About The 5 Min. Forecast

The 5 Min. Forecast is a daily e-letter covering the economy and the markets, now reaching 275,000 paying subscribers.

It draws on the input from a team of globally connected, outside-the-box financial thinkers — private investors, world travelers, accomplished analysts, former floor traders, leading scientists and inventors, hedge fund quants, policy wonks, best-selling financial authors, film makers, commodities experts. Each is uniquely qualified to alert you to the news and trends you can use to develop a winning investment strategy. Timely, down to earth, to the point.

Our daily recipe goes something like this: Take our entire team’s best ideas… mix in some not-so-common takes on the day’s financial headlines… throw in a dash of “quirk” from the business world… and add a generous helping of reader feedback. Leaven the whole thing with the mockery Wall Street and Washington so richly deserve. Bake for 5 Mins.

History of The 5 Min. Forecast

The 5 Min. Forecast was launched in 2007 by Addison Wiggin, veteran financial publisher, author of three New York Times business bestsellers and executive producer of the breakthrough documentary I.O.U.S.A.

Dave Gonigam joined as managing editor in 2010, bringing an old-school journalist’s curiosity along with 20 years of experience as an Emmy award-winning TV news producer. In 2017, Emily Clancy came aboard as associate editor.

Throughout, our aim each day has been a simple one: That you learn at least one interesting thing you didn’t know before… and you decide to come back the next day.

Recent Alerts

The Stock Market’s Slow Leak

“No one can tell you what the pin was in 1929,” says Jeremy Grantham regarding financial crises. “It’s more like air leaking out of a balloon” Read More

Irresistible Impulse

The bull market that started 18 months ago might not be nearing an end. But we’re overdue for a nasty spill — maybe something like the summer of 1998. Read More

Silicon Valley Makeover (Starting Small)

A tiny battery packs 20% more power density into a 33% smaller footprint… with a longer-lasting charge. Read More

A Less-Awful Tax Plan

The Democrats’ latest tax plan… isn’t nearly as awful as the previous ones. Read More

Permanent State of Emergency

“This was by far your greatest edition ever,” a reader says of our 9/11 commemoration. Then came the vaccine mandate… Read More

“A Totalitarian Bureaucracy Within Our Shores”

Sept. 11, 2001 — the day Osama bin Laden pulled off the most brilliant leveraged bet in history. Read More

In Pursuit of the “Better Than Lithium” Battery

“Typically, I’m skeptical of claims for a ‘better than lithium’ battery,” says our chief technology expert Ray Blanco. Here’s the difference: “an already proven technology.” Read More

The 20% Target (Gold Update)

“Russia is leading the way [with] a substantial reserve position in gold and astutely managing that position as a percentage of total reserves,” Jim Rickards says. Read More

The Gathering Storm

“There’s a global liquidity crisis fast emerging,” says Jim Rickards. “It’s not at the critical stage yet, but it’s getting close.” Read More

Gold’s Bloody Sunday

Macro expert Jim Rickards details “one of the most blatant cases of gold price manipulation in history.” Read More