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Jim RickardsJim Rickards

James G. Rickards is the editor of Strategic Intelligence, Project Prophesy, Currency Wars Alert and Gold Speculator with Byron King . 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. His upcoming book, Aftermath is due in July, 2019.

Whatever Happened to Inflation?

On this month’s live intelligence briefing, Jim discusses the economic mystery of continual low inflation in the U.S. and how the relationship between inflation and unemployment has shifted. He explains how the inflation rate influences Fed policy as well as economic growth which impacts investment choices in your portfolio. Jim will also answer your questions in the lightning round.

Trade Alert: Recession Fears Will Hit This High-End Bedding Supplier First

Discretionary stocks perform well in a world of limited competition and strong consumer demand. Unfortunately, neither situation prevails today. Recession fears have weakened demand for products that aren’t consumer staples and can be put off for another time. Jim and Scott identify one major bedding supplier who faces headwinds from low-cost competition and an economic slowdown that puts a lid on growth and gross revenue.

New Prophesy Buy: Ride The New Gold Rally For 180% Gains

Bull and bear markets for gold have turning points that are usually only seen in hindsight and rarely understood in real time. There has been two gold bull markets since 1971 and we are now in a third. Gold has rallied almost 50% in less than four years as part of this new bull market. Using our uniquie Project Prophesy indicator, Jim and Dan have identified one gold ETF as the best way to profit from the continuing rally as the latest gold bulls still have far to run.

New Crash Indicator Buy: High Overhead Spells Trouble for this Brick and Mortar Luxury Retailer

Many retailers have suffered from both margin compression and a delayed entry into online sales. Also, reduced margins are a byproduct of global deflationary trends and the inability to push through price increases to customers. Today, Jim and Scott identify one high end retailer that has seen margins decrease due to both a late entry into internet retailing as well as high overhead from their bricks and mortar business plan. Along with supply chain uncertainty from a prolonged trade war, this company is a good candidate for a “flatlining” stock price.