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.


New Prophesy Buy: Lock in 200% Gains With This Brexit Winner

As we move into 2020, there are not many major market movers on the horizon. With low volatility steering the markets, the U.K. economy is proving to be one bright spot in today’s global economy. Using our proprietary predictive indicator, Jim and Dan have identified one British financial institution as the best way to profit from investors’ optimism on the U.K. economy as a result of the coming withdrawal from the EU.

World’s Oldest Debt Relief Plan Is Coming Back… The IRS Is Coming for Your Cryptocurrency… And More!

Dear Strategic Intelligence Reader, Happy New Year! Here are the five recommended reads I think you’ll find interesting in the world of finance, geopolitics and economics. I. World’s Oldest Debt Relief Plan Is Coming Back There’s nothing new about debt. It has been around as long as money has been around, possibly longer. Some research...

Trade Alert: Debt Sets Up This Past Winner For Another Fall

A slowing economy is dangerous for highly-leveraged companies that depend on growth to pay down debt. Adding to the danger is a pause in the rate cuts that help reduce interest expense. Jim and Scott are revisiting a past winner that is poised for another fall as continued weak economic growth hurts revenues and send the company towards bankruptcy and a downturn in its stock price.

Jim’s Market Outlook: Investing Your Money in 2020

In the final live intelligence briefing for this year, Jim looks back on how markets fared during 2019 and gives details on macroeconomic events that influenced stock prices during the past 12 months. Also, he reveals three events coming up in 2020 that will affect specific sectors of the market and gives you ways to position your portfolio ahead of time to both protect and grow your assets. Jim will also conduct his final Q&A of 2019 on this call.

New Prophesy Buy: Bet on This Low-Risk Treasury ETF to Triple Your Money

An inverted yield curve spells trouble for the economy as it has signaled a recession for the past 40 years when it has occurred. The Fed is struggling to keep the yield curve from inverting, so it must push short-term interest rates even lower than today. As a result, Jim and Dan have identified one low-risk Treasury ETF as the best way to profit as a continued economic slowdown will force the Fed to continue cutting rates and could potentially triple your money as a result.

Trade Alert: Let’s Revisit This Triple-Digit Winner as Liability Increases

Natural disasters can devastate a company’s bottom line and put pressure on its stock price. In addition to lost revenue, companies are susceptible to a downward spiral from lawsuits, fines and increased costs due to rebuilding and replacing infrastructure. Jim and Scott are revisiting a prior successful trade poised for another downturn as liabilities could create the threat of bankruptcy for this energy provider.

New Prophesy Buy: 300% Upside as Hong Kong Turmoil Threatens This Banking Giant

Massive mortgage foreclosures began the 2008 financial crisis and although lending standards in the U.S. have been tightened, a new threat has emerged internationally for another mortgage crisis due to turmoil in Hong Kong. Using our unique Project Prophesy indicator, Jim and Dan have identified a banking giant with massive exposure to Hong Kong real estate that is vulnerable to mortgage losses, which will cause its stock price to fall sharply as a result.