Grant Williams in Conversation with Ben Hunt

Published on
July 27th, 2018
Topic
Financial System, Career, Monetary policy
Duration
106 minutes
Asset class
Bonds/Rates/Credit, Crypto-currencies

Grant Williams in Conversation with Ben Hunt

Grant Williams ·
Featuring Dr. Ben Hunt

Published on: July 27th, 2018 • Duration: 106 minutes • Asset Class: Bonds/Rates/Credit, Crypto-currencies • Topic: Financial System, Career, Monetary policy

Grant travels to rural Connecticut to spend a day with Dr. Ben Hunt, author of Epsilon Theory. In a wide-ranging discussion, Ben shares his journey from tenured academic to software entrepreneur and on to his role as Chief Risk Officer at Salient Partners and the birth of Epsilon Theory. The two discuss the importance and power of narratives in financial markets, the ways in which spending time surrounded by nature can help improve investment returns and the reason “why” is the most important question to ask. Filmed on July 12th, 2018.

Comments

  • CH
    Chris H.
    17 February 2019 @ 06:28
    Great interview. So funny seeing Grant's uncomfortable body language with the touching and grabbing Ben. The narrative is truly what the world is about these days. Fact and truth definitely come second or not at all.
  • EJ
    Enrique J.
    1 February 2019 @ 16:47
    absolutely great
  • EJ
    Enrique J.
    1 February 2019 @ 16:47
    absolutely great
  • JE
    Johan E.
    14 November 2018 @ 13:58
    Great. Very interesting. How on earth did this get 126 dislikes?
  • sw
    shaun w.
    4 October 2018 @ 05:30
    Why did Ben slap Grant on the leg when they were sitting on the chairs?
  • JC
    James C.
    21 September 2018 @ 09:28
    Very enjoyable. I have often thought that humans are in some way interconnected at a level that we do not yet understand. I have often observed in nature a flock of birds all turning left at exactly the same time with no obvious form of communication. Equally in the markets, greed can turn to fear across the globe in seconds and in history millions of people are able to go to war within days. Very thought provoking - a big thanks to Ben and Grant.
  • MS
    Mark S.
    30 August 2018 @ 01:21
    From Ben: listen, ask why, think. This is not a trade piece. It's a think piece. To all those looking to make a buck off this one: listen, ask, think. The narrative is at work all day every day.
  • JO
    Joseph O.
    29 August 2018 @ 16:52
    As a hyper visual and abstract strategic thinker, I loved this and subscribed to his letter midway through. But: Using NLP to take the temperature / measure vector of narratives regarding financial markets, politics, etc? Good idea although not unique. "Media" and/or "content" on large platforms is almost completely editorialized or published for an unstated rhetorical / biased motivation? Yes. Definitely. So, given the truth of the above, what are you ACTUALLY measuring with the former?
    • JO
      Joseph O.
      29 August 2018 @ 16:54
      Edit: this comment was supposed to be in paragraphs... @RVTV can we please make that possible? There are some great user contributions and it would be nice to appreciate them in the most accurate semantic structure.
  • TA
    Trevor A.
    28 August 2018 @ 02:07
    Commenter Michael H said it best: "Nobody can take a 1,000 word argument and turn it into a 20,000 word essay quite like Dr. Hunt."
  • RD
    Ryan D.
    22 August 2018 @ 04:52
    Seems like a really intelligent, nice guy but a bit of a long winded Captain Obvious.
  • JD
    Joe D.
    14 August 2018 @ 19:31
    Ben, would you paraphrase the central banks' narratives now? You speak about them alot, but never try to summarize what the narrative is, and why they gain from the narrative. That understanding would be very valuable.
  • FK
    Firoze K.
    13 August 2018 @ 16:51
    Great interview in my opinion. Those looking for a specific trade idea in every video should take a step back and look at the larger picture in my opinion.
  • PP
    Phillip P.
    12 August 2018 @ 19:23
    The real”story “here is that Grant is lost and is looking for comprehension. I share that thought. Ben Hint is like Bill Gross was...had to have some story to make his point way before you ever found out what he thought about interest rates. Central Bank impact on traditional people. Narrative is a good way to at least start.
