"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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Why No One Won a Pulitzer for Financial Reporting (Part 1)

Amidst the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression (if not ever) and the biggest Ponzi scheme ever, (the real estate-banking Ponzi scheme) not one of the 65 Pulitzer Prizes was awarded for coverage of the events surrounding the “financial crisis.”

Ironically, the media has yet to identify this crisis as the biggest Ponzi scheme ever, confirming their incompetence.

Disgraceful? Yes.

Surprising? No.

It’s all about content. It’s always been about content. Valuable content drives readers, listeners and viewers, which appeals to sponsors. Valuable content is highly treasured because it’s so rare today.

This relationship generates healthy revenues for newspapers and more business for their sponsors. But media executives disagree. They feel that the best way to secure healthy profits is by serving the interests of the guys who pay the bills; ad sponsors; this means corporate America. And for the financial media, it’s all about serving the agendas of the financial industry.

The problem is that the value of content with most U.S. newspapers has been in decline for many years. And now, media executives are realizing that content matters. Perhaps now they realize that ultimately, the audience pays the bills, for without an audience, there will be no money for ads.

It has only been since the widespread use of the Internet that many have discovered just how much newspaper content is slanted, biased, deceptive and irresponsible. The same situation exists with broadcast media. But soon, they will feel the effects of the Internet as online video content grows.

Prior to the Internet, America’s media moguls sought to seize even more control of the hearts and minds of Americans in order to satisfy the needs of their financial sponsors and political agendas. And they were successful.

Today, America’s mainstream media machine is primarily owned by a small group of men. And they don’t just own television networks or newspapers. They own television networks AND newspapers AND radio stations. This is why you get the same bull regardless where you turn.

This carefully guarded control has created a very dangerous form of censorship that few realize because America’s media industry puts out the same messages and rarely allows an open platform for the exchange of opposing viewpoints by credible experts. I know this from first-hand experience.

But the Internet is beginning to crash their party. Slowly but surely, the truth is coming out. Slowly but surely, more people are coming to know who I am and the value behind my content. Regardless who you speak of, from the media to the feds, they have all used their own methods to attempt to silence me. And I expect more to come as my audience grows. This is just one reason why I plan to leave America for good in the future. Perhaps you might also consider such a move; perhaps for other reasons.

When it comes to dishing out excuses for the demise of America’s very powerful and dangerous propaganda machine, media executives resemble Big 3 executives. Common to both industries, the excuse always lies with “the economy” or “the Internet.” It’s not “the economy.” Yes, it is the Internet; not the cost advantages though. The Internet has broken through the stronghold of the media monopoly.

The mainstream media no longer holds complete control of media distribution. We the people now have a say in distribution through the Internet. As a consequence, the truth is coming out. But you have to use your mind so you can spot sift through the smoke screens. If you’ve been following my writings for some time now, you probably already realize that I view myself as a substantial part of this movement.

I find it laughable that media executives and critics always come back to the Internet as the reason for their demise. All major newspapers have an Internet presence. When people are provided with an abundant variety of unbiased alternative media, they can see more clearly. They can spot the media spin and they run away for good.

In the end, the mainstream media won’t win because it’s always been about content; not lies and spins. But they will only lose if you wake up and realize how you’re being fooled.

Valuable content unattached to financial and political agendas is growing each day in cyberspace. Newspapers are the early casualties of this growing trend. Down the road, broadcast media will suffer the same consequences.

As I’ve been saying all along, the media is hiding the truth. But it goes beyond that. The vast majority of reporters lack sufficient understanding required to decipher the deception and fraud that continues to this today. Furthermore, most of today’s journalists are irresponsible, rarely verifying leads and never adequately researching track records of the so-called “experts” they interview.

Instead, they associate credibility with their media exposure. Instead, they play by the “follow the leader” mentality. Once one guy is interviewed on one network, the others interview him even when he’s clueless; even when he’s almost always wrong.

