"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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Risks of the Proposed Bailout: Part 3

Blind Man’s Bluff

Most of us have played Blind Man’s Bluff as children. It’s such a popular game among kids that several versions now exist. In case you don’t remember, here’s the original version. A person is blindfolded and referred to as “it.” Everyone runs around trying to avoid being touched (tagged) by this person (it). If they are tagged they lose the game and become spectators.

The game continues until “it” has tagged everyone. In another version, “it” attempts to identify the person tagged by feeling their face. If the person is correctly identified by “it” that person is eliminated from the game.

The bailout plan has a striking resemblance to Blind Man’s Bluff, except the game will take a very long time to end while registering an uncertain cost because the Treasury will be running around blind, not knowing what kind of debt they are buying, how to manage it, or how much this junk is worth. Paulson and company has no way to identify the true nature of the banks’ debt. Therefore, they won’t be able to fully assess or manage risk. The banks aren’t even able to do this, yet the Treasury will succeed?

Most likely the next Treasury Secretary will be running around for many years blindly throwing taxpayer money at the financial system. And as they dig themselves deeper and deeper into this black hole, they will use more scare tactics to secure even more money from taxpayers.

The only winners will be the banks, those who buy bank debt from the Treasury and big investors who invest in banks that have been revitalized by taxpayer money, like Bill Gross and Warren Buffett.   

Big Bailout, Big Problems

It would not only be highly irresponsible to pass such a plan, but also potentially disastrous. We are talking about a plan less than 3 pages in length. Something of this magnitude should be at least 500 pages for a basic description alone (see update at the end).

All we really know is how the auction would proceed. Under the proposed plan, a Dutch auction would take place whereby the buyer (the U.S. Treasury) would lay out guidelines of debt securities it wanted to purchase in terms of the type, amounts, etc. The sellers would be the banks who would each offer a price. All prices would be filled until the amount asked for was filled – theoretically.

This process assumes the Treasury would be able to properly value the debt – something that in many cases would be impossible to determine. And if the Treasury does not offer a price the banks feel is fair, they may decide not to sell much of this debt. This could force the Treasury to pay very high prices for these junk bonds, ensuring massive losses to taxpayers. Also consider that banks will sell off only their worst junk bonds – bonds that have the highest chance of losing it all.

I will guarantee you most if not all of the debt purchased by the Treasury will need to be marked down many times over. That means they will have to apply a huge discount to this junk yard of debt securities. And banks might not agree to such discounts. But there would be no bluffing game because the banks know the Treasury’s main purpose is to clean up their balance sheets to unlock the credit markets. In the end, the banks will get a good price for their junk at the expense of taxpayers.

And when the Treasury goes to sell off some of this debt, investors like Bill Gross, Warren Buffett and others won’t be willing to pay what the banks sold it for. Otherwise, they’d have gone directly to the banks and bought it in the first place! Duh. So what will end up happening is that the Treasury will have to sell off the debt at a much lower price than it paid. The end result will be that taxpayers will get stiffed on both ends of the transaction while the banks and big investors benefit from taxpayer dollars. What a scam.

After trying to figure out what they have and how much it’s worth now for over a year, even the banks don’t have a clue. Are we to believe Paulson does? His approach would value these securities on a future value basis. Future value? The real future value could end up being very low. 

Anyone who thinks this bailout will be limited to $700 billion or any figure Washington decides on is naïve. In my view it will cost taxpayers at minimum $3 trillion to $5 trillion and possibly much more depending on many variables. As well, it’s likely Paulson will be replaced by the new president. Although if McCain wins there is a fairly good chance he will keep him as someone to blame him when the catastrophe unfolds. Let’s say Paulson is replaced. 

We will then have a new Treasury Secretary who has no experience in this crisis with a blank check. Either way you spin it, the bailout plan is likely to end up being a blowout for banks and a blowup for the already struggling budget. Even the director of the Congressional Budget Office states that the bailout could actually worsen the current financial crisis. See here.

Perhaps the most laughable part of the plan is its two-year limit. Once again, thoughts of the invasion of Iraq come to mind. The RTC spawned from the S&L Crisis took six years and grew from an initial $50 billion to over $150 billion by the time it was finished. The Reconstruction Finance Corporation born during the Great Depression lasted for two decades. Yet this, the biggest banking crisis in history will be fixed with $700 billion in two years? What a snow job.