  • LJ
    Lewis J.
    8 August 2018 @ 21:24
    For the love of God man just make your point!
    • BC
      Burton C.
      19 August 2018 @ 03:47
      Agreed, I like Ben I have listened to him before and he makes a huge contribution with his public/common knowledge teaching, but I agree good Lord get to the point!
  • SB
    Scott B.
    8 August 2018 @ 15:06
    One of the worst interviews on this median.
  • VS
    Victor S. | Contributor
    7 August 2018 @ 15:15
    With all due respect ,i failed in 105 mins ,to find one solid idea of how to make money from Ben’s talk??? Being a money manager trader for for 50 years i’ve Heard a lot of ideas but none as amorphous as this.
  • JW
    James W.
    5 August 2018 @ 23:34
    I find Mr. Hunt's thoughts worthy of consideration. But I'd be a lot more impressed if just every once in a while he would step out and simply make a call on the markets.
  • ml
    michael l.
    5 August 2018 @ 03:27
    Great interview. If you value Epsilon Theory, this was time well spent. I have read the comments below, and am surprised at the number of negative comments. To each his own, I guess, but for those looking for more than a 7 minute trade idea, this was thought provoking.
  • JS
    Jason S.
    5 August 2018 @ 01:54
    Sigh....Ben Hunt is so overrated....blah...
  • DC
    D C.
    3 August 2018 @ 18:32
    In terms of MBTI, he personifies the ENTP type. Amazing lateral thinker and superb communicator. Wow.
  • PB
    Pieter B.
    1 August 2018 @ 00:39
    Grant & Ben: fantastic conversation! Thank you very much!
  • MA
    Mark A.
    31 July 2018 @ 17:47
    Very interesting perspective on things
  • PJ
    Peter J.
    31 July 2018 @ 09:40
    I love Grant's interviews, but thought this one was a bit over long. However, for those discouraged re watching it due to the length factor, it is a 'Must' watch IMO just for the Epsilon section. Overall a good interview.
    • JC
      John C.
      31 July 2018 @ 20:46
      Grant’s interviews are not long enough.
  • TM
    Todd M.
    31 July 2018 @ 04:00
    Ben Hunt for Fed Chair!
    • V!
      Volatimothy !.
      4 August 2018 @ 15:07
      I like Ben, but Lacy Hunt is my choice.
  • JA
    John A.
    31 July 2018 @ 03:55
    Grant asked a great question 2/3 the way through the interview:”How do we avoid the ‘narrative, even those of us who know we should?” I saw a quote not long ago. “Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it. Those who do know their history are doomed to watch it happen again.”
  • JH
    Jesse H.
    30 July 2018 @ 23:36
    ...metagame as stated before. When you’re dealing with this topic, because it is so nuanced / subtle, it is going to require a more philosophical and longer analysis. Very good interview. Thanks guys!
  • JH
    Jesse H.
    30 July 2018 @ 23:33
    ...philosophical / abstract nature of it. Do empathise with the viewer who noted that Dr. Hunt can be long-winded, but we need to put this interview in context. The context in my mind was the “metagam
  • JH
    Jesse H.
    30 July 2018 @ 23:30
    Definite food for thought and reflection on the “metagame” of investing and life. Agree with many viewers who gave this interview a Thumbs Down, though I personally chose to enjoy the philosophical /
  • AR
    Alex R.
    30 July 2018 @ 18:58
    Reading through the comments makes me laugh. A lot of the guys who say this interview was too abstract and didn't give much are like the fish at the poker table who read a book about what hands to play and give you a blank stare when you tell them the cards don't matter once you learn how to play the players.
    • DC
      D C.
      3 August 2018 @ 18:30
      This guy is legendary. The ultimate multi-context thinker/ philosopher. Honestly, until I started reading Epsilon Theory lately, I was wondering if there was someone out there like Ben Hunt who could verbalize and inject more meaning into a very detached 21st century activity of electronic trading. Sure technical analysis may be a quicker bang for buck method to fill your wallet, but listening to Ben warms my darkened soul temporarily :)
  • JC
    John C.
