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: Multiple Headwinds Causes Amazon To Lose Its Shine

Higher inflation is causing consumer discretionary spending to slow and even major retailers are not immune to lower revenue as a result. But multiple major headwinds coming out of the pandemic are making companies even more vulnerable to weaker growth. Jim and Dan recommend put options on one of the world’s largest online retailers as multiple headwinds will cause a decline in its stock price in the coming weeks.

3 Top Gold Stocks To Own During The Coming Market Crash

With Fed rate hikes, rampant inflation and an overvalued stock market, gold is the big winner among asset classes. There’s plenty of upside left in this gold rally for those who act quickly. This will become more apparent in the weeks and months ahead. In this special report, Jim details how the Federal Reserve's tightening policy will result in a recession and a slowdown in economic growth, which is bad news for markets. He recommends three junior mining stocks as the best way to profit from a market crash due to multiple Fed hikes and a breakout in gold prices when investors rush to safety.

Gold Note No. 34

Gold retreated in the past month after reaching almost an all-time high in March. But does that mean the gold rally is over? Far from it. In today’s gold note, Jim details why ongoing inflation and real rates are tailwinds for gold along with other huge factors at play that make holding gold more attractive than ever.

Bubble Score Alert: A Stock on the Wrong Side of Three Powerful Trends

As Fed tightening continues with multiple rate hikes throughout the year, threats of both inflation and recession will lower consumer discretionary spending. This will affect the travel industry as well as its suppliers. Using the Bubble Score system, Jim and Dan recommend puts on this aerostructure manufacturer as multiple bearish catalysts bring a highly negative outlook for its stock price.

Buy Alert: C.O.B.R.A. System Signals 50% Upside in India Puts

Although we are bullish on long-term prospects for India’s economy, there are multiple headwinds in the short-term that will impact growth. India is not the only victim of a global economic downturn, but it will be severely affected nonetheless. Using the C.O.B.R.A. system, Jim and Dan focus on a short position in an ETF tracking equities in the Indian market as bearish catalysts dominate India’s economy in the weeks ahead.

Trade Alert: A 186% Upside Trade As Fed Says Game Over For NVDA

Discretionary spending is suffering in the face of higher inflation, monetary tightening, higher rates and possible recession. Also, supply chain problems with semiconductors are weighing heavily on hardware and software companies. Jim and Dan recommend this major personal computer and gaming company as pressure from the Fed and overnight bad news out of China will bring an anticipated decline in its stock price.