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.

Gold Note No. 35

Gold prices have taken a retreat in the past two months despite bad economic new, as happy talk from economists gave markets less uncertainty about key factors that drive the gold price. Is there anything that will drive the price of gold higher in the months ahead? Jim discusses in his latest gold note.

Bubble Score Alert: Short the Stale Starbucks Stock Story

Fed tightening along with other headwinds in the economy has put pressure on the bottom line of major retailers around the country. With a slowing economy, discretionary spending also slows which spells trouble for retailers selling non-essential items. Using the Bubble Score system, Jim and Dan recommend put options on this major coffee retailer as negative news both in the economy and continued pandemic fears in China will depress its stock price.

The Future Of Money (And MMT) Part II

In the second lifetime intelligence briefing of the year, Jim updates last year’s briefing on the future of money with new developments that will impact markets and investments in the coming months. With cryptocurrencies under fire and digital currencies becoming the focus of governments around the world, Jim gives his views on what to expect from the banking system as well as how Modern Monetary Theory could become more prevalent in economic policy. Also, senior analyst Dan Amoss joins Jim to provide three trade recommendations for you to take advantage of the economic reality of MMT.

Trade Alert: Supply Chain Takes Another Big Bite Out of Apple

The technology sector is experiencing multiple headwinds that are affecting corporate bottom lines. With a slowing economy and consumers tightening their belts with a decrease in discretionary spending, even the best managed companies are feeling the pain. Jim and Dan revisit this blue chip stock as a Quadruple Whammy is hitting their business that will cause its stock price to decline materially.