Saturday, December 29, 2012

The FED Will Print Until the Dollar Collapses

Has the dollar lost it's status as the world's reserve currency? Will the US face massive inflation? James Rickards, author of currency wars discusses this on Yahoo Finance.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

What Will the Future of the International Monetary System Be?

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"Jim Rickards shares his investment tips and weighs up the risk and roles of paper, gold or chaos in the future of the international monetary system."

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Fed is Racing to Create Inflation Before the US Economy Implodes!

"We ask Jim Rickards of Tangent Capital Partners if this gives the FOMC more subjective leeway to ignore potential high short term price inflation. He explains that this gives the Fed the room to tell the public "inflation is what we say it is."

Plus, is it better to fuel exports through dollar devaluation or innovation and investment? If you think it's the latter, unfortunately US corporations cut an estimated 175 billion dollars in investment from 2009 -- 2011. According to the Wall Street Journal, the S&P considers this cut in investment unsustainable. We talk to Jim Rickards, author of "Currency Wars," about the best way to boost exports."

- Source RT Capital Account:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Edition of Currency Wars New Chapter

The new paperback edition of "Currency Wars, the making of the next global crisis" has been released and has a little surprise in it. This new edition features an all new chapter on Iran.

Below is a brief description of the book:

"How the worldwide currency war, already under way, will soon affect us all.

The debasement of the dollar, bailouts in Greece and Ireland, and Chinese currency manipulation are unmistakable signs that we are experiencing the start of a new currency war. Fought as a series of competitive devaluations of one country's currency against others, currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics. Left unchecked, the new currency wars could lead to a crisis worse than the panic of 2008.

Drawing on a mix of economic history, network science, and sociology, Currency Wars provides a rich understanding of the increasing threats to U.S. national security, from dollar devaluation to collapse in the European periphery, failed states in Africa, Chinese neomercantilism, Russian adventurism, and the current scramble for gold.

James Rickards, an expert who has worked at the highest levels of both finance and national security, explains everything we need to know about this growing global standoff. He takes readers around the world and behind closed doors to explain complex financial and political currents with absorbing firsthand anecdotes."

If you havn't already got your copy of this best selling book, make sure you get one today!

You can buy this book on Amazon here:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The FED is Trying to Import Inflation

"Tangent Capital Partners Senior Managing Director James Rickards talks about the global currency war. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's Lunch Money."

- Source, Bloomberg TV:

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Currency Wars and Gold

"In this interview, the points approached are:

- Presentation of the book Currency Wars.

- Total inflation to come, and risks financial destruction of the people.

- Exercises of financial war by the Pentagon.

- Financial war against Iran, and results.

- Gold stocks of the United States (they do exist?).

- etc etc."

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Inflation Could Gap Higher

"The Fed wants a cheaper dollar, but that doesn't mean they're going to get it" right away.

"If they don't get it, they'll have to try harder."

"Instead of nice smooth path from 2 percent to 3 percent, inflation could gap to 6 percent in a matter of months."

- Jim Rickards from a recent yahoo news interview.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Be Careful What you Wish For

"Jim Rickards has a message for investors and politicians monitoring talks between Congress and the White House to avoid billions of dollars worth of spending cuts and take hikes set to take effect January 1: Be careful what you wish for."

- Source: CNBC Video:

Monday, November 19, 2012

You Can't Trust the United States Anymore

“The United Sates decided, as a matter of policy, to trash the dollar. The Chinese made one enormous blunder; they actually trusted the United States to the tune of $3 trillion of assets to maintain the value of the dollar.

“China’s learning the hard way that you really can’t trust the United States anymore.”

- Source, ETF Daily News:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Government Will Have to Go Back to a Gold Standard

"Once the chaos hits, which I would define as a complete loss of confidence in paper money, social unrest and riots, when that sort of things starts to break out, governments will have to do something and they’ll have to regain trust. And the easiest, fastest way to regain trust is by going back to a gold standard. So as I say, they won’t want to do it but they will do it out of necessity."

