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.


C.O.B.R.A. System Buy Alert: 50% Opportunity in FXI Puts

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has declared war on its own companies, especially large tech companies. These companies and others included in the iShares China Large-Cap ETF will be subject to continual harassment and negative shocks. Using the C.O.B.R.A. system, Jim and Dan recommend a short position in FXI as a combination of tech wars and currency wars is a recipe for a drawdown in the FXI price.

A Post-Covid Currency War

In the July edition of the live intelligence briefing, Jim discusses the foreign exchange market and how you can trade currencies for big profits. He reveals how liquidity and range-bound trading makes the FX market as easy to trade as the stock market - but with less risk. As global economies rebound from the pandemic, Jim details how capital flows dictate cross rates and breaks down the complexity of a global interest rate projection into easy language to understand. We will also have a Q&A session during this important briefing.

Trade Alert: Triple Your Money As Streaming Runs Out Of Steam

With more consumers staying home while searching for entertainment, streaming services were one of the main business beneficiaries of the COVID pandemic and lockdowns. Now, restrictions are being lifted and customers are breaking out of their quarantine cocoons and seeking live venues to spend their time and money. Jim and Dan expect this leading streaming service to struggle as increased competition and slower growth brings down its stock price in the coming weeks.

Trade Alert: Triple Your Money As Streaming Runs Out Of Steam

With more consumers staying home while searching for entertainment, streaming services were one of the main business beneficiaries of the COVID pandemic and lockdowns. Now, restrictions are being lifted and customers are breaking out of their quarantine cocoons and seeking live venues to spend their time and money. Jim and Dan expect this leading streaming service to struggle as increased competition and slower growth brings down its stock price in the coming weeks.

Rickards’ Currency Briefing: A Weaker Dollar Is On Its Way

A bottom is in for the euro and sterling as the reality of weaker U.S. growth is beginning to intrude on the strong growth narrative. The EUR/USD and GBP/USD may hold their breath for a bit longer waiting for more data, but that information is coming. Trends all point to a lower U.S. dollar and higher euro, yen and sterling in the weeks and months ahead. That means excellent trading opportunities for you.

Gold Note No. 16

Gold price have declined recently even with 10-year note yields declining as well. As rates continue to fall in the weeks ahead, the dollar will weaken and the dollar price of gold will recover. Gold will regain its attraction as a safe-haven asset in the face of multi-trillion-dollar fiscal deficits and multi-trillion-dollar money printing binges. Upward momentum feeds on itself in the same way as downward momentum.