“Thriller than reality.“
Weekly newspaper "Die Zeit"
“The Forecaster is as serpentine and fascinating as a John le Carré novel.“
LA Weekly
"It plays like a slickly elaborate sketch for a future Hollywood retelling in the Wolf of Wall Street mold."

A Film by Marcus Vetter & Karin Steinberger

"Martin Armstrong: A con man, a crank or a genius?" (The New Yorker)

directed & edited by Marcus Vetter co-director Karin Steinberger
a production of Filmperspektive // Bukera pictures in co-production with Eikon // TVplus // SWR // NDR // arte
producers Ulli Pfau // MICHAEL HEIKS // MARCUS VETTER associate producer Ulf Meyer line producer JAN BULLERDIECK // ANNETTE BURCHARD
original music SVEN KAISER hand drawings STEPHAN KLOTZ art director MICHELE GENTILE

directed & edited by Marcus Vetter co-director Karin Steinberger
a production of Filmperspektive // Bukera pictures in co-production with Eikon // TVplus // SWR // NDR // arte
producers Ulli Pfau // MICHAEL HEIKS // MARCUS VETTER associate producer Ulf Meyer line producer JAN BULLERDIECK // ANNETTE BURCHARD
original music SVEN KAISER hand drawings STEPHAN KLOTZ art director MICHELE GENTILE

directed & edited by Marcus Vetter co-director Karin Steinberger
a production of Filmperspektive // Bukera pictures in co-production with Eikon // TVplus // SWR // NDR // arte
producers Ulli Pfau // MICHAEL HEIKS // MARCUS VETTER associate producer Ulf Meyer line producer JAN BULLERDIECK // ANNETTE BURCHARD
original music SVEN KAISER hand drawings STEPHAN KLOTZ art director MICHELE GENTILE

directed & edited by Marcus Vetter co-director Karin Steinberger
a production of Filmperspektive // Bukera pictures in co-production with Eikon // TVplus // SWR // NDR // arte
producers Ulli Pfau // MICHAEL HEIKS // MARCUS VETTER associate producer Ulf Meyer line producer JAN BULLERDIECK // ANNETTE BURCHARD
original music SVEN KAISER hand drawings STEPHAN KLOTZ art director MICHELE GENTILE

directed & edited by Marcus Vetter co-director Karin Steinberger
a production of Filmperspektive // Bukera pictures in co-production with Eikon // TVplus // SWR // NDR // arte
producers Ulli Pfau // MICHAEL HEIKS // MARCUS VETTER associate producer Ulf Meyer line producer JAN BULLERDIECK // ANNETTE BURCHARD
original music SVEN KAISER hand drawings STEPHAN KLOTZ art director MICHELE GENTILE

ZDF (german news) - May 5

ZDF (german news) - May 2

Free journalist Wolfram Hannemann (german/english) - April 28

“Marty was held in jail from 2000 until 2006 not, because he was convicted of a crime. But because he is in a stand-off with the government.“
David Glovin, Reporter at Bloomberg News

The Forecaster Interactive

The interactive extension of the documentary movie

The documentary The Forecaster tells the story of infamous financial advisor Martin Armstrong. Armstrong’s economic forecasts and their interconnections with world events financial and political are complex and astonishing. The online platform The Forecaster – Interactive examines the myriad topics and relationships of the film in depth, connecting them with current events and politics.

The interactive timeline places the central events of Martin Armstrong’s life — including his controversial economic forecasts — in their political and historical context. Viewers can explore the timeline on their own and look for the answers to the questions that the film raises. The platform is organized around Armstrong’s forecasts but goes beyond them. It includes many significant financial and world events of the past. The platform also includes the present and the near future — as befits a site about forecasting and predictions. It might even give visitors a answer to the most pressing question: are the forecasts true?

“We don´t necessarily think in cycles in politics. Perhaps we should. We must learn the lessons of history, otherwise we might be condemned to repeat its mistakes.“
Margaret Thatcher, Former Prime Minister UK

The Story

Can a computer model predict the world economy?


