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.

Trade Alert: Let’s Revisit This Trade As The Leisure Industry Continues To Struggle

When you study sectors of the market that have been most affected by the lockdown and social guidelines in place to fight the coronavirus, the casino and resort industry is especially hard hit. As a result, this sector will be among the last to recover from the economic crisis. Jim and Scott revisit this prominent resort operator as a lack of discretionary spending will cause continued struggles for its stock price.

Gold $2000: How High Can It Go?

In the August edition of the live lifetime intelligence briefing, Jim uses his vast experience in the world of gold to give technical and fundamental insight on the current gold bull market and where it goes from here. He discusses the catalysts for the latest runup in both gold prices and mining stocks and gives his new prediction on how high gold will go in the coming years. Also, senior analyst Dan Amoss joins Jim to provide three trade recommendations for you to take advantage of the momentum in prices to make big gains during this bull market.

A Confluence of Crises: Politics, Pandemic & The New Depression

In this month's intelligence briefing, Jim discusses the multiple crises hitting the U.S. at the same time. As a new depression continues due to the pandemic, a monumental election also looms large as Americans combat these crises that are overlapping each other. Jim gives an update on the viral outbreak as well as the state of the economy. Also, he reveals some election analysis that may shock you and put the political process in turmoil. All this will have severe implications on markets and your investments. Jim also answer your questions in an important Q&A session this month.

Trade Alert: Lack of Hardware Investment Spells Trouble For This Chipmaker

Despite the economic lockdown, one bright spot was found in the technology sector. But most of the tech giants are involved in digital services rather than hardware. Companies that depend on consumer hardware sales or business investment are severely lagging during the economic recovery. Jim and Scott target a leading chip manufactuer that will underperform in the face of reduced consumption and discretionary expenditures. This will put pressure on its stock price as a result.