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Real Truth about Jim Rickards.
May 1, 2015

Not hard to look up but in Wikipedia here is what it says about the great Jim Rickards. As of February 2015 Rickards is described as "Financial Threat and Asymmetric Warfare Advisor CIA & The Director of National Intelligence" on websites and in emails sent out warning of imminent financial collapse in the United States.

These websites and emails (for example, the Money Morning website article '5 Sure Signs the US Economy is finished') imply that he has held, or holds, official posts with US intelligence, defense, and security agencies: for example as "a financial market advisor to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence", and as the "architect" of "Project Prophecy", described as a CIA system devised to predict financial meltdowns.

However, Rickards has never had any such official association with any such US agency. There is no evidence that "Project Prophecy" has ever had any official sponsorship from the CIA, or indeed that it actually exists in any form apart from as a name in Rickards postings.

There has to be some truth in there
March 1, 2015

If you consider that:

- U.S. debt exceeds GDP at $17.8 trillion

- China is the largest U.S. debt holder at 21%

- China's economy is facing issues:

-- Middle class debt accumulation is too high

-- Many believe China will have biggest crisis

-- Sales and consumption are falling in China

- U.S. is on a burning platform:

-- Medicaid/Medicare will be broke by 2020

- etc.

There has to be some truth in the statements from Jim Rickards. It just stands to reason that there will be some economic problems in the not-so-distant future, perhaps not as catastrophic as he has suggested but still impactful.

Most analysts suggest we will experience a rebirth of money that is somehow pegged to gold. I do agree with one of the comments that it does seem odd to sell investment advice to put money into a market where apparently all of that money will be lost. I'm not sure Jim thought that one through ;>

One thing is for certain. The U.S. is under water. When you lose more than you make, you generally have a systemic problem. We definitely need to fix that. Clearly the tax base needs to be broadened - that is, tax more of the people who live and work in the U.S. We only tax roughly 30% of the population.

We also need to address the broken federal benefit programs, where we have in the order of $300-400 billion in fraud and waste from people collecting benefits they shouldn't be receiving. Other countries do a much better job of this.

I have to agree with Jim that the U.S. is headed for another big economic ripple/wave due to mismanagement. In consideration of all of the current events happening around the world, the only thing I could possibly disagree with is the timing. Maybe it won't happen as quickly as he suggests, but it's no longer a question of IF but rather WHEN unfortunately.

The simple fact is the rest of the world won't allow the U.S. to keep racking up debt. It is unsustainable. If we don't correct how we raise revenue or manage the funds we do collect, then someone else will step in to fix it for us. It's how the world works.

Ulf Ahl May 01, 2015

There is no evidence he has adviced CIA. LMAO

David September 18, 2016

The United States has had over 3% inflation for 140 years, The Federal

Reserve and US Treasury goals is 21/2% or more every year.

The reason is that the National Debt is cut in half every 25 years. People that quote numbers about the debt are pretty misguided about finance, banking, and economics. The flip side of the coin is assets like stock, real estate, metals, commodities double every 25 years and the government taxes that gain. As a CPA with experience in banking, public accounting, and prepared over 15,000 tax returns, keep seeing patters.

There are ways around to circumvent, but gold only goes so far and is not cure all.

It takes multiple investments, tax planning, and some luck to succeed.

Margaret December 10, 2017

All the comments are pre-Trump. So now what?

DBNordwald April 25, 2022


Boilerplate Direct Sales Letter circa 2015
February 28, 2015

The fear is real but Jim is no different from any other huckster.

Who told Jim he would appear to be credible by the appeal to imminent disaster that has never happened by legions of previous doomsayers? The one thing Jim knows for sure is that he will make a lot of money from this hypothesis.

For decades, people have been falling for direct sales letters appealing to greed, fear, or the desire for sex, power, luxury.

Over several decades I have seen the same warnings over and over. Funny how they never seem to materialize.

Jim has some good insights but I can figure it out for myself.

Jane K. August 13, 2015

They never seem to materialize?? I recall the crash of 2008. This year may be no different.

February 22, 2015
If he really wants to help, then why is it not free? He is a millionaire and does not need the money to publish his material. If the world is going to come to as bad as he says, then why invest? "Where are you going to spend your worthless dollars"? Why buy a book? "That will teach you how to survive the unknown" REALLY!!! Just kiss the ones you love everyday and do the best we can. For who knows when it all stops, or "IF" it ever does. God Bless and best to all.....

WBSteck August 01, 2022

Thank you.

He is not what he says he is
February 20, 2015
Don't spend a penny on anything associated with Rickards. On various websites RIckards is described in terms which suggest he has held, or holds, official posts with US intelligence, defence, and security agencies: for example as "the Financial Threat and Asymmetric Warfare Advisor for both the Pentagon and CIA" (e.g. on the Money Morning website), and as the "architect" of "Project Prophecy", described as a CIA system devised to predict financial meltdowns. However, RIckards has never had any such official association with any such US agency. There is no evidence that "Project Prophecy" has ever had any official sponsorship from the CIA, or indeed that it actually exists in any form apart from as a name in various Rickards postings. It appears that he is another lawyer trying to amplify his voice, and draw people to buy his books etc, by claiming all kinds of credentials he really does not have.

