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.

June Quarterly Financial Threat Assessment Call With Jim Rickards

On this quarterly Financial Threat Assessment briefing, Jim discusses the impact of the Fed's June rate hike on specific corners of the market. He details select sectors that could experience a major downturn as well as analysis on the odds of recession in the coming months. Jim also gives his analysis on market reaction to a July rate hike and discusses topics from gas prices to the future of digital currencies in this briefing exclusively for lifetime-only members.

The Geopolitics of Currencies

We use different types of analytic methods to evaluate how currencies will move against one another in complex foreign exchange markets. While most readers are acquainted with fundamental and technical analysis, there’s a third type of analysis that is just as important, but less well understood. In a world of volatility and turmoil, geopolitical factors can carry more weight than fundamental and technical factors when it comes to cross-rates and market valuations. Jim discusses in his latest briefing.

Buy Alert: COBRA System Bearish On Australian Dollar

Although a country may have some of the greatest people and resources on the planet, one should never underestimate the ability of politicians to ruin a good thing. That’s exactly what’s happening in Australia today. Using the C.O.B.R.A. system, Jim and Dan recommend taking a short position in a leading ETF that tracks the performance of the Australian dollar as multiple headwinds brought on by political decisions will bring a drawdown in its value.