There are simply too many unanswered questions and enormous risks with no assurances whatsoever. We’ve learned some valuable lessons from Iraq. Without adequate preparation and a defined strategy, America will most certainly be worse off entering the financial black hole with essentially one person having a blank check but with no clear plan. If the bailout is passed in its current form, it’s likely to create more problems than it solves.

On the other hand, if the plan is rejected or modified in a way that comes up short of Washington’s requirements, you better believe the next administration will blame the inevitable meltdown on those who didn’t support passage of what is currently a reckless plan. 

Big Investors Already Drooling

“Warren Buffett called the $700 billion U.S. bailout plan ‘absolutely necessary’ to help pull the financial system out of an "economic Pearl Harbor." Easy for him to say.

The plan has not even been passed and Buffett has already taken a stake in Goldman Sachs. What kind of investor would give the green light to an administration that was in the dark and had no idea what was going on? What kind of investor would endorse a 2-page plan that ensures an ultimate cost of trillions, with no details, no rules or guidelines?

Answer: an opportunistic investor who stands to gain through buying assets directly from the U.S. Treasury and investing in banks with cleaned up balance sheets.

It’s a great investment opportunity for the guys with big money. Taxpayers will clean up the banking mess. Then big investors will pour in huge amounts of investment capital and reap big returns. Make no mistake; this is a bailout not only for the banks but for all who will buy the debt from the Treasury and take ownership stakes in them. It will be taxpayer-funded support for private investments such as those run by Warren Buffett, Bill Gross and others.  

Even corporations are calling for the bailout to be passed because they stand to gain. The latest plea has come from Steve Balmer, CEO of Microsoft. Sure he wants it passed, as do many other CEOs. Jack Welsh is also behind it. Of course he is. General Electric is in deep trouble. With over 40% of its revenues coming from its financial units, GE is trending water waiting for a rescue. I actually predicted this in my 2006 book, America’s Financial Apocalypse.

Hey Steve…sit down and get back to work. For you to voice your opinion on this matter is similar to Britney Spears using her Hollywood clout to influence the presidential election. Steve, you have plenty of problems at Microsoft, so I suggest you focus on them. If these CEOs want the bailout to pass, Microsoft and other companies can pay for it. As for Jack Welch, if he was even remotely as good as he claims to be, he would have never transformed GE into a bank.


Is there a free market solution? Definitely. Would it require some form of government assistance? Without a doubt. But to hand a man a who refuses to outline any real details a blank check; a man who has preached no bailouts over and over, only to change his mind; a man who obviously has does not understand what is going on any better than the clueless bank CEOs; a man who is likely to favor his Wall Street friends – this is a very dangerous proposition. 

Free market economics works great. The only problem is that America hasn’t operated in a true free market system for many years. This is unlikely to change without a radical restructuring of economic, trade and tax policies. We must also have real oversight from the SEC and much more banking regulation. Finally, those who engage in fraud or criminal neglect must face dire consequences.

Are the bank CEOs a part of the free market solution? Only if they are cornered and provided with a clear incentive so they will actually add value for a change. The fact that they were guaranteed huge compensation packages even after destroying companies is one of the many reasons for this crisis.

What if we give them a chance – fix this crisis and do it with minimum taxpayer money, legally, and without fraud – or send them to prison for a very long time. I’ll guarantee you they would find a way.

Instead of using taxpayer money to buy worthless junk, the Treasury should recapitalize distressed banks in exchange for preferred stock so taxpayers can benefit from any possible upside.

And a good chunk of the money for the bailout should come from the $75 billion in bonuses Wall Street executives received in 2006 and 2007. This method is much more effective and is the route that’s been taken by Europe.

Make no mistake, this bailout will only feed the fire and will in no way address the nation’s fundamental problems. I can think of a much better way to spend $700 billion and it would provide guaranteed results. The money could go to public works projects to repair the nations decaying infrastructure. This would create jobs while taking care of something that will ultimately need to be addressed anyway.

