"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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More Vultures

You may recall a few previous articles I've posted on the vultures out there that prey on your desperation.

Some of the most dangerous wolves of the pack are the investment newsletters, and there are thousands. 

They are potentially very dangerous because they prey on your greed and desire for easy money. Meanwhile, they send you misleading claims if not outright lies.

Hopefully by now you realize that AVA Investment Analytics NOT INCLUDED in this huge group. 

These are the same guys who rent or sell your email and mailing address to other companies, from credit cards and insurance to other newsletters.

They also bombard your mailbox daily; sometimes several times each day with bogus claims and scare tactics to get you to subscribe.  They make you think you can easily become rich, if only you subscribe to their service. 

Once you subscribe, they have you hooked like a fish. Then they offer you a buffet of other services. Before you know it, you're spending more money for these services and trading commissions than you've made in years. But that's a rarer outcome. Most end up losing money; sometimes a lot of money.

The problem is that for one reason or another, whether it's the huge minimums required from financial firms or bad experiences with them in the past, you find yourself on your own. And you certainly won't get a lick of real assistance from registered reps working for online brokers, because quite frankly these guys are morons. 

So you find yourself all alone, faced with the daunting task of going up against the pros and winning.  Despite what the TV commercials from online brokers tell you, the odds are stacked way against you. A few wise investors realize this, but many fall for these delusions. These are the people who learn the hard way trading on their own.

Some are seduced by the repetitive infomercials for trading services. I'll address these scam artists in the future. Here, I plan to focus on the newsletter guys.

To hook you, they send out emails and snail mail pieces claiming their trades made huge returns. I can guarantee you that these claims are always deceptive if not outright lies. 

Let's take a look at a man you may have heard of. His name is Martin Weiss. He heads several online and print newsletter publications including the "Safe Money Report," "Money and Markets" and several others. He always refers to himself as "Dr. Martin Weiss." 

This should be your first warning sign. Those who have a Ph.D.s should never refer to themselves as Dr. since it implies a medical doctor.  When I see that, I always run. Has anyone ever heard of Dr. Phil?  yes, Dr. Phil the psychologist, not the medical doctor psychiatrist.

But then again, Dr. Seuss wasn't a real doctor now was he.

One might assume that "Dr." Weiss might have a Ph.D. in economics, business or finance. But that is not the case. His Ph.D. is in anthropology.  Anthropology?? That seems odd. Now then, we ask whether he received any professional training from Wall Street?  

Like virtually all of the thousands of other investment newsletter guys out there, as far as I been able to determine, the answer is NO.  In fact, I'll bet on it. So then, where did he gain his "investment experience?" 

Perhaps "Dr." Weiss gained his experience from day-trading in his mom's basement like so many others who claim to be experts?  Well, maybe. But he loves sharing the legendary stories about his father. It's a shame I've never seen any verification about these stories that supposedly took place several decades ago.

Now, in all fairness, a Ph.D. in business or economics certainly means nothing as far as credibility in the capital markets as far as I am concerned. Based upon the trash that has come from economists over the past few years, you probably agree.

What's really important is one’s track record. Once you examine "Dr." Weiss’ track record you can decide for yourself whether he is a "financial expert."

Weiss has a full staff of writers who spew out doom and gloom on a daily basis, flooding the Internet with the same message now for some 20 years.  Therefore, the man has no credibility similar to Peter Schiff and the other perpetual doomers, because as we all know, it eventually rains in the desert. 

Weiss likes to boast about many things as a way to establish credibility. I've seen in his marketing pieces where he claims of predicting the banking collapse.

In fact, I actually have a copy of his "Dangerous Banks" Report from 2001.  It says the same thing he is claiming now.  Most likely, he has been saying the same thing for 20 years.

“Like you, I’m supremely busy. I have my own analysis to do every day ... two companies with more than 200 employees to run ... and of course, all the writing I’m so passionate about.”

Yea you’re busy alright; busy designing deceptive marketing ads for your army of employees to plaster all over the Internet, luring in more sheep. After all, you gotta pay the bills at such a large operation. 

In April 2009, after the stock market collapsed many times reaching a low of 6500, Weiss released a book "The Ultimate Depression Guide."  Just when it hit the shelves, the market was in the midst of a strong rally which stands at 30% today.  Now that's what I call timing.  "Dr." Weiss, where was your book BEFORE the collapse?  Anyone can write one AFTERWARDS. 

Based upon what I have observed, Weiss spent a huge sum of money to publicize his book, getting all of the media hacks involved.  I read the book because I wanted to have proof of what I already knew. But that is by no means an endorsement. In my opinion, the book is garbage. It's a book for brainless fools. All he really does is tell you to buy U.S. Treasuries. 

Oh and by the way, he offers you the chance to buy them from him.  It's a great strategy to offer someone what are considered the safest investments in the world. But investors don't need to read a book to know to buy Treasuries.

In fact, if you want a conservative approach, you are better off in cash because treasuries have many risks, one being interest-rate risk, which could make them illiquid (unless you are willing to wait until they expire or you are willing to sell them at a loss). You really need to actively manage treasuries in the current atmosphere. And timing when to buy them is critical. 

