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These guys give the most honest, informed information you could possibly want to protect your money and investments. I took their advice to convert my super to cash and saved myself from losses. I wouldn't have even thought to do this if i wasn't subscribed to a their newsletters.Plus i come away with an educated viewpoint of what is happening in the financial word and intelligent ways to deal with it. With knowledge comes control and responsibility.
Bj Neil
Bj Neil
04:03 01 May 20
I really have to thank you for the spot on information for what's going on the the financial world today. I have been following you for some years. The "Intent' behind your well assessed advice is for someone like me ( an emerging artist), very re-assuring. Thanks to you guys I intend to surf the future waves with confidence and some security! Keep up the good work.
Lynn De Lacey Frost
Lynn De Lacey Frost
04:26 01 May 20
I have followed Jim Rickards for some time now, a read a lot of financial media publications, but I always come back to Jim's message, blunt, honest and to the point. No BS, tells it as it is, I have followed his leads on metal and have done for 5+ years, am I happy with his recommendations knowledge, and insights … 🙂 Book to read "A new case for gold", a must read, I have two copies just in case... I hope to meet Jim one day, as well, Shae Russell is also great to read... FOLLOW BOTH... you won't regret it. Chin up, keep smiling, best medicine for a depression...
Steve Simmons
Steve Simmons
11:10 30 Apr 20
With the benefit of having read Jim’s books and his regular big picture coverage of the global economy, I have been able to prepare our family’s wealth for this shakeout, and what potentially lies ahead. It’s as if he wrote the drama, and it’s playing out according to his script. In these troubled times, Jim’s guidance gives me objectivity and calmness.
Lynton Mr
Lynton Mr
14:29 30 Apr 20
I am and have been a subscriber to Strategic Intelligence Australia for many years. I have benefitted from their "take" on all aspects of the economic "world situation" especially Australia. Their editorials are "out there" but more often than not their predictions generally come to fruition! I enjoy the perspective provided because it is not mainstream media hype. I am more than satisfied with their track record and have no hesitation in recommending their service!
Leslie Port
Leslie Port
06:39 30 Apr 20
I have subscribed to many investing letters and publications over the last ten years. By trial and error I have refined and reduced these publications. I am now in the position of following two people.I follow the philosophy of Warren Buffet, as I am an investor and not a trader. I also follow Jim Richards and his Strategic Intelligence letter. I have Jim’s books “The Big Drop”, “Gold For Australian Investors”, The New Case For Gold” and “Aftermath”.Jim knows and explains why he predicts what he does. He also has the track record to back him up.I take note of what he says and I am well in front, despite the current situation. I can recommend reading what he says, before making your own decisions as to your investments.
John Goddard
John Goddard
05:06 01 May 20
I find Jim’s geopolitical analysis very helpful. Gives a perspective that you don’t get from mainstream media. Well written, cogent and constructive. Of course no one can perfectly predict the future. The wisest of people will admit when they don’t know - and Jim does.
Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas
10:14 30 Apr 20
Everyone is facing the threats of Covid 19 and economic who knows what that has never played out like this is history. My stance is simple if you can find someone who predicted a situation then it stands to reason they probably have a fair idea of what is to follow.That is why you should seriously consider reading what Jim Richards and Nickolai Hubble, have to say about your/our futures. Guaranteed from experience with them it wont be main stream media opinions based on hot air.Do yourself and your family the favour of becoming informed as best you can. Your very life may well depend on it.John C Spark
John Spark
John Spark
14:23 16 Jul 20
Nick responded to my request in a prompt and most professional manner. I understand that he is "working from home". Well done.(Dr) Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn
13:50 21 Jul 20
I find all my subscriptions intelligent interesting and informative.I enjoy the way the data is presented and well researched. I definitely recommend your publications for the serious investor and also for the insights into the movement of finance and related phenomena.Thanks
val johansen
val johansen
12:39 10 Aug 20
I love the crew at Fat Tail Media. My initial reason for signing up was because Jim Rickards was a contributor, but the rest their contributors are pretty awesome too. A shout out to Shae Russell & Nick Hubble not only for great investment advice, but they also try to explain & educate as well. Awesome Job!
