"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 Associated Press and the GM Pump-and-Dump

I wanted to point out another example of the need to be critical when you come across "news."  


In the vast majority of cases, news stories are centered on hidden agendas that come from the top of the organization. Often, when the hidden message or twist on facts is meant to assist the agendas of America's fascist government, the orders are sent from a PR official at the White House. When the deceit is meant to help the agendas of the corporate side of America’s fascist government, the orders come from corporate executives themselves.

In order to understand this mechanism, you must realize that government and corporate offices maintain very close ties with media producers, editors and top media executives. In some cases, they have direct links with some of the more experienced and tenured journalists, like David Brooks. Brooks represents an obvious example of a journalist who consistently and explicitly serves the agendas of America’s fascist regime. But there are many others like Brooks.

Usually, there are no phone calls made to the media to ensure the propaganda hits the American sheeple. Media executives already know how the game is played. This is why they hold high positions. The same can be said of high-ranking government officials and corporate executives.

Much like the rest of the world, in America individuals rise to positions of power and money because they do the right things for the wrong people. Early on they become sell-outs to the crime syndicate that runs America’s fascist government. After they have established a reliable track record of their loyalty, they actually become members of this fascist regime.

As it stands today, the real terrorists of the American people are not hiding in caves in Afghanistan or in the mountains of Pakistan. The real terrorists of the American people reside in Washington, the Federal Reserve and the CIA. They are top executives of the Fortune 50. They also work in the media. It is quite unfortunate that most Americans are unaware of this horrific reality.

America’s tightly-controlled media industry also receives a good deal of assistance from numerous CIA agents and corporate hacks that pose as journalists, editors, producers and executives. 




The U.S. media machine continues to converge into an even more tightly-controlled monopoly owned and operated by a handful of individuals. This relationship is obvious whether we are talking about the print, broadcast or Internet media.

Tight control by a few allows the media to enact complete and rapid control over the American sheeple. Due to the ties media owners have with Israel, the U.S. media has worked with its Washington power brokers, who also share bonds with Israel to create wars that benefit Israel, at the expense of millions of lives and trillions of wasted tax dollars.

America’s propaganda machine has become so slanted and filled with lies, hidden forms of censorship and deception that today it represents the most controlled media in the developed world, not far off from what is seen in China and Iran.  In fact, I argue that the U.S. media industry is much more dangerous than that of China and Iran because over time, the Chinese and Iranian people realize they are not getting the full picture.

In contrast, most Americans do not understand the extent to which they are being fooled. Many Americans are unaware of the extent of media deception, censorship and lies because they have been fooled by relatively unsophisticated methods (many of which I have pointed out in previous articles). These methods enable the media to disguise itself as a platform free from agendas and filled with free speech and accuracy. Nothing could be further from the truth.  

Regardless what you come across from the media, regardless the source (mainstream or alternative), it is critical to keep these points in mind. Doing so will keep your mind alert, thereby helping you to determine motives, methods of deception and outright lies.

I wanted to point to an example of a typical and seemingly harmless story recently published by the media. Yesterday, I ran across an article written by a typical puppet at the Associated Press highlighting the “remarkable financial U-turn” made by General Motors, after recording “its first profitable year since 2004 and is tantalizingly close to reclaiming its title as the world's No. 1 automaker.”

Rather than present a more balanced assessment of GM, the “reporter” from the AP has been instructed by his superiors to write a marketing piece for GM.

Rather than some miraculous turnaround, GM has resembled a fish in the ocean trying to survive with shrinking fins for many, many years. Due to decades of mismanagement, unfair trade, excessive labor union demands, and poor oversight by shareholders, GM along with Ford and Chrysler have opened the door for competitors to seize a larger chunk of the global auto market.

Some of you might recall that I discussed the story of GM’s demise in the Wall Street Investment Bible, as an example why the U.S. automotive industry is one of the very worst industries to invest in, along with the airline industry.

As a desperate attempt to survive, several years ago GM began to transform itself from an auto maker into a bank. I recognized the dangers of this transformation given my expectations for a complete collapse of the financial system and U.S. economy when I advised readers to short GM (and GE, along with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, several other mortgage companies, banks and homebuilders) in the 2007 book, Cashing in on the Real Estate Bubble.

Today, I have not found a single book that comes close to having made these bold calls. Yet, I continue to be banned by the media because they view real experts with excellent track records as well as integrity as a threat to their campaign of mass deception. This explains why the vast majority of investors get slaughtered in the stock market.

Thus, those who continue to pay attention to the media are the cause of their own demise because they are unable to see how they are being fooled by the media’s so-called experts, none of which has a respectable track record and most lacking any credibility whatsoever. Understand that this dog-and-pony show is not by accident. It has been designed in this manner.

Furthermore, those who make the decision to furnish the media with an audience are empowering their enemy by increasing the number of website views and Neilson rankings. And this leads to larger ad revenues.

America’s dangerously criminal media monopoly has been talking up the “successful turnaround” by GM for over a year now. Yet, the company received $55 billion in interest-free loans with no set expiration. In addition, management slashed pensions and other employee benefits. And this is supposed to represent a great turnaround? 

There is no business I know of that when provided with a blank check, will be unable to make a profit. As pathetic as management has been at Blockbuster (whose bankruptcy I also predicted in the Wall Street Investment Bible, in addition to several years prior to that time) it would have made a similar “turnaround” if provided with a blank check from Washington.

But once this temporary illusion ends and GM is on its own, the underlying incompetence of management combined with America’s unfair trade policies will re-emerge sending GM back into the doghouse.

Instead of discussing the other side of the picture so as to provide readers with a balanced view, the AP opted to write a marketing piece hoping to lure naïve investors. Through this deception, in my opinion the AP and other media outlets are engaging in a scaled down version of the classic pump-and-dump scheme.

Instead of presenting a more realistic and balanced assessment of the road ahead, the reporter focuses on delusions of grandeur related to its alleged turnaround. As such, the AP is encouraging naïve investors (of which there are many) to buy shares in anticipation of great times ahead, all while failing to discuss the full picture. [Remember, the Associated Press is a newswire service whose articles are syndicated out to thousands of newspapers around the world.] This goes beyond incompetence. I view this as a criminal act of securities manipulation.

Once the pump is complete, the dump will begin as the U.S. government sells its shares to the sheep who line up thinking they will be getting easy money, much like Glenn Beck and the other media clowns have positioned gold as their lifeline when the world ends. As much as Beck follows the lead of other clowns who claim the dollar is finished, you need to ask Beck why his investments are primarily in U.S. dollars and U.S. Treasuries.

It’s the same song-and-dance of deceit that has occurred for ages. Make no mistake. The media’s propaganda directive for GM is quite clear to those who bother to open their eyes. Not only does the article satisfy the tit-for-tat relationship between GM and the media, it also serves as a means to help Obama reduce some of the political damage he has suffered as a result of his countless policy failures, lies and other acts of treason one would expect from a nation that uses puppets as leaders. 


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