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.

festivals and europe tour

martin armstrong europe tour starts again in september 2015


MacedoniaIFF "Manaki Brothers"Sep 18-27
United KingdomCambridge Film FestivalSep 3-13
CroatiaVukovar Film Festival
Aug 24-29
South KoreaEBS (EIDF)Aug 24-30
CyprusLemesos IDFAug 4
MexicoGuanajuaro IFF (GIFF)
July 17-26
Italy (Bologna)Biogra Film FestivalJun 8
New Zealand (Wellington)Documentary EDGEJun 3-14
Romania Transilvania International May 30 - June 2
Spain (Barcelona)

Docs Barcelona

May 29 - 7.30pm
New Zealand (Aukland) Documentary EDGEMay 27-Jun 1
USA (Seatle)Filmfestival Seatle May 25 + May 29
Canada (Vancouver)Best of DOXA
May 23-24
Germany (Munich)Best of Docfest
May 17
Poland (Warsaw) Planet+Doc Film FestivalMay 9-18
Germany (Munich)
Docfest Munich
May 11
Belgium (Leuven)
Docville Film Festival
May 6-7
Canada (Vancouver)DOXA DocumentaryApr 30-May 10
UK (London)Bertha DocHouseApril 24-29
Irland (Belfast) Belfast Film FestivalApril 9
USA (New York)Cinema VillageApr 4-9
USA (Los Angeles)Laemmle Music Hall 3Mar 27-Apr 2
UK (London)Bertha DocHouseMar 28-Apr 1
Greece 17th Thessaloniki IFF
Mar 13-22
Croatia (Zagreb)  ZAGEBDOXFeb 22-Mar 1
Netherlands (AMS)  World Premiere IFDANov 22-29

Martin Armstrong European Release Tour

Italy (Bologna)Biogra Film FestivalJune 5
Transilvania International
June 1 - 6pm
BarcelonaDocs BarcelonaMay 28-29
Berlin*Sputnik Kino SüdkreuzMay 15 - 7.30pm
Berlin* Tilsiter Lichtspiele BerlinMay 15 - 4.30pm
Potsdam*Thalia Programmkino May 14 - 6.45pm
WarsawPlanet+Doc Film Festival May 15 - 7pm
WarsawPlanet+Doc Film FestivalMay 16 - 3pm
Hannover*Kino am RaschplatzMay 13 - 8.30pm
Hamburg*Koralle KinoMay 12- 8.30pm
Hamburg*ZeiseMay 12 - 6pm
MunichDOC.fest MunichMay 11 - 8pm
DresdenProgrammkino OstMay 10
FrankfurtCinema HarmonieMay 9 - 8.30pm
Tübingen*Kino MuseumMay 7 - 8
Belgium (Leuven)Docville Film FestivalMay 7
BerlinFilmtheater FriedrichshainApril 29 - 8pm
StuttgartArthaus Delphi Cinema April 28 - 7.30pm

Every screening will have a Q&A with Martin Armstrong.
(* Q&A with director Marcus Vetter and team only)
More european cities for the Martin Armstrong European Tour coming soon...

International Theatrical Releases

Last Update 16 July 2015

USATheaterical ReleaseMay/June
ItalyTheaterical ReleaseSeptember 15
CanadaTheaterical ReleaseJune/July
SwedenTheaterical ReleaseSeptember 15
CyprusTheaterical Release September 15
GreezeTheaterical ReleaseSeptember 15
SpainTheaterical ReleaseSeptember 15
FranceTheaterical ReleaseSeptember 15
ScotlandTheaterical ReleaseSeptember 15
DanemarkTheaterical ReleaseSeptember 15
PolandTheaterical ReleaseSeptember 15
Czech RepublikTheaterical ReleaseSeptember 15
SwitzerlandTheaterical Release tba
LichtensteinTheaterical Release tba
AustriaTheaterical Release September 15
BelgiumTheaterical Releasetba
South KoreaTheaterical Releasetba
FinlandTheaterical ReleaseSeptember 15
IsraelTheaterical Releasetba
NorwayTheaterical Releasetba
PortugalTheaterical ReleaseSeptember 15
UKTheaterical ReleaseSeptember 15


