"There are two sorts of wealth-getting, as I have said; one is a part of household management, the other is retail trade: the former necessary and honorable, while that which consists in exchange is justly censured; for it is unnatural, and a mode by which men gain from one another. The most hated sort, and with the greatest reason, is usury, which makes a gain out of money itself, and not from the natural object of it. For money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of modes of getting wealth this is the most unnatural."

- Politics, Aristotle, 350 B.C.

"The Jew alone regards his race as superior to humanity, and looks forward not to its ultimate union with other races, but to its triumph over them all and to its final ascendancy under the leadership of a tribal Messiah."

- Goldwin Smith, The Jewish Question, October 1881

“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

- President Woodrow Wilson 1916

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”

- David Rockefeller, Baden-Baden, Germany 1991

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

- Henry Ford 

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt, letter to Col. House, November 21, l933

“One of the least understood strategies of the world revolution now moving rapidly toward its goal is the use of mind control as a major means of obtaining the consent of the people who will be subjects of the New World Order.”

- The National Educator, K.M. Heaton

"We Jews, we, the destroyers, will remain the destroyers for ever. Nothing that you will do will meet our needs and demands. We will for ever destroy because we need a world of our own, a God-world, which it is not in your nature to build."

- Maurice Samuels, You Gentiles, 1924

“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”

- David Rockefeller 

“Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.”

- Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

How to Think Clearly

"Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." –Mark Twain

If you want to begin to understand and appreciate the work of Mike Stathis, from his market forecasts and securities analysis to his political and economic analysis, you will first need to learn how to think clearly. For many, this will be a cleansing process that could take quite a long time to complete depending on each individual.

The best way to begin to clear your mind is to first move forward with this series of steps:

1. GET RID OF YOUR TV SET (at least cancel your cable)


3. DO NOT USE A "SMART PHONE" (or at least do not use your phone to access the internet)


The cleansing process will take time but you can hasten the process by being proactive in exercising your mind.

You should also be aware of a very common behavior exhibited by humans who have been exposed to the various aspects of modern society. This behavior occurs when an individual overestimates his abilities and knowledge, while underestimating his weaknesses and lack of understanding. This behavior has been coined the "Dunning-Kruger Effect" after to sociologists who described it in a research publication. See here.

Many people today think they are virtual experts on every topic they regard with relevance. The reason for this illusory behavior is because these individuals typically allow themselves to become brainwashed by various media outlets. The more information these individuals obtain on these topics from the media, the more qualified they feel they are in these subjects, without realizing that the media is not a valid source with which to use for understanding something. The media always has bias and can never be relied on to represent the full truth.

A perfect example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect can be seen with many individuals who listen to talk radio shows. These shows are politically biased and consist of individuals who resemble used car salesmen more than intellectuals. These talking heads brainwash their audience with cherry-picked facts, misstatements and lies regarding relevant issues such as healthcare, immigration, Social Security, Medicaid, economics, science, and so forth. They also select guests for interview based on the agendas they wish to fulfill with their advertisers.

Once their audience has been indoctrinated by these propagandists, they feel qualified to discuss these topics on the same level as a real authority, without realizing that they obtained their understanding from individuals who are employed as professional liars and manipulators by the media.  Another good example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect can be seen upon examination of political pundits, stock market and economic analysts on TV.  They talk a good game because they are professional speakers. But once you examine their track record, it is clear that these individuals are largely wrong, but they have developed an inflated sense of expertise and knowledge on topics for which they continuously demonstrate their incompetence.

One of the most insightful analogies created to explain how things are often not what you see was Plato's Allegory of the Cave, from Book 7 of the Republic.

We highly recommend that you study this masterpiece in great detail so that you are better able to use logic and reason.Although we recommend you read and study The Allegory of the Cave, you can get a flavor for its meaning by watching the following video. 

If you can learn how to think like a philosopher, specifically one of the great ancient Greek philosophers, it is highly unlikely that you will ever be fooled by con artists like those who make ridiculous and unfounded claims in order to pump gold and silver, the typical get-rich-quick or multi-level marketing (MLM) crowd.

STOP Being Taken

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

King James Bible - Matthew 7:15

"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." –Mark Twain

All Viewpoints Are Not Created Equal Just because something is published in print, online or aired in the broadcast media does not make it accurate.  In fact, more often than not the larger the audience, the more likely the content is either inaccurate or slanted. The next time you read something about economics or investments, you should ask two main questions in order to assess the credibility of the source. Is the source biased in any way?   That is, do they have any agendas which would provide any type of benefit accounting for their views? Most individuals either sell ads on their site or are dealers of precious metals or securities. That means their views are biased and cannot be relied upon.

