"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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Bernie Madoff in Perspective

The Savings & Loan Crisis had Michael Milken. The dotcom charade had Bernie Ebbers, Kenneth Lay, and Jeffery Skilling. These men have been selected as the scapegoats to distract the public away from the real criminals that caused each crisis. And now, the world’s largest real estate and banking crisis – much larger than all previous heists combined – has Bernie Madoff. He will serve the same purpose.

Michael Milken was certainly involved in the S&L crisis, but he wasn’t the only villain. After only serving a couple of years (for good behavior) at Club Fed, he returned to society a very wealthy man. What other type of behavior besides “good” is possible at Club Fed? Milken was certainly a scapegoat of the S&L crisis, but he certainly was not innocent. Yet, he is like many scapegoats from white collar crimes who manage to get off easy. One reason is because they have big money to buy their way out. But another reason is because white-collar crime is deemed to be relatively benign in America. This mentality must change now. Americans must demand it.
If you are arrested for a major drug crime, the government seizes all of your assets for a variety of reasons. For starters, the DEA assumes the money was made illegally through drug trade so it must be confiscated. But they also seize the assets in order to stop the drug operation. Why don’t they do this with guys committing huge white collar crimes on Wall Street? Sure, they seized Madoff’s assets, but only to ensure the maximum recovery of investment funds. I’m talking about seizing all compensation that was earned during their period of fraud.
Because white-collar crime is most frequently perpetrated by wealthy individuals, they usually get off very easy. If they are not wealthy when they begin these crimes, they are usually very wealthy by the time they get caught. Yet, in many cases (depending on the specific crime) they get to keep much of what they received by illegal means. And of course, they use their wealth to buy their way out of prison. In the worst of circumstances they buy a lenient sentence. What this means is that crime pays in America; as long as it’s white collar crime.
If a person murders another they can get the death penalty. But if a banker is responsible for fraud causing trillions of dollars of losses, affecting millions of people, the bankers claim ignorance. And they not only get to keep their bonuses that were collected illegally, but they aren’t charged with any criminal activity. Only in America will you see this. This isn’t allowed in Japan, Canada, or Europe. And it certainly isn’t allowed in China.
Perhaps many of you have forgotten the dotcom charade. I certainly haven’t. Thousands of people should be in prison, from Wall Street analysts and bankers involved in irresponsible IPOs, to executives and others involved in insider trading. But only a few were indicted. Most likely, this current crisis will share a similar fate because the media will continue to distract attention away from the real criminals and focus on Madoff and Stanford. But remember, neither had anything to do with the banking crisis.
Today, when Forbes lists Milken in its annual 500 richest Americans, they never mention his involvement in the S&L Crisis. Instead, they describe him as a philanthropist. That tells you more about Steve Forbes and the media than it does Milken.
Remember, it was the dotcom bubble that caused most of the pain during the 2000-2003 period. Today, we still see the effects of this painful period. During the peak of the dotcom bubble, there were dozens if not hundreds of high-tech stocks with triple-digit PE ratios, many with triple-digit stock prices to boot.
Former WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers had nothing to do with the dotcom bubble, nor did Dennis Koslowski (former CEO of Tyco). And as big as Enron’s scam was, Lay and Skilling didn’t cause the dotcom bubble to collapse. They had no involvement in it whatsoever. But the media focused on them because they served as distractions from the real criminals who escaped with billions of dollars. Now we see the same thing playing out with Madoff. He is providing the media a person to distract from the bigger criminals.
We need to take a step back and ask the following question. Given the grand scheme of things, are Madoff’s crimes as vile as those committed by the Wall Street and banking executives? How about former Secretary of Treasury Paulson, Alan Greenspan, Christopher Cox, Tim Geithner and Ben Bernanke?
Surely, what Madoff did was utterly irreprehensible. He destroyed the retirement savings of hundreds if not thousands of individuals. But we must not forget that the executives of the banking industry have done far worse because they have destroyed the retirement savings of millions. Arguably, they have caused severe financial and economic distress to billions of people around the globe.
I find it odd how Madoff and Stanford are the only ones being blamed for a Ponzi scheme when the banks did the same thing on a much larger scale. You need to ask yourself why the media isn’t going after the villains responsible for the largest Ponzi scheme in world history – that created by Wall Street and mortgage executives.
