Jim RickardsJim Rickards

James G. Rickards is the editor of Strategic Intelligence, Project Prophesy, Currency Wars Alert and Gold Speculator with Byron King . 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. His upcoming book, Aftermath is due in July, 2019.


A 1998 Repeat… (Still) Structural Problems… The Oil Price Threat… and More!

Here are the five articles I recommend you read this week. You’ll how a repeat of the 1998 crisis could play out… a Nobel Prize winner’s admission… the threat to your portfolio from oil’s drop… the roles Russia, Japan and China are playing in the global currency war… and more! Each will give you a deeper understanding of the themes we’ll be exploring in your monthly issues…

Russian meltdown…Social unrest… Another elite warning… the Yuan’s anointment and more!

Here are the five articles I recommend you read this week. You’ll see shades of 1998… the newest warning from the global elites…how crude oil could cause social unrest… losses U.S. investors are facing… and more! Each will give you a deeper understanding of the themes we’ll be exploring in your monthly issues…

Another Elite Warning… Financial War Games… a “Wild Card”… Shooting Wars and More!

Here are the five articles I recommend you read this week. You’ll see the newest warning from the global elites… how global finance has morphed into a war game… the “wild card” in global finance… how financial wars turn into shooting wars… and more! Each will give you a deeper understanding of the themes we’ll be exploring in your monthly issues…

Japan’s Last Choice… Social Instability… The Start of a New Crisis… Putin’s Defiance and More!

Here are the five articles I recommend you read this week. You’ll see Japan’s last choice… the rising cost of income inequality… the trigger that could set off the next financial crisis… the real reasons countries wage currency wars… and more! Each will give you a deeper understanding of the themes we’ll be exploring in your monthly issues…

BRIEFING: The State of the Global Currency Wars

Jim gives a “state of the currency wars” address. He explains why the U.S. dollar is so strong right now... the impact of a strong greenback on U.S. interest rates and asset prices... whether he believes the dollar will remain strong or if it will weaken over the short term… what currencies are weak today that may gain strength… and whether those markets are attractive for investment... the implications of the currency wars and dollar strength for hard assets and gold…how oil is a key factor in the global currency war… and how low he believes crude prices could go. Then he takes readers questions on in our lightning round. All that and more in this month’s live intelligence briefing!

Fed Shoot-Out… The “Sure” Dollar Bet… The Most Dangerous Threat to Investors… And More!

Here are the five articles I recommend you read this week. You’ll see the shoot-out inside the Federal Reserve… why the dollar may not be the sure bet Wall Street thinks it is… a government cover up in the labor market… why China’s growth story still isn’t all it’s cracked up to be… and more! Each will give you a deeper understanding of the themes we’ll be exploring in your monthly issues…

BRIEFING: The Swiss Gold Referendum Snowflake

On November 30th, the Swiss public will hold a referendum that would require the Swiss National Bank to repatriate all of its gold held abroad… maintain 20% of its reserves in gold… and bar it from selling any of it’s gold holdings. The vote is one of Jim’s 30 Snowflakes that Could Cause the Next Financial Avalanche. In today’s live Strategic Intelligence briefing Jim brings you up to speed on the initiative five day’s before the vote… gives his outlook on the outcome… and tells you how to prepare and profit in any case. Then, after that, the he answers reader questions in the lightning round.