Articles By James Rickards

James G. Rickards is an American lawyer, economist, and investment banker with 35 years of experience working in capital markets on Wall Street. He is a writer and is a regular commentator on finance. Rickards advised clients of an impending financial collapse, of a decline in the dollar and a sharp rise in the price of gold, all years in advance. Rickards is the author of The New York Times bestseller Currency Wars, published in 2011.

  • U.S. and North Korea on the Path to War?

    U.S. and North Korea on the Path to War?

    James Rickards

    by James Rickards
    On Mar 16, 2018

    Kim Jong Un says he’s ready to negotiate… but will Trump’s North Korea summit put the U.S. on the path to war?

    An article in Preparedness

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    Special Weekend Update: The CIA’s Crystal Ball

    James Rickards

    by James Rickards
    On Dec 27, 2017

    Jim Rickards has an uncanny ability to get things right… and in this alert, Jim shares with you insight into how he’s able to do this.

  • Weekly Update: Five Stories You Must Not Miss
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    Weekly Update: Five Stories You Must Not Miss

    James Rickards

    by James Rickards
    On Jul 6, 2016

    Information overload means that, sometimes, you miss out on something big…

  • Weekly Update: How Governments Can Kill Cash
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    Weekly Update: How Governments Can Kill Cash

    James Rickards

    by James Rickards
    On Jun 15, 2016

    Soon, even stuffing money under your mattress may not be an option…

  • My No. 1 Investment Recommendation
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    My No. 1 Investment Recommendation

    James Rickards

    by James Rickards
    On Nov 11, 2015

    “Let me be clear,” Jim Rickards said over the weekend, “this is not an ordinary investment”…

    We hesitated sending you today’s email alert… Not because we don’t think it’s useful. But because most of you will not act on it.

    But for those of you who do… this could be huge.

    You see, today we’re sharing Jim Rickards’ No.1 investment deal.

  • China Explodes the Myth of August
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    China Explodes the Myth of August

    James Rickards

    by James Rickards
    On Aug 12, 2015

    The situation in China is changing by the minute… and we wanted to get this information to you as quickly as humanly possible. So please excuse the occasional typo as we bypassed the normal copy editing process.

    Yesterday, in a shocking move, the People’s Bank of China devalued their tightly-controlled currency, the renminbi by 2% against the dollar.

    And then while you were sleeping last night, they did it again.

  • Jim Rickards’ Conversation with Ben Bernanke
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    Jim Rickards’ Conversation with Ben Bernanke

    James Rickards

    by James Rickards
    On Jul 1, 2015

    On May 27, I had the privilege of spending time with Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve System, in Seoul, Korea. We were both there as keynote speakers in an international financial forum sponsored by the leading business publication in Korea.

    The theme of the conference was currency wars and their impact on Korea.

    Above all, the audience wanted to learn how Fed policy on interest rates would affect the dollar, and what impact policy would have on developed economies and emerging markets.

  • Gold Is Money (Once Again)
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    Gold Is Money (Once Again)

    James Rickards

    by James Rickards
    On Apr 29, 2015

    Jim connects dots. He makes sense of very complex systems, shedding light on the motivations and interests of those working in the shadows behind the curtain.

    It may appear that global economic events are chaotic and random… but make no mistake… there is an underlying strategy that world “leaders” are pursuing. And this strategy has led to “currency wars” being fought on every continent of the globe.

  • The Price of Gold, QE4, and Two Coins Every Investor Should Consider Owning
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    The Price of Gold, QE4, and Two Coins Every Investor Should Consider Owning

    James Rickards

    by James Rickards
    On Jan 28, 2015

    I don’t get too excited when the price of gold goes up, and I don’t get too depressed when it goes down. To me, gold’s price movement is just the market telling us things.

    I certainly am a gold investor, and I recommend gold often in my newsletter. I think gold has a place in investors’ portfolios. But you cannot get too worked up over day-to-day fluctuations in the price. You have to have a long-term view of things.

    When I see gold go down by, say, 2% in a single day, that tells me deflationary forces are still very strong in the economy. That, in turn, tells me the fundamental economy is still very weak.

  • The Financial Warning You Were Never Supposed to Hear
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    The Financial Warning You Were Never Supposed to Hear

    James Rickards

    by James Rickards
    On Dec 3, 2014

    You may be surprised to learn what I’m about to tell you. But the globe’s most connected financial insiders recently signaled that the markets are on the brink of catastrophe. Many of these global elites are already taking steps to prepare for the worst. Fortunately, it’s not too late for you to take concrete steps to protect your own wealth ahead of time.