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: Bet On Another Decline In This Germany ETF

The trends of slowing global economic growth are especially troubling for German as its energy prices will skyrocket this winter along with a potential shutdown of industrial capacity. Using the C.O.B.R.A. system, Jim and Dan recommend a short position in this ETF that closely tracks the performance of German equities and will rise in price as economic growth slows.

Survival Briefing: Your Tool Kit For Risk Management And Disaster Preparation

As the devastating tornadoes in the Midwest proved earlier this month, disasters can occur anywhere at any time. But we don’t have to be helpless victims just waiting for the next fiasco to emerge. Jim details specific steps to take using a well-developed science of risk management along with disaster preparation and response that will help you survive a crisis when it occurs.

Build A Better Chain

For our final briefing of the year, Jim details new developments since our last briefing call that affects this crisis and gives his timeline on how long it will create problems for the U.S economy and investors. He also reveals how government officials and mainstream media outlets are now providing misleading reports about the crisis. This briefing is important as we head into the Christmas holiday and into 2022 as consumers, small business owners and investors need guidance. We will also conduct our final Q&A session of the year during this important briefing.

Trade Alert: 150% Upside As Amazon Doesn’t Deliver

Higher inflation and supply chain disruptions create higher costs for many retailers, affecting both bricks-and-mortar and ecommerce venues equally. Jim and Dan focus on this online retailer giant as higher costs, slower growth and increased competition indicate a tougher environment that’s inconsistent with its current valuation. As a result, put options are the best way to profit from a coming fall in its share price.

Gold Note No. 25

Many investors regard gold as a safe haven investment in an inflationary environment. But gold has always been a strategic asset as well. Fifty years of dollar hegemony have caused policy makers in the West to ignore the importance of gold in geopolitics. Jim details how Russia is the latest example of using gold as a weapon of war and why prices will surge as this reality dawns on western strategists and investors.

Currency Briefing: A Weaker Dollar Is Getting Closer By The Day

The U.S. dollar continues to gain strength against all other currencies in the market. But will this trend continue? There are factors playing out that could result in a weaker dollar and strength in euros, yen, and sterling. Jim gives insight on deeper market realities rather than market narratives that shows this turning point is getting closer by the day.