Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin is the executive publisher of Agora Financial, LLC, a fiercely independent economic forecasting and financial research firm. He's the creator and editorial director of Agora Financial's daily 5 Min. Forecast and editorial director of The Daily Reckoning. Wiggin is the founder of Agora Entertainment, executive producer and co-writer of I.O.U.S.A., which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, the 2009 Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature, and was also shortlisted for a 2009 Academy Award. He is the author of the companion book of the film I.O.U.S.A.and his second edition of The Demise of the Dollar, and Why it's Even Better for Your Investments was just fully revised and updated. Wiggin is a three-time New York Times best-selling author whose work has been recognized by The New York Times Magazine, The Economist, Worth, The New York Times, The Washington Post as well as major network news programs. He also co-authored international bestsellers Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt with Bill Bonner.

Addison Wiggin's Recent Articles

A Familiar Quandary: America’s 2 Options in 2014

Addison Wiggin

All this year, the US has been at odds with herself - simultaneously saddled with astounding debt and blessed with a tremendous new boom in energy production. And so, as 2013 comes to a close, Addison Wiggin revisits this theme, with a look forward into what the future may hold. Read on...


2 Ways To Play America’s New Cold War

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When a U.S. politician utters the words "potential adversary," it's a pretty safe bet their talking about China. And as the Middle Kingdom continues to expand - and the possibility of a new "cold war" heats up - there a few investment sectors set to prosper. Today Addison Wiggin shows you two of them. Read on...


Detroit’s Bankruptcy According to Sesame Street

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Throughout history, humanity has engaged in countless experiments. Some have proven more useful than others. But all have taught us something. The financial plights of both Detroit and France are no exception. Addison Wiggin explains...


A 3-Level Strategy to Spend Less on Living

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Pay no attention to the Fed. Inflation in the U.S. is alive and well. And while its negative effects are difficult to avoid altogether, it's certainly possible to mitigate them. Addison Wiggin explains how, using one strategy, you can better insulate yourself from the inflationary future the U.S. is destined to realize. Read on...


3 Ways to Make Your Portfolio Inflation-Proof

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Good news! Inflation is so low it practically doesn't exist. Never mind that prices of your daily goods (i.e. milk and bread) continue to shoot upwards. Those prices are far too volatile to consider seriously. They clearly don't matter. No, no... Rest easy. Your purchasing power is safe. So sayeth the Fed.


The Coming War Between the U.S. and (Insert Country Here)

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In 1823, the Monroe Doctrine warned the European powers that meddling in Latin America would be met with U.S. intervention. Now, nearly 200 years later, China is establishing its own "Monroe Doctrine" to protect its own interests. Addison Wiggin explores how this will affect the future of U.S. relations with China, and what it could mean for savvy investors. Read on...


The Ethics of “Making the Empire Pay”

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“Maximizing profits and conforming to social policies are separate endeavors,” wrote the late Harry Browne in 1995. Indeed. Investors must often decide between being socially responsible and simply following the money. Addison Wiggin explains...


Godzilla Vs. the U.S. Debt Monster

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Ben Bernanke is a lot like the boy who cried wolf. So if you're a skittish trader, anxiously awaiting minutes from the latest FOMC meeting, allow us to save you the suspense.