Jim RickardsJim Rickards

James G. Rickards is the editor of Strategic Intelligence, Project Prophesy, Crash Speculator, and Gold 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 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.

The Long-Awaited “Black Swan”

Here are the five articles Jim found interesting and recommends you read this week. Inside these articles, you’ll find out why the Chinese Communist party may be losing “The Mandate of Heaven”… why the globalist elites support Bernie… and more!

Trade Alert: A Flurry of Bad News Sends This Stock Plummeting

As older companies move through their growth stages, adverse conditions can send its share price plummeting. These conditions include excessive debt and internal management problems. Jim and Scott have targeted a food service company that has been hit with a flurry of bad news, including lower margins and employee morale problems. This has sent its share price on a downward trend with more pressure on its share price to follow.

OUTBREAK: The Threat of China’s Economic Contagion

For this month's live intelligence briefing, Jim debriefs readers on the current threat of the coronavirus and the implications for global economies as well as world financial markets. Jim gives an updated account of what a pandemic could mean for China's future, what the Fed's role is in protecting U.S. markets and economic growth, and reveals the best sectors of the market to position yourself as financial contagion threatens your portfolio.