- Jim Rickards via a recent Finance News Network interview, read the full interview here:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Paper, Gold or Chaos?

"Jim Rickards shares his investment tips and weighs up the risk and roles of paper, gold or chaos in the future of the international monetary system."

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Gold Backed Currency is the Most Desirable Outcome

"The most desirable outcome is probably some kind of gold-backed currency. And, it doesn’t mean that we’ll all be walking around with gold coins in our pockets. You can have paper currencies but they can be supported by gold, and tied in some way. And you can have discretionary monetary policy, these things are not mutually exclusive. So, I think they would be the best because it would mean that government’s would stop stealing from their citizens in the form of inflation.

If you have savings or retirement, or annuity or an insurance policy, you’re dependent upon a fixed income or a fixed stream of dollars. If I make those dollars worth less, it’s exactly like stealing money from you. And that’s what countries to do their citizens, that’s what government’s do to their citizens. And, one way to prevent that is to, well, citizens can protect themselves from buying gold and countries can avoid it in the first place by having a gold backed standard. So, I think that’s the most desirable."

- Jim Rickards via a recent Finance News Network interview, read the full interview here:

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Turkish Government Has Many Internal Problems

"Tangent Capital Partners Senior Managing Director James Rickards discusses the impact of the Syria-Turkey conflit on markets. He speaks with Ken Polcari and Alix Steel on Bloomberg Television's Bloomberg Rewind."

- Source Bloomberg TV:

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Keynes Supported a Commodity Basket Currency

"One of the last things Keynes did before he died was propose a commodity basket currency including gold. Keynesians reject that now."

- Jim Rickards via a recent twitter update, follow him on twitter here:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Currency Wars Simulation

"Jim Rickards gives his breakdown of a potential currency war. This relates to a simulation that he took part in along with the U.S government."

- Find the full documentary here:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Appreciate Your Currencies Or Suffer Inflation

"In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Jim Rickards, author of CURRENCY WARS, about Ben Bernanke's speech in Japan where America's chief currency warrior warned emerging economies to appreciate their currencies or suffer inflation. Rickards also notes it could be the first time the head of the Federal Reserve has ever talked about the US dollar, normally the domain of the US Treasury.."

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

US Economy, Gold and Currency Markets

"James Rickards, senior managing director at Tangent Capital, talks about the U.S. economy, investment in gold and global currencies. Rickards speaks with Sara Eisen on Bloomberg Television's Money Moves."

- Source, Bloomberg TV:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

LIBOR Could Destroy the Banking System

"Investment banker and Wall Street insider James Rickards says the Libor rate rigging scandal "is the greatest fraud and greatest potential liability in history." He thinks rate rigging banks could be on the hook for "$2.5 trillion," and "The potential damages could destroy the banking system." Join Greg Hunter of as he goes One-on-One with James Rickards."

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Friday, October 5, 2012

The US is Trying to Devalue the Dollar

Jim Rickards is interviewed by Casey Research, in which he talks about the US governments plan to devalue the dollar by debasement of the currency. This is a must watch video.

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

The US is the Greatest Currency Manipulator in the World

"James Rickards, "Currency Wars" author, on the Fed's monetary policy and why he believes we are in a currency war today."

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Fiscal Abyss and Looming Debt Crisis

"The Eurozone Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) points to a European recession, according to Markit Economics. Meanwhile a successful bond auction in Spain brought lower than expected yields. Is Europe on a "choose your own disaster" track? We talk to our guest co-host, Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital Partners, and John Mauldin, President of Millennium Wave Advisors, about Europe's fiscal future.

John Mauldin, author of "Endgame", believes we are approaching the end of a 60-year global debt super cycle in the developed world. The end of this cycle is characterized by massive household sector deleveraging and a historic shift of private liabilities onto public balance sheets. How long does the US have until the national debt becomes the next global crisis? Our co-host Jim Rickards, author of "Currency Wars", talks to John Mauldin about the fiscal cliff and how this political storm might play out.

