Martin Armstrong is an American economist best known for discovering the relationship between pi and the business cycle, expressed in his Economic Confidence Model. Armstrong spent decades mapping out the monetary history of the world from the beginning of known currency and uncovered patterns capable of predicting war, famine, and even the rise and fall of civilizations. As the former Chairman of Princeton Economics Institute, Armstrong gained international popularity for his accurate predictions, earning the nickname “Mr. Yen” in Japan and the title of Hedge Fund Manager of the Year in 1998.
In 1999, Armstrong learned of the harsh realities of the American justice system when he was wrongly accused of fraud and became the longest federal civil contempt prisoner in American history. From behind bars, Armstrong wrote countless reports on the economy and gained an underground following of supporters who appreciate his unfiltered honesty — something that is hard to find in the mainstream media.
Currently, Martin Armstrong is the President of Armstrong Economics. Armstrong operates an active news blog that focuses on the global economy. He holds conferences to educate the public on how to prepare for their economic futures and releases numerous detailed reports each year. His latest and largest project — Socrates — is an AI system that monitors the entire global market by tracking international capital flows. Armstrong aims to provide a public service for the average person to comprehend the global economy and for professionals to access the most sophisticated international analysis available.
Brent Johnson brings over 15 years of experience in the financial markets to his position as CEO of Santiago Capital. He has been creating and managing comprehensive wealth management strategies for the personal portfolios of high-net-worth individuals and families since the late 1990's. The lack of an appropriate precious metals solution for the clients is what led him to create and launch the Santiago Gold Fund, LP in January 2012. A recognized expert in the gold community. Brent's views have been quoted in numerous print, online and television outlets.