Damon Vickers
Damon Vickers
Born 1964
New York City
Occupation investor, author, radio host
Nationality United States
Genres finances
Notable work(s) The Day After the Dollar Crashes


Damon Vickers is a Seattle-based investor. He is also a periodic commentator on investments and social and economic trends in the general and financial press, maintains an investment-oriented channel on YouTube, and is the author of the New York Times business best-seller, The Day After the Dollar Crashes.[1][2]


Early life

Damon Vickers was born in 1964 in New York City, and grew up in Kew Gardens, Queens, New Haven, and later in Sonoma County.[citation needed] After his parent's divorce, Vickers went to live with his father, who had been a floor trader for Goldman Sachs.[3]

Damon’s father eventually discovered the teachings of Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche and the Nyingma Institute, and the pair moved to Northern California to help build the newly-founded Odiyan Monastery.[3][4] Vickers spent several years living at the monastery, where he was jointly influenced by the “extremely liberal” influence of his father and the disciplined regimen of the monastery, as well as rigorous training in meditation. At the age of 13, Damon was initiated by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche in the Nyingma lineage, and participated in the Black Crown Ceremony with Karmapa.[5][6]

Early career

At the age of 18 Vickers became a top synthesizer salesman at Manny’s Music in New York, where he sold equipment to individuals such as Will Smith, Pauly Shore, Russell Simmons, Annie Lenox, George Benson, and Iggy Pop, among others.[7]

Business career

Currently, Vickers periodically reports on companies and trends he finds interesting in both a daily commentary blog and his Twitter page.[8]

Radio host


From 2001 to 2004 Damon Vickers was the host of The Damon Vickers Show, a nationally syndicated five-day-a-week financial radio program that broadcast from Seattle and Tampa.[9] Prior to his own show he was a periodic guest on the Business Talk Radio network, Bill Bresnan, and The Dolans.[citation needed]

Media presence

Vickers has been a guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business News.[10] He has been cited or quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other financial and general-interest publications.[6][11][12]

The Day After the Dollar Crashes

His 2011 book The Day After the Dollar Crashes appeared on The New York Times business best-seller list,[1][2] and reached number 5 among business books at Amazon.com.[13] Martin D. Weiss called the book "A must read," with Michael W. Covel commenting “Damon Vickers wants you prepared for an unpredictable future. Are you? If not, time to wake up.”[14]

Family history

Much of Damon Vickers' family were involved in business, investment, and finance. His father, John Vickers, was a floor trader for Goldman Sachs and Salomon Brothers. His grandfather Jack Vickers worked for Kidder Peabody and was a broker during the crash of 1929.[9] Damon’s great grandmother, Katharine Angell, cofounded the Culinary Institute of America,[15][16] and his great grandfather, James Rowland Angell, was head of the Rockefeller Foundation in 1920[17] and president of Yale University between 1921 and 1937.[18]


  1. ^ a b "Hardcover Business Best Sellers". New York Times. March 2, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/06/books/bestseller/besthardbusiness.html?_r=2. Retrieved 2010-07-03. 
  2. ^ a b Vickers, Damon (January 2011). The Day After the Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide for the Rise of the New World Order. Wiley. ISBN 978-0470910337. 
  3. ^ a b "Our Team: Damon Vickers". DamonVickers.com. http://www.damonvickers.com/content/our-team. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  4. ^ "Tarthan Tulku Rinpoche". ZhaxiZhuoma. http://www.zhaxizhuoma.net/INTRODUCTION/MASTERS/TarthangTulku.html. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  5. ^ "Black Crown Ceremony". Tibet.dk. http://www.tibet.dk/karmapa/crown.htm. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  6. ^ a b "Damon Vickers: Author". Information Management Network. http://www.imn.org/pages/biography.cfm?personid=C49362607568. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  7. ^ "The Virtual Hall of Fame: Damon Vicker". Mannys Music. http://mannysmusic.ning.com/profile/DamonVickers. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  8. ^ "About US". DamonVickers.com. http://www.damonvickers.com/content/our-story. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  9. ^ a b "Swiss America sponsors Damon Vickers Show". Swiss America Trading Corporation. February 6, 2002. http://www.swissamerica.com/article.php?art=02-2002/020602MN.txt. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  10. ^ "Video: DAmon Vickers on Fox News". Fox News. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krEB7bDYshA. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  11. ^ Noory, George (February 15, 2011). "Economy and NWO". Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guest/vickers-damon/50332. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  12. ^ "Damon Vickers Wins with Trend Following". Naked Investing. April 28, 2009. http://nakedinvesting.blogspot.com/2009/04/damon-vickers-wins-with-trend-following.html. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  13. ^ "Home Page". DamonVickers.com. http://www.damonvickers.com/. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  14. ^ "The Day After the Dollar Crashes". J.K. Lasser. http://www.jklasser.com/WileyCDA/JKLasserTitle/The-Day-After-the-Dollar-Crashes-A-Survival-Guide-for-the-Rise-of-the-New-World-Order.productCd-047091033X,descCd-reviews.html. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  15. ^ Schiff, Judith Ann (February 2008). "Angell of the CIA". Yale Alumni Magazine. http://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/2008_01/old_yale.html. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  16. ^ "The Story of the World's Premier Culinary College—A History of Excellence, Professional Advancement, and Innovation". The Culinary Institute of America. http://www.ciachef.edu/about/history.asp. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  17. ^ "James Rowland Angell". Gale Encyclopedia of Biography. http://www.answers.com/topic/james-rowland-angell. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  18. ^ "James R. Angell". TIME. June 15, 1936. http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19360615,00.html. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 

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