Jim RickardsJim Rickards

James G. Rickards is the editor of Strategic Intelligence, Project Prophesy, and Crash 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 three New York Times best sellers, The Death of Money (2014), Currency Wars (2011),and The Road to Ruin (2016) from Penguin Random House. And his latest book, Aftermath was published in July, 2019.


New Prophesy Buy: Trade a Correction in Treasury Bonds For 525% Gains

The Fed has signaled it is not raising rates at the moment. But, rate hikes are still on the table for late this year or early 2020. That will change market expectations and affect the direction of 10-year treasuries. Higher rates means losses on the notes but profits for those investors who position properly from the short side. Using our uniquie Project Prophesy indicator, Jim and Dan have identified the best way to profit from a correction in treasury bonds.

New Prophesy Buy: 200% Gains as Trade War Puts This Equipment Pure Play in Its Crosshairs

The U.S. trade war with China is not over, and it’s slowly damaging the U.S. farm economy. Uncertainties about global growth and the continuing trade war makes manufacturers vulnerable to steep stock price declines. Using our unique Prophesy indicator, Jim and Dan target this farm equipment pure play as the best way for big gains from major head winds to U.S. dollar profits overseas and vulnerabilities to current geopolitical and economic factors.

Confusion at The Fed: What It Means for The Markets and You

For this month's live intelligence briefing, Jim turns his focus to the Federal Reserve and the lack of direction coming out of the central bank recently. This outbreak of confusion among Fed members is a cause of concern for markets and investors. Jim gives insight on the causes of these contradictions and how market reaction could affect your investments. And as always, he answers reader questions in the lightning round.

New Prophesy Buy: Revisiting This Chip Stock for 200% Gains as Hazardous Conditions Return

With threats from a global slowdown and the ongoing trade war, the semiconductor sector is especially vulnerable. A global recession would greatly reduce demand for new equipment and the processors needed inside. Using our unique Prophesy indicator, Jim and Dan have identified the best way to profit from the projected fall in the semiconductor market by revisiting a previous successful trade that is again vulnerable to a downturn in the market.