Misleading consumers lawsuit
February 18, 2015

I've signed up for it. The intro material promised you The Project Prophecy 2.0 Action Plan for a modest shipping charge of $4.65 when you signed up. Then they will charge you something like $79 for a subscription but you can cancel within certain period. The "free" gift of the Project Prophecy was not shipped to me.

If you similarly placed the order and had not received a promised gift please write to [email protected]

farhad December 13, 2015

Yes I was promised his latest book: "Death of Money" that I never received. When I called to inquire about the book, a representative apologized and promised they will send me the book soon , but they never did.

Stash the Cash
January 26, 2015
It could possibly fall apart if his stats are correct. I do believe we have a sleeping giant on our door step. In the depression of 1929 anybody with money in the banks lost it all and the ones with cash in hand prevailed. As far as I'm concerned Stash the Cash.

1 Question
January 22, 2015
What good are all these investments if it all comes crashing down anyways? DUH???

Howard Rambin February 01, 2015

if you are short and things go down you make money - duh

Poppy Can April 23, 2015

if you have hard currency like US silver and gold coins you have something to spend when the paper money is useless!!

Jim Woodson May 01, 2015

Yes but what will you buy when the stores are empty, no Mom or Pop stores will have money to purchase food and household items.

Philanthropist or another Carpetbagger
January 14, 2015

"If" is a big word!

But if I had the kind of information he portrays, my choice would be to be a Philanthropist and provide free information to both unveil the carelessness of our trusted banking system starting from the Federal Reserve up to the accomplices who warrant its functioning, and set a norm for future generations to follow, rather than be a Carpetbagger trying to make a few bucks from people who will never obtain a benefit from his advise.

It's a pity that "It's all about the Money"

Action plan
January 6, 2015
Jim is fine reference who is carrying a tough message. While he offers a method to insulate your family it's up to you to decide if you will take action. IMO it's probably too late to turn the ship unless you have prepared earlier. And for those of middle class there is not much that can be done period...... I am thankful to Mr Rickards for his alerts and guidance and remain saddened that so much sadness is coming to those who suffer the bias of normalcy. The message is one of betrayal by governments leaders and those trusted to guide our countries who acted like grasshoppers not ants and failed to direct our land with prudence and care.

Donna Compagna March 21, 2015

Unfortunately the majority of us are no longer in a position to invest anything anyway, since we are all dealing with the downfall of the economy since 2007. Working three jobs to equal my salary from 2000.

I say lets get local, back to the barter system and F...the whole investment scheme.

It's like gambling, some win big, lots lose big.

Jim Woodson May 01, 2015

If you predict doom and gloom for long enough, like 50 years it may come true at some level. What you have here is a person just getting rich on the backs of the poor, scaring them and telling the same story year after year that does not happen.

john David February 15, 2016

Looks that way to me as well.

It doesn't make a lot of sense to me
December 5, 2014
I did not sign up for his publication. He may be a good investment counselor but Rickards claims the government is preparing for WWIII, that our monetary system will fail and the Federal Reserve will be bankrupt. He claims he can tell you where to safely invest your money and which banks to put your money in. If the FR goes bankrupt then it seems to me your money will not be safe regardless of where you put it. If our monetary system fails then money will have little value even if you put in your mattress. After watching an hour long interview with Rickards I got the feeling he is a doom and gloom fear-monger just trying to make a buck off the current poor state of affairs in this country. As far as WWWIII goes, war is always a possibility (how often have we NOT been in a war of some kind?) and if our government isn't continually preparing for it, then they are idiots.

Bill Jones January 26, 2015

Just because the USA wants to go down the drain doesn't mean all countries will follow it. If you put your money in some other currency or markets in some other countries then you may still be viable. Afterall, if all governments collapse then the world will collapse from mass starvation and war. We are too complex of a world to have the transportation and agriculture systems collapse and many people survive.

Jim Woodson May 01, 2015

If the USA goes down, they world goes down as we are the biggest market for China and many countries are already broke and living in poverty. People will survive, just all broke if you believe the doom and gloom story put up year after year by people selling books and newsletters.

Looks like a typical investment scam
November 1, 2014
After signing up and paying, you will be flooded with more e-mails with more investment ideas. It appears that my browser was hijacked or this is just a bunch of crap.

Rita Ryan November 07, 2014

You may be able to send the spam to the bucket, but can you tell us if the reports and videos are worth the money? I'm interested in buying but would like to hear a review first. Thank you.

Joseph Kent Cyr November 09, 2014

The info is from Money Map, not Rickards, based on his ideas for survival in the crash. Tracking several of their investment recommendations is positive so far, but so is the market. Not a lot of money and worth it to me for the perspective.

Todd Burns December 06, 2014

The bad reviews are not warranted because they obviously have not purchased it.. I wouldn't give the one star reviews any weight.

Jim Woodson May 01, 2015

Bad reviews are the smart people who didn't get fooled into buying into this scam.