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.

New Prophesy Buy: This Trade Has 200% Upside On A Silver Resurgence

Not only did silver outperform gold in 2020, it outperformed every other major asset class. We expect silver to continue performing well during 2021 as inflationary expectations are on the rise. Using our Project Prophesy indicator, Jim and Dan focus on one well-known yet underappreciated silver mining company as the best way to profit from an expected surge in silver prices this year.

How a Blue Washington Will Affect The Economy, Markets And You

In our first intelligence briefing of 2021, Jim gives insight on what to expect going forward as a volatile and uncertain Washington DC turns blue. He warns of major changes in monetary and fiscal policies as well as how markets will react. Also, Jim reveals what all the current volatility means for gold, real estate and hard assets in the coming months as a new surge in the pandemic brings threats of a new recession. He also answers your questions in an important Q&A session this month.

New Prophesy Buy: 200% Upside For This Critical Link In The Global Food Supply Chain

Nothing is more fundamental to the global economy than food. And although China has the world's largest population, it can feed its population only with tremendous efforts both to import food and to import products needed to grow food, including fertilizer. Using the Prophesy indicator, Jim and Dan turn to one of the world's leading producers of nitrogen fertilizer used primarily in agriculture as the best way to play a booming demand in the food chain.

Gold Note No. 4

In Jim’s first gold note of the new year, he reviews gold’s performance during the past year and how it compared to other asset classes. Looking forward, he discusses the reasons both gold and silver will post strong gains in 2021 and why right now could be the best entry point of the year for both precious metals.

Trade Alert: More Lockdowns Puts Pressure On This Food Establishment

As we continue to experience a surge in coronavirus cases across America, lockdowns continue to threaten the survival of small businesses that are bricks-and-mortar operations and rely on in-person traffic for their revenue. Jim and Scott target this casual restaurant chain as the best way to profit as less consumer spending in its physical locations will hurt its bottom line and put pressure on its stock price.

Gold Note No. 3

In Jim’s final gold note of the year, he discusses the reasons for the recent rally in gold prices and why stress in the paper gold markets is one more reason why demand for physical gold will remain strong. This higher demand reconciled with stagnant supply will result in a higher gold price as we move into 2021.