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: Make 200% As Australia’s Recession Hits Housing

Australia had not had an economic recession for almost 30 years before being hit with one in 2020. This was mainly caused by a deteriorating relationship with China, their biggest trading partner. We expect further damage to Australian exports in the near future. Using the Prophesy indicator, Jim and Dan target a popular Australian stock ETF as the best way to profit from an expected correction in Australian equity markets.

Election 2020: How to Prepare Your Portfolio

In this month's intelligence briefing, Jim gives a deep dive into the most pivotal election of our lifetime. He gives specific details on what to look for in the last two months leading up to November 3 along with some shocking scenarios that could play out both before and after Americans vote. Also, Jim provides insight on the best investment recommendations and allocations to take you up to Election Day. He also answers your questions in an important Q&A session this month.

Trade Alert: Heavy Insider Selling Signals Trouble for This Auto Retailer

With savings rates near all-time highs and a glut of used cars due to the pandemic, the prospects for a used car dealer is negative. With an environment where consumers are keeping their wallets shut, struggles will continue in this sector. Jim and Scott target one leading retailer as the best way to profit as insiders start dumping stock at an all-time high level, bringing a loss of confidence and a downward trend for this company’s performance.

New Prophesy Buy: 115% Upside on an Expanding Market Bubble

Federal Reserve policies won't actually cause the inflation they are looking for. But they will cause bubbles in certain asset classes, especially stocks. That presents a great short-term opportunity for investors who know how to use the right strategies. Using the Prophesy indicator, Jim and Dan target an index fund that trades on the theme of Fed support for the stock market bubble because it holds many high-quality businesses along with paying outstanding dividends.

Trade Alert: Let’s Revisit This Trade As The Leisure Industry Continues To Struggle

When you study sectors of the market that have been most affected by the lockdown and social guidelines in place to fight the coronavirus, the casino and resort industry is especially hard hit. As a result, this sector will be among the last to recover from the economic crisis. Jim and Scott revisit this prominent resort operator as a lack of discretionary spending will cause continued struggles for its stock price.