"Dr." Weiss' claims that he was the ONLY analyst to have predicted things. But where was his book prior to the collapse?  

Let's face it. Weiss is no different than the other newsletter guys out there who use scare tactics and bogus claims to get you to pay ridiculous subscription fees for poor results. They also prey on your greed and desperation.

In fact, Weiss recently settled with the SEC for making bogus claims of performance while the actual results were much, much different. The SEC actually had several charges against him. Please have a look for yourself

It appears as if the SEC forced Weiss to display results of his many trading services over the past year. After you see these results, you can imagine why he is desperate to come up with a radical marketing strategy. 

As a way to silence his critics, Weiss and his clowns are offering subscribers access to a live trading account which shows you what he is buying and selling at an account held by Fidelity Investments. 

The price?  

Over $2000 annually. What a bargain! 

After all, his previous services charged anywhere from $1000 to $5000 annually. The results of one of these services (randomly selected) are in a PDF attachment at the end of this article. You will be shocked when you see the performance.

As a part of this new strategy, Weiss has brought in a new guy named Claus. Apparently, Weiss realizes no one at his "200-employee" firm has a clue. Pay attention to how he glorifies things when pumping up his latest employee, Claus.

As you read this trash, notice the underlying messages - "it's so easy."  

“In 1999, for instance, Claus accurately predicted the bear market of 2000-2003 that ultimately hammered the Nasdaq down 75% — and also decimated the Dow, the S&P 500 and nearly every other stock index worldwide.”

"Dr." Weiss, where is your proof? Show me where you said it in print. But also show me all of your print articles so you don’t cherry-pick only what you want us to see. See these newsletter guys write about every possibility-the market will go up, it will go down, etc. so they can pull out what they want later, claiming they predicted things!!!

“Plus, in late 2007, Claus’ stellar contrarian record earned him the privilege of being selected to manage a European ETF trading service ...”

This is simply too funny. “Privilege of being selected to manage an ETF service?” You have to be kidding me! Weiss wants to have you think that this is some major Wall Street job. Any moron can start an ETF service. In fact, all of these guys running ETF services are clowns in my book.

“And in 2008-09, Claus’ recommendations generated a tidy 28.2% overall gain, even while the S&P 500 plunged 44.9%, and the Dow fell 41.9%. (See chart and chart caption.)”

First of all, this is not true. If you read the caption from the chart, the returns were since inception which was in 2007. Second of all, consider that selected time period. In October of 2007 (when I told my clients to SHORT the banks) the Dow was at 14,200. 

By the end of the reporting period for Mr. Genius Claus, the Dow had fallen by over 50%. So Claus actually performed pretty miserably for a contrarian. Any decent contrarian would have at least performed along with the downward sell off in the market. 

What does this mean? Well, in my opinion, as a contrarian Claus stinks - unless you use Claus as a contrarian indicator! Think about it. Over the time he “managed” some online ETF service, we saw the biggest collapse of the stock market ever. So a good contrarian should have raked in huge gains. This was the best as it gets for contrarians, and Claus performed VERY poorly given the market decline.

Furthermore, after taxes and transaction fees, his net returns are probably around 15%, and that is if you even believe these returns.  Until you see a third-party audited report, I wouldn't believe anything these guys say.

By the way, I would like to caution you about these ETF trading services. As previously mentioned, these guys are clowns and vultures. I'll address them in the future. Let's continue with Claus.....

“Until 2000, Claus advised high-net-worth investors for HSBC — the massive global bank.”

My Guess? Claus was a stock broker whose clients blew up when the dotcom bubble collapsed, forcing him to seek work elsewhere.

“But when the bank censored his warnings about the looming credit crisis, Claus resigned his prestigious, high-paying position with HSBC.”

"Prestigious?" I worked on Wall Street, and despite the perception, it's far from prestigious, unless you come from a chop shop or some cheesy newsletter service. As far as "high-paying," I'd really love to see evidence of this. Why would a guy leave a high-paying "prestigious" job to work with a guy who just settled with the SEC for millions of dollars?  it’s based on opinion of what he said. 

It's quite easy to make false statements or distort the truth, knowing that nothing they claim can be independently verified.

“Instead, he signed on with a smaller private bank that guaranteed his freedom to ‘call them like he sees them.”

What a joke. Like I said, I am willing to bet he blew up his book of clients and was forced to scale down to some rinky-dink firm, most likely a chop-shop. Why won't he name this "smaller bank?"

“Claus convinced the principals of his bank to sell all of their clients’ stock positions in 2007 ... and to use 10% of their money to buy contrarian investments that rise when stocks fall.”

Is that so? Perhaps he read my books then because let me tell you this. If he made that call, he would be heading that bank right now instead of working with some low-class vulture newsletter shop, selling doom and gloom.

And if 10% was all he recommended that in itself demonstrates he had no idea what was going on. If he had a clue he would have advised them to go to cash and wait until the full collapse.

Oh and what about his clients? Did he not convince them to sell? Sorry but none of this is adding up.

