James Rickards is the New York Times best selling author of Sold Out (2022), The New Great Depression (2021), Aftermath (2019), The Road to Ruin (2016), The New Case for Gold (2016), The Death of Money (2014), and Currency Wars (2011).
Rickards is the Editor of Strategic Intelligence, a financial newsletter, an investment advisor, lawyer, inventor, 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, The Telegraph, New York Times, and Washington Post. Mr. Rickards is a guest lecturer in globalization and finance at The Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, Trinity College Dublin, the U.S. Army War College, the National Defense University, and the School of Advanced International Studies. He has presented papers on risk at the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is an advisor on capital markets to the U.S. intelligence community, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and is a board member of the Florida Institute for National Security. 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.