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. ForecastHow to Spend $5.5 Million on a War You Already Won

Dave Gonigam

Baltimore was abuzz this weekend with parades, festivities, tall ships and air shows... And it only cost $5.5 million of taxpayer money! Yes, Saturday marked the bicentennial of a critical moment in the War of 1812 - the battle of Fort McHenry. And if you know of a better way to celebrate a war, Dave Gonigam is all ears...


5 Min. ForecastHow to Protect Your Wealth from Fed Monetary Policy

Dave Gonigam

The growing wealth disparity in America is pretty obvious. And even though Fed monetary policy has played in a huge role in creating this rift, you'll never hear them admit it. Of course, regardless of whose responsible, this "money illusion" will eventually come to a head. And when it does, you'll want to know what Dave Gonigam has to say...


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...


5 Min. Forecast“Neofascism” in 2014 America

Dave Gonigam

The fall of the US dollar-based monetary system will happen much like Hemingway's description of how one goes bankrupt: "gradually, then suddenly." And, as Dave Gonigam explains, when the inevitable finally happens, there's one group of investors who will be happy they listened to folks like Jim Rickards. Read on...


5 Min. ForecastBuffett’s Juicy Deal with Burger King

Dave Gonigam

The S&P got back over the 2,000 hump and actually managed to close there by day's end. Dave Gonigam examines the buzz on Wall Street that accompanied the move higher - and takes a closer look at Warren Buffett's role in the Burger King takeover of Canadian doughnut maker Tim Hortons. Read on...


5 Min. ForecastThe “Snowflakes” that Will Cause the Next Financial Crisis

Dave Gonigam

The debt and leverage that Washington and Wall Street have built up over the years will eventually blow up. And when it does, it could be "worse than 2008." But there is at least one way to protect yourself. And today Dave Gonigam explains how you can get started before any of this occurs. Read on...


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...