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

The Awful Way Social Security Might Be “Saved”

Dave Gonigam

The US Social Security program is complete mess. The funds needed to pay these benefits are quickly drying up, and agreeable solutions are in short supply. But all is not lost... There actually IS a viable way to "save" Social Security. But as Dave Gonigam explains, you're probably not going to like it. Read on...


Greece Faces Reality

Dave Gonigam

Need a laugh? Some drama? Sit back and watch the Greek debt parade go by. While you do, you should also consider scooping up Greek bank shares. Dave Gonigam, who honchos our sister publication, the 5 Minute Forecast, chronicles the Greeks' attempt to go cold turkey...


“Can We Talk?”

Dave Gonigam

Our discussions in these pages tend to freak new readers out. Dave Gonigam and Addison spent a fair amount of time last week discussing the implications of a deflationary environment and Fed policies on your existing portfolio. Dave sums up their conclusion in a neat gift box with a tight bow on it in today's essay.


Three Time Bombs in Your 401(k) and How to Disarm Them Now

Dave Gonigam

By the time you do… Kaboom! It’s too late. They’ve already blown up your retirement. There are three time bombs the mutual fund industry has planted within your 401(k). By the time you’re done with this article, you’ll know how to identify them. And, more importantly, how to disarm them. Dave Gonigam has the scoop...


5 Min. ForecastOPEC Meeting Update: Beware the Oil Price Wars

Dave Gonigam

So much for Americans existing "at the mercy of OPEC." According to the Financial Times, U.S. dependence on oil imports from the OPEC countries is now its lowest since May 1985. Dave Gonigam explains how this is affecting global oil prices, and what to expect from this week's OPEC meeting. Read on...


5 Min. ForecastA Telling Photo from this Year’s APEC Meeting

Dave Gonigam

A photo from this year's APEC meeting of Asia-Pacific powers in Beijing, shows President Obama positioned curiously far away from Chinese President Xi Jinping. Or, at least further than Vladimir Putin. And that has some people speculating about China's plans for the future. Dave Gonigam explores...


5 Min. ForecastThe Internet Sales Tax is Dead – Here are the Winners and Losers

Dave Gonigam

Hooray? The Internet sales tax appears to be dead, if not entirely buried. And while Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is somewhere crying into his beer, mom and pop online retailers are probably rejoicing... or at least, breathing a sigh of relief. Dave Gonigam explores this new development and what it means for US online retailers. Read on...


5 Min. ForecastThe Secret “Ebola Camp” FEMA Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Dave Gonigam

A crew from WNYT-TV in Albany, N.Y. was doing a story about a historic cottage where President Ulysses Grant spent his final years. It sits near a prison the state of New York was days away from closing. A man identifying himself as a corrections officer came up and said, "No filming." What happens next is shocking...