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Jim Rickards

Jim is a lawyer, economist, and investment banker with 35 years of experience working in capital markets on Wall Street. He is probably most well known for being the principal negotiator of the rescue of Long-Term Capital Management by the US Federal Reserve in 1998.

Jim is also a portfolio manager at the West Shore Group and an advisor on capital markets to the US intelligence community. He has also advised on financial threats at the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon, where he facilitated the first financial war game simulation.

His clients include institutional investors and government directorates. His work is regularly featured in the Financial TimesAustralian Financial Review, Evening StandardNew York Times, 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.

Jim is the author of The New Case for Gold (April 2016), and four New York Times bestsellers, The Death of Money (2014), Currency Wars (2011), The Road to Ruin (2016), and most recently, The New Great Depression from Penguin Random House.


  • Fat Tail Daily

    Fat Tail Daily is your insightful and entertaining daily look at the chaos and opportunities created by a world gone mad.

  • Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence

    What will the next big financial crisis look like? How can you chart a safe course through it? Which investments will wither in the process? Which could flourish?

    In Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence Australia, world-renowned author, economist, intelligence advisor, and Wall Street lawyer, Jim Rickards, and Australian Investment Director, Nick Hubble, set out to answer these questions for you.

    They give you specific, actionable advice and ideas designed to both protect your wealth from unseen world events — and potentially profit from them.