Jim Rickards

Jim Rickards: Oct. 17 Is A Phony Deadline For Default

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Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) — James Rickards, senior managing director at Tangent Capital Partners, discusses the October 17 deadline for the United States breaching the debt ceiling, the options President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew could try if the government hits that deadline and what a possible 6-week extension could mean for negotiations. He…

Jim Rickards on Fed & Yellen: Here Comes the ‘Helicopter Money’

Now that President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to replace Ben Bernanke as Fed chair, his “dovish” pick means expectations are for easy money to continue. But what exactly does that mean and what could the next phase look like? Related: Janet Yellen: Five Things You Should Know About Obama’s Fed Chair Nominee Jim Rickards, senior managing…

(Video) This Is The Next Sub-Prime Crisis: Jim Rickards

The staggering cost of student loan debt is daunting — it tops $1 trillion. Now there is new data showing that students are increasingly faltering under the weight of this debt. Related: What’s Really Wrong with Student Loans The U.S. Department of Education says figures reveal one in seven borrowers defaulted on their federal student loans. The default…

James Rickards: QE Will Go Down as ‘One of the Greatest Economic Blunders in History’

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Thursday, 03 Oct 2013 08:16 AM By Dan Weil The Federal Reserve should drop its quantitative easing (QE) and just focus on controlling inflation, says James Rickards, a partner at Tangent Capital Partners. “My own view, which has no chance of happening, is that they should stop asset purchases completely and start to sell assets…

Jim Rickards: “When The International Monetary System Collapses—It’s Going To Be About How Much Gold You Have”

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September 24, 2013 | By Tekoa Da Silva I had the chance to reconnect with James G. Rickards, Senior Managing Director of Tangent Capital and author of the New York Times Bestseller,Currency Wars: The Making Of The Next Global Crisis. It was a fascinating conversation, as James indicated that the U.S. Fed ismanipulating every market in the world in…

THE BANKER TAPER CIRCUS: The Greatest Show on Earth

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No longer do you have to get tickets to attend the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Show, while the real Circus, the Great Banker Taper Spectacle is in town.  Today, the “Greatest Show On Earth” does not include a dozen elephants performing amazing stunts, but rather a group of highly educated banker clowns playing…

(Audio) Jim Rickards – The Outcome Of Currency Wars Will Be Inflation

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Jim is pleased to welcome back Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital Partners LLC, a merchant bank based in New York City. Mr. Rickards discusses how financial warfare is much different than regular warfare. He also notes that today inflationary and deflationary forces are canceling each other out. Sooner or later, we get…

Jim Rickards: Fed Knows Gold Has To Go Higher

Jim Rickards: Fed Knows Gold Has To Go Higher

Kitco News was in New York City for Platinum Week and caught up with best-selling author Jim Rickards to talk the fed, gold and the international monetary system. According to Rickards, the Fed knows gold has to go higher but taper talks continue to put downward pressure on the yellow metal. Rickards expects the Fed…

Jim Rickards: We’re Witnessing One of the Greatest Failed Experiments in Economic History

Jim Rickards: We’re Witnessing One of the Greatest Failed Experiments in Economic History

Jim Rickards, author of the best-seller Currency Wars, sees the world’s central banks embroiled in a “race to debase” their currencies in order to restore – at any cost – growth to their weakened economies. In the midst of the fight, the U.S. Federal Reserve wields oversized power due to the dollar’s unique position as the…

Max Keiser: We are on a gold standard now, even though it is not recognized

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If you believe that gold no longer plays a role, think again. In effect, if you know what to look for, the world is on a gold standard now. In 1971 the US ‘closed the gold window’ starting an era of global fiat money reference pricing that has been unprecedented in history. Never has the…

Jim Rickards – U.S. Treasury’s Extraordinary Measures

Jim Rickards – U.S. Treasury’s Extraordinary Measures

As Congress prepares itself for a big debate on raising the debt ceiling, there’s one thing to keep in mind — the US already hit its borrowing limit on May 19th of this year. The US Treasury is legally only allowed to rack up $16.7 trillion in debt, but it has finagled a way to…

Jim Rickards On Bernanke And The Fed

Book Conversation: Bernanke and the Fed from Charles Koch Institute on FORA.tv Five years ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned members of Congress that without an emergency bailout for Wall Street “we may not have an economy on Monday.” Lehman Brothers collapsed, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed into conservatorship, and AIG was…