Jim RickardsJim Rickards

James G. Rickards is the editor of Strategic Intelligence, Crash Speculator, Gold Speculator and Tactical Currency Profits. An Ex-CIA insider, he is also an American lawyer, economist, government advisor 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 four New York Times best sellers, Currency Wars (2011), The Death of Money (2014), The Road to Ruin (2016), and Aftermath (2019) from Penguin Random House. And his latest book, The New Great Depression was published in January 2021.


Buy Alert: COBRA System Signals 40% Upside in iShares UK Puts

With most global stock prices falling this year due to multiple headwinds , UK stocks have outperformed. But that trend might be coming to an end. Our C.O.B.R.A. system has signaled put options on a leading ETF that tracks the performance of UK equities as the best way to profit on an expected drawdown in UK stocks to the level of its trading partners.

Financial Threat Assessment Call with Jim Rickards – June 29, 2022

In this quarterly Financial Assessment Threat briefing for lifetime members, Jim provides another update to readers on the state of the economy and markets as well as giving predictions on recession threats as we head into the second half of the year. He also provides answers to reader questions live, on everything from the coming digital currency, the future of gold, and a coming global liquidity crisis. This is essential viewing for anyone worried about a coming market crash and the financial future of everyday investors.

Gold Note No. 38

The gold price continues to be stuck in the new trading range established last November when the stock market started to break down. While the price action has been unexciting, that’s not true of the gold market as a whole. There have been several dramatic developments which are positive for gold in the long run. In particular, there are four major stories that undoubtedly will help the price of gold. Jim details these developments in his latest note.

Bubble Score Alert: Kitchen Equipment Roll-Ups Don’t Work in 2022

No sooner did the pandemic end in the U.S. than the triple-whammy of supply chain dysfunction, inflation, and demand destruction hit with full force as companies that offer discretionary goods have struggled. Using the Bubble Score system, Jim and Dan recommend put options on one of the largest manufacturers of food service equipment as the company is most likely to suffer in the coming recession.

Trade Alert: 300% Upside As This Industrial Stock Runs Out Of Gas

A global industrial and manufacturing slowdown not only hurts vulnerable companies, but also healthy companies whose customers are suffering from high energy prices as well as supply chain disruptions. Jim and Dan recommend put options on one of the world’s leading industrial gas companies as a difficult sales environment along with a weak euro will put pressure on its stock price.

June Quarterly Financial Threat Assessment Call With Jim Rickards

On this quarterly Financial Threat Assessment briefing, Jim discusses the impact of the Fed's June rate hike on specific corners of the market. He details select sectors that could experience a major downturn as well as analysis on the odds of recession in the coming months. Jim also gives his analysis on market reaction to a July rate hike and discusses topics from gas prices to the future of digital currencies in this briefing exclusively for lifetime-only members.