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 Dollar Downshifts

“The dollar’s shift lower opens some great opportunities for investors who understand currency dynamics,” says retirement-and-income specialist Zach Scheidt. Read More

Russia Prepares for Massive Winter Attack

“The status of the war in Ukraine is best understood as a competition between the narrative and reality,” says Paradigm’s macro expert Jim Rickards. Read More

Elon Musk: Savior or Fraud?

Can Musk really be trusted as a guardian of free speech? Read More

The Fed: Killing Jobs… and Killing People?

Yikes — the “hopium” that fueled the week’s big stock market rally is already wearing off. Quickly. Read More

Mr. Market Takes a Deep Drag of Hopium

No sooner did Fed chair Jerome Powell open his yap than the media “embargo” on the text of the speech was lifted. Read More

Beware Three “Gotcha” Taxes

The good news is that the 2023 tax brackets have been adjusted considerably higher to reflect inflation. And yes, there’s bad news. Read More

The Bear Market Is Nearly Over (or Just Beginning)

It probably comes as no surprise that Jim Rickards and James Altucher disagree on the prognosis for the stock market going forward. Read More

Your Recession Investing Handbook

How to invest for the economy’s not-so-soft landing… Read More

Elizabeth Holmes and the Culture of Corruption

In 2020, we labeled Elizabeth Holmes “the poster child for the demented decade gone by.” Little did we know SBF – and others – were waiting in the wings… Read More

The German Uprising Against America

Frustration is growing in Europe over blowback from Western economic sanctions against Russia, rising inflation in general and soaring energy prices in particular. Read More