Jim RickardsJim Rickards

James G. Rickards is the editor of Strategic Intelligence, Project Prophesy, Crash Speculator, and Gold 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 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.


The Future of Money (And Bitcoin)

For our May intelligence briefing, Jim discusses the future of money for financial transactions as well as for investments. The discussion includes the impact of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on the financial system and reveals if these currencies are viable investments for your portfolio. He also details new developments with digital currencies and their place in the banking system. Jim also conducts a Q&A session during this briefing.

Trade Alert: This Theatre Operator Could Have A Sad Ending

Few industries were harder hit than the movie industry when the full-force of the pandemic hit the United States. The great danger for theatre operators is that audience behavior has changed in such a way that audiences will not return even when a broader reopening is allowed. Jim and Dan target the world’s largest movie theatre operator as new viewing habits will prevent a return to normal for theatres now and in the future.

PRO Trade Alert: This Theatre Operator Could Have An Unhappy Ending

Few industries were harder hit than the movie industry when the full force of the pandemic hit the United States. The great danger for theatre operators is that audience behavior has changed in such a way that audiences will not return even when a broader reopening is allowed. Jim and Dan target the world’s largest movie theatre operator as new viewing habits will prevent a return to normal for theatres now and in the future.

Gold Note No. 11

No one plays the gold market better than the Central Bank of Russia. The allocation within its reserve position shows a near-perfectly hedged portfolio and its gold reserves gives a win to Russia whether the dollar devalues or not. Buying gold now at an attractive entry point will give you the same type of hedge that Russia enjoys now.

Gold Note No. 10

The bad news for investors is gold has been in a correction cycle since it hit a peak last August. The good news is that skid may be over. In today’s gold note, Jim gives insight on why declining rates and no inflation is good for gold. And even if inflation appears, gold wins as well. It’s heads we win, tails we don’t lose.