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: Natural Disasters Put Pressure On This Vulnerable Utility Company

Natural disasters leave utility companies vulnerable due to their unpredictability and disruptions for customers. They also cause infrastructure damage as well as lost revenue from service interruption. Jim and Scott identify one major public utility company with major vulnerability due to high risk of natural disasters where its located which puts pressure on its operations and stock price.

Jim Rickards Fourth Quarter Market Outlook

On this month’s live intelligence briefing, Jim gives his market outlook for the remainder of 2019. With several macroeconomic events dominating the news along with ongoing political turmoil, Jim gives his forecast on where stock and bond markets are headed and how current monetary and fiscal policies are affecting Wall Street and your money. As always, Jim answers your questions in the lightning round.

Trade Alert: A Slowdown and Debt Make This Fast-Food Company Vulnerable to Flatlining

With a worldwide economic slowdown, many companies are much more vulnerable to limited growth in a particular sector of the market. But when a company is also highly leveraged, the outlook becomes even more dire. Jim and Scott identify one Fortune 500 fast-food corporation with recognizable brands that is a prime candidate for our flatlining strategy as slower growth and high debt will have a major impact on its future bottom line.

Whatever Happened to Inflation?

On this month’s live intelligence briefing, Jim discusses the economic mystery of continual low inflation in the U.S. and how the relationship between inflation and unemployment has shifted. He explains how the inflation rate influences Fed policy as well as economic growth which impacts investment choices in your portfolio. Jim will also answer your questions in the lightning round.