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jack11
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Hello Travis. I’m not sure if this is where you wanted subscribers to discuss letters that they subscribe to. I subscribe to Jim Rickard’s Strategic Intelligence newsletter. This is his entry level letter. He is a very intelligent and eloquent writer in this genre. Very well connected, he provides insights on macroeconomic trends resulting from actions of governments, central banks, the mega-rich, etc. Enlightening, if not always profitable. The stock (and ETF, etc) picks are well presented, but there are not enough. The letter previously summarized all the current picks with dates, prices, and performance. This has been absent recently.… Read more Β»

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I agree with Jack, Jim is a very smart man but that does not mean he can be a good stock picker. His record is much less than 50%, I did make a detailed analysis and send a copy to you. He only deals in options, where you need to limit your exposure and hence very difficult to make any real money. He makes a lot of picks that are difficult for me to follow day to day, so even if there was some real bad news in Nigeria you would not hear or know about it and could not… Read more Β»

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Jack
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I am still skeptical of newsletter front-running. Why not do it before publish recomendations? That said Rickards is very clear about options riskiness and that his recommends should be bought as a basket to hedge along with gold and such. Agora’s marketing arm is irritating so another reasin to be skeptical. That said I agree with most of Rickard’s positions except how to peg gold (peg it at bubble levels…really?) and how useful SDR’s will be (I think massive inflation will hit before then and war threats/actions will shelve considerations).

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Andyk
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Andyk

Hi Chris how much u paid for lifetime deal

bill
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bill

They suck, he Yak Yak Yaks doomsday,nothing happens.If you cry long enough it probably will happen. Once you buy they keep trying to get you to pay for other letters, (he’s teamed with Agora, they suck too). Glad I found Gum-shoeHey I already paid you send me the ifno you cheats.They suck I cancelled letter. Glad I found Gum-shoe.Thanks Travis

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disappointed
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Absolutely agree – Strategic Intelligence – Jim Rickards – Agora Finanacial – just a scam marketing deal – one SPECTACULAR offer after another, each with MORE COSTS – why subscribe to PAY THEM to SELL TO YOU – very disappointing and FALSE MARKETING –
Last “BUST – October 26,2017 – AMAZON will be hit by antitrust and DROP – reality – IT WENT UP over 100 point the next day!!!!!!

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paulinoz
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Hi all
My comments on the “Currency Wars Alert” page apply equally to this Rickards newsletter. Also one subscriber gives an enlightening summary of investment performance from the Rickards letter…bad …

DOUG
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DOUG

Good macro, based on fundamentals (doom & gloom, but it is a bit gloomy, looking at our debt, lack of discipline/responsibility, and some social trends). A bit too much name-dropping, e.g. “CIA insider,” etc. That gets old. Macro good, investing…not so good. Agree with others that Rickards will be able to say “I told you so” when the zombie’s walk the streets, but until then, the rest of us will keep working…and investing wisely, I hope! I will NOT renew. No more Agora Financial for me.

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dapez
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dapez

I would agree Rickards SI makes for interesting reading but is primarily marketing for his latest high price newsletter. What the $300 buys you is a lifetime of advertisements For the latest service newsletter of the week. For example, here is the letter of today…..

June 4, 2017

We Plan to Make a Major Announcement on June 8
Peter CoyneDear David,

In four days, we are “going public” with a brand-new way of ……..

He is indeed knowledgeable, but you will barraged with these.

Dave P

disappointed
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YES – a LIFETIME of ADVERTISEMENTS you paid to receive!!!!!!!!

disappointed
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Strategic Intelligence – Jim Rickards – Agora Finanacial – just a scam marketing deal – one SPECTACULAR offer after another, each with MORE COSTS – why subscribe to PAY THEM to SELL TO YOU – very disappointing and FALSE MARKETING –
Last “BUST – October 26,2017 – AMAZON will be hit by antitrust and DROP – reality – IT WENT UP over 100 point the next day!!!!!!