It’s not about being right. It’s all about providing you with entertainment. It’s also about exposure; flooding you with a name and face you recognize; name and face recognition rather than value; or so the media executives think. They mistakenly refer to this as being branded. It’s more like being flooded with trash.

This mentality explains why you still see countless shills like Ben Stein discuss investments on TV despite having one of the worst track records over the past few years. As you can imagine, this creates a perpetual loop of useless content. That’s why you see the same goofballs with horrendous track records being interviewed over and over.

You even see this type of behavior on the Internet, as bloggers try to attach themselves with “experts” quoted in the mainstream media as a way to draw an audience or to imply some form of credibility.

They also like to “catch a ride aboard the mainstream bandwagon” by giving book reviews from authors published by the same mainstream media machine – big publishers.  But these authors are the same guys who have sold out to broadcast and print media. It’s truly sickening, and it demonstrates these followers have no ability to think critically on their own. They are mere robots, not thought leaders. You need to recognize this pattern of behavior and stay away from this trash.

When you combine these elements, you get some harsh consequences for the media industry; bankruptcy. The newspapers are struggling to stay afloat not because the economy is bad, and not because they have no Internet presence.

The real reason for their demise is because people are tired of the lies, deception and incompetence. And now they have a choice. It's all about valuable content. And the mainstream media doesn't have it. They intentionally focus on serving their ad sponsors when determining content. And now they’re paying the price.

Media executives thought they could be successful by serving the financial and political agendas of their sponsors, but the verdict is in. Americans refuse to waste their time on lies and incompetent reporting.

This all brings me to the recent Pulitzer Awards; none of which went to any “professional” journalists covering the current economic mess. But understand this. If these awards were open to everyone, there would have been many awards passed out.

During the awards ceremony, Paul Krugman was mentioned for his so-called "prophetic columns on the economic perils."  Are you kidding me?  Krugman simply stated the obvious. 

What I find troubling is that he continues to avoid asking the really difficult questions and raising the most critical issues. Furthermore, he never addressed the real fraud by the Fed, Treasury and banking cartel. In fact, he hasn’t even made mention of the banking cartel. Krugman is no different than the other hacks in the media. You need to realize this. Stop being brainwashed by the liars in the mainstream media.

If you know too much and you speak the truth, you won’t get published or interviewed by any journalist because that would hurt their sponsors. This explains why Krugman is published by the New York Times and is seen on television, along with the others who appear to be on your side, but who really downplay things.

They aren’t on your side. At best, they’re Monday morning quarterbacks. At worst, they’re masters of deception, extremists, perpetual doomers, and snake-oil salesmen; Shiller, Schiff, Roubini, etc. Make no mistake. They have very little credibility. And they don’t deliver valuable content. If you read and listen to what they have to say, you’ll get burned.

If you think these guys truly know what’s going on; if you think they are addressing the real issues, you’ve been fooled. Always remember this. If you aren’t getting the full story, you’re being lied to. And if you’re spending most of your time giving interviews, you aren’t spending the time needed to know what’s going on. But you will fool the sheep, who’ve been brainwashed to equate media exposure with expertise.  

You need to understand that the media works with Wall Street and Washington to hide what’s most critical for investors. Only after it’s too late do they come clean. This is why the masses get slaughtered during bubble implosions. If they aired credible experts who had real insights with no agendas, the insiders wouldn’t be so successful in taking your retirement funds now would they.

Always remember this fact. You can never and will never receive any valuable investment guidance from anyone who deals in selling securities because they have a stake in pitching their own slant on things in order to boost their business.

Maybe if Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times and several other newspapers had not refused to publish my op-ed pieces, they might have actually won a Pulitzer (with editorial help of course) for coverage of the economic crisis. 

I find it ironic that at least one of the recent winners of the Pulitzer was laid off. If he/she had only won a Pulitzer for covering the economic crisis, I can assure you he/she would still be employed.

Part 2 continues here.








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