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May 7 - June 3
May 8-18
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May 7-21
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June 20*
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May 7-21
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May 7-28
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May 7-21
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May 7 - June 18
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DüsseldorfBambiMay 7 - June 18
May 7-21
EichstättFilmstudioMay 28 - June 3
ErlangenManhattan June 8-18
ErlenbachPassage (new)June 18-20*
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May 7 - June 18
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HamburgZeise KinoMay 7-28
HamburgKoralleMay 7-21
Neues Studio Kino
May 7-28
HamburgDocfilms @ FrappantMay 12
HannoverKino am Raschplatz
May 7 - June 25*
HemsbachBrennesselMay 28 - June 2
HeidelbergKarlstor-KinoJune 3-18
HeilbronnUniversum Arthouse
May 7-31
HolzkirchenFoolskino June 8-18
KarlsruheSchauburg-TheaterMay 7- June 8
KaiserslauternUnion-StudioMay 28 - June 3
KleinmachnowNeue KammerspieleJune 4-26*
KielKommunales Kino
May 7-14
KölnCinenovaMay 7-14
May 7 - June 18
KonstanzScala Kino
May 7-14
May 7-28
LeipzigSchaubühne LindenfelsMay 28-30
LudwigsburgCaligariJune 3-8
NeufahrnCineplexMay 7 - June 8
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May 7-28
May 7 - June 8
May 7-28
MagdeburgMoritzhofMay 7-21
MunichAtelier (new)June 8-25*
MunichCityMay 7 - June 8
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OberhausenLichtburgJune 4 - 25*
RottenburgKino am Waldhorn June 8-18
PforzheimKommunales KinoJune 1-18
May 7-31
May 7-14
SaarbrückenCinema AchteinhalbMay 7-30
May 7 - June 18
TribergKronen LichtspieleJune 3-8
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May 7 - June 8
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WeimarLichthaus Weimar
May 7-28
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May 7 - June 8
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„Hopefully, this film is coming just in time in the middle of political turmoil around the world where people want to know what is really going on. That is what this film is all about and on this score, I hope it will be the catalyst for serious reform and change.“
Martin Armstrong

Martin Arthur Armstrong (born November 1, 1949 in New Jersey) is the former chairman of Princeton Economics International Ltd. a former leading multinational corporate advisor with offices in Paris, London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Tokyo. He was hailed as Economist of the Decade and was Hedge Fund Manager of the year in 1998 after correctly forecasting the collapse of Russia that led to the implosion of Long Term Capital Management.
His advice has been sought by numerous governments with regards to the global economy from China to even testifying before Congress. Armstrong is the developer of the Economic Confidence Model based on business cycles and best known for calling the crash of 1987 to the very day.

M.A. Armstrong - A millionaire at the age of 15

At the age of 13, Martin Armstrong began working at a coin and stamp dealership and was a millionaire in 1965 at the age of 15. After becoming the manager of his employer’s store, he and a partner opened a collectors’ store when he was 21. After high school, Armstrong attended the RCA Institute and audited a few courses at Princeton, but he never earned a college degree. Over time, the forecasting became his business. Much of it was rooted in cycles research for which he also travelled to London to the British Museum Newspaper Library and put together historical data on prices and exchange rates, down to the day. He constructed what he called an Economic Confidence Model (also called the “Pi” cycle model), which he relied on to predict an upturn in the price of commodities in the early days of 1977. He published long term forecasts which are still monitored today by the financial press.
Armstrong progressed from gold coin investments to following commodity prices and collected gold coins and antiquities. Armstrong was a frequent contributor to academic journals and often was sought for comment on financial topics. He was also chairman of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles, an international research and educational institution, established in 1941 as a non profit corporation by economist Edward R. Dewey and dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of finding and analyzing recurring patterns.

“For $33.50, You Can Have a Minute With this Commodities Advisor”  

In 1983 Armstrong began accepting and fulfilling paid subscriptions for a commodity market forecast newsletter. He formed three corporations for the provision of commodity services: Princeton Economic Consultants, Inc. (“PEC”), Economic Consultants of Princeton, Inc. (“ECP”) and Armstrong Report, Inc. These corporations provided consulting services, seminar programs, written reports, telephone and telex messages, and account management services. In the nineties, Armstrong wrote a heavily researched but quixotically told two-volume account of the Great Depression called “The Greatest Bull Market in History”. On June 27, 1983, The Wall Street Journal featured in an article “For $33.50, You Can Have a Minute With this Commodities Advisor” how highly paid his advise was regarded.

On November 8, 1985, The Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors (US) Mr. Beryl Wayne Sprinkel answered in a letter the concerns Armstrong addressed regarding intervention into foreign exchange markets.

