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.


Meltdown Rehearsal… Another Elite Warning… “Bits of Green”… Double Down Mentality and More!

Here are the five articles I recommend you read this week. You’ll see why the Swiss … why economic stagnation is global… why betting on a stronger dollar in 2015 isn’t a sure thing… how gold is still flowing from west to east… and more! Each will give you a deeper understanding of the themes we’ll be exploring in your monthly issues…

Swiss Sneak Attack… Global Stagnation… China’s Gold Grab… Great Depression Repeat and More!

Here are the five articles I recommend you read this week. You’ll see a recap of Switzerland’s sneak currency attack… why economic stagnation is global… why betting on a stronger dollar in 2015 isn’t a sure thing… how gold is still flowing from west to east… and more! Each will give you a deeper understanding of the themes we’ll be exploring in your monthly issues…

Obama’s “Favorite Combatant Commander”… Audit the Fed… Support for our 2015 Forecast and More!

Here are the five articles I recommend you read this week. You’ll see how Obama’s “favorite combatant commander” could escalate America’s financial wars… Why the Fed’s track record the past 31 months supports my 2015 forecast… Why the Fed’s insolvency and gold manipulation could soon be officially confirmed… the score of the oil wars between OPEC and U.S. shale producers… and more! Each will give you a deeper understanding of the themes we’ll be exploring in your monthly issues…

BRIEFING: The Perfect Storm: A 1998 Redux

This month’s live intelligence briefing puts your worries to rest, showing you what the real threats in the markets are and how to protect your wealth. Specifically, you'll learn about the foreboding similarities between today’s market and the global financial system right before Long Term Capital Management collapsed in 1998. Recall, Jim was lead counsel for LTCM. He negotiated the firm’s bailout in time to save the financial system. “Few people knew that summer in ‘98 that we were a day, if not a few hours away from a total financial collapse” he explains. Now, Jim sees similar threats that could strike today’s financial system such as the Russian ruble’s swan dive and dollar-denominated emerging market debt in a strong dollar world. He fears that these two threats and others could combine to create the crisis we’ve been preparing for. Listen to this month’s live briefing to get ahead of the curve and protect yourself.

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!