Cast of Characters


Shae RussellShae Russell

Shae Russell’s first foray into the wide world of financial markets began more than a decade ago. An analyst at a derivatives brokering firm, she helped clients navigate the complex world of derivatives and technical analysis.

Over the past eight years, Shae has worked as an analyst on some of Australia’s most widely-read financial investment newsletters, including Strategic Intelligence, Gold Stock Trader and Markets & Money.

Now at Fat Tail Media, Shae works alongside Jim Rickards as his Australian analyst, translating global macro trends for Aussie investors and showing them ways to take advantage of these trends.

Drawing on her extensive experience, Shae is also the editor of The Daily Reckoning Australia. Each day, Shae examines the broader trends playing out around the world, offering a unique insight into global events through the prism of her distaste for central banks and irrational love of all things bullion.


James G. Rickards

James G. Rickards is the global strategist of Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence, the flagship advisory newsletter from Fat Tail Media.

He is a lawyer, economist, and investment banker with 35 years of experience working in capital markets on Wall Street. He was the principal negotiator of the rescue of Long-Term Capital Management by the US Federal Reserve in 1998.

His clients include institutional investors and government directorates. His work is regularly featured in the Financial Times, Australian Financial Review, Evening Standard, New York Times, The Telegraph, and Washington Post, and he is frequently a guest on BBC, RTE Irish National Radio, CNN, NPR, CSPAN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, and The Wall Street Journal.

He has contributed as an advisor on capital markets to the US intelligence community, and at the Office of the Secretary of Defence in the Pentagon. Rickards is the author of The New Case for Gold (April 2016), and three New York Times best sellers, The Death of Money (2014), Currency Wars (2011), and The Road to Ruin (2016) from Penguin Random House.