"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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The Reality of the Debt Ceiling Drama

Over the past several weeks, the media has had a field day covering the debt ceiling talks between both political parties. It’s been dominates news headlines for more than a month. Prior to the latest distraction by the media, the focus was Casey Anthony, followed by Congressman Weiner, then Casey Anthony again. 
I wasn’t even aware how large of a media campaign on this topic was (since I don’t waste time watching TV) until I was visiting some relatives for a few days. During my visit I was exposed to the media circus show that my relatives had been glued to.
I have not discussed the debt ceiling talks, other than brief mention in our research publications. The reason why I have not spent time discussing this topic is because it is not really worth mention. In short, it has been a complete fabrication engineered by both parties as a manner by which to muster political power for the 2012 elections. 
Everywhere you look you see people talking about it. It’s shocking to see how people believe anything the media and Washington keep repeating. I would have thought that at least some Americans learned not to trust Washington or the media after the WMB charade.  
Yet, everyone else seems to think the issue is critical as discussed by the media. Indeed, it is remarkable to watch American puppets who actually think the debt ceiling issue is relevant. If you have been glued to the TV to hear the debt ceiling drama, you have been wasting your time.
In order to keep things grounded, you need to understand that several forces are touting a debt default as a manner by which to exploit people for political and financial gains. 
For instance, late last year Meredith Whitney discussed her ridiculous predictions of municipal defaults on 60 Minutes. The piece was journalism at its worst, designed to create drama and boost the dwindling ratings 60 Minutes continues to receive.  I set the record straight on Whitney.
Here, I present the realities of the debt ceiling issue. However, I will not spend much time on this topic because I can think of several other ways to spend my time more wisely, such as sleeping. 
Let me point out a few things so you can fully understand the realities of the debt issue.
With about $14.3 trillion in total debt, Washington is looking to do something that has served more as a gesture than anything else. For nearly 50 years, Washington has raised the debt ceiling by more than 70 times. It has been this trend of raises that has enabled fiscal mismanagement by Washington for decades.
Does Washington need to rein in spending? 
Certainly. However, the current debt ceiling drama has been engineered in order to mentally prepare Americans to accept cuts to vital programs, while ignoring Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy and continuing the most costly and unnecessary war in history. As a part of these theatrics, politicians from each side of America's fascist government are using the drama they have created in order to further their own political aspirations.
So what is involved in raising the debt ceiling?
All that needs to be done is for Washington to put an end to the drama is to approve a high debt ceiling and the U.S. Treasury issues more government bonds to finance spending. 
What happens when the debt ceiling is raised? The U.S. Treasury issues new bonds into the market, and investors buy them based on demand and supply. The proceeds are used to fund U.S. government operations. 
Many individuals have discussed that foreign nations no longer want to hold U.S. bonds due to the vulnerable situation of the U.S. economy, as well as the reckless destruction of the dollar by the Federal Reserve.
While the U.S. economy certainly remains in a vulnerable situation and is not likely to mount a real recovery anytime soon, the fact is that foreign investors will continue to buy and hold U.S. government bonds, for reasons which I will explain.
The real secret is that there has never been any threat that this new debt won’t be funded via the purchase of government bonds. Why?
Quite simply, we can thank our friends in Saudi Arabia for that. You see, ever since the Saudis demanded the U.S. dollar for oil payments in the mid-1970s, the dollar has been the irrefutable reserve currency.
Certainly, prior to that time one could argue the dollar’s status as the world currency due to its dominant trade and consumption dynamics. However, it was not until the Saudis began demanding dollar payments for oil that the dollar truly became the universal currency. Shortly after this decision by the Saudis, all of OPEC followed suit. 
What’s the relevance of this?
As a result of the requirement for U.S. dollars for oil, the U.S. is in a unique position because the world is held hostage to the dollar. Because crude oil is denominated in U.S. dollars, you must have the dollar to buy oil everywhere in the world, with one exception. Moreover, this also applies to all commodities. 