Or how about this alternative. With about 10% of current homeowners mortgage value (of the $11.5 trillion outstanding) in default or in foreclosure, Washington could create an agency to service the loans and dump $1.4 trillion of taxpayer funds into it along with the $75 billion in Wall Street bonuses. This would be enough to pay off 100% of the outstanding loans with no further funds needed, unlike the current plan which is only the very beginning of what will amount to trillions of taxpayer dollars. 

Under this plan, taxpayers would receive a modest return. But the real benefit would be the stabilization of home prices which would benefit all homeowners, the real estate industry and ultimately the economy.

For those who could not make payments, the properties would be owned by the taxpayers and sold at a special financing rate to certain groups if they signed employment contracts, such as teachers, scientists, etc. – you know, the part of the U.S. workforce that is underpaid and overworked; the part of the U.S. workforce that is declining in talent. 

While this $1.4 trillion figure is twice that of the $700 billion mark proposed by Paulson, keep in mind his numbers do not include the previous bailouts for Bear Stearns, Fannie, Freddie, or AIG. They also do not include what would definitely be additional amounts that I have previously estimated to be $3 trillion at minimum, but most likely $5 trillion by the time it’s all done. 

Make no mistake. I do not want a bailout for anyone….not banks and not homeowners. It’s about responsibility and accountability; something America has abandoned over the years. But if I had to choose over the current bailout black hole and the one proposed here, I’ll take the later, but only if it is fair for everyone. 

The Bush administration has bled Americans dry for 8 years. Now Americans are expected to bail out the same companies that screwed them? The American people need a host of real options instead of some bogus bailout plan marketed by scare tactics. Ultimately, the people have decided on this matter and they are strongly against this bailout. Americans are sick and tired of having their money stolen from those who least need it.

Ultimately, there needs to be an international financial regulatory agency because we are now dealing with a global financial network. And we must ensure that no single financial institution becomes so large and influential that it needs a bailout. The “Too big to fail” excuse simply won’t work next time. This proposed global agency would imply more strict anti-monopoly laws and enforcement.

Coming Up Short

At the best of scenarios, this bailout will only address short-term liquidity. It offers no real solutions. In fact, it will weaken the dollar further, driving up inflation and oil prices. It will also cause foreigners to question the credit risk of U.S. Treasury securities more than they already have. The bailout plan won’t even offer solutions for the real estate market unless it provides some type of assistance to those facing foreclosure.

But it would be impossible to help taxpayers in an equitable manner. In the best of scenarios, millions will be left out and become very angry. Who could blame them? What about those who already lost their home? What about those who struggled any way they could by taking another job, tapping into their 401(k)s, borrowing from relatives, selling assets, and other ways? These are the people who tried to pull through. These are the people who will pay the price for being responsible. 

Even assistance to homeowners via low mortgages will cost a lot of taxpayer dollars, but who is to say they will be able to pay off their mortgage? The economy is weak now and was weak prior to 2007.

And it’s going to get weaker. The only way to improve the economy on a short- or intermediate-term basis is to keep printing money and borrowing from foreigners. But that will create the illusion of a recovery, while positioning the U.S. for an even bigger collapse down the road.

With little doubt, a bailout will be passed. And I will guarantee you it’s going to cost an enormous amount of money with no real help to consumers. And you had better believe it is only going to make things much worse down the road.

But politicians do not care about tomorrow. They only care about securing the next term. That is precisely why America cannot escape what will be remembered as a decade-long depressive period.

The best way to help Americans keep their homes is to create real jobs and increase wages. America needs a permanent economic solution. That means it needs a viable energy strategy, a restructuring of free trade and the free market system, and universal healthcare.

Without these things, the bailout funds (that will have to be borrowed from foreigners) will just add more pain to the debt with false hopes and more profiteering by insiders. It’s a theme that will continue to repeat over and over until Washington is forced to start serving the people, as mandated by the United States Constitution.

Update since first published

Sure, over the past week the TARP has been made into a 500-page document with added tax breaks and raised the limit on federal deposit insurance from $100,000 to $250,000. The Senate subsequently passed this version of the plan. Then the House passed it. The final plan can be found here.

When you see tax breaks for makers of wooden arrows for children, fishermen, casino operators and other BS, it really confirms what kind of idiots are in Washington. Here’s the deal. Politicians added these provisions so when reelection time comes they will tell you that they made sure to help their local voters with one or more of these useless cuts. Don’t let them get away with it. Vote them all out of office. 



