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.


Election 2020: How to Prepare Your Portfolio

In this month's intelligence briefing, Jim gives a deep dive into the most pivotal election of our lifetime. He gives specific details on what to look for in the last two months leading up to November 3 along with some shocking scenarios that could play out both before and after Americans vote. Also, Jim provides insight on the best investment recommendations and allocations to take you up to Election Day. He also answers your questions in an important Q&A session this month.

Trade Alert: Heavy Insider Selling Signals Trouble for This Auto Retailer

With savings rates near all-time highs and a glut of used cars due to the pandemic, the prospects for a used car dealer is negative. With an environment where consumers are keeping their wallets shut, struggles will continue in this sector. Jim and Scott target one leading retailer as the best way to profit as insiders start dumping stock at an all-time high level, bringing a loss of confidence and a downward trend for this company’s performance.

Trade Alert: Let’s Revisit This Trade As The Leisure Industry Continues To Struggle

When you study sectors of the market that have been most affected by the lockdown and social guidelines in place to fight the coronavirus, the casino and resort industry is especially hard hit. As a result, this sector will be among the last to recover from the economic crisis. Jim and Scott revisit this prominent resort operator as a lack of discretionary spending will cause continued struggles for its stock price.

Gold $2000: How High Can It Go?

In the August edition of the live lifetime intelligence briefing, Jim uses his vast experience in the world of gold to give technical and fundamental insight on the current gold bull market and where it goes from here. He discusses the catalysts for the latest runup in both gold prices and mining stocks and gives his new prediction on how high gold will go in the coming years. Also, senior analyst Dan Amoss joins Jim to provide three trade recommendations for you to take advantage of the momentum in prices to make big gains during this bull market.