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

Addison WigginPrepare for the Death of the Petrodollar

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The entire world relies on the U.S. dollar to purchase oil... for now. But as the U.S. begins to wean itself off of its need for foreign oil, the rest of the world will start to wonder why it needs U.S. dollars at all. And that's when things will get interesting... especially when it comes to establishing the NEXT world reserve currency. Addison Wiggin explains...


Addison WigginThe US Energy Boom Will End the Dollar’s World Reserve Status

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The U.S. oil boom represents one of the biggest oil production turnarounds in history. And while much of the talk surrounding this resurgence is positive, there is one major story that's gone overlooked. Today, Addison Wiggin explains how America's current energy renaissance will eventually cripple the beloved U.S. dollar. Read on...


Addison WigginHow Gold Helped Iran Avoid Defeat by the U.S.

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From oil sanctions and gold bans to the stuxnet worm that crippled Iran's centrifuges, the U.S. has been waging a persistent financial war on the Islamic Republic. The main objectives: to undermine its nuclear ambitions and bring change without putting boots on the ground. Two years on, Addison Wiggin sees it as a draw...


Addison WigginOne Index Finally Makes Water a Great Investment

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Water is one of the world's most important resources. So why is it such an unattractive investment? Well, mostly because there's never been an way to accurately manage the risk associated with investing in it. Until now... Today, Addison Wiggin discusses what may be the most exciting development in water investing... ever.


An Outflow of Illegal Emigrants

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Despite signs of "recovery," U.S. citizens are fleeing the "Land of the Free" at a record pace - up 221% in 2013 from the year before. But what's causing this surge in expatriation? And what does it mean for the future of the US economy. Addison Wiggin explores...


A New Level of Absurdity…

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Do you remember the "green shoots" Ben Bernanke claimed he saw back in 2009? Where are they now? Today, Addison Wiggin tries to make sense of it all, while examining what happens when a capitalist economy is taken over by the financial markets - when the opposite should be the case. Read on...


Bringing the Empire of Debt to its Knees

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As gurus and analysts have lauded the strength of US economic recovery, the fact remains that the US is still one of the most indebted countries on earth. A fact no one should celebrate. Today, Addison Wiggin explores this idea while pondering the likely response of the late Dr. Kurt Richebacher. Read on...


Disproving Richebacher: The Job of Every Fed Chairman

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WWRD - What Would Richebacher Do? As the U.S. continues is disastrous monetary policy and stocks begin to flounder, Addison Wiggin thinks back on his old friend Dr. Kurt Richebacher and wonders how he'd react to the current state of the U.S. economy. Read on...


Gold’s Gift on the Eve of Zero Hour

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Gold gets no respect. It's been money for thousands of years, and yet without batting an eye, commodities traders trade it away for paper promises. Of course, that kind of accounting is not at all sustainable. Addison Wiggin discusses what will happen a major commodities exchange runs out of gold to settle a contract, and what you should do before then...


Crowdfunding: Not Just for Billionaires Anymore

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Getting in on the ground floor of "the next facebook" or "the next Google" is every investor's dream. And until this year, a "dream" is likely all it would ever be. But all that's about to change... And we have none other than the U.S. government to thank for it. Addison Wiggin explains...