Is your source is credible?  

Most people associate credibility with name-recognition. But more often than not, name-recognition serves as a predictor of bias if not lack of credibility because the more a name is recognized, the more the individual has been plastered in the media. And every intelligent person knows that individuals who have been provided with media exposure because they are either naive or clueless. The media positions these types of individuals as “credible experts” in order to please its financial sponsors; Wall Street. 

Instead of name-recognition or media celebrity status, you must determine whether your source has relevant experience on Wall Street as opposed to being self-taught. But this is just a basic hurdle that in itself by no means ensures the source is competent or credible. More important, always examine the track record of your source in depth, looking for accuracy and specific forecasts rather than open-ended statements. You must also look for timing since a broken clock is always right once a day.  Finally, make sure they do not cherry-pick their best calls. Always examine their entire track record. 

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

King James Bible - Matthew 7:15

The above questions require only slight modification for use in determining the credibility of sources that discuss other topics, such as politics, healthcare, etc.We have compiled the most extensive publication exposing hundreds of con men pertaining to the financial publishing and securities industry, although we also cover numerous con men in the media and other front groups since they are all associated in some way with each other. There is perhaps no one else in the world capable of shedding the full light on these con men other than Mike Stathis. Mike has been studying the indistry for well over a decade. Alhough he has published numerous articles and videos addressing this dark side of the industry, the entire collection can be found in our ENCYCLOPEDIA of Bozos, Hacks, Snake Oil Salesmen and Faux Heroes
At AVA Investment Analytics, we don't try to pump gold, silver or equities like many others you see because we are not promoters or marketers. And we do not receive any compensation whatsoever (including from ads) from our content. We provide individual investors, financial advisers, analysts and fund managers with world-class research, education and unique insight.

Media Lies

If you listen to the media, most likely it is costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost money at minimum over the course of your lifetime. The deceit, lies and useless guidance from the financial media certainly is a large contributor of these losses to the sheep you pay attention.

But a good deal of lost wealth comes in the form of excessive consumerism which the media seeks to impose on its audience. You aren’t going to know that you’re being brainwashed or that you have lost $1 million or $2 million over your life time due to the media, but I can guarantee you that with rare exception this is the reality for those who are naïve enough to waste time on the media.

It gets worse. By listening to the media, you are likely to also suffer ill health effects through the lack of timely coverage of toxic prescription drugs or through the ridiculous medical shows, all of which are supportive of the medical-industrial complex.

And if you seek out the so-called "alternative media" you might make the mistake of relying on con men like Kevin Trudeau or Alex Jones. This could be a deadly decision. As bad as traditional media is, the so-called "alternative media" is even worse.

Why Does the Media Air Liars and Con Men?

The goal of the media is NOT to serve its audience because the audience does NOT pay the bills.

The goal of the media is to please its sponsors, or the companies that spend huge dollars buying ads, and in order for companies to justify these expenses, they need the media to represent their cause. The media does this by airing idiots and con men who mislead and confuse their audience.

By engaging in "journalistic fraud," the media steers its audience into the arms of its advertisers because the audience is now misled and confused, so in the case of the financial media, it seeks the assistance of Wall Street brokerage firms, mutual funds, insurance companies, precious metals dealers. This is why advertisers pay big money to be promoted in the financial media.

We see the same thing on a more obvious note in the so-called "alternative media," which is really a remanufactured version of the so-called "mainstream media." Do not be fooled. There is no such thing as the "alternative media." 

In order to be considered "media" you must have content that has widespread channels of distribution. Thus, all "media" is widely distributed and the same powers that control the distribution of the so-called "mainstream media" also control the distribution of the so-called "alternative media."

The claim that there is an "alternative media" is merely a sales pitch designed to capture the audience that has since given up on the "mainstream media."  The tactic is a very common one used by con men.

The same tactic is used by Washington to convince naive voters that there are meaningful differences between the nation's two political parties. In reality, both parties are essentially the same when it comes to issues that matter most (trade policy, healthcare and war). Anyone who tells you anything different simply isn't thinking straight.

On this site, we expose the lies and the liars in the media. We discuss and reveal the motives and track record of the media’s hand-selected charlatans with a focus on the financial media.  

Why Stathis Was Banned

No one has generated a more accurate track record in the investment markets over the past several years than Mike Stathis. Yet, the financial media wants nothing to do with Stathis.

You aren't even going to hear him on the radio being interviewed.

You aren't going to see him mentioned on any websites either.

You won't read or hear of his remarkable track record unless you read about it on this website or read his books.