What is the exception?  Iran.  The newly-launched Iranian Oil Bourse only takes euros for its crude oil. I discussed plans for this oil exchange five years ago in America's Financial Apocalypse. As you can imagine, Iran's oil bourse poses a potential threat to the U.S. economy is other large oil producers follow suit. It is for this reason that the U.S. government has been trying to come up with excuses to invade Iran.  
As a result of this dollar-oil link, the U.S. has been able to export inflation throughout the world for decades. As simple as this reality is, remarkably you never hear anyone discuss it. See here >> The Big Secret About Oil
What are the investment implications of the dollar-oil link? 
This should be obvious to all competant financial professionals. The best hedge against inflation in the U.S. is oil. Commodities (excluding gold and silver) also provide nice hedges.
Amazingly, the gold propagandists have continued to scare Americans with claims of imminent hyperinflation so as to encourage the purchase of gold. The fact is that hyperinflation is a virtual impossibility in the U.S., at least in our lifetime. I have detailed this analysis many times in the past.
              >> Don't Bet on Hyperinflation
              >> Understanding Manipulation of Gold by the Media
Furthermore, gold does not protect against inflation, as I have documented many times in the past, beginning with America’s Financial Apocalypse. Thus, the reasoning used by gold bugs to support the purchase of gold is completely invalid.
              >> Fool's Gold
              >> Beck & Co.: Cashing in through Scare Tactics
Gold is in a bull market independent of inflationary concerns. While gold has been a “safe haven” for investors historically, this relationship relates more to short-term asset reshuttling. 
Politicians and economists alike have continued to insist that the debt ceiling must be raised in order to prevent a default of U.S. Government debt. These individuals claim that such an event would cause a severe economic crisis, with a certain double-dip recession.   
The fact is that the recession which began in December 2007 never ended, as I have continued to insist since the establishment economists claimed it ended in June 2009. Furthermore, a so-called “double-dip recession” has no merit. The term is complete propaganda. I discussed this reality several months ago.
When we consider the probability of default it becomes very important to understand the process precisely. First, a default occurs because a debtor is unable to continue making interest payments on borrowed money.
Notice I said “unable.” The fact is that Washington has manufactured this so-called debt ceiling crisis. The U.S. Government can easily continue to make interest payments on its debt. The real issue is fiscal responsibility. And this is where both parties are seeking to gain points from voters. 
Next, keep in mind that foreigners own about $4 trillion of U.S. Government debt. The remainder is held by U.S. citizens and financial institutions (about $6 trillion), as well as borrowed money from U.S. trust funds such as Social Security (about $4 trillion). 
Moreover, note that the number one holder of U.S. debt is China, with about $1.1 trillion. China really has no choice but to hold this debt due to trade surpluses. As well, China will do anything it can to keep U.S. interest rates low so U.S. consumers will continue to buy Chinese imports. 
The second largest holder of U.S. Government dent is Japan, with nearly $1 trillion in U.S. debt. Similar to China, Japan holds U.S. debt largely due to its trade surplus with the U.S. In addition, Japan remains America’s top ally, second only to the UK. There is no way Japan would see U.S. debt under any circumstances. The third largest holder of U.S. debt is the UK.
The bottom line is that the U.S. faces no risk of a real default at this point unless Washington decides to default voluntarily. Even so, a default would not mean much other than a short-term reaction in the capital markets. This is important to keep in mind because profiteers are drooling as they see the drama unfold, insisting that gold is the solution for investors. We have heard that America is in a similar situation as Greece and even Zimbabwe. This is complete rubbish. Anyone who makes these claims is either an idiot or lying in order to scare people into buying gold and drum up foreign currency trading commissions. But if you live in the U.S., gold isn’t going to help you one bit if a default were to occur. As long as oil and commodities continue to be priced in dollars, the dollar remains the world’s safest currency. And as long as the U.S. maintains its military dominance, no nation can make the U.S. repay its debt.