Even the SEC has not suggested any of these executives would be faced with charges. Instead, the SEC is now focusing on Ponzi schemes using their typical “reactive” approach. Obama appointed Mary Shapiro as the new SEC Chairman to replace Christopher Cox.
The problem is that you shouldn’t expect any real changes from Shapiro because she is from the Wall Street club. And you shouldn’t expect any changes from Obama because he is America’s biggest puppet president ever. The real decisions are being made by the Federal Reserve and their buddies like Summers and Geithner. You people need to realize what’s going on. 
The SEC works not for you, but for Wall Street, similar to the FDA-drug company partnership. Until true outsiders are selected to head these organizations, things won’t change. How Obama can speak of “accountability” is a mystery. Calling the $18 billion in Wall Street bonus last year “shameful” is by no means a way to make the case that you plan to hold bankers accountable.
If Obama wants to demonstrate that he understands the definition of the word, he must swiftly go after the banking executives. But he must also confiscate their compensation from the past several years. Thus far, Obama has been nothing short of hypocrisy and I don’t expect anything to change. Please understand these views are not the result of my political ideas. Anyone who knows me understands that I do not criticize policies based on a political philosophy, but rather an economic, common sense and moral one. I did not vote during the recent election because I could not find any capable candidates.
The Ponzi scheme of focus should be that created by the banks and Wall Street. But the financial media has continued to stray away from this topic because their bills are paid by the financial industry. After all, they intentionally created earnings they knew were not valid. But they were valid enough to pump their stock price up and earn record bonuses; bonuses they still have.
It’s shocking to see how the media has been able to distract all attention away from the criminals that destroyed the global economy. And Madoff has been a big help. The media is relieved that Madoff and Stanford were exposed when they were because it allows them to protect their financial sponsors, the financial industry. This is the reality most fail to recognize. 
The Madoff situation is surely great news for the financial media. For now, they have someone to distract away from the guilt of the bankers despite the fact that what Madoff did had nothing to do with the destruction of the global economy. Those directly affected by Madoff see him as the worst of evils. Can you blame them? Likewise, those affected by this economic mess should view Wall Street and banking executives in the same light. Perhaps you or someone you know had their retirement savings or net worth destroyed by the dotcom bubble shenanigans a few years ago. Yet, Mary Meeker, Jack Grubman, Henry Blodget and the other analysts are alive and well; and quite wealthy I might add.
In fact, Blodget now has his own propaganda company called Cluster Stock which he promotes in a partnership with Yahoo! as Tech Ticker. Blodget is desperately bowing down to link up with the mainstream media’s propaganda machine while attempting to disguise his site as being one “on your side.”
As you might agree, CNBC uses the same tactic and we know their results. If you happen to waste time on this site, you might notice the guests interviewed by this crew of failed journalists are the same bozos from the mainstream media.  I’ll get back to Yahoo! in the future.
Yahoo! Management is too stupid to realize this is one reason why they are a sinking ship. People are sick of trash. It was valuable content that made Yahoo! so successful in the past. Today, Yahoo! has very little valuable content because they have partnered with mainstream media. Only an idiot would partner with a dying industry. It’s remarkable to see Blodget complain about the crooks on his show, as if he did nothing wrong; as if he is an honest guy. The facts point to different conclusions.
The reality is that the timing of Madoff’s Ponzi scheme bodes well for those behind the economic collapse, as well as their financial media cheerleaders. Madoff will be used as a scapegoat, as will Allen Stanford, and a few hedge fund managers from Bear Stearns and Credit Suisse. The real criminals who destroyed the lives of millions will not only go free, but they will be smiling as they sit back and try to figure out how to spend more of your money.
I am certainly not here to defend Madoff. But I think it is important for everyone to keeping mind that we still have not seen any of the real villains of this crisis be brought to justice. Until the banking executives are sent to prison for many years, justice will not be served. For some, nothing short of the death penalty will satisfy their definition of justice.
What we are seeing today in America will be written about and discussed for decades, if not centuries; from the apocalyptic destruction, to the villains who went unpunished and finally, those in Washington and the Federal Reserve. When unbiased historians look back and study this period, the truth will be revealed. Until then, the media will continue to portray things in a misleading manner. These things are always done for specific reasons. Big money is always the primary factor. And when you fail to see others point out these issues as I have and continue to, you might want to consider them in the same league as the guys responsible for this economic mess, because they are intentionally keeping quiet, hoping to remain in good graces with the media so they can market themselves to the sheep who watch financial shows. 
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