In fall 1987, Armstrong was invited by the Brady Commission to share his views on the 1987 market crash which he predicted to the precise day using his computer models. The target date of 1987.8 was precisely October 19th, 1987 the day of the low. In June 1989, The Australian Financial Review published an article about Armstrong and his view on interest rates. In the Jan/Feb 1990 issue of “EQUITY” magazine he was named “America’s top economist”. In July 1996, he was invited by the United States House Committee on Ways and Means for a testimony regarding global capital flows. On May 20, 1997, Armstrong reminded the United States Department of the Treasury Robert Rubin that their policy would increase volatility and provided insider favoritism. United States Department of the Treasury Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary Timothy Geithner responded in a letter on June 4, 1997, that the United States Department of the Treasury felt comfortable with their policy. Also in 1997, Armstrong was invited to advise the People’s Bank of China during the Asian Currency Crisis. In the April 1998 issue of the Journal “Share International” he was forecasting the destabilizing effect of European Union on the world economy.
In 1998, he started to manage a hedge fund on behalf of Magnum Global Investments. Using his theory that boom-bust cycles occur like clockwork every 8.6 years, he correctly called Russia’s financial collapse in 1998 and also pointed to a peak just before the Japanese stock market Nikkei 225 crashed in 1989. In the United Kingdom, a popular financial magazine Money Week published an article on Martin Armstrong on March 27, 2007, titled “The strange case of the jailed market genius”. In that article they highlighted the model had predicted a major top in financial markets for February 27, 2007, with the next major bottom being June 18, 2011. On October 12, 2009, the magazine “The New Yorker” published an extensive article on Martin Armstrong, titled “The Secret Cycle – Is the financier Martin Armstrong a con man, a crank, or a genius?” Circular Reasoning: A Market for Pi in the Sky?

The Legal Case – Summary

Armstrong was indicted on September 29, 1999 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for an alleged fraud where he was claimed to have conspired with employees of Republic New York bank involving Japanese investors. In November 1999, several Japanese investors such as the Amada Corporation, Japan’s largest manufacturer of metalworking machinery, and one of Armstrong’s clients, filed a lawsuit against Republic New York and two officers, accusing them of fraud. In court papers filed, Amada sought recovery of at least $123 million plus punitive damages. The complaint made accusations of securities fraud against Republic New York, two subsidiaries and two officers. One officer was immediately suspended and one was replaced. Republic New York at first tried to claim its employees, who were illegally trading in accounts belonging to Armstrong had conspired with Armstrong to hide their losses from the Japanese. However, after it became clear that the accounts did not belong to the Japanese investors but to Armstrong as they had simply swapped their depreciated Japanese portfolios for low yielding Princeton Notes and not involving any funds management), Republic New York plead guilty on December 17, 2001, to fraud in federal court in connection with the fraud.

Republic New York agreed-upon a restitution order on January 9, 2002 to pay $606 million in a civil settlement with 57 Japanese Note holders to fully settle their claims and its executives received immunity provided they returned all the money. Republic New York’s new parent company HSBC then applied for a lifetime gag order on Armstrong to prevent him from assisting the Japanese in lawsuits against them and to prevent Armstrong from revealing his version of the case.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Armstrong case file was lost when the September 11 terrorist attack obliterated its offices, in 7 World Trade Center. While Armstrong was in detention while awaiting trial, the court appointed receiver Tancred Schiavoni tried to get hold of the uncompiled model source code (p.4) which was Armstrong’s key to make all the accurate market predictions in the past but Armstrong refused to turn this code over.
As Armstrong did not produce the assets, as well as documents (source code) that were requested by the government, Judge Richard Owen ordered him jailed. While in most such cases, a person is held for contempt for 18 months at most, Judge Owen repeatedly reimposed the jail time, demanding the production of the materials. He was removed from the case by a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit after justices decided the case needed “a fresh look by a different pair of eyes.” Armstrong pressed for a speedy trial to be released, as there was no money missing after Republic New York paid the money back they had stolen. To prevent that, the government disgorged all of Armstrong’s lawyers and had him stripped of counsel as well as of the company. This took place in an extraordinary closed court proceeding where the government had the press illegally removed from the courtroom on April 24, 2000. The Associated Press reported the incident and posed the question on April 26, 2000 “wondering if the New Jersey market forecaster can get a fair trial”. The government then created a civil contempt and despite the statute limiting such contempt to 18 months he was kept in prison on contempt without lawyers, trial, or charges, for over 7 years the longest federal civil contempt of court in American history.
Unable to move to trial for such a long time as there is no right to a jury trial in a civil contempt which the Wall Street Journal mentioned in their January 8, 2009 issue saying: “No Charge: In Civil-Contempt Cases, Jail Time Can Stretch On for Years”, he didn’t see another way but to plead guilty. For apparently destroying prison property, he was being suddenly moved into solitary confinement (the “hole”) for 12 consecutive days and being removed from his legal defense material that was critical for his trial. In a bargain plea, the government agreed to drop 23 of the 24 criminal counts if he was pleading guilty on August 17, 2006 to one count of conspiracy “for merging/commingling investors’ accounts with his own trading accounts by Republic Bank’s suggestion but without informing the investors” (p.21) despite the fact that Republic New York confirmed in a letter in late 2001 replying to Japanese investors (who filed a complaint against them) “that Armstrong and his Princeton entities were contractually allowed to merge/commingle funds” as all accounts at Republic New York related to Armstrong or his Princeton entities were fully controlled by Armstrong (p.7). By ignoring these facts the judge sentenced Armstrong on April 10, 2007, to an additional five years in pri

He was released from prison on September 2, 2011. On April 18, 2012, Armstrong wrote an open letter to the former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission receiver Mr. Tancred Schiavoni. Armstrong provides an overview of his version of the case.

