Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Daily Reckoning?

The Daily Reckoning is an e-letter we send out six days a week with our best ideas and analysis of what’s happening in the financial markets. You benefit from a wide variety of viewpoints from different investment analysts, each with their own area of expertise. We try to bring you unique and useful investment ideas.

We do our best to bring you an alternative view so you can take control of your finances, and your life. We’re completely independent, with no links to brokers, banks, financial firms, advertisers or anyone else. There are no third parties to please…except you, our reader.

Hey, why don’t the editors always agree with each other?

There’s something you need to know about us. We have a libertarian approach and celebrate free speech and ideas. That applies to our investment analysis too.

Each editor enjoys complete editorial freedom to tell you what they think you need to know. Then they tell you the reasons why they have drawn a particular conclusion.

If they disagree with another editor, so be it. That’s a healthy thing. After all, would you prefer they stayed silent on something they disagreed with and kept you in the dark about it?

Some people aren’t comfortable with this. They want to be told what to think and do. Don’t be one of them. In markets, you always have to consider why you might be wrong. None of us have a crystal ball.

For every buyer in the market, there is a seller. There are always two sides to every trade. Markets have always worked like that, and always will. Get used to it.

Who should I listen to then?

At some point you are going to have to decide which argument and strategy makes the most sense to you and act on it.

How can The Daily Reckoning be free?

A company called Port Phillip Publishing produces The Daily Reckoning. Port Phillip also publishes paid investment newsletters. Except for some of our overseas contacts, each of The Daily Reckoning editors works on one of these in some way.

It’s true they share their latest thinking in The Daily Reckoning for free. But the reality is, to get their actionable advice and further research, you need to subscribe to their paid service. Consider The Daily Reckoning as a taste of the good stuff!

What topics does The Daily Reckoning cover?

We’re a little bit different to your standard finance site. We like to dip into history and politics and literature. Our job is to explore what’s happening behind and beyond the obvious headlines. The markets, like the world, are a fascinating place. But both punish sloppy and shallow thinking. You’ll find articles about gold, stock markets and Australian property, but also ones from our debonair founder Bill Bonner depicting his travels in Argentina, Nicaragua and Europe.

Why should I subscribe to The Daily Reckoning email?

Each day we give you at least two easy-to-read articles that show the most important news affecting your wealth. Save your time and don’t bother reading the financial press. Let us do the work for you. We’ll tell you what you need to know. If you’re like most DR readers, you won’t want to miss an issue!

Occasionally we’ll also send you free investment reports, briefings, white paper research, cutting analysis, and ideas to grow your wealth. Website only readers miss out on this bonus material.

If you want more investment ideas to build your wealth, you should subscribe to The Daily Reckoning daily email. You can do so by clicking here.

And the email is definitely free, right?

Yes, it’s free! Some readers have been reading Bill Bonner for 15 years and he’s never made a dime from them. But Bill’s okay with that. He’s a writer at heart. And writers need an audience.

How do I subscribe to The Daily Reckoning?

That’s simple, you just follow this link, type in your email address and click the submit button. You’ll receive a welcome email confirmation shortly after, and you’ll start receiving your Daily Reckoning email each day, usually within 24 hours.

Can I unsubscribe to The Daily Reckoning email?

We are always sorry to see people go. But we know the DR is not for everyone. At the bottom of each Daily Reckoning email is an unsubscribe link. You can do so at any time, with no hard feelings.

Is there a Daily Reckoning Podcast?

There is. In 2015 we started a podcast. We decided some of the issues and ideas we write about needed a different, slightly longer format.

We also have the biggest and best network of financial names on the planet (no kidding). We wanted to bring their voices to Australia. The list of guests is already long and distinguished. They bring you decades of experience in financial markets.

Some listeners tune in on their commute to work, others listen while doing the dishes or fixing the car. Check it out for yourself on iTunes here or Stitcher (Android) here.

Did we mention it’s FREE too?

Will you share my email with anyone?

No. We will never share or sell your email address to external parties. The only emails that we send to you will be sent direct from The Daily Reckoning Australia.

Tell me again who is behind The Daily Reckoning?

The Daily Reckoning is published by Port Phillip Publishing, an independent financial publisher based in Melbourne, Australia. Our parent company is Agora Inc., one of the world’s largest independent financial publishers. As an Australian financial services licence holder we are subject to Financial Services regulations and laws.