And while we deride the Fed for launching QE3, Japan has launched QE 8. This is the eighth round of easing as Japan's twenty year slump drags on. We talk to Jim Rickards and John Mauldin about QE and the risk of inflation, interest rate dislocation and the big bang!"

- Source, Capital Account:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Jim Rickards on the Keiser Report - World Flash Clash Center

"In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss flash crashes, reputation woes on the U.S. exchanges and sheep screaming at all the fraud. Max also talks to one of the Queen's sheep for its opinion on quantitative easing. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Jim Rickards, author of Currency Wars, about QE to infinity, the dollar, the euro and a gold standard."

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The New QE is Unlimited Money Printing

"This new program was different from QE1 and QE2 in one important respect. The prior programs had involved purchases of specific types of securities in specific amounts to be completed in defined time periods. The new program has no limits. The Fed can buy unlimited amounts of mortgages, Treasuries or other securities for as long as they want. The idea is to keep printing money until the Fed's goals on ,employment are met. The new term of art for this unlimited money printing was "open-ended." U.S. stocks and gold rallied on the Fed's announcement."

- Recent article by Jim Rickards that appeared on, read the full article here:

Friday, September 14, 2012

There is Nothing Left to Say

"Part of the Bernanke genius is we will now stop talking about QE because there's nothing left to say. Purchase details are for technicians."

- Jim Rickards in a recent twitter post. Referring to the FED's recent QE announcement:

Monday, September 10, 2012

Jim Rickards Stock Shopping List

"Tangent Capital Senior Managing Director Jim Rickards discusses why he likes certain tech stocks. He speaks with Linzie Janis and Adam Johnson on Bloomberg Television's Street Smart."

- Source Bloomberg TV:

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Should the United States Return to the Gold Standard?

"Matthew O'Brien, associate editor at The Atlantic, and James Rickards, senior managing director at Tangent Capital Partners, debate whether the U.S. should return to the gold standard. Bloomberg's Deirdre Bolton moderates."

- Source: Bloomberg:

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Real QE Happens September 13th

"Jackson Hole will have non-binding happy talk on more QE, pointing but not confirming. Then the real QE happens September 13th."

- James Rickard via his twitter feed:

Friday, August 24, 2012

Banking Crime Wave

One sentence from Jim Rickards sums this video up, "It's almost as if they can't make money without breaking the law". He is of course referring to the banking system that has corrupted today's society on many levels.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Reserve Bank of Australia is Under Pressure

"Tangent Capital Partners Senior Managing Director Jim Rickards discusses the strength of the Aussie dollar. He speaks with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television's Money Moves."

- Via Bloomberg tv:

Saturday, August 18, 2012

We Are in the Middle of the Third Currency War

‘The thrust of Rickards’ presentation is that we are in the middle of the third global currency war. Countries engage in currency wars in order to “steal” growth from their trading partners. They do this by weakening their currencies to increase export competitiveness. But it is a zero sum game. The benefits are fleeting.’

- Greg Canavan's summary of Jim Rickards view point, from a recent interview. Find more information here:

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Keiser Report Interviews Jim Rickards - Congress to Intervene in the Libor Case?

"In the second half of the show, Max talks to Jim Rickards, author of Currency Wars, about 'Singapore on the Mediterranean' and how the U.S. Congress will intervene in the Libor case to avoid the Son of Tarp."

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Friday, August 3, 2012

One Major Disaster After Another

“If you look at history, you have one major disaster after another in August, It just destroys the myth that we all go to the beach and see you on Labor Day.”

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Jim Rickards and Rick Rule Talk Natural Resources

"In today's news, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said policymakers will do what is needed to save the Euro. This comment was enough to spur a bout of market euphoria. But how do you invest around what a policymaker may or may not say? How do you hedge against volatility created by governments, central banks, and their central planners? We will talk to Rick Rule, Founder of Sprott Global Resource Investments and a leader in natural resource investing.

