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: A Trade With 40% Upside in Japanese Yen

In the past year, the yen has had a precipitous decline against the U.S. dollar. This decline has been reflected in the share price of FXY. But there are signs of changes in the Japanese view of monetary and fiscal policy that could presage a stronger yen. Using the C.O.B.R.A. system, Jim and Dan recommend a long position in this ETF that closely tracks the USD/JPY exchange rate and will make significant gains on a yen rally with its favorable current entry point.

Trade Alert: An Urgent Trade On Turkey’s Crashing iShares

As Jim recommended during a recent conference in Turkey, raising interest rates would strengthen its currency and attract foreign direct investment. Unfortunately, Turkey did the opposite and cut rates. The result was a crash in the lira. Jim and Dan recommend an ETF that tracks Turkish equities as the best way to play the coming decline in its share price from the resulting drying up of foreign investment in the Turkish economy.

C.O.B.R.A. System Buy Alert: Trade For 60% Upside in Taiwan Puts

The supply chain crisis has made consumers and government officials acutely aware of supply dependencies. When depending on foreign companies to supply critical components, plans to onshore manufacturing accelerate. Jim and Dan recommend put options on this ETF of large-cap Taiwanese stocks as geopolitical tensions and supply chain disruptions are a catalyst for U.S. onshoring plans from competitors and a hit to its share price.

Gold Note No. 24

Favorable technical indicators and continuing threats of an inflationary period are contributing to a recent rally in gold prices. Even in a rising interest rate environment, there are signs of a upward breakout for gold. Now is the time for nimble investors to jump on the train before it leaves the station.

Survival Briefing: A “100-Year Storm” Is More Common Than You Think

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Crisis Survival Insider. Crises vary by type and location, whether they be natural disasters, wars, political oppression, financial crashes or deadly pandemics. But they all have one thing in common – those prepared in advance have the best chance of survival. Although most are complacent about crises, Jim reveals a standard statistical formula that shows a new crisis could be right around the corner.

Supply Chain Problems Worry Wall Street

In the November edition of the live lifetime intelligence briefing, Jim details the severe supply shortage of goods across the globe and how the current labor and energy shortages will affect Wall Street companies and stifle U.S. economic growth. He discusses the impact on almost every good you buy and how inflation will continue to dominate the economy and your finances. Also, senior analyst Dan Amoss provides three trade recommendations for you to take advantage of Jim’s latest crisis warning of the broken supply chain.

Trade Alert: Lights Out For JinkoSolar Offers 122% Upside

A combination of vague commitments made at the COP26 climate summit, plus the falling prospects of a “green New Deal” passing the U.S. Congress, has dampened hopes for a wind and solar boom. Jim and Dan target the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer as multiple headwinds including high costs for metals and energy will eat away at already-thin margins and cause a deep decline in its share price.