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.

Gold Note No. 27

Gold has continued its tight trading range that has prevailed for the past fourteen months. There are two trends that leave gold in an unstable equilibrium. Gold considers both and therefore stays locked in a tight trading range. In today’s gold note, Jim reviews both trends and reveals a catalyst that could result in a gold breakout to the upside.

Survival Briefing: Your Best Options During An Emergency Evacuation

In order to maximize your chances of survival, you might need to evacuate before a crisis occurs or need to return to your home after a crisis. In this month’s briefing, Jim details the best and most efficient way to keep you safe during an emergency evacuation along with items you should keep on hand that ensure your safety and well-being along the way.

Trade Alert: 185% Upside As Supply Chain Bites Apple

As tech stocks continue to fall with a double whammy of supply chain issues and a consumer drop in discretionary spending, even highly successful companies like Apple Inc. are not immune. Jim and Dan turn their focus to the world’s most valuable company as a tighter Fed policy and problems with their complex supply chain will cause a downturn in its share price.

What Are Recent Exchange Rate Moves Telling Us?

It may be too early to declare the death of King Dollar, but it's not too early to look for the signs. Strong indications point to a weaker dollar trend as most foreign exchange rates have moved higher recently. With the U.S. economy slowing from here, a weakened dollar will create opportunities in long positions of major global reserve currencies that we monitor in the foreign exchange markets.

C.O.B.R.A. Buy Alert: 50% Gain in Dollar Index Puts

We are now seeing signs of a weakening U.S. dollar. This weak dollar trend may be boosted by a U.S. economy that will slow from here. As a result, we expect that rates will level off and start declining, along with the U.S. dollar. Using the C.O.B.R.A. system, Jim and Dan recommend a short position in an investment fund that tracks the performance of the U.S. dollar as the best way to play the turning point in the strength of King Dollar.