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

An Election-Proof Asset Class (Not Gold)

While some individual income tax rates would rise under Biden, another tax change would mean the end of Social Security as we know it. Read More

August Gold Rush

Rebel Capitalist George Gammon says: “With the Government Put there is already a huge tailwind for gold.” Read More

How Trump Still Wins

“There is some highly persuasive scientific research on polling that says Trump will win,” says Jim Rickards Read More

Must-See Gold Chart

In our yield-starved economy, gold’s turning the heads of professional investors. Read More

Confiscation (Gold and Roth IRAs)

“There’s a way to sell your gold and silver, take profits and not pay a dime in taxes,” says our founding editor Addison Wiggin. Read More

“A Blowup Event” (Gold)

By most measures, the dollar is having its worst month in nearly a decade. Gold, meanwhile, is now in record territory… Read More

Satellite Crash

AT&T issued a mishmash of second-quarter earnings last week… signaling the demise of satellite TV. Is another satellite technology waiting in the wings? Read More

It Begins (Tax Increases)

Way back in 2011 we anticipated how a funding crisis in the federal government would cascade down to the state and local levels. Well, we’re here now. Read More

Grow or Die

With five Big Tech stocks dominating the S&P 500, Zach Scheidt asks: “Are there still opportunities left?” Read More

Where There’s Smoke…

The confrontation between Washington and Beijing is quickly reaching the danger zone — not that you’d know it by reading U.S. corporate media. Read More