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

China Baby Bust = U.S. Inflation

The Chinese Communist Party is desperately trying to stay ahead of a demographic time bomb. It will likely fail… and as the bomb detonates, it means accelerating inflation for you and me. Read More

Raging Elephants

Chuckle as we might at El Salvador’s Bitcoin gambit… if it winds up making any headway at all, President Nayib Bukele risks becoming the target of U.S. regime change. Read More

The Great “Decoupling”

Literally, this is the thinking in Washington nowadays: If China’s government is going to bigfoot the private sector and make top-down decisions about how to invest in research and development… then we need to do it too! And harder! Read More

Pick a Side

Not only is Joe Biden carrying on with Trump’s tariffs, the trade war has mushroomed into full-on economic warfare. Read More

Russia Doubles Down (De-dollarization

“The Russians are moving quickly to protect themselves from the dollar’s inevitable decline,” Jim Rickards says. Read More

America Alone

President Biden pushed G7 leaders to put up an alternative to China’s ambitious plans to recreate the Silk Road. Read More

Vaccine Denial (Not What You Think)

Hand in hand with de-dollarization, over the past three years, Jim Rickards has documented an effort to create an “Axis of Gold.” Read More

You Can Profit From Economic Warfare

China’s National People’s Congress passes a law to counter other nations’ economic sanctions… How you can profit from the next salvo in an escalating battle. Read More

Billionaires’ Bait-and-Switch (Taxes)

The leak of several billionaires’ tax returns — Bezos, Musk, Buffett, Soros, Bloomberg — confirms scads of legal tax maneuverings available to ultra-wealthy Americans. Read More

New Small-Business Killer

A new hazard surfaces to thwart small-business recovery… Read More