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. 22

Gold is still stuck in a narrow trading range and it’s getting even narrower. Even as stocks have appeared shaky and bonds have suffered losses due to rising interest rates, gold has not been a go-to asset. But, those most knowledgeable about money tell a different story. Although retail and institutional interest in gold is weak, central banks are buying all the gold they can find.

October Portfolio Update

In the October intelligence briefing, Jim discusses how slow growth threatens an economic recovery and upcoming Fed policy will spell disaster for markets. Volatility will put pressure on overvalued stocks as savvy investors hedge their portfolios with safe havens like gold. For now, Dan gives guidance on all the open positions in your portfolio, including moving two positions to holds.

Debt, Default and Deflation: What It Means For Markets

For our October intelligence briefing, Jim discusses the state of GDP growth and how upcoming Fed policy threatens to derail the economy as well as markets. He briefs you on the current debt situation and how a government default would cripple markets and impact your investments. This briefing is especially timely given the current volatile markets as Jim guides you through the upcoming crisis. He will also conduct a Q&A session during this important briefing.

C.O.B.R.A. System Buy Alert: 70% Gains in South Korea Puts

Economic slowdowns in China and the U.S., as well as supply chain bottlenecks, leaves South Korea vulnerable to lower growth and a decline in their stock indices. Using the C.O.B.R.A. system, Jim and Dan recommend a short position in EWY. This ETF is structured to reflect the price of publicly traded securities in the South Korean stock market and will result in large gains for the holders of puts on EWY.

Four Quarters To Chaos

In this exclusive report, Jim discusses critical financial events that could create a market contagion during the coming four quarters. This contagion will affect your retirement and financial future as a result. But this report is not just a warning. Jim and senior analyst Dan Amoss recommend three stocks that could be big winners in the coming months based on Jim’s analysis.

Trade Alert: 150% Gains As China Property Sinks This Bank

The collapse of the Evergrande real estate finance empire inside China will have ripple effects throughout the real estate markets and global financial system. Banks who are major lenders in these property markets will suffer damage in real time. Jim and Dan focus on one of the world’s largest banks as its earnings and stock price will suffer and astute investors can make significant gains as a result.

Trade Alert: 150% Gains As China Property Sinks This Bank

The collapse of the Evergrande real estate finance empire inside China will have ripple effects throughout the real estate markets and global financial system. Banks who are major lenders in these property markets will suffer damage in real time. Jim and Dan focus on one of the world’s largest banks as its earnings and stock price will suffer and astute investors can make significant gains as a result.

Gold Note No. 21

The volatility of the gold price and its recent downward movement has gold investors frustrated. But there is ample room for continued bullish sentiment even in the face of periodic drawdowns. Jim discusses the economic indicators that will bring lower interest rates and a higher gold price as a result.