James Rickards is chief global strategist at the West Shore Funds, editor of Strategic Intelligence, a monthly newsletter, and director of The James Rickards Project, an inquiry into the complex dynamics of geopolitics and global capital. He is the author of New York Times bestseller, The Death of Money (2014), and national bestseller, Currency Wars (2011). A portfolio manager, lawyer, and economist, he has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management, and Caxton Associates. His clients include institutional investors and government directorates. He is an op-ed contributor to the Financial Times, Evening Standard, New York Times and Washington Post. Rickards is a visiting lecturer in globalization at the Johns Hopkins University and the School of Advanced International Studies, and has delivered papers on risk at various institutions. He is an advisor on capital markets to the U.S. intelligence community and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
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Over the coming months, I believe we could see an economic meltdown at least six times the size of the 2007 subprime mortgage meltdown.
Rickards predicts the crash of the global currency market and insolvency of the U.S. dollar in his latest book, <em>The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System</em>.
Reuters sat down with Rickards to chat about how much we should be trusting the numbers in our bank accounts.
Oil below $50 is more than low enough to do an enormous amount of damage in financial markets.