    30 July 2018 @ 17:58
    There maybe more truth seekers out there than we realize. If we take the number of eligible voters that don't vote and add the number of voters who vote for the purpose of voting against someone rather than for someone, then we have a vast majority disapproving of the missionaries. Secondly, story telling by the media has actually reached a point where they brag about it. Canada's public broadcaster has run ads stating that they get the story (not the news, not the facts, not the truth but the story).
    • AE
      Alex E.
      30 July 2018 @ 18:59
      That's why independent thinkers in Canada never listen to CBC anything... ;)
  • V!
    Volatimothy !.
    30 July 2018 @ 16:59
    Excellent, one of my favorites. Dr. Hunt says you have to ask yourself why am I being shown this. I think back to the Bernanke interview on 60 minutes (I think) where he says the Fed wants to be more transparent. Fast forward and it seems to me like they were looking to inject sentiment into markets more than liquidity. They were forced to the later.
  • FA
    Frank A.
    30 July 2018 @ 14:33
    I'd say the Central Banks and especially the FED has been using "words" to try and influence market behavior long before the GFC. In the past one thought there were self imposed, prudent, rational limits to what a CB would do. What has changed is we've found out there is no "rational" behavior of a CB so you have no parameters. It's not a matter of will there behavior work, it's never worked in the long run, but how long the drug lasts before we are right back to where we were or worse.
  • LJ
    Lucille J.
    30 July 2018 @ 12:23
    Were is Chris Cole
  • TH
    Timo H.
    30 July 2018 @ 06:40
    i just spent two hours watching a video, that did not feed me a single trade idea or investment framework. I spent it not only once but twice!
    • DS
      David S.
      30 July 2018 @ 20:12
      At this time 407 liked the interview. Maybe they see something that you do not see. DLS
  • CA
    Craig A.
    30 July 2018 @ 05:00
    Real vision has fallen alot from the old days. Pieces were consistent, informative and concise. Feel like I have to watch many minutes of fluff that doesnt contribute to the piece. Please get back on pace and just do easy quick concise content.//
    • DS
      David S.
      30 July 2018 @ 20:10
      Part of Grant's opening is: "I'm not looking for trade ideas or guesses about an unknowable future, but rather knowledge accumulated over the course of careers to try and make me a better investor. And I want to share those conversations with you." How more plain can he be? DLS
    • GW
      Grant W. | Founder
      4 August 2018 @ 04:12
      Thank you, David.
  • JL
    John L.
    30 July 2018 @ 04:53
    I truly appreciate the quality of this splendid interview; its content, candour and colourful Connecticut countryside. Unfortunately, from a perusal of other RV subscriber comments below, it seems that many are not so convinced. Thats fine, but ask yourselves...do you want to learn or do you just want the next market call?
  • DS
    David S.
    30 July 2018 @ 01:32
    After the second listening, this is an important interview for me. As I mentioned before using AI can give you an edge if you realize that it is just the current "news" narrative and that it can be interpreted in multiple ways with different trade points of view. It cannot help with how the narrative will change, but at least it will give you information that the narrative may be changing. Skepticism, as developed in philosophy from the early Greeks, is the main antidote to false, or partly false narratives. Thanks again to Mr. Hunt and our friend Grant. Loved the socks. Like a tattoo on the shoulder. DLS
  • LT
    Lucas T.
    30 July 2018 @ 01:01
    In these interviews, if you drink everytime Grant says "fascinating," you won't get hammered, but you'll get a nice buzz going. Great interview.
    • AE
      Alex E.
      30 July 2018 @ 18:54
      Lucas, depends on what you're drinking... :)
  • DS
    David S.
    29 July 2018 @ 23:51
    Models - 100% determined or 100% random (stochastic): From a distance, it seems to me that successful trading has more to with reasoned multiple probabilities, timing and sizing. If I buy a soybean contracts today what is the probability that a tariff will be enacted, a drought will occur in the Mid-West and/or Brazil, the US dollar will be sold off, no shipping is available, etc. None of these probabilities are stochastic or determined. Maybe determined or stochastic models can help give some traders an edge, but I will leave these models to physics. DLS
  • BL
    Bruce L.
