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.

Trade Alert: Multiple Roadblocks Will Slow Down This Automaker

The narrative of electic vehicles is measured by the fact that they are good for the environment and help in the fight against climate change because they are zero-emission vehicles. But despite the impressive technology behind EVs, their success is still inhibited by the limited storage capacity of batteries. Jim and Scott target this automaker as the best way to profit as multiple roadblocks send its stock price falling.

Trade Alert: The Surge In Solar Is Unsustainable

Solar energy along with wind, hydro and geothermal are among the popular alternative energy sources in the face of alleged climate change and the movement to ban carbon-based energy such as oil and natural gas. Jim and Scott target an ETF that tracks the performance of a solar energy index as the best way to profit because the surge in alternative energy stocks is unsustainable. This is due to the sectors inability to create a mass market for high growth potential.

Election Aftermath: Your Investment Plan After Nov. 3rd

In this month's intelligence briefing, Jim provides his final election analysis and discusses several scenarios that could take place in the aftermath of the election. He gives specific details on what to look for in the last few weeks leading up to November 3rd, and warns how this election process will affect markets much more than Wall Street and the mainstream media are leading you to believe. Also, Jim answers your questions in an important Q&A session.

Trade Alert: Bad Timing Puts Pressure On This Oil Producer

A slow economic recovery from the pandemic-related recession along with deflationary factors such as higher savings rates, slowing population growth and excessive debt loads are all headwinds for higher oil prices. Jim and Scott target this oil producer as the best way to profit as the combination of weak demand for oil and a large debt load will send its stock price plummeting.