"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
"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)
2. REFUSE TO USE YOUR PHONE TO TEXT
3. DO NOT USE A "SMART PHONE" (or at least do not use your phone to access the internet)
4. STAY AWAY FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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...
BUT YOU CANNOT TALK ABOUT THE JEWISH MAFIA.
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.
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.
Recently the financial media has been issuing all kinds of statements about the emerging markets in order to create drama and panic.
Does this behavior seem familiar?
The financial media is always trying to create some kind of smoke and mirrors drama to get suckers hooked into their programming content so they can sell ads.
[There is also another layer of fraud built into this game and it spans the full gamut, from front-running through insider trading. But these issues are for another time.]
This time the clowns in the financial media claim that the recent sell off in the US stock market has been due to worries of a spillover from the emerging market “mess.” These claims are simply not true.
In order to convince you of their narrative, they have interviewed brain dead floor traders live for you to see for yourself.
Aside from the fact that the majority of these guys are high on cocaine or amphetamines, the problem is these guys are just as clueless as the bimbos who interview them.
And if you really think you can trust the credibility of the Wall Street chief economists and strategists that make rare appearences on this criminal network, keep in mind that Larry Kudlow was fired from Bear Stearns as its chief economist due to his out of control cocaine abuse which caused him to miss key client presentations.
How do we know this? Because Mike Stathis worked at Bear Stearns. Just ask any Bear Stearns employee who worked there in the 1990s and they will confirm this, that is if they are being honest.
The fact is that once someone working in the investment world fails, he or she goes into the financial media. This was the case with Larry Kudlow, Kim Cramer, Joe Kernen, Pete and Jon Najarian, and the rest of the clowns on these financial networks who previously worked in the investment world.
Meanwhile, these financial networks have borrowed big pharma's hiring manual for female drug reps. They look for attractive young, thin females, preferably with big breasts.
You see, the idea is to sell sex and impulsiveness. This causes the audience to make foolish decisions. For more on this, see here.
Clearly, the financial media is nothing more than a dog-and-pony show designed to screw its audience while raking in loads of cash from advertisers.
In most cases there is no single reason for a market selloff. However, in a large number of cases, the single most responsible reason is due to valuation. Everything else provides an excuse or opportunity to sell the market.
The bozos, bimbos and con men in the financial media who are claiming that the current sell off is due to the “emerging market crisis,” are 100% wrong.
We are not saying that there are no problems in the emerging markets or that the problems in these nations aren’t going to get worse. In fact, the problems are likely to get worse.
And we are not saying that the markets won’t sell off in the future due to problems in the emerging markets.
What we are saying is that the current sell off in the US market has almost nothing to do with what is going on in the emerging markets.
If anyone is able to read the minds of all investors in order to determine their reason for selling I’d like to know about it because they aren’t human. I would imagine God would know why the market is selling off.
Mike Stathis certainly is not God but his guess is that the selloff is due to valuation concerns. The current problems in the emerging markets merely offers an excuse or mild catalyst for a selloff.
But of course this is just a guess. No one knows for certain. Only God knows for sure.
The fact is that the emerging markets have been in trouble for quite some time now, as we have documented.
Furthermore, it is rare that a sell off is due to only one reason because investors have different strategies, positions, objectives and ideas so they do not react the same or for the same reason.
As we have discussed on numerous occasions, the financial media always tries to conjure up some kind of story to explain a market sell off because it creates drama and enables them to manufacture daily story lines. This keeps the naïve sheep ready to tune in to the daily soap opera.
This kind of soap opera treatment is dangerous for investors to be sucked into.
The objective of these fictional creations packaged as “news” and “analysis” is to lure the largest audience so these media networks can make the most money from advertisers.
The media is well aware of what it is doing. It is lying to its audience in order to generate ad revenues. This is pure fraud. Yet, the US court system protects the media from any damages as a result of these lies. This is an advantage given to no individual in the USA.
The media crime bosses and minions serving as producers and mouth pieces know they are scamming naïve suckers, but they could give a damn. They could care less that they have caused millions of sheep to lose their retirement savings. All they care about is putting money in their pockets.
There is no code of ethics in the media just like one does not exist in the financial industry. The fact is that these two industries are a magnet for scumbags because the business model of each industry is based on deceit, lies, and fraud. There is no value being created in either of these industries. They parasitic industries.