    29 July 2018 @ 21:51
    I have been a reader of epsilon theory for a good while and what I love about listening to or reading Ben Hunt is how often he takes an idea I have already been considering but restates it so clearly that my own understanding is vastly improved. Many people may think this all to abstract but as someone who has been an individual trader for decades as my only source of income I assure you these ideas are important and relevant.
  • AI
    Ataraxy I.
    29 July 2018 @ 20:58
    I don’t get what makes this interview so good. It was like eating dry toast.
  • JB
    Jamie B.
    29 July 2018 @ 20:53
    Guys who cant trade / invest talk in abstractions like this. Give me a market call (like Peter Brandt) and lets see what you've got. This is all hot air.
    • CM
      Christopher M.
      2 August 2018 @ 15:13
      I personally loved the interview, I do read all of Ben Hunts work I find it fascinating. Peter is brilliant and his technical work is second to none. I am sure we have all been in the situation where a trade has gone wrong, technically it is on the money, but it fails. Why? Perhaps because it does not match the much larger Macro situation. My take away is that a trade can be right or wrong but when you bag a good trade which is helped by "macro" or "narrative" tailwinds then a trade can become not a 10-20% return but 100-200% return. It is something I am working on personally to try and look from outside of the narrative bubble.
  • FC
    Fractal C.
    29 July 2018 @ 19:52
    As I watch further and further, I feel you need to bring Raoul back to the act of interviewing. This is a lot of abstract stuff - we need data, we need investment framework. We do not need trade ideas but we need real stuff. NLP and AI to read articles to figure out inflation sentiment - come on guys. Seriously? Central bank buying - everyone knows that, that is a rear view story fellas. Where do we go from here and what is a framework for variant perception?
    • JA
      John A.
      31 July 2018 @ 04:01
      Grant brings an entirely different style to interviews. It’s more like hanging out with your brother for a comfortable chat. I, for one, absorbed a TON from this inteview. Thanks for RealVision, Grant.
  • DS
    David S.
    29 July 2018 @ 19:20
    For those who wish the interview were much shorter, you could download the transcript and speed read. I will listen to interview again today. If I wanted to do it faster, I could read the transcript. In this video, however, I like Grant's informal style of talking to a person about how his life unfolded. DLS
  • HJ
    Harry J.
    29 July 2018 @ 16:32
    There’s always some content that’s useful in RVTV interviews. No exceptions here. Thanks Grant for your efforts. Jh
  • FG
    Fred G.
    29 July 2018 @ 11:32
    Interesting to see a lot of comments about Martin Armstrong given his attempting to quantifiably analyse complex and large data ecosystems, as Ben discussed. Would really like to see him on. Would also really like to see/hear Nicolas Taleb's opinion on narrative and complex systems as they relate to finance.
    • SS
      Steven S.
      29 July 2018 @ 18:22
      you are missing the point Fred - If Real Vision does not want to be a propaganda stage like MSM -they must allow a strong counter view discussion without fear of upsetting those in powerful places. I would like to hear a counter view discussion on Bill Browder's presentation here on RV. It seems timely. Martin Armstrong is a hero for free speech - check out his blog. https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/blog/ What is that famous line from 'All the Presidents Men' ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biI3CD3U01o
    • SS
      Steven S.
      29 July 2018 @ 19:27
      It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. Samuel Adams - remember your history.
    • CH
      Connor H.
      30 July 2018 @ 05:02
      I second the motion to get Taleb on. He for sure will not make any trade or market calls, but will call out those using mathematical models to predict outcomes if they are not statistically sound. Might be a good contrast to Jim Rickards.
    • AE
      Alex E.
      30 July 2018 @ 18:51
      I second Connor H.'s motion to get Mr. Taleb on RVTV...
  • FG
    Fred G.
    29 July 2018 @ 11:12
    This may seem absurd, but I couldn't help but think the end of the video was a Mazda advertisement. Just the way my mind was working after thinking about narratives, nudging and negging... Extremely thought provoking interview and excellent production quality, thank you RV.
  • SN
    Sean N.
