Suggested from the 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, 13-22 March 2015
Martin Armstrong, once a US based trillion dollar financial advisor, developed a computer model based on the number pi and other cyclical theories to predict economic turning points with eerie accuracy.
In the early 80s, he established his financial forecasting and advising company Princeton Economics. His forecasts were in great demand worldwide.
As Armstrong’s recognition grew, prominent New York bankers invited him to join "the club" to aid them in market manipulation. Martin repeatedly refused. Later that same year (1999), the FBI stormed his offices confiscating his computer model and accusing him of a 3 billion dollar Ponzi scheme.
Was it an attempt to silence him and to prevent him from initiating a public discourse on the real Ponzi Scheme of debts that the world has been building up for decades?
Armstrong predicts that a sovereign debt crisis will start to unfold on a global level after October 1, 2015 – a major pi turning point that his computer model forecasted many years ago.
28. Mar. - 01. Apr. 2015 - Bertha DocHouse - London, UK
Curzon Bloomsbury in London
Friday 27 Mar 2015 sold out
Saturday 28 Mar 2015 3.00pm
Sunday 29 Mar 2015 7.50pm
Monday 30 Mar 2015 6.25pm
Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 8.45pm
April/May 2015 - Start of Theaterical Release USA
27. Mar. - 2. April. 2015 Laemmle Music Hall 3 - Los Angeles, USA >
03. Apr. - 08. Apr. 2015 Cinema Village - New York, USA >
(Tickets available soon)
08. May 2015 - Start of Theaterical Release Germany
09. May - 18. May 2015 - Planet + Doc film festival - Warsaw, Poland >
05. Jun - 15. Jun 2015 - Biogra filmfestival - Bologna, Italy >
June 2015 - Start of Theaterical Release Italy
“Armstrong is the developer of the Economic Confidence Model based on business cycles and pi. He is known for claiming to have predicted the crash of 1987 to the very day. Using his theory that boom-bust cycles occur once every 3,141 days (the number pi multiplied by 1000), Armstrong claimed in 1999 to have predicted the Nikkei's collapse in 1989 and Russia's financial collapse in 1998.”
“Armstrong's theory was first applied in 1977, when he used it to successfully predict an upturn in the price of commodities. The theory is based on a list of historical financial panics, producing a frequency of 8.6 years. Armstrong concluded that a wave of 8.6 years moved through larger waves building in intensity amounting to six waves of 8.6 years constructing a major long wave of 51.6 years.”
“Armstrong's cycle was called the 'secret cycle' by the New Yorker. In Time magazine, Justin Fox wrote that Armstrong's model 'made several eerily on-the-mark calls using a formula based on the mathematical constant pi.' Barron's noted the model called for a change in sentiment in June 2011.”
“Armstrong's forecast was covered by the London Financial Times on June 27, 1998 where Barry Riley wrote on the front Page 2nd Section: 'Martin Armstrong, at Princeton Economics, warns that an imminent Russian economic collapse is a bigger threat to the rest of Europe than the Asian slump.'”