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.

Trade Alert: Prospects Look Bleak For This Cruise Operator In A Post-COVID Economy

Consumer behavior has not merely suffered a short-term change during this pandemic. The coronavirus has caused adaptation that will have inter-generational effects. What was once deemed essential such as an annual cruise now appears frivolous in this “new normal”. These behavioral changes will not wear off in months, even years. Jim and Scott target one leading cruise ship operator as the best way to profit as prospects look bleak in a post-COVID economy.

Election 2020: How to Prepare Your Portfolio

In this month's intelligence briefing, Jim gives a deep dive into the most pivotal election of our lifetime. He gives specific details on what to look for in the last two months leading up to November 3 along with some shocking scenarios that could play out both before and after Americans vote. Also, Jim provides insight on the best investment recommendations and allocations to take you up to Election Day. He also answers your questions in an important Q&A session this month.

Trade Alert: Heavy Insider Selling Signals Trouble for This Auto Retailer

With savings rates near all-time highs and a glut of used cars due to the pandemic, the prospects for a used car dealer is negative. With an environment where consumers are keeping their wallets shut, struggles will continue in this sector. Jim and Scott target one leading retailer as the best way to profit as insiders start dumping stock at an all-time high level, bringing a loss of confidence and a downward trend for this company’s performance.