NOTE: Mike Stathis predicted the precise details of the financial crisis in his 2006 book, America's Financial Apocalypse.

The Jewish Mafia REFUSED to publish this landmark book because it exposed the widespread fraud committed by the Jewish Mafia.

Instead, the Jewish Mafia published useless marketing books written by their broken clock tribemens (like Peter Schiff's useless book which was wrong about most things and was written a year AFTER Stathis' book).

Stathis also released a book focusing on strategies to profit from the real estate collapse in early 2007.

The Jewish media crime bosses prefer to simply ignore those who speak the truth and threaten to expose them as the best way to hide the scams from the public.

In contrast, the Jewish media crime bosses continuously promote Jewish con men and clowns who have terrible track records as a way to enrich them all while steering the audience to their sponsors, most of which are Jewish Wall Street and related firms. Figure it out folks. It's not rocket science.


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Mike Stathis is THE ONE

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Who Do You Think Nailed the Latest Market Selloff AGAIN??

Mike Stathis is simply the best. If you aren't aware of that, then you just don't know his track record. Perhaps you're spending too much time listening to charlatans.

Stathis Nails the Market Correction in April 2014

Originally published on July 13, 2014.     Once again, Mike Stathis nailed the most recent market sell off in April, having warned readers that the Dow Jones would almost definitely sel......

May 2014 Intelligent Investor (Part 3) Opening Statement

Opening Statement from May 2014 Intelligent Investor (Part 3) First published on May 7, 2014 for subscribers to the Intelligent Investor   Moving past this period, we feel there is a good cha...

Opening Statement from April 2014 Dividend Gems

Originally Published on April 17, 2014 from the Opening Statement of the April 2014 issue of Dividend Gems   The harsh winter season has put a dent in the earnings of some retailers. But the bi...

Opening Statement from April 2014 Intelligent Investor (Part 3)

Opening Statement from April 2014 Intelligent Investor (Part 3)   First published on April 4, 2014 for subscribers to the Intelligent Investor   In the Market Forecasting section (Part 2...

March 2014 Opening Statement Dividend Gems

Originally Published on March 16, 2014 from the Opening Statement of the March 2014 issue of Dividend Gems   Last month we discussed that the US stock market continued to rise almost irrespecti...

March 2014 Opening Statement Intelligent Investor Part 3

Although we successfully navigated the most recent correction in the US stock market, we are faced with a somewhat bumpy road going forward, but only from the perspective of market psychology. &nbsp...

June 2013 US Stock Market Forecasts

The release of this video is part of a new series we have recently launched for the purpose of helping the public become more familiar with the track record and insights of Mike Stathis.  ...

Proof that Mike Stathis Has the Leading Track Record on the Economic Collapse

We will be making more of these videos in the future so the newer guests of the website can see that no one can come close to the track record of Mike Stathis. We hope to make 20 or more videos in...

ANOTHER Security from Our Recommended List Gets Bought Out

Today, WellPoint (WLP) announced a $4.46 billion buyout offer for Amerigroup (AGP), causing shares to soar by 38%. Since being added to our recommended list just over two years ago, shares of AGP h...

Is it Too Late to Make Money from Our Video Series?

We have received several inquiries recently from investors wondering whether it’s “too late” to purchase the video series we have been highlighting because they have seen how we nailed so many of thes...

We Predicted the Market Correction AGAIN

Here, we provide readers with a glimpse of our market forecasts between February and April 2012 demonstrating once again that we are the best market forecasters in the world. As many of you recall...

Market Guidance from March 2012 Dividend Gems

In late January the Federal Reserve Bank announced that it intended to keep short-term interest rates at current levels until at least late 2014. This announcement has several ramifications.

Dividend Gems Destroys the S&P 500 Index AGAIN

Last week, we showed how the Dividend Gems Recommended Securities List was holding up through the current market correction, from the time the May issue was released, through June 2. The performance...

Another Huge Winner in a Few Weeks

The winners keep on rolling in. The chart below shows the past 12 months of a stock I have loved for several years.  Like many of my past small and mid cap growth stories, this one was un......

Another Security from the Intelligent Investor Soars

On April 5 before the U.S. market opened, we released the monthly issue of the Intelligent Investor; about 70 pages discussing everything from domestic and global economics, to currency, gold, silver,...