You should be wondering why this might be. Some of you already know the answer.

The media has banned Mike Stathis because the trick is to air clowns so that the audience will be steered into the hands of the media's financial sponsors - Wall Street and gold dealers.

And as for the radio shows and websites that either don't know about Stathis or don't care to hear what he has to say, the fact is that they are so stupid that they assume those who are plastered in the media are credible. And since they haven't seen or heard Stathis in the media, even if they come across him, they automatically assume he's a nobody in the investment world simply because he has no media exposure.

Well, if media exposure was a testament to knowledge, credibility and excellent track records, Peter Schiff's clients would be a lot happier when they looked at their account balance.

Others only care about pitching what’s deemed as the “hot” topic because this sells ads in terms of more site visits or reads. This is why you come across so many websites based on doom and conspiratorial horse shit run by con artists looking to cash in on ads.

We have donated countless hours and huge sums of money towards the pursuit of exposing the con men, lies and fraud. We continue this mission but we cannot continue it forever without your assistance.

We have been banned by virtually every media platform in the U.S and every website (mainly because we expose the truth about gold and silver).

We have been banned from use of email marketing providers.

The fact is that the Jewish Mafia has declared war on us because we have exposed the realities of the U.S. government, Wall Street and corporate America.

Note that we only began discussing the role of Jews in criminality by 2009, three years AFTER we had been black-listed by the media, so no one can say that our criticism of the Jewish Mafia has led to being black-listed, not that it would even be acceptable.

You can talk about the Italian Mafia, and Jewish Hollywood can make 100s of movies about it...


We rely on you to help spread the word about us. Just remember this. We don’t have to do what we are doing.

We could do as everyone else and focus on making money. We are doing sacrificing everything because in this day and age, unfortunately, the truth is revolutionary. It is also critical in order to prevent the complete enslavement of world citizenry.   

Rules to Remember

On Exposure: No one who has significant exposure can be trusted because those who are responsible for permitting such exposure have allowed it for a very good reason, and that reason does not serve your best interests.

On Spotting Frauds: Whenever you wish to know whether someone can be trusted, always remember this golden rule..."a man is judged by the company he keeps."

This is a very important rule to remember because con men almost always belong to the same network.

You will see the same con artists referencing each other, on blog rolls and so forth.

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Mike Stathis' Near-Perfect Market Forecasting Record


Surely by now many of you recall that Mike Stathis, our Chief Investment Strategist had warned of a Dow 6500 in the 2006 release of America’s Financial Apocalypse.
Thereafter, he discussed more certainty with this forecast in August and November of 2008, and he pinpointed the bottom at around 6200. He also discussed that the collapse would likely occur in the first quarter of 2009 when Q4 earnings were released.
By early March 2009, with the Dow at around 6500, Mike advised readers to begin buying. All of these forecasts were published in the public domain where they remain today. We do not know anyone else in the world that made these accurate predictions. But these critical calls would be just a small part of Mike’s spectacular track record, which continues to place him further ahead of the pack.
Shortly after the market lows, we launched the first newsletter (recently named the Intelligent Investor). This newsletter has consistently provided very accurate forecasts for foreign currencies, emerging markets and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
As well, it has provided the opportunity for readers to land huge investment returns with relatively low risk due to Mike’s ability to understand valuation as well as his accurate market forecasts.
In this piece we are going to demonstrate the accuracy of Mike’s market forecasts over the past few months. We will include summaries of his market forecasts (for the U.S. and emerging markets) from the Intelligent Investor and Market Forecaster newsletters.
In the future, we will be compiling the complete forecasting record since the Intelligent Investor newsletter was released on May 27th 2009 so you can see how accurate these forecasts have been. For now, let’s have a look at the past three months.
November 2010 Market Forecasting Section for the Dow Jones Industrial Average
As the first chart shows, when the November newsletter was released the Dow was just below 11,200.





In the November newsletter issue, after presenting an extensive analysis, Mike concluded the following.
“The chart below shows my estimates for the Dow over the next 3 months. At this point, I would place a much higher chance of the market reaching the 11,750 top than the 9900 bottom, although the odds for both extremes are small. 11,500 is certainly doable prior to the end of the year.”




November 14, 2010 Special Report
In the next chart, notice how the Dow soared within two days after we released the November newsletter. Thereafter, the Dow retraced these gains, leaving investors confused as to its future direction.
To reaffirm readers, we released a special report on November 14th 2010. At that time the Dow was at 11,200.




