"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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Manipulation of Gold and Silver Prices


Many of you know where I stand on gold. Despite having forecast gold to rise to very high prices in America's Financial Apocalypse, the fact is the gold bugs have fooled many to believe gold is a hedge against inflation.

They have also tried to scare people by insisting the U.S. will undergo hyperinflation as a way to pump gold further. As I have shown in previous articles, these claims are not true.

I wanted to show you an example of the kind of propaganda being spread about the gold and silver.




What this clown fails to mention is that the Hunt brothers cornered the silver market in the late 1970s. This caused silver to soar. It also had some effect on gold prices.

You should note that I discussed how silver would likely represent a better investment opportunity (down the road) than gold in America's Financial Apocalypse due to similar reasons this man discussed. However, my forecast was not even in the same universe as his.


I do not have the time to discuss just how wrong this clown is. However, I'll state a couple of the flaws in his arguments. Note, there are many other weaknesses in his "forecasts."

First, if you look at his chart in the second video, he is predicting that the price of gold will match or surpass the total monetary base plus the revolving credit. 

The fact is that there was no real revolving credit market prior to 1970. Even when the price of gold matched the number of dollars, revolving credit was a tiny amount unlike today.

He also claims that revolving credit is like cash, but this not so. Revolving credit is securitized into asset-backed securities; something I wouldn't expect a guy with no professional investment experience to realize (although it has been discussed even by the media as of late). 

Furthermore, in the early 1970s, the final portion of Bretton Woods (dollar-gold link) was severed. This created a flight to gold in panic. Added with the manipulation of the silver market by the Hunt brothers, gold spiked further along with silver.

Despite the current manipulation in the gold and silver markets today (which is a vastly different type of manipulation), the two periods discussed by this bozo (the period when the price of gold matched the total of the monetary base and revolving credit in 1980, the period he predicts this same phenomenon to occur) are completely different and not valid comparisons.

Perhaps some of you would like to point out other reasons for his ridiculous claims/forecasts.

Notice the title of his book (mentioned in the first video) - "Rich Dad's Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver." He used this title to suck in all of the naive get-rich-quick individuals who were duped by Robert Kiyosaki's "Rich Dad Poor Dad" book.

And of course, he leveraged Kiyosaki's (ridiculously outrageous and unjustified) success by getting Kiyosaki to write the Foreword as a manner by which to target the Kiyosaki’s huge herd of sheep who are desperate to make money, thinking they can do so by reading what has been referred to as terrible and in some cases illegal advice.

Today, many consider him a fraud.


Do I really need to say anything about Kiyosaki that isn't already known by those with average intelligence who have researched the man?

Look at this. What a waste of paper.




And of course, Kiyosaki has teamed up with Trump.

There's big money when you target sheep.

Maloney’s intentions should be obvious. He has written a book to address the large market of sheep who have been brainwashed by the gold pumpers. He has done this in order to make money selling this book.


And apparently, he has. 

In fact, look at the high ratings - all by a bunch of sheep who feel good in having someone tell them that their investment in gold and silver is going to go through the roof; another basic (although in my opinion, an unethical) marketing tactic.

Most people who write investment books really don't care about providing you with value. They are more concerned with marketing their firm (Peter Schiff) or they want to write about something that addresses a big market (like mutual funds or in this case gold) knowing that it will guarantee they sell a lot of books. 

They operate in a manner similar to the media, which also disguises itself as a provider of value, when in fact, they represent the agendas of those who buy commercial airtime and ads.

Why would someone who either has been pumping gold for years or else who did not truly predict this collapse be trusted to now what is going to happen?

If you conduct an online search you will see his propaganda videos scattered throughout gold websites.

You might also note that this man has ties to, which alone tells you to run like Hell.

You might remember an article I wrote illustrating some of the games Cramer has been up to with his useless trash.  

You might also discover as I have that (with no surprise), he hangs in the same circles as Peter Schiff, Marc Faber and others who claim the U.S. is headed for hyperinflation, the dollar is headed to 0, and gold to the moon. 

Now have a look at this next video; a fear mongering piece by some useless website that markets hyperinflation.

Notice you see Schiff, Faber, Rogers, Paul and the biggest idiot who knows nothing about economics or investments, Gerald Celente; a complete cheese ball. This is a man who merely follows what the other clowns in the media are saying like Schiff and Faber, and claims these views as his own (similar to what many other novices do).

For any of you who have been led to believe that Jim Rogers is some great investor, his claims of hyperinflation prove that he is another extremist trying to manipulate the sheep.

Notice that you do not see any real experts having discussed hyperinflation; only professional marketers. 


It's a perfect example of what I discussed recently; all of these guys are in the same social network.

They work in numbers so as to get their message spread throughout the Internet and other media.

Hopefully, you can see how the gold bugs have grown to represent tens of thousands.

Everyone is out to make money off of the millions of desperate sheep; sheep who are desperate to make back what was taken from them by the same people they are listening to today.