Martin Armstrong about his discovery

“PI is the absolute perfect cycle. It is the way energy moves, is why we are born, we live and we die, is the ultimate knowledge of the theory of everything.“

"Nobody can watch everything everywhere 24hrs a day and then interpret it to be always correct. You can attribute such super-human ability to me, accuse me of manipulating the entire world, ignore me as an anomaly, or plagiarise me and pretend you are the smartest person alive. Others have tried so desperately to rob this technology from me to make a fortune or to just try to undo the accomplishments. None of this will change the simple fact that perhaps there is another way and the world just may not be flat after all. In their personal greed, they cannot stop for one second and see that they are only part of the cycle and are the evil invisible hand that keeps society trapped in a vortex of corruption unable to ever escape to the next level of the game we call life."
"I understand I have an expiration date. If this were my theory, I would shut-up, make as much as I can, and run to some remote island and wait for the mushroom cloud to dissipate. However, since this is my discovery, rather than a predetermined theory, then I feel I have an obligation to pass it along at least for my own posterity. So yes, we will go public and I have just brought in a CEO to head the company with decades of experience as an institutional client for several major firms over the years. What we have up is still in the testing phase and we will be moving that to a more stable platform that is secure for we have to take into account the tactics of the NSA. It is my hope to get ready to go public and pass my discoveries on so this level of analysis will continue when I am no longer here. Hopefully, this major effort will finally get people to comprehend that analysis cannot be personal opinion – we are really all connected. It is time that analysis departs on the next train to get out of this primitive age of opinion that is not much different from when medicine bled patients to get the disease out even if a common cold."
"The answers lie in the study of TIME, not personal opinion of someone being smarter than another or dumb luck. We all have a shelf-expiration date like a bottle of milk. With every single advancement in knowledge, there is resistance, punishment, and death. They burned Bruno alive at the stake for insisting that the sun was the center and the earth revolved around it along with the planets. The teachers of Einstein said he was a dreamer that would amount to nothing. TIME is the fourth dimension. Einstein’s entire theory of relativity is about TIME. Yet with all of this, people resist, hate my guts, accuse me of manipulating the world, all because it conflicts with what they WANT to believe. When we just recently published the Cycles of War report last year, there were people who said it was absurd and a joke for nobody could predict war in such a manner. The closed mind is what keeps us in a perpetual cycle of war. We cannot advance until we take that first step to understand TIME. Einstein wrote:
Since there exists in this four dimensional structure [space-time] no longer any sections which represent “now” objectively, the concepts of happening and becoming are indeed not completely suspended, but yet complicated. It appears therefore more natural to think of physical reality as a four dimensional existence, instead of, as hitherto, the evolution of a three dimensional existence.
TIME is far more than just cyclical analysis. There are those who can try to find cycles and then make a forecast. However, that is still just a flat model that does not embrace the four-dimensional space-time element. There is much more to this than just determining a single frequency. TIME unifies everything and nothing could function, move, or exist without TIME. A single cell can do nothing by itself without movement that requires TIME. Life could not exist without TIME, yet we do not bother to even explore thanks to prejudice and fear of what we might bump into in the middle of the night."
"In physics, we build upon the knowledge and discoveries of each person who went before us. In the social sciences, it is all about lies, manipulations, and opinions. Nobody seems to care to discover HOW something functions – only HOW to make it function as they would like to see (Marx-Keynes-Government). This is the curse of mankind. This is what plagues our soul and retards our advancement. Until we take that one last giant step for mankind as Neil Armstrong said, we will forever remain trapped in a violent and corrupt world with no hope of ever seeing the real light of day. There is a whole new dawn awaiting us in knowledge and understanding. It is a mind twister – but this is a journey we simply have to take. It is indeed TIME that awaits our exploration. And as for my critics who cannot fathom cyclical analysis, well, knowledge is not for everyone. Einstein said it best: “…for us physicists believe the separation between past, present, and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one.” This is the secret to cyclical analysis but it is truly a mind changer. I promise we will go public to protect these systems and those who are clients can help to ensure that this technology remains for us all – not for some dark corner of humanity.
“Here is a man who I believe in my heart did absolutely nothing wrong. And I can tell you, even if he did, he didn´t deserve the treatment that he received.“
Larry Edelson, Gold Trader and Former Client
Thomas Sjoblom, is a trial lawyer and litigator in Washington D.C., specialized in financial fraud and insider trading. He represented Martin Armstrong for many years without getting payed because Armstrong was not allowed any money to pay for his defence. In Sjobloms point of view this was a case were not even one evidence was presented that Martin Armstrong himself was engaged in fraud.
Larry Edelson, commodities advisor and former client of Armstrong who lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. He knows Armstrong since 1980 and was soon fascinated by the accuracy of his forecasts. When Armstrong came into jail he stood ready to finance Princeton Economics International and to take it out of receivership and keep it going. But he says that Tancred Schiavoni, the court-appointed receiver, told him: “I don´t care how much money you have to finance the operations. We want the source code.”
Oliver Brown, was an employee at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York City. He operated the law-library at the MCC as an education specialist and met Martin Armstrong at his daily visits in the library. He declared in court that in his 30 years at the Bureau of Prisons he has never seen the policies and processes so manipulated as in this case, he says: MCC’s protocols and policies were not followed for Martin Armstrong.
Barclay Leib, fund manager and market analyst in New York, specialised in hedge fund research and asset allocation. Before he worked for Martin Armstrong as the Assistant to the Chairman he asked some people in the business what they know about him. Some people at Goldman Sachs told him that he is a big metals trader and that they bumped up against him a few times in the market - and that most of the time he ended up winning.
Michael Campbell, one of the most respected business analysts in Vancouver. His radio show “Money Talks” on the Corus Radio Network is Canadas top rated business show. Michael Campbell follows Martin Armstrongs work since the early eighties. He is convinced of his forecasts since Armstrong predicted the high of the Nikkei Index in 1989 quite ahead of time– and was absolutely correct. Campbell uses Armstrongs forecasts until today and invited him in his show in 2013.
Tony Godin, IT-specialist living and practicing in Perth, Australia. He was the programmer  of Armstrongs Princeton Economic International (PEI) and built the internal IT-security system. He programmed a network that reacted with self-destruction on any interference from outside. When some of the PEI-Systems were under attack he built honey traps and tracked back the intruders to certain IT-adresses in Langley, Virginia - where the CIA has its headquaters.
Nigel Kirwan, he used to be one of the closest associates of Martin Armstrong before the FBI stormed the offices of PEI worldwide. Until now he thinks that Martin Armstrong is a spectacular good trader and that he had many enemies in the market because he never “joined the club”. He lives in Byron Bay, Australia, where he just had to sell his house, he says his reputation is in tatters because of his association with Martin Armstrong.

