JIM RICKARDS

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Topics: Geopolitics and The Global Economy

Expertise: Global Economy, Global Risk, Investment Strategies

JAMES RICKARDS is the New York Times best-selling author of The Death of MoneyCurrency WarsThe New Case For Gold, and  most recently The Road to Ruin, which have been translated  into fourteen languages.  His new book Aftermath – Seven Secrets of wealth preservation in the coming chaos is due out in early September 2018.


In his most prescriptive book to date, financial expert and investment advisor James Rickards shows how and why our financial markets are being artificially inflated–and what smart investors can do to protect their assets

What goes up, must come down. As any student of financial history knows, the dizzying heights of the stock market can’t continue indefinitely–especially since asset prices have been artificially inflated by investor optimism around the Trump administration, ruinously low interest rates, and the infiltration of behavioral economics into our financial lives. The elites are prepared, but what’s the average investor to do?

James Rickards, the author of the prescient books CURRENCY WARS, THE DEATH OF MONEY, and THE ROAD TO RUIN, lays out the true risks to our financial system, and offers invaluable advice on how best to weather the storm. You’ll learn, for instance:

-How behavioral economists prop up the market: Funds that administer 401(k)s use all kinds of tricks to make you invest more, inflating asset prices to unsustainable levels.
-Why digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are best avoided.
-Why passive investing has been overhyped: The average investor has been scolded into passively managed index funds. But active investors will soon have a big advantage.

Provocative, stirring, and full of counterintuitive advice, AFTERMATH is the book every smart investor will want to get their hands on–as soon as possible.

He is the editor of the newsletter Strategic Intelligence and a member of the advisory board of the Center for Financial Economics at Johns Hopkins University. An adviser on international economics and financial threats to the Department of Defense and the U.S. intelligence community, he served as a facilitator of the first-ever financial war games conducted by the Pentago

 

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Jim is a portfolio manager, lawyer, and economist, and has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management, and Caxton Associates. In 1998, he was the principal negotiator of the rescue of LTCM sponsored by the Federal Reserve. His clients include institutional investors and government directorates.

He is an Op-Ed contributor to the Financial Times, Evening Standard, New York Times, and Washington Post, and has been interviewed on BBC, CNN, NPR, CSPAN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, and The Wall Street Journal. Jim is a guest lecturer in globalization and finance at The Johns Hopkins University, The Kellogg School at Northwestern, and the School of Advanced International Studies. He has delivered papers on risk at Singularity University, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is an advisor on capital markets to the U.S. intelligence community, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and is on the Advisory Board of the Center on Sanctions & Illicit Finance in Washington DC. Mr. Rickards holds an LL.M. (Taxation) from the NYU School of Law; a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; an M.A. in international economics from SAIS, and a B.A. (with honors) from Johns Hopkins. He lives in Connecticut.