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.


"Money is Gold… and Nothing Else"


As increased market volatility threatens the value of equity investment portfolios, investors cannot lose sight of the way in which real wealth is preserved through manias, panics and crashes. An allocation in gold is essential for insurance against losses as gold may be the best peforming asset class in the years ahead.

New Prophesy Buy: Target 100–200% Gains on Russia’s Rebound

The coming policy ease and stimulus from the Central Bank of Russia will be a major catalyst for capital inflows and a much higher Russian stock market. Improved relations with the U.S. will be a further tail wind for Russian stocks. Using our unique Project Prophesy predictive analytic methods, Jim and Dan offer insight on how Russian central bank moves will affect market direction and how investors can make huge gains.

Is This The Moment of Truth?

There are many signs that the day of reckoning on the U.S. debt situation is coming much faster than experts believe. Fiscal policy is now characterized by a complete “lack of control” as the author, Ernest Hemingway characterized it. Is that day of reckoning suddenly upon us?