Jim Rickards

Jim Rickards

Formal First Name
James (Jim)

Jim Rickards is the Editor of Strategic Intelligence, Project Prophesy, Crash Speculator, and Gold Speculator—four premium financial newsletters hosted by Paradigm Press. He is a celebrated investment banker, lawyer, and economist with over 40 years of capital markets experience. With a focus on global alternative investments and derivatives, Rickards' client base includes institutional investors and government directorates. His articles in the fields of strategic studies, cognitive diversity, network science, and risk management have been published in academic and professional journals.


  • Rickards routinely travels the world speaking with the monetary elite.
  • He does not believe in Bitcoin.
  • He was one of the few who predicted that Donald Trump would win the 2016 US Presidential Election.
  • He closely studies current and past national security threats.
  • He served as facilitator of the first-ever financial war games conducted by the Pentagon.
  • He has served as General Counsel at several alternative asset management companies and a stock exchange facility.
  • He is an expert in fund governance and international fund structures.
  • He is an advisor on capital markets to the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
  • He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives about the 2008 financial crisis.
  • He has delivered papers on risk at Singularity University, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • He was the principal negotiator of the rescue of Long-Term Capital Management sponsored by the Federal Reserve in 1998.


  • Rickards doesn't believe that central banks are truly independent.
  • He believes that the Fed has no clue what it is doing; they have never predicted a recession or crisis in advance.


Rickards' methodology is based on prediction science, compared to flawed models that central banks use.

  • Behavioral Psychology


      • Rickards is an accomplished author who has published numerous books and newsletters.
      • He is a frequent guest on BBC, RTE Irish National Radio, CNN, NPR, CSPAN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, and The Wall Street Journal.
      • His work is regularly featured in the Financial Times, Evening Standard, New York Times, The Telegraph, and Washington Post.


        Rickards is a guest lecturer in globalization and finance at: