Sunday, February 19, 2017

James Rickards Banks Are Closing, Banks In USA Will Be Locked Down

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Global Financial Meltdown - James Rickards on How To Avoid Financial Ruin


James Rickards on how to avoid another financial crisis. Where should you position your money? What can you do? Is the collapse avoidable?

In this video, James Rickards breaks all of these questions down and attempts to dispell some of the myths that exist out there, while at the same time, not sugar coating the future. Bad times are ahead, but profits can still be made.


Monday, February 13, 2017

James Rickards - Gold Shortages Coming


James discusses: Gold shortages; Gold Banks; Negative Interest Rates; Paper Money Collapse; Pound Sterling; Gold Standard; Digital Currencies; Cyber Financial Warfare; Hyperinflation; and BREXIT.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

James Rickards - The Road To Ruin


James Rickards is an American lawyer and a regular commentator on finance. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, published in 2011, The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Recession, market correction next year, expect rate cuts: Rickards

The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates just two weeks ago for the second time in a decade, but it will soon be cutting them again, said Jim Rickards on Tuesday.

Speaking to CNBC's Squawk Box, the director of The James Rickards Project said a stock market correction is coming as President-elect Donald Trump's economic stimulus plans will not pan out, causing a "head-on collision" between perception and reality.

"When the reality of no stimulus catches up with the perception of stimulus plus the Fed tightening: that's the train wreck. Either we're going to have a recession or a stock market correction," he said.

The markets have been rallying on the back of Trump's win as investors bet on tax cuts and fiscal spending under the new administration.

However, "the stimulus is not going to come" as Trump's proposed tax cuts will hit government revenue while the Congress is likely to block his stimulus plans as the U.S. is already $20 trillion in debt, Rickards added.

This will lead to a recession or a "very severe correction" in the stock market, prompting rate cuts later next year, he said, prompting the Fed to cut rates.

"They will raise (rates) in March and then something will hit the wall, either the economy or the stock market or both. Then the Fed will backpedal from there, starting with a forward guidance then perhaps a rate cut later in the year," said Rickards, who recommends holding gold and U.S. 10-year Treasurys.

- Source, CNBC

Monday, January 23, 2017

James Rickards: An End to Globalism

Jim Rickards joined the BBC’s Gordon Brewer on Radio Scotland to discuss globalism and his latest best seller The Road to Ruin. During the conversation Rickards outlines exactly what he believes is a strategy by global elites’ to disguise a looming financial collapse.

When asked about the Donald Trump positioning he responded, “Donald Trump is not a conservative. He is a populist. He is a nationalist. He is a bit of a “Trumpist.” His policies are mercurial, subject to change. He ran as a “champion of working people.” That’s why he got those votes in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin that broke up Hillary Clinton’s “blue wall.” So I could very well imagine Trump adopting pro-labor policies to help the working man.”

Jim Rickards is a lawyer and financial analyst who just released his New York Times best selling book, The Road to Ruin. Rickards has advised the U.S intelligence community and has also worked in the world of Wall Street for decades.


When asked about the big thesis of his latest book, The Road to Ruin, he is asked to explain what Ice 9 and the premise of his book relates to when examining the next financial crisis. “I look at three crises. I look at 1998, 2008 and 2018 – which is obviously hypothetical. But the point is it could be tomorrow. Each crisis is bigger than the one before it. Each response is bigger than the one before.”

“We are now at the point where central banks no longer have the ability to respond because they have not normalized their balance sheets or interest rates following the crisis of 2008. All of the money that was printed is still there, those near-zero interest rates are still there. The ability to print more money and lower rates is highly constrained.”

“The question is, where will the money come from? How will we reliquify the system in the next global liquidity crisis, which is – as I have said – just a matter of time? The answer is the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF can print world money. They call it the Special Drawing Rights, or SDR, which is a rather technical name designed to throw people off. It is world money, printed by a world printing press and run by the IMF.”

“(But when the crisis happens) it will take three to six months to gather some consensus… so what will happen when the entire world wants their money back but there is no money? The answer is, they will lock down the system. Money market funds will suspend redemptions, ATMs will be reprogrammed to only allow a certain amount of money.”

- Source, Daily Reckoning

Friday, January 20, 2017

James Rickards says Donald Trump can’t stop the next financial crisis

James Rickards sees threats in many places. In his latest book, “The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites’ Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis,” he paints a picture of how that crisis will unfold. He argues that rather than pumping the financial system with liquidity, as happened in 2008, “elites” will freeze the financial plumbing until the crisis has passed.

That means banks will close, as will exchanges. Money-market funds will be inaccessible. Forget trying to get your hands on money.

Rickards, who was the principal negotiator of the 1998 bailout of Long-Term Capital Management as the hedge fund’s general counsel, calls this new world “ice-nine,” after a fictitious substance in Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle.” Freezing customer funds in bank accounts is what happened in Cyprus is 2012 and Greece in 2015, he says. In the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a rule in 2014 that lets money-market funds suspend redemptions.

Prefer stockpiling cash? Governments are eliminating high-denomination bills, and Kenneth Rogoff, a former IMF chief economist, has written a book that Rickards describes as “an elite step-by-step plan to eliminate cash entirely.”

Then, Rickards says, there are rules on banks and other institutions. Capital controls could be imposed to keep money from fleeing across borders. And the U.S. is still under the state of emergency declared by President George W. Bush days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and renewed annually since then. Rickards argues that such measures can be applied in any emergency, “including money riots in the event of a financial system breakdown and ice-nine asset freeze.”

Rickards, who now advises the Defense Department and U.S. intelligence community on international economics and financial threats, discussed his latest book with MarketWatch.

- Source, Market Watch

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Recession, market correction next year, expect rate cuts

The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates just two weeks ago for the second time in a decade, but it will soon be cutting them again, said Jim Rickards on Tuesday.

Speaking to CNBC's Squawk Box, the director of The James Rickards Project said a stock market correction is coming as President-elect Donald Trump's economic stimulus plans will not pan out, causing a "head-on collision" between perception and reality.

"When the reality of no stimulus catches up with the perception of stimulus plus the Fed tightening: that's the train wreck. Either we're going to have a recession or a stock market correction," he said.

The markets have been rallying on the back of Trump's win as investors bet on tax cuts and fiscal spending under the new administration.



However, "the stimulus is not going to come" as Trump's proposed tax cuts will hit government revenue while the Congress is likely to block his stimulus plans as the U.S. is already $20 trillion in debt, Rickards added.

This will lead to a recession or a "very severe correction" in the stock market, prompting rate cuts later next year, he said, prompting the Fed to cut rates.

"They will raise (rates) in March and then something will hit the wall, either the economy or the stock market or both. Then the Fed will backpedal from there, starting with a forward guidance then perhaps a rate cut later in the year," said Rickards, who recommends holding gold and U.S. 10-year Treasurys.

- Source, CNBC