Ed Bugos

Ed Bugos is a mining analyst, investment banking professional, and senior analyst at The Dollar Vigilante (an online guide to surviving the dollar crash), with more than 20 years experience in the investment business advising clients on portfolio and trading strategies.

Ed Bugos Articles

The Russians faced their demons and instead of liquidating the state they hyperinflated the public sector debt away. Sooner or later that had to come home to roost on its exchange rate. What will the US and European countries do?
“The falling oil price is good for the budget in Japan. It’s also positive for consumer spending, so perhaps we could see some light at the end of the tunnel as a result... But of course, it could put the inflation targets of the BOJ under...
I had to pinch the above graph from an informative article written by a writer named Grant Williams on the Swiss Gold Initiative, the subject of a referendum in roughly 30 days, spearheaded by Swiss MP Luzi Stramm and fund manager and...
“Among other things, these dismal employment ratio numbers tells you why the Wall Street patter about PE multiples being at or below historical norms is so wrong-headed. The capitalization rate for the American economy should be falling...
Confidence in the precious metals trade has ebbed going into the fall, and our bottom hypothesis is about to be tested. It is an irony in light of what many of the central banks are doing to their currencies these days. But you have to...
Just last week Jeff discussed the fallacy of GDP, comparing our lot to that of Jim Carey’s as Truman Burbank, the unaware mark in the Truman Show. In that blog, Jeff discussed one of the main problems with relying on GDP (Gross Domestic...
History was made in Ukraine this weekend as an overwhelming majority of Crimean slaves (96%; turnout of 83%) self-determined that they wanted to pay tribute to the Russian oligarchs instead of the Ukraine oligarchs. The Crimean parliament...
There are generally two types of investment or reserve demand relevant to gold: safehaven demand and inflation hedge. Since 2008 gold has benefitted largely from the former: safehaven demand; because of how fragile the markets have looked...
The summer is flying now.  The gold price and the precious metals miners have started to look poised for a significant rally, as the USd stumbles on the f/x markets. As a reminder: my shadow gold price (ie. valuation) for gold is roughly...
“The Federal Reserve’s proposed timetable for tapering its $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program is not set in stone, Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday in fairly dovish prepared remarks to a Congressional panel. “I emphasize that,...

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One cubic foot of gold weighs more than half a ton (1,306 pounds).