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'The Forecaster' could have profited from even-handedness
'The Forecaster' could have profited from even-handedness

"The Forecaster," a documentary study of the rise and fall of commodities advisor Martin Armstrong, would have paid greater dividends by taking a more impartial approach to its subject. As the former chairman of New Jersey-based Princeton Economics, Armstrong demonstrated an uncanny knack for predicting such economic catastrophes as the 1987 stock market crash and Russia's 1998 financial collapse. His prognostications captured the attention of the world's market manipulators and, more fatefully, the FBI, which accused him of orchestrating a $3-billion Ponzi scheme. Found in civil contempt for failing to turn over assets, he spent most of the previous decade in prison....

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