Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Jim Rickards was Currency Wars before Currency Wars were Cool

Readers here will note that we tend to stick with a just few expert opinions that we feature here on the blog. There are many very good and qualified experts out there so why so few here? 

The simple reason is that we want to feature those who have strong prediction track records, a solid resume and experience working inside the system, and people who the general public are likely to understand more easily (simplify complex topics). 

Jim Rickards meets all those criteria so we do feature his interviews and articles here quite often. Jim also does a lot of free interviews with various media that people know and that can easily be linked to here.

As just one clear example of why we feature him on the blog, just refer to the title of this blog post. In 2011 he wrote the book 'Currency Wars'. This was not the first time the term currency wars had been used to describe nations in a race to devalue their currencies. But at the time this book was released, the issues presented in the book were nowhere to be found in the mainstream media that most people refer to for information.

Now, everywhere we look we see the term 'Currency Wars' all over the mainstream media. Below are just a few examples to illustrate the point:

We could keep going on this all day long. Let's make it easier. Here is the link to the 
Google search for 'currency wars news'.  It goes on for a long time as you can see.

That's why we say "Jim Rickards was Currency Wars before Currency Wars were Cool"

This should answer the question about why we feature Jim Rickards and a few others here more often. We try to select those who have displayed a proven ability to foresee events well before they become popular in mainstream media sources. No one gets every forecast right. And there are others besides those we feature here who also do well with forecasting.

But time has shown us that we can rely on those we feature here to have a strong track record concerning their forecasts. They also have the academic and work experience background to be credible for the many readers we get here that are new to the issues we cover here. We can't expect these readers to accept people who cite "anonymous sources" for example

It's important for anyone who is looking into these issues for the first time to see clear evidence that the opinions they are reading are from credible sources. We will do our best here to try and offer these types of credible alternative view experts along with other alternative media sources and opinions we think will benefit readers here. Jim Rickards, Nomi Prins, and Andrew Huszar are all good examples.

Added note: a thank you to Jim Rickards for mentioning this article on his twitter page.

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