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

When Hackers Attack “Biden Bucks”

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The Fed’s Destructive Feedback Loop

“The reality is that the Fed has boxed itself into a potentially destructive feedback loop,” says Paradigm’s analyst Dan Amoss. Read More

China Is on the “Superbubble”

“In China,” says legendary investor Jeremy Grantham, “too many things are going wrong at the same time.” Read More

Crash Protection

The truism “nobody rings a bell at the top” isn’t entirely true. Read More

FedEx’s Bad Omen (Amazon’s Too)

If this one company sneezes? The rest of the business world is bound to catch a cold sooner or later… So grab the Kleenex! Read More

Freezing in the Dark

European Union leaders think they’ve got the energy crisis all figured out… Jim Rickards lays out reasons why they don’t. Read More

The Fed Will Crash the Plane

The stock market’s snit yesterday was a shock — but it shouldn’t have been a surprise. Read More

Laser Eyes

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Silencing Crypto Naysayers

The biggest thing to hit crypto in years happens this week — and the mainstream is starting to sit up and take notice. Read More