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Marc Pearsall
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Marc Pearsall

Jim Rickards talks a mile a minute and certainly sounds like an intelligent fellow. He’s easy enough to understand, mainly because he repeats himself enough times to give you a headache. His stock picking/timing capabilities suck. Truly one of the worst stock pickers/timers I have ever followed in my 25 years of investing. His partner Coyne is a first class shill. He asks obvious questions and Jim will follow through with equally obvious answers. I cant watch the webinars anymore because of Coyne. If I sound like I’m angry, it’s only because I have lots money on every one of… Read more Β»

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I agree with some of the comments above and disagree with other points. First, I agree this is not a great investment-advice forum. There simply are not that many recommendations – typically 2-3 per monthly issue. What I’ve done is review each and if it the analogy makes sense, I put in a limit order about 10% lower, as I’ve seen enough of them go down (and then back up) with regularity. However, I do not look at this newsletter as an investment advisory service, so maybe it’s my perspective. What I do appreciate is Jim Rickard’s perspective. He’s not… Read more Β»

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Blake
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Blake

Great analysis and good insight for macro economics. If you want stock picks, go elsewhere.

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Sonny
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Sonny

Hi Folks,
I just want to add that Richards gold miner pick service (STRATEGIC some such BS) I paid him $ 2000-$ 2500 for last year WAS A HUGE MISTAKE. Some of his recommendations that I held thinking the economy was sure to collapse are down 80+ %, costing not only money but lost oppertunity.
I must also agree that Agora literally hounds you daily touting the rest of their letter services plus their various levels ad nauseam.

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Mark Twain 3d
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Mark Twain 3d

No experience with customer service, hence voted only on the other items. Best for analysis & quality of writing., worst for investment performance. I gave it 3 stars for value, meaning “not very good.” I take investment advice with a considerable grain of salt, consistent with a precept from Michael Forbes’ dad (the late Malcolm Forbes) to beware of investment advice because “I make money giving advice, not taking it.” Having found Rickards’ books (New Case for Gold, and Road to Ruin) fascinating, I’m a fan of his macro analysis. It basically concludes that (1) “Gold is money” and the… Read more Β»

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Rhea
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Rhea

I greatly enjoy Rickards. He sees things I don’t even know exist. He opens doors of understanding. The value of his service is OK. No, it’s not his investment advice, it is his take on what’s going on. I get most of my investment advice from MoneyMap Press and their team. I also like Stansberry, but am not interested in his investment advice. He, like you, takes complicated issues and explaines them in an understandable way. And YOU, you save me from numerous mistakes. I trust your investment advice and insight. THANK YOU

wmikemarshall
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Hey Gang, a paid member of Gumshoe which has saved me money on lots of bogus newsletters and do appreciate Travis big time (heck, even got my 75 yr old mom reading him to fact check Newsletters! Mom says “Hello Travis”!) On Rickards, have to admit, NOT a fan of annoying Agora’s high pressure constant up selling but made a nice big profit on a rental house so splurged on life time membership to ALL of Richards programs including the strategic intelligence daily news letters. Right now I have decided to exit real estate and normal equities as I do… Read more Β»

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PGV
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PGV

I like Rickards. I listen to him. Hes well connected. Hes a big gold bug. Hes very smart. This service is very cheap. Worth every penny. Take his advice or not. Just be informed. Always see the other side of a trade!

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D. McCullam
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Thanks. A reasoned and succinct commentary on precious metals. You might throw Rogers in the mix as he claims he’
s never sold his gold/silver and hasn’t bought any for the last two years – is waiting for a price drop. Using Gore’s description, we have a consensus.

ndrpggr
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ndrpggr

Newsletter is well written but results are not there. They never admit an error and they don’t have stops, thus driving results very low, for example Nomi’s pick BZQ was a buy at around 40 and now it’s around 9. A few good winners but overall poor performances.

jrog116
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Most of what I get are promotions which require more money. I feel screwed!

citizen37
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I’ve found Rickards’ work to be very valuable to getting a deeper understanding of the mechanics and nuances of macro-economic forces, from the nature of money, the interplay of the world’s central banks, the role of commodities and more subtle geo-political infighting. I’m sorry to see Rickards hooking up with Agora, which takes hyperbole to new levels. I don’t generally follow his trading recommendations, I subscribe ($49 year) for his unique perspective. I don’t really care for his neo-con foreign policy slant either, but I still find the financial analysis useful. Nomi Prins contributes now too, I love her.

