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.


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.

The Ukraine Problem: What It Means For Investors

For our first intelligence briefing of the year, Jim pivots to geopolitics as he details an international crisis that is developing on the Russia-Ukraine border. He describes the confrontation between Putin and NATO as well as giving solutions to avert a violent act of war in this volatile region of the world. He also reveals what sectors of the market could benefit from this crisis and create investment opportunities to both protect and grow your wealth. We also conduct our first Q&A session of 2022 during this important briefing.

Trade Alert: American Airlines Stock Is Not Scheduled For Liftoff In 2022

The ongoing threat of the pandemic has brought fear to many travelers around the globe. That’s not good news for an airline industry who has depended on a reopening rally to aid its recovery. Combined with higher jet fuel costs, airline bottom lines will suffer. Jim and Dan revisit this major airline stock as the reality of slow growth in travel and a slower than expected economic recovery will result in a sharp correction to its share price.

Gold Note No. 26

What will happen to the gold price in the coming year? Signs point towards a breakout to the upside. With lower interest rates and inflationary concerns being tailwinds for gold, a new rally could send prices over $2,000 later this year. Now is the time to invest and take advantage of the coming upswing in gold.