viewpoint, emanating from the world’s major central banks

  • Investment and portfolio recommendations on how to keep the wealth you have and increase it in today’s confusing and fast moving times

  • Specific stock recommendations in gold and silver stocks as well as other areas which may perform well including agriculture and energy

  • "Expatriation of Ass & Assets" - News and information on how to expatriate both your physical self and your financial wealth.  From planting flags in a few different countries in which to place your gold and cash to ideas and insights into topics such as the best places to purchase a 2nd home, for incredibly cheap, in order to avoid some of the social uprising about to spread.  Other topics of interest include how and where to get a 2nd passport.

  • "Survival & Health News & Notes" - News, tips and information on such topics as self-sufficiency (eg. food storage, living off the grid), self-defense, health and other items we consider to be just as important as your financial and residential status – especially if you are going to be in the best shape possible to survive the coming storm

the tdv premium portfolio performance

Ed Bugos, Senior Analyst for TDV, is one of the world's most sought after independent mining analysts and has one of the best published records in the industry.  The below is a summary of his stock recommendations prior to coming onboard with TDV:

Date Company Symbol Entry Price Recent Price Percent Change
December-01 Franco Nevada FN  $22.15  $30.50   38%  
December-01 Agnico Eagle AEM  $10.00  $79.92   699%  
December-01 Newmont NEM  $19.03  $60.70   219%  
July-02 Goldcorp GG  $9.58  $45.94   380%  
January-03 Kinross Gold KGC  $7.86  $18.45   135%  
October-03 Gold Fields GFI  $14.90  $16.44   10%  
October-03 Randgold Resources GOLD  $11.95  $96.97   711%  
May-04 Glamis Gold GLG  $14.00  $49.50   254%  
May-04 Meridian Gold MDG  $12.00  $35.50   196%  
June-04 Eldorado EGO  $2.75  $18.80   584%  
March-08 DRDGOLD DROOY  $10.44  $5.03   -52%  
March-08 Golden Star GSS  $3.75  $5.53   47%  
March-08 Nevsun Resources NSU  $1.75  $6.15   251%  
March-08 Orsu Metals OSU-V  $1.20  $0.03   -98%  
March-08 New Gold Resources NGD-T  $6.30  $8.12   29%  
May-08 Jaguar Mining JAG  $9.26  $6.94   -25%  
June-08 Nautilus Minerals NUS-T  $2.70  $2.05   -24%  
June-08 Chesapeake Gold CKG-V  $6.90  $9.63   40%  
June-08 IAMgold IAG  $5.81  $19.38   234%  
June-08 Osisko OSK-T  $3.90  $14.50   272%  
July-08 Detour Gold DGC-T  $21.00  $30.69   46%  
October-08 Kirkland Gold KGI-T  $3.20  $12.21   282%  
December-08 First Majestic Silver FR-T  $1.58  $9.46   499%  
January-09 Guyana Goldfields GUY-T  $2.28  $11.60   409%  
August-09 Evolving Gold EVG-V  $1.43  $0.91   -36%  
September-09 Gold One International GLDZY  $3.08  $3.25   6%  
January-10 Golden Predator GPD-T  $0.71  $0.63   -11%  
June-10 Eurasian Minerals EMX-V  $2.36  $2.54   8%  
April-10 Atac Resources ATC-V  $1.45  $7.97   450%  
April-10 Kaminak Gold KAM-V  $0.93  $2.75   196%  

NOTE: shaded rows include companies taken over

No other analyst in the gold sector issued buy recommendations from 2000-2005, issued a sell recommendation in 2007 prior to the gold stock crash during the first leg of the financial system collapse and then issued buy recommendations from 2008 onward.

The following graph shows a timeline of Ed Bugos' recommendations versus the TSX Venture Exchange Index, the best general index of junior gold mining stocks.

The time period from 2010 to 2013 were very bad years for precious metals stocks but Ed Bugos has managed to beat the indexes during this time period.

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