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.

Gold Note No. 17

The greatest leading indicator of high volatility is low volatility. Unless a true equilibrium exists, there's no reason the current dollar/gold cross-rate should be stable. In today’s gold note, Jim gives insight on why this equilibrium is about to be broken and the balance of forces favors gold.

Trade Alert: Double Your Money As Boeing Gets Grounded

As recently as late June, it appeared the COVID pandemic was running its course and airline travel was returning to pre-pandemic levels. Unfortunately, those hopes have been dashed by the rise of the Delta variant and the return of lockdowns, mask mandates along with rising caseloads and fatalities. Jim and Dan target this leading aerospace company as the best way to profit from headwinds to the travel industry, including new pandemic worries along with budget cuts that will put pressure on its stock price in the coming weeks.