Also, former Citigroup CEO Sanford Weill, who helped build the behemoth Citigroup is today, now advocates for breaking up the big banks. We talk to our guest co-host Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital Partners, about the significance and motivation behind Sanford Weill's statements.

Fidelity, Black Rock, and Vanguard, firms that collectively manage more than $7 trillion, are weighing legal action against the banks investigated for rigging Libor, according to Bloomberg. Could this mean more class action lawsuits are on the way?"

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Libor Damages Could Destroy the Banking System

Investment banker and Wall Street insider James Rickards says the Libor rate rigging scandal "is the greatest fraud and greatest potential liability in history." He thinks rate rigging banks could be on the hook for "$2.5 trillion," and "The potential damages could destroy the banking system."

- Source:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

U.S. Economy, Gold and Currencies

"James Rickards, senior managing director at Tangent Capital, talks about the U.S. economy, investment in gold and global currencies. Rickards speaks with Sara Eisen on Bloomberg Television's "Money Moves."

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Friday, June 29, 2012

End of the Road Film - Features Jim Rickards

The new film "End Of The Road" is now out and has been released for public viewing, this film features Mike Maloney alongside Peter Schiff, Jim Rickards, Jim Puplava, James Turk, Eric Sprott and more.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What Does Jim Rickards Think of Operation Twist 2.0

Jim Rickards appeared on Russia Today, to give his take on the Federal Reserves latest rate decision on operation twist 2.0.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Inflation and Deflation Debate: Harry Dent vs. James Rickards

"At the latest Casey Research conference, Recovery Reality Check, James Rickards, senior managing director of Tanget Capital Partners and author of Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, debates Harry Dent, founder and president of HS Dent Foundation, on the subject of which is more likely in the near-term economic future, inflation or deflation."

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Treasury and the Fed are Robbing Savers

"Casey Research's Chief Technology Investment Strategist, Alex Daley sits down with James Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital Partners and author of "Currency Wars", at the latest Casey Research Conference, "Recovery Reality Check" in Weston, Florida."

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Future of the Dollar

"Jim Rickards, director of market intelligence for scientific consulting firm Omnis, shares his outlook for the dollar."

- Source MSNBC:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

China Inequality Far Worse than Official Stats

"Any eye openers from Asia trip so far? Yeah, China income inequality far worse than official stats. Has revolutionary potential."

- Jim Rickards, via Twitter:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Real Reason Ben Bernanke Resists the Gold Standard

The fact that the chairman devoted substantial time to the subject suggests that the idea of a new gold standard is gaining traction and that some public rebuttal was required. That's interesting because for decades mainstream economists of the Bernanke type have disparaged the role of gold. If a new consensus is emerging that gold has some role to play, this is a threat to the beliefs of Bernanke and others such as Paul Krugman who take the view that money-printing capacity is essentially unlimited.

Bernanke's public attack on gold comes down to two propositions, both demonstrably false...

- Read the full article here:

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Markets are in Wonderland

"The government is creating more uncertainty by picking winners and losers, according to Jim Rickards, of Omnis."

Monday, March 26, 2012

A Return to the Gold Standard?

With central banks around the world printing money to pump into their financial systems to prevent them from seizing up, the argument for a return to the gold standard has become popular again.

The gold standard was a commitment by participating countries to fix the prices of their domestic currencies in terms of a specified amount of gold.

The idea, in theory at least, was that you could convert your currency into gold at the fixed price.

The view from investment banker Jim Rickards is that something is needed to stop governments from printing money in order to deal with their debt - that hurts savers by making money worth less.

"The worst case scenario is hyperinflation, which hurts everyone. Sticking to gold makes such a policy impossible, and therefore stops governments and central banks from abusing their power," he says.

