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.

An Accident Waiting to Happen: What Middle East Turmoil Means for Markets

In the first live intelligence briefing of the year, Jim debriefs the latest geopolitical tensions with Iran and how Middle East turmoil will affect markets in the coming weeks. He details how oil stocks could be affected from volatile markets as well as the prospect for gold prices as we move into 2020. Jim also answers your questions in the Q&A lightning round towards the end of the call.

World’s Oldest Debt Relief Plan Is Coming Back… The IRS Is Coming for Your Cryptocurrency… And More!

Dear Strategic Intelligence Reader, Happy New Year! Here are the five recommended reads I think you’ll find interesting in the world of finance, geopolitics and economics. I. World’s Oldest Debt Relief Plan Is Coming Back There’s nothing new about debt. It has been around as long as money has been around, possibly longer. Some research...

Trade Alert: Debt Sets Up This Past Winner For Another Fall

A slowing economy is dangerous for highly-leveraged companies that depend on growth to pay down debt. Adding to the danger is a pause in the rate cuts that help reduce interest expense. Jim and Scott are revisiting a past winner that is poised for another fall as continued weak economic growth hurts revenues and send the company towards bankruptcy and a downturn in its stock price.

Jim’s Market Outlook: Investing Your Money in 2020

In the final live intelligence briefing for this year, Jim looks back on how markets fared during 2019 and gives details on macroeconomic events that influenced stock prices during the past 12 months. Also, he reveals three events coming up in 2020 that will affect specific sectors of the market and gives you ways to position your portfolio ahead of time to both protect and grow your assets. Jim will also conduct his final Q&A of 2019 on this call.