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.


Trade Alert: Natural Disasters Put Pressure On This Vulnerable Utility Company

Natural disasters leave utility companies vulnerable due to their unpredictability and disruptions for customers. They also cause infrastructure damage as well as lost revenue from service interruption. Jim and Scott identify one major public utility company with major vulnerability due to high risk of natural disasters where its located which puts pressure on its operations and stock price.

Jim Rickards Fourth Quarter Market Outlook

On this month’s live intelligence briefing, Jim gives his market outlook for the remainder of 2019. With several macroeconomic events dominating the news along with ongoing political turmoil, Jim gives his forecast on where stock and bond markets are headed and how current monetary and fiscal policies are affecting Wall Street and your money. As always, Jim answers your questions in the lightning round.

New Prophesy Buy: 250% Upside as Headwinds Hit This Overvalued Industrial Stock

A global growth slowdown and a weaker euro are causing a substantial drag on European industrial stocks. Using our unique Project Prophesy indicator, Jim and Dan have identified an industrial gas giant that is facing headwinds from slowing economic conditions in Europe as well as an overvalued stock price that makes it a good opportunity for a correction in the short term.

Trade Alert: A Slowdown and Debt Make This Fast-Food Company Vulnerable to Flatlining

With a worldwide economic slowdown, many companies are much more vulnerable to limited growth in a particular sector of the market. But when a company is also highly leveraged, the outlook becomes even more dire. Jim and Scott identify one Fortune 500 fast-food corporation with recognizable brands that is a prime candidate for our flatlining strategy as slower growth and high debt will have a major impact on its future bottom line.