The financial media pulls the same stunts used by Hollywood producers when they create “reality TV” shows and claim these useless shows are real, unrehearsed footage. After all, the same people who run Hollywood also run the media networks.
The fact is that if you are paying attention to the media, you are naïve and you are going to get blasted. Smart people tune the media out. Suckers tune in.
We have made this point on numerous occasions. See here.
Anyone who has conducted an extensive examination of their recommendations and forecasts understands what a disaster the media is.
Yet, many people actually swear by Cramer and Schiff because these individuals aren’t too bright and they have not bothered to fully investigate their track records.
Just a few weeks ago Goldman Sachs came out with a panic report of its own. This was followed by similar conclusions from other Wall Street firms. See here.
This report warned investors that the emerging markets would be very messy in 2014.
Mind you, Goldman has been more ahead of the curve than other Wall Street firms when it comes to downward revisions of economic growth estimates for the US and emerging markets through at least 2012-2013. But still Goldman has been behind the curve.
[As a caveat, we find it more than hilarious that at least one Wall Street firm, Morgan Stanley was very bearish on the US stock market all throughout 2013, but has recently reversed course prior to the current selloff and is now bullish for 2014. Could Morgan Stanley usurp Peter Schiff in 2014 as the best contrarian indicator? I doubt it.]
As the media has magnified the issues in the emerging markets Goldman has continued to add fuel to the fire.
But where were these warnings from Goldman before?
Do you really think the problems in the emerging markets just popped up out of nowhere?
Throughout most of 2013 Goldman was bullish on emerging markets and only lowered its growth estimates for China in the fall when others had already issued warnings of a lower rate of growth in China.
Do you really think things have been all rosy for the emerging markets up until a few weeks ago?
Well let’s take a look at some emerging market ETFs which mimic the major market indices.
The following charts show the major market ETFs for China, India and Brazil from September 2010 to January 27, 2014.
As you can see, a clear downward trend has formed over that period.
Of course, hindsight is 20/20, right?
Mike Stathis began issuing warnings about the emerging markets by late-2010.
And he followed up his analysis each month in our research publications.
By June 2012, we released a massive 300-page global economic analysis discussing the longer-term issues faced by China, India and Brazil, as well as an over analysis and forecast for the global economy going forward (this report is now free for all current newsletter subscribers and Members). See here.
And we followed this up with a 4-part video presentation the following year (this presentation is also provided at no charge to current newsletter subscribers and members). See here.
In November 2013, Stathis even devoted a 3-video presentation to Brazil for subscribers of the Intelligent Investor to show just how bad things had become (this presentation has also been provided to new members or renewals as of January 7, 2013). See here.
But rather than run away and hide, Stathis provided accurate trading guidance for each of these ETFs every month. He even provided some hints in the public domain regarding the dangers in Brazil. See here and here.
Stathis has been warning about the weakness in China, India and Brazil for more than three years. Most of the warnings have been focused on India and Brazil up until 2013, when Stathis began warnings of some very real problems in China.
Although the issues faced by the emerging markets really became worrisome in early 2013, Stathis has been providing remarkably accurate trading guidance for investors in emerging market ETFs even during this two-year period that he identified as bearish.
The following video (below) is just one example illustrating the following:
1. Mike Stathis was warning about the risks and weaknesses in the emerging markets several months before Wall Street had a clue.
2. Mike Stathis provided accurate trading guidance for emerging market ETFs despite his bearish sentiment. In essence, he provided accurate trading guidance enabling investors to make trading profits while these ETFs trended downward (i.e. trading the securities down).
In the near future, we are going to post some of these previous forecasts in the emerging market ETFs in order to further demonstrate that Mike Stathis does hold the leading track record in the pre- and post-crisis period and remains as one of the top investment minds in the world.
The fact is that everyone has been behind the curve; everyone except Mike Stathis.
By now you probably realize that Mike Stathis is the world’s best US stock market forecaster. See here.
Below you will find several articles that document Mike's market forecasting accuracy and insights.
But he is also one of the best at distressed securities analysis, technical analysis and relative valuation analysis. It is precisely for this reason that Stathis is able to forecast so many things so accurately.
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