    29 July 2018 @ 04:09
    Some good insights scattered throughout , but as usual with Ben, you have to wade through longer stretches of less illuminating commentary.
  • YB
    Yuriy B.
    29 July 2018 @ 02:28
    On the one hand, Grant Williams mocks the perceived need in our society for everyone to have polar opinions on every topic ("Bitcoin: you either like it or you hate it!"). On the other hand, RealVision's own platform cajoles users into ranking each video with either a Thumbs up! (Yay) or a Thumbs Down! (Boo!). Sometimes, the truth is somewhere in the middle.
    • GS
      Gordon S.
      29 July 2018 @ 22:05
      Well you do not have to vote (which I sometimes do). Though I think it could be interesting to also have a "neutral" or "blank" vote to further nuance the rating?
    • YB
      Yuriy B.
      30 July 2018 @ 14:47
      Gordon, yeah, that's a good idea. Neutral rating would be useful.
  • DT
    Douglas T.
    28 July 2018 @ 23:56
    Martin Armstrong analyzes over 500 data streams in a fractal way, that at different duration scales: daily, weekly monthly quarterly and yearly. Since he's been doing this for years, he's somewhat ahead of Ben. Also Ben doesn't talk about True narratives vs Undecidable narratives vs False narratives. Each will have different effects, especially longer term. Bernanke can say "the housing market is contained" which is influential but patently false. Or you could have looked at other narratives (e.g., The Implodometer) for the truth. The impldometer would only have become an influential missionary well after the time where you really needed to know.
    • JB
      Juan B.
      29 July 2018 @ 04:50
      Thanks, Douglas, for your comments. Martin Armstrong does offer a well-though through solution that has been refined and validated over the years. Hopefully, the upcoming release of Socrates Pro will incorporate a modern user-interface and be easy to understand. What are your thoughts on the present version of Socrates and what needs to be improved?
  • SS
    Steven S.
    28 July 2018 @ 22:30
    Martin Armstrong -https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/corruption/magnitsky-act-is-back/ "Apparently, when the film first appeared, there were only 46 views. After our post, it exceeded 20,000. It was then pulled, of course. Here is the new link. Let’s see how long this one will last." "Categories: Corruption"
    • GS
      Gordon S.
      31 July 2018 @ 21:25
      It has been taken down again, you can obtain a screening of the documentary for free by sending an email to: torstein@piraya.no or get access to my private copy here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3lv7683kozj8rxo/THE%20MAGNITSKY%20ACT%20-%20BEHIND%20THE%20SCENES_SD_DOWNLOAD.mp4?dl=0 (they welcome donations under www.matriark.no)
    • WM
      Will M.
      19 August 2018 @ 13:56
      A very interesting documentary and very credible. It seems to get put up then taken down as Bill Browder seeks to cover up what appears to be at the minimum, a charade.
  • DS
    David S.
    28 July 2018 @ 21:18
    Is the recurring bailouts of Wall Street, banks and pension funds socialization for the wealthy? It seems that Wall Street, banks and pension funds expect governments all over the world to save them when they get themselves in trouble - a social net for the wealth? DLS
  • MB
    Michael B.
    28 July 2018 @ 20:38
    Was he stoned? Complete waste of time listening to all that.
  • CG
    Christine G.
    28 July 2018 @ 15:49
    In this interview and others, there are frequent references to the nudging, controlling state. While I have sympathy for this concern, it appears to be discussed in black/white terms with few references to specifics. A different but related topic, that is remarkably not discussed head-on by most investors, is climate change, which has huge economic and world implications. Bringing these issues together, how is climate change shaping our world and what is the role of the state, given that private business will never police itself in a significant way?
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      28 July 2018 @ 22:36
      Yes,very interesting. So few people have discussed this on RV. I know we have one coming up
    • CB
      C B.
      29 July 2018 @ 11:12
      Perhaps you would like the Chris Martenson interview
  • MD
    Mike D.
    28 July 2018 @ 14:30
    Ben Hunt is one of the most thoughtful people when it comes to investing and Game Theory. Could listen to him all day. Great interview.
  • FC
    Fractal C.