John Hell
John Hell
06:16 10 Aug 20
I find Jim's (and Nick's) commentary very insightful. They often present very different views on what's happening in the world of money and finance.There is a good mix of how events could impact on the Australian scene as well as in the US and elsewhere.
Peter GEBBIE
Peter GEBBIE
05:54 10 Aug 20
I have found Jim's information and advice is always way ahead of any other person.His knowledge, his wide experience and also his connections in upper levels all around the world ensure he is far and away more up to date and reliable in every way then any other person.
Don Nixon
Don Nixon
05:52 10 Aug 20
Hi JamesThanks for the opportunity to comment on your service.I am not a punter and so don't play the stockmarket casino game, however I have made significant gains on gold through following Shae and Jim's call on the now five year old gold bull market.Also Jim's and Nick's insights and calls on the US and global circumstances, I find very informative, albeit somewhat alarming.Thanks again for your great editorials.Kind regards to you and all FTM teamAnthony
ANTHONY PHIPPS
ANTHONY PHIPPS
06:01 10 Aug 20
I think that Jim Rickards brings knowledgeable and well reasoned advise about markets, economies and forward investments. I have been subscribing for some years and set store and sometimes take action in line with what he says. It's so important to hear from someone with such a thorough political and economic background
Ian Ossher
Ian Ossher
05:04 11 Aug 20
Having multiple points of view enables a more balanced decision making process. Fat Tail Media provide an outlier perspective which has so far been remarkably accurate. Thank you.
Colleen Trease
Colleen Trease
08:23 17 Aug 20
Fat Tail Media has some of the greatest minds in the industry. They have a profound understanding of the markets and are generous in sharing their knowledge and insights. They don't always get it right, of course - no-one does. But they are ahead of the game by a long shot. Highly recommended.
James Parbery
James Parbery
07:52 17 Aug 20
As a subscriber to Jim Rickards Strategic Intelligence, (SI), service I value the independence of the views presented and the fact that opinions are usually backed by solid supporting reasons. SI reports are succinct without missing important detail.The SI service is driven by two valuable attributes; comprehensive research and access to informed sources.
Russ Hawking
Russ Hawking
06:29 19 Aug 20
I love the unbiased information, and advise provided. The investments are of a very high value, and timely warnings are given either to invest or sell. Jim's news are always a welcome, and interesting read.
Erik Skov
Erik Skov
11:46 24 Aug 20
I am very impressed with the information passed on to me byMr. Rickards. I have a great deal of respect for him and hiseconomics.
Beverley Gillard
Beverley Gillard
01:59 01 Sep 20
I’m relatively new to the Publisher’s Newsletter, so I’m trying to absorb & understand the whole economic financial Stockmarket fundamentals.I do find it fascinating and informative reading and listening to the thoughts of so many experienced ,well credentialed people.I guess when you have such a broad knowledge and understanding of how the Banks and Stockmarket operates, you have the confidence to back yourself and make educated predictions.No doubt it helps to have contacts and confidants on the inside.So I’m not about to second guess anybody, I’ll be very happy if I can stay ahead of the game.Kind regards Darren
darren rostek
darren rostek
06:28 30 Apr 20
THE KNOWLEDGE ONE OBTAINS OFF THIS SITE IS INVALUABLE ,SO FAR ALWAYS PROVEN TO BE FORWARD VISION AND ACCURATE. I WOULD RECOMEND ANYONE WHO CARES TO SURVICE THE COMING DEBT CRISIS TO LISTEN TO THESE GUYS THEY ARE IN MY VIEW THE BEST AND WORTHY OF RESPECT. AND THEIR WARNINGS YOU WILL BE WISE TO HEED.
ken BAINES
ken BAINES
12:04 30 Apr 20
I have a very high regard for Jim Rickard's Strategic Intelligence. It covers a wide updated range of topics, related to a global ever changing financial and investing scenario
Anthony Jericevich
Anthony Jericevich
02:50 19 Sep 20
very good and inciteful reading
Shirley Engel
Shirley Engel
06:43 18 Sep 20
The Juice is Worth the Squeeze!