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mblauvelt
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mblauvelt

Just offered a lifetime subscription for $149 and I am not even half-way into my 2-year subscription. Previously I was offered the same thing for $199 and $300. Never sign up without Googling for a better price. You may well find one. I was just looking over my account, and like so many other newsletters, by default you are set up to auto-renew. In looking at the FAQ’s, I see that the auto-renewal takes place a whole MONTH before the subscription expires, unless you are doing a month-to-month subscription, in which case the renewal happens a WEEK before the subscription… Read more Β»

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Fred
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The Strategic Intell is a fabulous way to lose most money invested from his advice. Maybe it’s just years too early, and after I am dead these investments “may” soar. Waste of time and money, and he will eventually leave you with zero confindence in his analysis, and less money in your account.

warrenator
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Am listening to the latest spiel for Project Prophecy. Somehow, I ended up with a subscription to almost ALL the services they offer but I don’t remember ever paying for it and can’t find any record of having done so. Weird, but I’ll take it for what it’s worth. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be worth much! I’ve just gone in and looked at the current portfolio and almost ALL the positions are down BIG. About half of the closed positions show nice gains and about half show big losses. The hype is so good in the spiel that I’m… Read more Β»

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art bee
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art bee

warrenator or Member 18. I am a paid-up “lifetime” member of Strategic Intelligence and as a lifetime member, have been given access to Project Prophecy for at least one year. I can assure you that that you see the same results as I see–specifically, almost ALL the positions are down BIG. Rickards seems intelligent, is a good orator and salesman, but his investing acumen is terrible. You saw what I saw, and it saved me from investing in his recommendations.

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Marc Pearsall
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Marc Pearsall

Have been a member of this service for two years and can say that I have lost more money following Rickards recommendations than I have with any other service over my 20 years as an investor. He might be all the things he purports to be – a world advisor to governments – but he is an awful stock picker and forecaster. This will be the very last advisory I ever purchase. A monkey could do better, tossing darts at a financial stock page.

James Walker
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James Walker

I paper traded Rickards’s recommendations for 6 months. Total approx 150% loss.His Baysean/complex systems model seems fine in theory, but is virtually meaningless in real markets. Agora provides no track record. You can always use Baysean adaptation theory given real changes in variables, but for Rickards it is mostly a cop out.

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I have been a supporter of Jim Rickard for a while as he is undeniably smart. Although I am now questioning how successful and honest Bill Bonner and himself are. The trades on Strategic Intelligence since inception are overall loosing money or at best a wash. Also recently I subscribed to Jim Rickard’s Project Prophesy based on insider’s suspicious trading which is a good idea. The sale pitch presents 15 to 20 option trades with high returns on a short number of days. Upon accessing the subscription you can realize that those trades were never placed and were only back… Read more Β»

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Escapee
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Escapee

The Rickards view is always interesting and fun mind candy. Literate, if not well researched. Agora has had a history of sloppiness, pump & dump, terrible recommendations and generally deceitful practices.
Their actionable items are utter hogwash(see Italian suggestions) and it was only through good luck that I recaptured my investments in his newsletters, yes $79 and $2000 for which I should have been committed.
The man and his colleagues are toxic.

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cem

Just another person who lost substantial money on the silver and gold miner picks through the Jim Rickards recommendations. The one thing I am curious about however is this;
Is there an official agreement between BRICS countries, specifically between Russia and China to trade outside of the swift system and peg their currencies to the Gold?

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Geoff
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Geoff

At the recent G20 meeting in Brisbane Australia, It was decided that the G20 members would implement a Gold Based standard for deriving each country’s money value. In other words reinstate a Gold based world monetary system.

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j macswan
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Several stock advisors are flogging ownership of physical gold in advance of (a.) a “debt jubilee”, (b.) “Modern Monetary Theory” which pushes the relentless printing of money to support the relentless expenditure of same (i.e “socialism”), (c.) the implosion of our towering national debt or (d.) the end of the Dollar’s reign as the world’s reserve currency, which would pretty much kill the attractiveness of option “b”. The question was raised about where to store the physical asset, when banks will be collapsing and the ATMs will be empty and consumers will be stabbing each other over the last gallon… Read more Β»

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kare100
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Rickards has been blowing smoke for a long time and believes in being right eventually in some way, like the next recession when it comes. He will write a letter every year until part of his prognostics comes true. I am interested in getting an explanation about his SPECIAL PHONE NUMBER he pitches with special ticker numbers for results like
TICKER BA 180119C240) GAINING $230,020 ON BOEING AND four more stocks with his special tiker number. What is he talking about? Thanks, Ron

ana hernandez
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ana hernandez

Jim Rickards, the name alone makes me doubt all newsletters now and ever in existence. So many thousands invested in the information and the losses which would never be regained. A catastrophe of epic proportions. Do not spend money, if you dare, try to paper trade him. Seems like darts at a board will get you farther. I think this may be how they play their stock picks game…