Press & Downloads

"The fascinating aspect is the stark difference between the American and European press. The American press, in general, are too engaged in self-censorship to report the truth to the people. At least in Germany, they are willing to discuss hard issues."
Martin Armstrong

German Press

Ein Gespräch mit „Börsenprophet“ Martin Armstrong
05/06/2015 | Nordkurier| Interview

"Es wird zu einem großen Crash kommen"
Finanzprophet Armstrong sagt Ende des Euro voraus

05/07/2015 | Die Welt | by Nando Sommerfeld & Holger Zschäpitz

Hellseher mit dunkler Vita
05/07/2015 | ZEIT ONLINE | by Heike Buchter

Filmkritik: „Ich habe um mein Leben geschnitten“
05/07/2015 | Stuttgarter Nachrichten | by Cornelius Oettle

Alles auf Rot
05/07/2015 | JUnge Welt | by Arnold Schölzel

Finanzmarkt-Star sagt den Zerfall des Euro voraus
05/08/2015 | Huffingtonpost | by Dr. Gunda Windmüller

Von Glaskugeln und Verschwörungstheorien
05/09/2015 | derFreitag | by Christine P. Krohne

Börsen-Analytiker Martin Armstrong: "Ich erwarte einen Crash im Oktober"
04/16/2015 | Huffingtonpost | by Marcel Bohnensteffen