This really disgusts me; the stupidity of the masses. The masses reward the same people who they should avoid.

One more note. When books are big sellers, bloggers will hype them up and include an affiliate link so when you click and buy it, they get paid a commission.

If you are not able to truly recognize deceit, lies, hype and other trash, you are best to stay completely away from the media. Otherwise, you will get screwed. 

And in some cases, depending on the topic, listening to the media could cost you your life, as for example, listening to prescription drug ads.

This kind of trash is ubiquitous today, and it illustrates why you need to stay away from any type of media, both mainstream AND alternative, unless you have the ability to understand when you are seeing/reading trash and when you are seeing/reading legitimate material. 

Chances are very high that you lack this ability because it takes years of study as well as a very good understanding what is going on in the economy and stock market.

I can assure you that 70% of the general population lacks the ability to determine fact from fiction. The remaining 30% has the ability, but only 1% will actually figure out how to and then go on to exert the effort. 

My advice to you is to stay away from the media and everyone who is interviewed by the media. They are being interviewed for a damn good reason, and it has nothing to do with their knowledge or track record.

The media selects people to interview who will support the agendas of their financial sponsors. 

While I cannot guarantee I will always be right, any media I discuss or use will have gone through my own screening mechanisms.

So stop wasting your time looking for shortcuts.

All you will get from reading blogs and news stories and watching financial networks are confusion, misconceptions and lies. And this will lead to big losses. I will guarantee it.

Instead, start spending some time investing in yourself. Educate yourself. Utilize sites with resources to help you understand the investment process better.

Follow proven leaders who offer to educate you.

Stay away from the opinions of rookies who have been disguised as experts.

And stay away from those with agendas.

The sad thing is that this bozo, along with other clowns, get a lot of media coverage. They are invited to speak at all kinds of events around the world because they feed the agenda behind these events.

In contrast, individuals such as myself are shut out because the truth is not as profitable to those who hold these events.  

It's all a big game to screw the public. If you are a wannabe financial expert who is willing to participate in this game, you will be inducted into the media club. That will lead to a huge sum of money because you will attract a huge following of sheep. 

In contrast, if you try to tell the truth and wipe out these lies, you will be banned from the media as I have.

Being banned will have a huge effect. No one will know who you are. And your insights will not be taken seriously because the vast majority of individuals equate expertise with name recognition and media appearances. 

In the end, being banned by the media will compromise one's ability to assist the general public.

But always remember this. The only things that matter are a person's track record and whether or not they have agendas. 

In the end, if you have been banned by the media, eventually you will be forced pack up and head for more reasonable business opportunities because your audience will be much too small to support the work you do. It simply won't be financially feasible.

As I have learned, it does not pay to tell the truth or to help investors. In fact, it can be very detrimental to your career. It pays to jump on the bandwagon along with everyone else who seek to misinform investors while filling their pockets.

Too many people think they can get valuable insights for free. It's shocking how they have not learned this is not the case.  Eventually, they will.

This is just one more reason why I won't be writing anymore books providing economic and investment forecasts. Without an adequate audience, it is a complete waste of my time. In fact, I know that several of the guys in the media club have used my material and are claiming it as their own, knowing that no one else will know the difference since I have 0 exposure. And when I’m gone, you will be subject to the trash out there.

I never had any intention of charging for access to this site, but the audience is too small to justify the time I spend here. And despite the requests made by Henry and myself to spread the word, the results have been pathetic. As a result, this site will soon be paid access only.

Readers of this site could have made a difference, but they have not. The smaller the audience, the higher the fees charged for access.

What's even more shocking is there have been a couple of individuals who actually sent me emails recommending sites for me to look at, as if I would actually bother to waste my time on what others have to say. Amazingly, these are individuals who are familiar with my track record.

That tells me three things.

First, these individuals don't get it. They are still naive, which sends me the message that my efforts have been wasted.

Second, why would I care what anyone else has to say when I have the best track of them all? 

Third, they simply don't realize that leaders in thought are leaders in thought, not followers. My insights are my own. It is a waste of my time to read any website or other material other than as a way to gauge market psychology.

To these couple of individuals, let me say this. Maybe instead of recommending that I go to other sites, (which is not only highly insulting, but also demonstrates how naive you are) if you had been recommending this site, things would not be what they are.

In the end, it appears as if much of this website's audience does not belong here. They belong with the rest of the sheep. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. 

So you see, it would appear that even many of the small audience of this site remain clueless; yet, another reason for me to pack up and move on.  At that time, your investment assets will be devoured at the hands of the wolves out there. And I can guarantee you they are all wolves.

Bobby Knight does a remarkable job of expressing my sentiment on the disappointment.




As I have learned, it does not pay to tell the truth or to help investors. It pays to jump on the bandwagon along with everyone else who seek to misinform investors while filling their pockets.

Too many people think they can get valuable insights for free. It's shocking how they have not learned this is not the case.  Eventually, they will.



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