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.


Buy Alert: COBRA System Signals 50% Upside in EWY Puts

Countries that are heavily dependent on exports for their economic growth are struggling as the War in Ukraine and other headwinds for raw materials input are disrupting supply chains. Using the C.O.B.R.A. system, Jim and Dan recommend a short position in an ETF tracking South Korean equities as this export dependent country and its companies are caught in the squeeze between disrupted supply and diminished demand.

Jim’s Story

As you get familiar with the Countdown to Crisis research service, Jim’s background and story is essential to understanding his mission with this publication. After reviewing his latest interview, we hope you recognize his professional credentials and how he uses his personal story as a catalyst to help guide you to a successful financial future.

Gold Note No. 32

Is the new high in gold prices a foundation for a steady increase to levels above $2,000 per ounce, or just a tease before another fall into the $1,800 range? In his latest gold note, Jim details what the main factor is driving prices and why there is plenty of upside in the current gold rally for those who act quickly.

Bubble Score Alert: This Airline Is Not Scheduled For Liftoff In 2022

Oil prices will go much higher despite Fed tightening throughout the year. This is a major headwind (among several) to airlines as higher fuel costs impact their profitability. Using the Bubble Score system, Jim and Dan recommend put options on this major airline stock as inflation continues to curtail discretionary spending and recession fears will put pressure on its stock price.