Interview with Martin Armstrong
04/13/2015 | Wirtschaftswoche | by Rüdiger Strum

Behind the Scenes

USA - Australia - Canada - Germany - Switzerland - Indonesia - Thailand

Michele Gentile, Aljoscha Haupt, Thomas Sjoblom and Oliver Brown in Washington D.C.
Thomas Sjoblom and Oliver Brown in Washington D.C.
Michele Gentile, Marcus Vetter, Aljoscha Haupt, Thomas Sjoblom and Karin Steinberger shooting in Washington D.C.
Martin Armstrong
Georg Zengerling and Aljoscha Haupt filming Barclay Leib on his way to New York City
Aljoscha Haupt at work in New York City
Georg Zengerling and Aljoscha Haupt packing the equipment for the flight in the streets of New York City
Karin Steinberger just landed at Newark Airport, New York
Martin Armstrong while shooting in his former beachhouse in Loveladies
Michele Gentile, Harry Groenert, Michel Jacquemai, Thomas Sjoblom and Aljoscha Haupt in Armstrongs office in Philadelphia
Martin Armstrong, Danielle White, Marcus Vetter and Thomas Sjoblom in Philadelphia
Georg Zengerlin, Michele Gentile and Aljoscha Haupt shooting a Conference of Martin Armstrong in Princeton, USA
Georg Zengerling, Michele Gentile and Aljoscha Haupt in Martin Armstrongs house in Philadelphia
Marcus Vetter, Georg Zengerling and Aljoscha Haupt shooting in Sydney, Australia
Neill Macpherson, Aljoscha Haupt and Georg Zengerling shooting in Macphersons office in Sydney, Australia
Marcus Vetter shooting in West Australia
Philip Patterson and Georg Zengerling at Pattersons farm in West Australia
Georg Zengerling shooting in West Australia
Aljoscha Haupt recording the sound of the sheeps in West Australia
Georg Zengerling, Marcus Vetter and Aljoscha Haupt shooting in Byron Bay, Australia
Marcus Vetter, Georg Zengerling and Aljoscha Haupt shooting in Byron Bay, Australia
Aljoscha Haupt recording the sound of waves in Byron Bay, Australia
Aljoscha Haupt in Canada
Georg Zengerling and Aljoscha Haupt in Canada
Georg Zengerling and Aljoscha Haupt shooting in Vancouver, Canada
Aljoscha Haupt and Georg Zengerling shooting in Vancouver, Canada
Marcus Vetter and Georg Zengerling shooting in Bangkok
Larry Edelson in Bangkok
“The guys weren´t happy about all the stuff he was writing in his reports about them. So he is a player in the market, he exposed that market, but he is also outing this other major market players.“
Nigel Kirwan

A Production of Filmperspektive

in Co-Production with Eikon, TV Plus, SWR, Arte and NDR

Filmperspektive GmbH

Our goal is to create a platform for the independent production of documentaries and fiction films.We are interested in feature length films with a strong author signature. Whether historical or contemporary, they should be characterized by high quality filmmaking and should tell a story that people throughout the world can relate to. We are also interested in films we call SIGNS OF THE TIME. These are films with powerful, edgy, provocative, contemporary subject matter that, in our opinion, MUST be seen because of their political or social relevance. Our vision is to create a network of filmmakers and commissioning editors around the globe who believe, like we do, that films do make a difference. Our aim is to build a talent campus in filmmaking for young people who would otherwise not have a chance to be educated in this field. For more information please contact: info(at)filmperspektive.de
BRD  2014,  100min
HD/DCP /Dolby Digital / Cinescope
A production of FILMPERSPEKTIVE GmbH
In co-production with EIKON Berlin
TV Plus Hannover
Supported by MFG | MEDIENBOARD
Directed and edited by Marcus Vetter
Co-Director Karin Steinberger
Camera Georg Zengerling
Sound Aljoscha Haupt
Mix Jonathan Schorr
Original Music Sven Kaiser
Art Director Michele Gentile
Associate Producer

Anne Walser C-Films
Ulf Meyer addictive film

Producers Ulli Pfau
Michael Heiks
Marcus Vetter
Commisioning editors Gudrun Hanke El Ghomri, SWR
Kai Henkel, SWR
Barbara Biemann, NDR
Claudia Bucher, ARTE
Distribution, Germany Farbfilm
Distribution, Switzerland Praesensfilms
Distribution, World Autlook Filmsales

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Credits The Forecaster Movie

