Jim RickardsJim Rickards

James G. Rickards is the editor of Strategic Intelligence, Project Prophesy, and Crash Speculator. He is an American lawyer, economist, and investment banker with 40 years of experience working in capital markets on Wall Street. He was the principal negotiator of the rescue of Long-Term Capital Management L.P. (LTCM) by the U.S Federal Reserve in 1998. His clients include institutional investors and government directorates.

His work is regularly featured in the Financial Times, Evening Standard, New York Times, The Telegraph, and Washington Post, and he is frequently a guest on BBC, RTE Irish National Radio, CNN, NPR, CSPAN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, and The Wall Street Journal. He has contributed as an advisor on capital markets to the U.S. intelligence community, and at the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. He has also testified before the U.S. House of Representatives about the 2008 financial crisis.

Rickards is the author of The New Case for Gold (April 2016), and three New York Times best sellers, The Death of Money (2014), Currency Wars (2011),and The Road to Ruin (2016) from Penguin Random House. And his latest book, Aftermath was published in July, 2019.


New Prophesy Buy: A 300% Upside Trade as Coronavirus Slams Chinese Economy

The coronavirus pandemic is not only a threat to human lives but also to the global economy. Supply chains are affected by the slowdown in China’s economy as a result of the outbreak. Using our proprietary predictive indicator, Jim and Dan believe an overvalued semiconductor company that depends on Chinese customers for nearly two-thirds of its revenue is in distress as the viral threat and resulting economic slowdown will put pressure on its stock price.

OUTBREAK: The Threat of China’s Economic Contagion

For this month's live intelligence briefing, Jim debriefs readers on the current threat of the coronavirus and the implications for global economies as well as world financial markets. Jim gives an updated account of what a pandemic could mean for China's future, what the Fed's role is in protecting U.S. markets and economic growth, and reveals the best sectors of the market to position yourself as financial contagion threatens your portfolio.

New Prophesy Buy: Make 140% as Market Sees Big Blue’s New Red Hat

Mega-corporations worth billions can suffer from diminishing marginal returns. Their size becomes a headwind to earnings per share growth because it takes a billion-dollar sale just to move the needle on such a large market cap. One thing that can help earnings and the stock price is acquiring other companies. Using our proprietary predictive indicator, Jim and Dan have identified one iconic Fortune 50 company as the best way to profit from a recent acquisition and new optimism brought with a change in leadership.

The Democrats’ Dilemma: What a Sanders Victory Means For Stocks

In this special January live lifetime briefing, Jim previews the start of primary season for the upcoming presidential election. He discusses the candidates and their chances of winning the early states along with what it means for markets and your investment strategies. Also, senior analyst Dan Amoss joins Jim to provide three recommendations to position your money ahead of voting to maximize gains in anticipation of market reaction.