    28 July 2018 @ 13:22
    Way too abstract for me. Not looking for trade ideas but I was at the very least looking for an investment framework which I did not find.
    • CB
      C B.
      29 July 2018 @ 10:58
      Investing is a game Staying in the game is how you win
  • SH
    Steve H.
    28 July 2018 @ 12:10
    Well worth listening to. Great interview. Anybody who doesn't read Epsilon Theory is missing a trick - and given that it's free, it's an exception to 'you get what you pay for'. It's not full of hot tips, but it it does make readers question their thought processes.
  • SB
    Stewart B.
    28 July 2018 @ 11:56
    Not only relevant to today's times but also a charming backdrop. one of the best Real Vision interviews so far.
  • kg
    karen g.
    28 July 2018 @ 11:17
    10/10
  • ii
    ida i.
    28 July 2018 @ 09:55
    could the people who put thumbs down explain why? I would like to know really.. 24 are lots of thumbs down
    • ns
      niall s.
      28 July 2018 @ 19:15
      I did not put a thumbs down ( or up ) but I suspect those that did felt they were not much the wiser after listening ,as it was mainly an exercise in pointing out how readily we can be manipulated by media. This message could have been transmitted in a fraction of the time, and is probably the reason we are with RV in the first place .
    • CM
      C M.
      28 July 2018 @ 20:02
      I voted thumbs up, but also understand why some may have not liked it. I listened while at the beach, so probably a good setting for watching. It was very abstract and not sure that there is any advice that resonates after closing my browser. Yet I enjoyed listening to it while reading other publications on my iPad.
    • JG
      Jay G.
      28 July 2018 @ 21:18
      Crypto Investors IMO as Ben has strong views on this subject.
    • MH
      Michael H.
      28 July 2018 @ 22:08
      I voted thumbs down: I regularly read his work, and I've listened to many podcasts on which he's been a guest, and so on. In general, I think he makes interesting and important points. However, none of the points are novel, and he's the least efficient communicator in this business. Nobody can take a 1,000 word argument and turn it into a 20,000 word essay quite like Dr. Hunt. Moreover, he's often off on details in ways that are not really important but still bother me. For example, his descriptions of game theory are never quite technically correct (I have a PhD in economics, and while that degree doesn't teach you much about economics, it does cover all the technicalities of game theory). Also, in contrast to about 20 minutes of his argument, here and elsewhere, most evolutionary biologists have concluded humans aren't eusocial. I could imagine this was useful to lots of folks, and thus the thumbs up make sense to me. Yet at the same time, I'm thumbs down.
    • ii
      ida i.
      30 July 2018 @ 16:56
      thank you for answering
    • ii
      ida i.
      30 July 2018 @ 16:56
      thank you for answering
  • SF
    Simon F.
    28 July 2018 @ 08:25
    The RV subscription may only be about the same price as Netflicks, but you also need to afford a deep armchair, a good foot stool and most importantly the time to really reflect on what has been said. The Italians invented Slow Food, and RV have understood our need for slow intellectual nourishment.
  • JG
    Jay G.
    28 July 2018 @ 04:08
    Brilliant. The best of 2018. Well done RV👌
  • AD
    A D.
    27 July 2018 @ 23:26
    Excellent! Small request to RV star interviewers- your legs, shoes and fancy socks in the foreground are distracting. May be it's just me, but I found it difficult to focus on the excellent content and not think about Grant's stripy socks or has product placement finally caught up with RV? Will start calling you Real Fashion TV soon if you don't stop.
    • DS
      David S.
      28 July 2018 @ 08:15
      It may be just you. DLS
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      28 July 2018 @ 11:19
      Grant and fashion have never been uttered in the same sentence...
    • SS
      Steve S.
      28 July 2018 @ 12:23
      This comment is hilarious. Never thought I'd ever hear someone criticise someones socks. Genuinely Laugh out Loud.
    • my
      markettaker y.
      28 July 2018 @ 18:36
      It's just you dude.
  • DS
    David S.