Directed and Edited by

Marcus Vetter


Karin Steinberger

Director of Photography

Georg Zengerling


Michele Gentile

Legal Advisor

Albert Kitzler

Associate Producers

Anne Walser
Jennifer Schense
Ulf Meyer


Ulli Pfau
Michael Heiks
Marcus Vetter

Art Director

Michele Gentile

Hand Drawings

Stephan Klotz

Original Music

Sven Kaiser

Location Sound

Aljoscha Haupt

Sound Design

Lena Zagikyan

Re-Recording Mixer

Jonathan Schorr

(in Order of Appearance)

Ofer Cohen
Vicky Armstrong
Danielle White
Larry Edelson
Ida Armstrong
Sam Colavita
Anthony Godin
Michael Campbell
Barclay Leib
Nigel Kirwan
Justin Pfeiffer
Neill Macpherson
Jana Aspray
David Glovin
Tomas V. Sjoblom
Lesslie Macpherson
Georg Sperber
Oliver Brown


Martin Armstrong


Marcus Vetter
Michele Gentile
Georg Zengerling

Assistant Editors

Hannes Jo Rühle
Leon Füngers
Alan Attridge

Dialogue Editing

Aljoscha Haupt

Foley Artist

Peter Deiniger

Foley Disposition

Inken Griese

Foley Studio

Cine Impuls

Color Grading

Elmar Weinhold

Additional Music

Jens Ole Huercamp

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michele Gentile

Junior Animators

Leon Füngers
Sascha Schmidt

Animation Supervisor Soul Pix

Frank Sennholz

Additional Animators Soul Pix

Nils Dechenthin

Post Production Supervisor

Georg Zengerling

Post Production Advisor

Peter Pfanner, Timeline Studio
Stefan Bingeser

Additional Legal Advisors

Stefan Lieberum
F. Robert Stein, Pryor Cashman LLP
W. Wilder Knight II, Pryor Cashman LLP

Englisch Translators

Dr. Jo Van Vliet
Babelfisch Translations

Media Consultant

Florence Olara

Camera Engineers

Georg Zengerling
Achim Johne

HD Post Production


Animation Studios

Bukera Pictures
Soul Pix

Sound Mix

K13 Kinomischung

Post Production Studio

Bukera Pictures

DCP Mastering


Title and Credit Design

Michele Gentile
Leon Füngers

Webdesign & Concept

Ulf Meyer addictive film

Executive in Charge of Production

Hans-Jürgen Bubser

Bookkeeping Eikon

Boris Hoffmann-Plato

Bookkeeping Filmperspektive

Dietmar Neubrand

Controlling Eikon

Tina Schröder


Konstanze Ramsperger
Lulu DeBoer
Oliver Markgraf
Alona Rudolph


Sonja Blaschke
Konrad Edge
Fakhri Hamad

Transcription Services

Scarlett Lorenz
Francisco Barata
Max Herbert
Ulf Meyer
Christiane Gentile
Wena Sanchez

Stringers USA

Decker Campbell
Ann Williams

Court Transcription

Alan Attridge

Line Producer Eikon

Jan Bullerdieck

Line Producer Filmperspektive

Annette Burchard

Line Producer SWR

Thomas Lorenz

Creative Producer TV Plus & Crossmedia TV Plus

Addick Addicks

Line Producer TV Plus

Christiane Enders

Production Assistant Eikon

Heike Menzel

Set Photos

Alan Attridge
Georg Zengerling

Archival Footage

Family Footage Armstrong
PEI Footage Armstrong Economics
Getty Images
Bloomberg News
ITN Sources
Bukera Pictures

With Thanks to

Timo Baur
Tom Burchard
Walter Bressert
Harry Gröner
Michael C. Falker
Gesine Füngers
Christiane and Nocola Gentile
Davide and Samuel Gentile
Chris McGinty
Marc Hug, Filmgalerie Stuttgart
Michelle Jacquemai
Pierre Johne
Katharina Sophia Mercedes
Denise Kalipciyan
John Lemon
Beate Nonhoff
Jürgen Ott
Philip Peterson
Erwin Pletsch
Sabrina and Benjamin Rothenbacher
Harold Sampson
Gökhan Salici
Mary Schense
Patricia Schormann
Juvelier Seeger
Polly and Slatko Stürmer
Milan Stürmer
Ashley Warren
Jan Christoph Wiborg
Gisela Wendel
Ursula Klotz
Kostümparadies Weinundbrot
Edda Sert
Anna Boeckh
Carina Cavegn

Special Thanks to

Martina Zöllner
Dr. Christoph Hauser

Commissioning Editors

Gudrun Hanke-El Ghomri SWR
Kai Henkel SWR
Barbara Biemann NDR
Claudia Bucher ARTE

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