Mike concluded that this correction would continue over the short term, but held firm with his intermediate-term bullish forecast for the Dow. Immediately after this report was released the Dow lost another 200 points, consistent with his short-term forecast as seen in the previous chart.
Let’s have a look at Mike’s conclusion from the November 14th report.
In this report, Mike forecast the Dow to sell off in the short-term, giving up the gains sparked by the announcement by the EU and IMF. However, he expected the intermediate–term bullish trend to remain intact. Thus, he expected the Dow to rebound after the sell-off.
“The Dow is currently testing the 11,200 support. From this chart alone, it would appear that the Dow will continue with its correction over the short-term.”
The next chart illustrates that this is precisely what occurred. We posted this forecast on the website.




He then reiterated the longer-term bullish trend in the Dow.
“As you can see, I have marked in the gaps that have been filled. Of most importance is the most recent gap which has been filled. This gap has also been surpassed, which is a bullish sign.”
“The Dow remains in a bullish trend from a long- and intermediate-term standpoint.”



December Market Forecasting Section for the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Upon release of the December newsletter, the Dow was sitting at around 11,360.




After presenting an extensive analysis, Mike made the following conclusion:
“I would place a 70% chance of the Dow reaching the 11,650 mark between now and the end of January.”
The next chart is one of many he used to illustrate the positive technical merits supporting his thesis.




January Market Forecasting Section for the Dow Jones Industrial Average
By the time the January newsletter was released, the Dow was just under 11,700.
Once again in the market forecasting section Mike laid out a very descriptive analysis and made the following conclusion regarding the forward direction of the Dow.
“Right now I feel the Dow could test the 12,000 level over the next few weeks. This is going to depend on the upcoming economic data. In fact, the market stands a good chance of trading sideways in 2011 if it crosses 12,000.”
Get ready because I think the Dow could top 12,000 by the end of January or early February.”
The final chart shows the progress made by the Dow since the release of the January newsletter. As you can see, the Dow is retesting the 12,000 level precisely when he stated, towards the end of January.



Below, I show a chart of the Dow since November 2010 to January 24th, showing the gains made in the Dow over that period…gains predicted by Mike.


Since 2006, Mike has warned of the economic collapse, as detailed in America's Financial Apocalypse. In Cashing in on the Real Estate Bubble (released in early 2007) he advised readers to short Fannie, Freddie, Novistar, Accredited Lenders, Fremont General, the banks and homebuilders. He even discussed the General Motors and General Electric would get hit hard.
He also mentioned that Countrywide was likely to have a large exposure to sub-prime mortgages. Note that no one realized this. Countrywide was thought of as a very safe and well capitalized firm through at least the first half of 2007.
Finally, he advised readers to buy gold, oil, healthcare and most important, keep a good deal of cash and wait for the collapse.
He advised his clients to short the U.S. stock market, banks and homebuilders in October 2007. A few months later we began warning people in the public domain of the collapse, beginning with his first online publication, “Stay Away from Traditional Asset Classes” in early May 2008.
Next, in August he warned of a Dow 6200 that would surface in early 2009. He reiterated this forecast several times through November 2008. And when the Dow hit its lows of 6400 in March 2009, he advised investors to start buying. Since then, he has kept readers of his newsletter in the market for 90% of the time.
In contrast, all of the other bears have kept their readers out of the market because they are bears for life. You won't make any money following these extremists, just like you won't make any money following the perma-bull extremists. You need to know when to shift gears.  
If you want to know where the Dow and emerging markets are headed and if you want to be armed with the best investment analysis and forecasting available today, you should subscribe to the Intelligent Investor or the Market Forecaster. 
There is one particular firm that advertises itself as the “largest market forecasting firm in the world.”  The problem is that the market forecasts from this firm has been horrendous. Rather than advising their readers to ride the market all the way up since the 6400 lows in March 2009, they have advised their readers to stay out. In fact, they even advised people to short the Dow using 200% leverage in November 2009. 
As you may know, bigger is often not better. Wal-Mart cannot match the quality of Saks Fifth Avenue. All one really needs is one person who knows what’s going on; not a bunch of guys pumping out back and forth forecasts which keep you confused. By now you should know who that person is.
Mike Stathis has the best overall track record of forecasts of anyone in the world since 2006. We are so confident of this that we have issued a $100,000 reward for the first person who can prove otherwise.
If you want to be left behind in the dust, we advise you to listen to others.
But if you want to be armed with the best investment analysis available, you should subscribe to one of our three newsletters. 
I invite you to join other subscribers who wish to become great investors, as they learn how to navigate the financial landmines that promise to be commonplace for years to come. The best way to achieve this difficult task is to subscribe to one of our investment newsletters.


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