    27 July 2018 @ 21:57
    Bees, termites and ants can rely on each other's signals. They can, however, be trapped by other species laying down false signals. Humans are not so lucky as we cannot trust the signals and/or intentions of other at face value. We use narratives to systematize information to work toward a belief and/or action. Visual metaphors are useful but can be just as wrong. One additional piece of information - true or false - can change the entire narrative. Using AI to develop the common narrative can be helpful, but interpretation can still be wrong. It is, however, an additional point of view. DLS
  • DS
    David S.
    27 July 2018 @ 21:38
    Excellent interview. Mr. Hunt is still that wondering boy which is refreshing. DLS
  • tW
    tgwtom W.
    27 July 2018 @ 20:30
    Beautiful piece, in EVERY way.
  • RE
    Richard E. | Contributor
    27 July 2018 @ 19:00
    This is epic! Thank you
  • SS
    Steven S.
    27 July 2018 @ 18:28
    Martin Armstrong on Bill Browder don't miss this: https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/rule-of-law/why-is-former-ambassador-refusing-to-be-questioned-by-russians/ I'll just leave this hear since RealVision gave him such a prominent interview & idea promotion opportunity. I have no personal opinion on the matter - posting FYI. ;)
    • DR
      David R.
      27 July 2018 @ 18:50
      Yep, let's get Martin Armstrong on here. Equal time. Plus he was on MacroVoices (free) yesterday.
    • JS
      John S.
      28 July 2018 @ 05:00
      Armstrong has appeared in the past. He came across as incoherent and incapable of articulating his investment framework
    • DS
      David S.
      28 July 2018 @ 19:19
      I just listen to Martin Armstrong's RV interview in early 2016. I found him coherent and thoughtful on the macro level. I would also like to listen to him again now that so much has happened since. DLS
    • TS
      Timothy S.
      28 July 2018 @ 19:33
      Adding to Steven's suggestion, Martin Armstrong has a number of blog posting on the controversial 2000 Russian election as well as the Majinsky affair. They are archive on ArmstrongEconomics.com. He writes from the perspective of someone who, as a hedge fund manager, was involved on the periphery. A sample quote: "In 1999, based upon information and belief, Edmond Safra, and his buddy Boris Abramovich Berezovsky schemed to takeover Russia and get their hands on its natural resources. Yeltsin had announced he would run for election in 2000. There was $7 billion stolen from the IMF loans that was directed to Switzerland to “refurbish” the Kremlin. As soon as the wire was delivered by Bank of New York, Safra’s Republic National Bank ran to the US Attorney informing them that Bank of New York just did a $7 billion money laundering scheme. They then black-mailed Yeltsin into not running and demanded he appoint Berezovsky as President or they would tell the world he just stole $7 billion from the IMF. Yeltsin realized he was set-up by Safra and this is when he turned to Putin. Safra mysteriously was killed on December 3rd, 1999, Berezovsky fled to London and Putin came to power. "
    • SS
      Steven S.
      28 July 2018 @ 19:57
      https://www.bitchute.com/video/SeXM1RwOmRkp/ .....The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes - the link on Armstrongs blog is down but I saw this in the comments section on bitchute that works fine.
    • sm
      stephane m.
      31 July 2018 @ 00:38
      Thank's David R. for teling us about the MacroVoices podcast!
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      Will M.
      19 August 2018 @ 14:06
      Yes Martin is not the best public speaker and his model is not easily explained in an hour unless explanation is heavily managed. I ready his blog and subscribe to his Armstrong Economics Socrates service. He is a monetary historian par excellence, a cycles man to the core and a strong supporter of AI. He is also a hugely experienced trader. Most RVT viewers will not have the patience to listen to his explanations. Much better to just get on his site and watch those turning points uncannily materialize. He is not really interested in selling service to the public and appears to well mostly with funds and corporations (an perhaps occasionally governments).
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    Steve S.
    27 July 2018 @ 12:24
    Grant has a god given gift. He is such a great interviewer. I just selfishly wish that we would see him more often on Real Vision. His appearances are becoming less and less frequent.
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      markettaker y.
      28 July 2018 @ 18:37
      Hear, hear. More Grant! And more of Raoul doing interviews, for that matter.
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    John S.
    27 July 2018 @ 11:26
    Excellent

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