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user acount
01:16 20 Sep 20
Hi there.To whom it may concern.This is a fantastic service and it’s the only investment service I listen to. All my investments are in line with what I read at strategic alliance.You get the full investment advice and you know what’s going on in the world. I would like to see a few more reports come out as we can keep right up to date with world activities.Keep up the good work though I never miss a report.Thanks.Kind regards.ScottBurns.
Maree De wit
Maree De wit
04:13 06 Oct 20
Hi Guys,I'm not much of an investor, but I do have an interest in your Geo economic and political views. I think they provide clarity on whats going o n globally especially Jim Rickards segments.Thanks for your honest analysis!
Bill Karaiskos
Bill Karaiskos
09:06 06 Oct 20
Jim is a voice for all thinking people. I don't know if there are many out there.read his book while having dialysis. enjoyed it. I don't have any investments due to losing a farm when wool crashed Never caught up.
Anthony Johnson
Anthony Johnson
05:59 06 Oct 20
The publication named "cycles, trends and forecasts" lives up to its name. Research and analysis of the highest importance to elevating the financial intelligence of humanity. Simple to understand. Logical
Darius Gear
Darius Gear
00:51 08 Oct 20
I receive a variety of investment information and strategies from stocks to real estate via FTM, mainly covering Australia. They seek to improve their services in an ongoing fashion, with new and improved subscriptions being offered several times a year. It is well worth investigating their subscriptions.
Raelene McFadyen
Raelene McFadyen
01:11 08 Oct 20
Service provided is extremely thought provoking and prescient information. Would highly recommend to those attempting to gain a deeper understanding of what is behind the generational cycles in financial markets for example. Well done!
Keith Carr
Keith Carr
04:00 08 Oct 20
I love your work. I have been following you for a few years now. With your help I managed to be completely out the stockmarket before the Covid crash. So preserving 100% of my super balance, Year to date return +7%. My other stocks have returned +90%. Your work is excellent, I can't wait to see how the cycle plays out over the next few years.
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009914gb
04:15 08 Oct 20
Cannot recommend C T & F highly enough. A revelation to watch as the Investment Cycle rolls on as predicted, just like a Swiss Watch. Plenty of other great advisory services as well. The diversity of opinions and advice is fantastic, unlike the one sided advice most so called "professionals" provide, such as sales people flogging the product they earn their money from, e.g. real estate agents, stock brokers, most financial planners.
Grant Tenni
Grant Tenni
00:55 08 Oct 20
Cycles, Trends and Forecasts is an excellent subscription, basically looking into that so “hard to capture in a model sense” sentiment aspect of markets, and how our human emotions are connected to much larger natural cycles, driving the sentiment in a predictable but always differently manifested ways. Keep up the good work and look forward to future editions for many more years to comeDan K. Brisbane
agent scorpio
agent scorpio
01:00 09 Oct 20
I appreciate the tremendous amount of research that your editors put into their articles. The background information and the way they formulate their advice and recommendations is very balanced and for a relative novice to investing, highly educational.My decision to become an Alliance member has been one of the best investments I could have made in building a portfolio for my SMSF.
Richard Haskell
Richard Haskell
07:56 08 Oct 20
Once a member you quickly become comfortable in the knowledge that you only have to read FAT TAIL to get the facts and you can skip or ignore the hype of the general media including the evening TV news. It gives you a sound knowledge of the 'drivers' of the US market and its influence on the Aussie market. You often get an intelligent assessment of the facts before its massaged and present by the media. Good value.
John Tracey
John Tracey
00:12 06 Oct 20
This is a very good outfit. Well researched and entertaining at the same time! I think it is the premier investment commentary in Australia right now. In particular, big Jim Rickards writes in a very entertaining and easily readable style while at the same giving advice which saves/makes money! Best Wishes
Michael Lonergan
Michael Lonergan
06:42 10 Aug 20

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