Finally, I find it remarkable that both parties are looking to attack the nation’s entitlement programs when the fact is that neither Medicare nor Social Security have contributed to the deficit. While this is expected to change in coming years, the fact is that Americans have funded and will continue to fund these programs. In contrast, wasteful tax breaks for the wealthy continue to add trillions to the federal debt. 
Moreover, no one in Washington has even discussed removing troops from the Middle East. Already the Iraq War is expected to cost at least $4 trillion. If the U.S. Government truly has a debt problem, don’t you think our politicians should first repeal the Bust-era tax breaks for the wealthy as well as remove troops from the Middle East rather than slice away at critical programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, programs that Americans have paid for?
The fact is that America has a fascist government and has for decades. Washington cares only about corporations, Wall Street and the wealthy. And when it comes to issues that matter most to the American people, such as their ability to put food on the table and access to affordable healthcare, both parties agree; they are going to screw you. They are going to whittle down your Medicare and Social Security benefits while continuing to demand you pay for these programs. Instead, this money will continue to fight wars for Israel. See here >> Obamanation
So let me review the important facts presented in this article so you can have a take away.
·         The debt ceiling talks and possible default are completely manufactured by Washington as a way to score political points.
·         There will not be a real default of U.S. debt anytime soon. Instead, the drama will be used to steal more wealth from Americans. 
·         Political power between parties is meaningless because both parties are essentially the same.
·         The Saudis exert the most control over the U.S. economy due to the dollar-oil link, which enables the U.S. to export inflation throughout the globe.
·         Oil is the best hedge against inflation in the U.S. due to the dollar-oil link.
·         Gold is not a hedge against inflation.
·         Most U.S. debt is held by the U.S. Foreign holders of U.S. debt make up only about 25% of total outstanding debt.
·         The top three foreign holders of U.S. debt either need to hold the debt in order to add to their trade advantages or will hold U.S. debt because they are amongst America’s strongest allies.
Finally, I’d like you to keep some points in mind. Just because you keep reading and hearing something over and over again doesn’t make it true. The reality is that the vast majority of people are followers rather than leaders of thought. 
When you see people quoting what others have said, that means they are followers. At times it’s okay to follow others as long as those you follow know what they are talking about, have excellent track records and no agendas. Accordingly, I suggest you research every individual cited by authors so you can determine if the author has a clue. 
It is critical to make these points because anyone with a PC and Internet connection can submit articles to websites. What you should focus on is the credibility of those who write articles. Are they trying to manipulate sentiment? Are they qualified to discuss the topics they write about? Do they conduct independent research, or do they get their ideas from reading the opinions of others? Do they have agendas?  
Credibility is assessed based on the author’s track record and agendas.  As the documented facts show, I continue to hold the leading track record in the world on the economic collapse. Never mind what the media says. The only gauge of expertise comes from one’s track record. Accordingly, I remain the only financial professional in the world to have backed this claim with a $100,000 reward. See here >> Mike Stathis is Offering a $100,000 Reward
Finally, I do not have any agendas. I do not sell gold or securities and I do not make money from advertising. For those who truly understand the deceitful nature of the media, the fact that the media has banned me helps confirm my expertise and unwillingness to sell out, unlike many others.
As a result, if you aren’t seeing people who write about economic and financial issues quoting my forecasts and insights, you should assume they are either sheep or hacks. I tell you this not to stroke my ego, but to caution you to the lies and censorship that is everso present in the media. That said, I have never seen anyone cite any of my forecasts or commentaries despite the fact that I predicted everything in detail five years ago in America’s Financial Apocalypse. That should tell you how trustworthy the media and their so-called experts are. The situation is even worse online. 
If you still have not read America’s Financial Apocalypse (especially the 2006 expanded version) you would wise to do so, as it is the most accurate and comprehensive predictor of the economic collapse.  This was the book that resulted in me being blacklisted by the media. Figure it out folks. They don’t want you to know the truth. 
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