Dave Gonigam

Dave Gonigam

Dave Gonigam has been managing editor of The 5 Min. Forecast since September 2010. Before joining the research and writing team at Agora Financial in 2007, he worked for 20 years as an Emmy award-winning television news producer.

Dave Gonigam's Recent Articles

5 Min. ForecastWhat Your Grocery Bill Says About Your Investment Future

Dave Gonigam

Despite rapidly rising food prices, American households still spend relatively little on groceries. And while plenty of factors contribute to lower food costs in the US, that can lead to serious competition... and that means a good investment opportunity is right around the corner. Dave Gonigam explores...


5 Min. ForecastWhere the “Rich” Live… And How You Can Join Them

Dave Gonigam

A lot has been made of the current US oil boom. And for good reason. But it's not just the US... All of North America is awash with "black gold." And if the Canadians have their way, US oil exports could soon face some serious competition. Dave Gonigam explains...


5 Min. ForecastThe Dietary “Enemy” You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Eating

Dave Gonigam

For nearly half a century, Americans have been led to believe that saturated fat is the ultimate dietary enemy... the cause of a variety of health problems that should be avoided at all costs. But where did this idea come from? And is it still something you should accept as gospel? Dave Gonigam explains...


5 Min. ForecastEradicate an Epidemic – and Make 400% Gains in the Process

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The obesity epidemic in the US is well documented. But most people don't realize this problem actually stretches far beyond the borders of the US. And it's been slowly building for over thirty years. Today, Dave Gonigam explains what one company is doing to stop it, and how savvy investors can profit handsomely from it. Read on...


5 Min. ForecastOne Name That Will Greatly Affect Summer Oil Prices

Dave Gonigam

The forceful takeover of the Thai government by its own military is a "coup" in every sense of the word. Of course, you won't hear anyone in Washington utter that dirty word, regardless of how accurate is. But as Dave Gonigam explains, that should come as no surprise to anyone who followed the events of the Arab Spring...


5 Min. ForecastRussia-China Energy Deal Puts the US Dollar on Deathwatch

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Russia and China finally agreed on a nat gas export deal. And while the full effects of this deal remain to be seen, the poor world reserve currency certainly has cause for concern... er... more so. Dave Gonigam addresses this, as well as the US housing market and a scam to steal toilet seats from Subway restaurants. Read on...


5 Min. ForecastA Coordinated Hack on the World Reserve Currency

Dave Gonigam

As the future of warfare changes, the threat of cyberattacks and the stability of U.S. cybersecurity is becoming more and more important. Hence the recent hacking indictment from Attorney General Eric Holder. But how will China respond? And, more importantly, how will that affect the U.S. dollar? Dave Gonigam explains...


5 Min. ForecastThe Sad Reason Americans Forfeited $5.7 Billion to the IRS

Dave Gonigam

In 2011, 4% of U.S. households willingly surrendered a total of $5.7 billion to the government's coffers. And while any amount of money "willingly surrendered" to the government can seen as shocking, this number is down right obscene. But according to Dave Gonigam, that's nothing when you consider the reason why. Read on...


5 Min. ForecastWhy Warren Buffett Isn’t Bothered by BofA “Error”

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Bank of America is in hot water... again. This time with its shareholders. But as always, there's more to the story. So, in light of today's BofA shareholder meeting, Dave Gonigam examines the events that led up to last week's announcement of a $4 billion shortfall, and why one billionaire investor seems to think it's "no big deal." Read on...