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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.

As Growth Slows Down, the Fed Will Be the Last to Know

As the Fed continues to tighten the money supply and lower its balance sheet, the question is how low can they go? A global economic slowdown is now trending as 2018 growth was the result of the Trump tax cuts that will not be repeated. As Jim explains, U.S. growth will slow due to extreme tightening of monetary policy. As usual, the Fed will be the last to know.

The U.S. Stock Market Will Soon Come Back to the Pack

There is a big spread between the performance of U.S. stocks compared with the rest of the world. The best explanation for this gap is that U.S. stocks are overvalued and headed for a fall. As this gap closes quickly in the coming months, it’s time to reduce exposure to equities and increase cash allocations to avoid losses from a decline in U.S. stock prices.

Is Trump’s Red Wave Coming?

In this month's intelligence briefing, Jim discusses the upcoming midterm elections and how Republican chances are much better than the mainstream media is reporting. Jim drills down into the analytical side of polling data and reveals how pollsters are making the same mistakes today as they did in the last presidential election. He also explains how a "red wave" could affect the markets and how to position your money in the short term right after elections as well as into 2019.