“And last year, the bank was richly rewarded for trusting Claus’ counsel: It became one of the very few financial institutions in the entire world that actually made good money for its clients.”

Really? Please tell me what “good money is.” Well if that is true then why do you refuse to name this mysterious bank? 

Oh and by the way, it is illegal for banks or broker/dealers engaged in the securities business to post returns of its clients so how is it that you know they made “good money.” Hopefully, you can see how shady these claims are. Weiss provides no way to verify any of this trash. Trusting him is like handing your money to a stranger. 

The list goes on and on….claims made with no proof.

Hopefully, you are able to see the potential for psychological manipulation and word twisting. Without any verifiable proof of these claims, I wouldn't believe a thing.

Weiss' new idea to provide real time (and advanced notice) access to a $1 million trading account is a clever marketing strategy because the sheep will say "well if he's willing to invest $1 million of his own money making the same trades he is providing to us, and in advance, well that's good enough for me." 

But understand this, in my estimation, Weiss spends more than $1 milllion annually for marketing; perhaps much higher. His ads are scattered all over Google. It is nearly impossible to land on a financial website or even a website that has an article about the stock market and not see at least one of his ads. So this $1 million trading account is more of a marketing expense.  

By the way, you might consider clicking a few of his ads when you see them to run up the costs of his marketing. This might encourage him to advertise less. In effect, you would be doing your part to help the sheep avoid his trash. 

But also consider this. Weiss probably has over 10,000 subscribers based on research I have done. So, if he converts just 500 of them into his "Contrarian" subscription, he will cover this $1 million portfolio. The rest is gravy. And when you see the results of his previous year's trading services, you might imagine he will need as many subscribers he can get.

Now have a look at Weiss's own reported results of the past year's trading from his services.  All I can say is WOW.  You would have to try very hard to get such pathetic results!!  (check the PDF attachment)

Weiss states that these results represent a compilation of client's brokerage statements that were sent to him. And I'm willing to bet he cherry-picked the best results he found, making his performance even more shocking. After seeing these results, it should be clear why he has decided to try a radically different approach.

Remember, it always rains in the desert; eventually. And if you have been predicting rain for 20 years, you've missed out on tremendous opportunities.

I’ll point out another trick. Notice how a subscription to this service also comes with several other benefits:

  • Our Million-Dollar Contrarian Portfolio Tracker that gives you a quick overview of each trade I’ve made including the profit or loss on each position ...
  • Our Open Position Tracker that lets you see how all the investments I own now are performing ...
  • Our Asset Allocator that gives you an easy-to-understand graphic image illustrating how Claus and I have spread my $1 million out over the various asset classes in the portfolio..
  • A full Activity Report on every move I’ve made over the past week or so — the things I’ve bought ... the things I’ve sold ... any change in my stop-losses ... every move I’ve made and why I made it.
  • A “Shadow Portfolio” that lets you enter the stocks you’ve bought and sold and that compares your results with mine ...
  • A Members-Only blog where you can ask questions of any of our experts, meet your fellow members and contribute your own investment ideas any time you like ...
  • I’ll even post every trade confirmation and monthly brokerage statement Fidelity sends me — all conveniently, online!

This other trash is added to keep you psychologically and emotionally connected to Weiss and his lynch men, so you will be forgiving when you get blasted by what is likely to be mediocre results at best. 

I could pick this ad apart for a month and still not be finished.

I could go on about Weiss, but his deceitful tactics, exaggerated and often false claims would consume an entire book. 

I don’t want you to think Weiss is the only one who engages in this type of business. All of these newsletter guys are the same, tempting you with bogus claims of huge profits.

One thing I’ve learned over the years is this. When you see that they are headquartered in south Florida (usually the West Palm Beach area) you should run like Hell. This area is infamous for being known as “Investment Scam Ally.”

But of course, there are many sheep that enable them to live and operate from one of the most expensive places in America. 

The purpose of this piece was not intended to bash Dr. Weiss, but rather to show you how to critically analyze claims made by newsletters and other investment services. He just so happened to be most visible on my radar due to his massive marketing efforts. Once again, there are thousands of other services out there that are as bad if not worse. Perhaps I’ll discuss the antics of another bozo in the future, Bernie Schaeffer from Schaeffer Investment Research. Hey, Wall Street claims to have credible research so why can’t guys like Bernie also make the same claims?


Weiss   12-Month Trading History of Premium Services

For the 12-month trading history, click on one or more of the publications listed here. To view the tables you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader.  

UPDATED September 3, 2010.  Weiss has made these performance records private, so these links no longer work. Fortunately, I saved the files which have been added below each link.  

[Tables have been removed due to a threat by Weiss of a DMCA violation]


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We suggest you save the above images before Weiss and his monkeys have them removed.

Note to Weiss and his monkeys. It is against US law to misuse the DMCA as a weapon of intimidation. You know that your track record cannot be claimed under the DMCA especially since the SEC ordered you to publish it. The fact is that you have hidden your track record because you know it is a complete disaster. We will be reposting your track record directly on our website and if you or any of your monkeys threaten us we will go to the SEC and inform them of your tactics. In addition, we may take further action as deemed necessary.  


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