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.


Taking It to the Streets: How Civil Unrest Is Impacting Markets

In this live quarterly briefing, Jim gives his analysis on how global unrest and demonstrations around the world are impacting financial markets. He explains the common threads involved in these protests and how they will influence market direction and create opportunities for investors. Also, senior analyst Dan Amoss gives three recommendations to position your money for large gains during this turbulent period.

Trade Alert: Good Branding Won’t Save This Overvalued Blue Chip

Consumers develop brand loyalty through the years for products beloved as mainstays in American life. However, good branding won’t save stocks from being overvalued when growth slows and economic conditions change in major markets. Jim and Scott identify one blue chip company with great brands that has become vulnerable to a downturn as deflation and a strong dollar puts pressure on its stock.

The Problem of Rising Expectations… Hong Kong Protests Go Global… And More!

Here are the five articles Jim selected for this week and recommends you read. This special edition centers exclusively on China and Hong Kong as critical events happening in these countries affect investors around the world. Inside these articles, you’ll find out about China’s problem with rising expectations… how Hong Kong protests are going global… and more!

The Fed Decision: Is a Pause Coming?

In this month’s live intelligence briefing, Jim debriefs the Fed’s recent FOMC meeting and details what comes next for monetary policy in December. With recession fears increasing, Jim explains why economic indicators may force the Fed’s hand and how this will affect market volatility as well as impact your portfolio. Jim also answers your questions in the Q&A lightning round.

Trade Alert: Natural Disasters Put Pressure On This Vulnerable Utility Company

Natural disasters leave utility companies vulnerable due to their unpredictability and disruptions for customers. They also cause infrastructure damage as well as lost revenue from service interruption. Jim and Scott identify one major public utility company with major vulnerability due to high risk of natural disasters where its located which puts pressure on its operations and stock price.