- Read the full story at BBC News here:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Currency Wars Takes Silver Medal in Annual Axiom Business Book Awards

Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, by James Rickards has taken second place in the 5th annual Axiom Business Book Awards. The book took the silver medal in the Economics category. 

Congratulations to Jim Rickards and his great book!

See the full results here:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Fed is Clueless!

"The Fed is mostly clueless. When they are not clueless they lie. Everyone is in on the joke except savers..."

- Jim Rickards via a recent Twitter update:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rickards: Iran's Currency War

"James G. Rickards discusses how the U.S. is engaging in currency warfare with Iran.

This Carnegie Council event took place on January 26, 2012. For complete video, audio, and transcript, go to:"

Saturday, February 18, 2012

James Rickards: Paper, Gold, Chaos

"History is replete with the carcasses of failed currencies destroyed through misguided intentional debasement by governments looking for an easy escape from piling up too much debt. James Rickards, author of the recent bestseller Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, sees history repeating itself today - and warns we are in the escalating stage of a global currency war of the grandest scale.

Whether it ends in hyperinflation, in the return to some form of gold standard, or in chaos - history is telling us we can have confidence it will end painfully."

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

James Rickards Interview: Gold is the Answer to Currency Wars

"I think there is a sense among many of the policy makers and Federal Reserve board governors that the dollar will always be the key reserve currency, and there is no good alternative. Therefore, you can borrow or print as much as you want and have as much debt as you desire. The thinking is that we will eventually grow and pay it back, or there will be inflation or some other remedy. The belief that the dollar is a punching bag that will never break is incorrect. We need to be more conservative or we risk a general collapse of confidence in the dollar."

- Read the full interview here:

Friday, February 3, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The End of the Dollar? Gold to Go Much Higher!

Jim Rickards was recently interview by King World News. He discusses such topics as how the FED is targeting a higher inflation rate, the success of his book tour,  and the coming spike in the price of Gold.

Listen to this powerful interview by King World News, here:

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bernanke is Targeting High Inflation

"Bernanke made it crystal clear they were going to go to some kind of quantitative easing. One of the reporters asked, ‘Do you worry that inflation may get out of control?’ The Chairman (Bernanke) responded, ‘We’re targeting 2% inflation.’ Of course, I don’t believe that. My belief is they are targeting something like 4% or 5%."

- Jim Rickards via a recent King World News interview, read the full interview here:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

QE Unlimited is here

"There was no Fed "action" yesterday, just talk. Action comes later though. QE Unlimited."

- Jim Rickards, via his twitter feed:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fed Perpetuating Classic Blunder with Zero Rates

"Fed perpetuating classic blunder with zero rates. This reinforces deflationary mindset when they want inflation. Bullard had this right."

- Jim Rickards, via his twitter feed:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Core Inflation is False

"Every time you hear the word "core" applied to inflation, substitute the word "false" and you'll be on the right track."

- Jim Rickards in a recent Twitter Feed update:

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Jim Rickards - War With Iran has Begun, Gold to Break $2,000

"This war will be fought with air power, sea power, cyberwarfare, financial warfare, sabotage, special operation, assassination, things like that. This is already going on. As an example, yesterday a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist had an unlucky encounter with a magnet bomb.

So this war is already being fought. The other day the United States sanctioned the Central Bank of Iran. By the way, we’ve been sanctioning them for years, but we’ve been dialing it up little by little. It’s like the frog that’s boiled in a pot of water and doesn’t know until it’s too late that the water is getting hot.

President Obama sanctioned the central bank about a week ago. The Iranian currency, the rial, dropped 30% in a single day. Hyperinflation has broken out in Iran. This is financial warfare.

My point to the listeners is this is not theoretical, this is not a war game, not an exercise, it’s happening now and the clock is ticking.”

- Read the full interview at King World News, here:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Foundation of Sand

"Keynesianism akin to Freudianism. Attracts the brightest minds to endless debate but has a scientific foundation of sand."

- Jim Rickards Twitter feed

Thursday, January 5, 2012