We Pin-Pointed the Past Two Market Tops and Bottoms

What is you knew when to sell the stock market in May and when to buy it back? If you knew this information, you wouldn't even need to know a thing about securities. All you would need to do is sell...

Dividend Gems Holds Up as the Stock Market Collapses

Over the past several months we have been publishing the spectacualr outperformance of the securities in the Dividend Gems Recommended List.  Here, we show the performance of each of th......

Where is the Stock Market Headed?

How much more will the stock market decline? Should you sell? When should you buy?

Dividend Gems Continues to Smash the S&P 500 Index

While the 10-year U.S. Treasury Note continues to languish in a sea of global uncertainty, all while short-term interest rates remain at dangerously record-low levels, more than 200 U.S. listed securi......

Stock Market and Economic Overview

Approximately three months weeks ago the U.S. markets began to correct. We warned about this first correction in the May issue of our firms paid research publications.

Debt Ceiling Resolution Smashes HMOs and Healthcare REITs, While Boosting other REITs

On Friday, Amerigroup (AGP) reported disappointing earnings partly due to an account error. However, after adjusting for this issue, earnings still came in considerably lower than consensus. The......

LinkedIn Engaging in Illegal Business Practices

I'll be short about this because I have better things to do than devote my time to useless companies who boast a basic website as their main asset. For several years now, LinkedIn has blatantly v......

Intraday Market Update

We just released an update to subscribers of the Intelligent Investor. If you are a subscriber to this newsletter and did not receive this update, please let us know and we will resend it.  ...

SPECIAL (limited-time) PROMOTION for NEW Subscribers

For a limited time we are offering a very SPECTACULAR INCENTIVE to encourage you to subscribe to one or more of our investment newsletters. This limited-time incentive is in addition to t......

Dividend Gems Outperforms Again

As the market has sold off over the past month, the Dividend Gems Recommended List has once again outperformed. Below are charts representing EVERY security in the Dividend Gems Recommended List s...

Market Pulse and Earnings

The market has been boosted recently by strong earnings from INTC and others. This latest round of earnings has largely dampened any negative sentiment that may have been rising due to so-so earnings,......

The Impressive Performance of Dividend Gems

We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about our newest investment newsletter, Dividend Gems.

Market Pulse

Just some quick thoughts, nothing set in stone here. Earnings are starting to come in a bit "ify;" not so great, but not bad. Expectations are key.   Starting to s......

Important Notes Released for this Week - Intelligent Investor Subscribers

We just sent some notes for this week discussing oil, gold, silver, Japan, the U.S. markets, and other topics. If you are a subscriber to the Intelligent Investor and did not receive this email, pleas......

Trader's Notes and Forward Catalysts

Wednesday, March 2nd: US (Fed’s Beige Book, MBA Mortgage Applications, Challenger Job Cuts, ADP Employment Change); EuroZone (Euro-Zone PPI); Latin America (Brazil rate decision).  Thursd......

Does AVA Investment Analytics Have Insider Information?

In the November 2010 issue of the Intelligent Investor newsletter, our Chief Investment and Trading Strategist, Mike Stathis added Atheros Communications (ATHR) to his recommended list. At......

Trader's Notes and Forward Catalysts

(website issues are being addressed) Funds Flow Out of EM Equities and Into Bonds Emerging market (EM) assets showed mutual fund outflows of $1.4 billion in the week to 23 February 2011, with inflow......

Dividend Gems Shines As the Market Corrects

As many of you know, we just launched the first issue of our newest investment newsletter in February called Dividend Gems. Given the recent correction in the market, we wanted to show the perf......

Commentary on Recent Market Activity and Global Events

We will be releasing a commentary written by our Chief Investment Strategist, Mike Stathis some time this evening for subscribers of the Intelligent Investor and Market Forecaster newsletters. Mike......

Two Additional Recommendations

Mike has added 2 new stocks to his recommendations contained in the Intelligent Investor, one soft line retailer and the other from high-tech. Subscribers who did not receive this brief report, pl......

4-Day Gains of 30% for 2011 and 2010 Performance

A couple of days ago I showed you how a stock I had been in and out of for over a year had performed since recommending another entry point in the January 2011 newsletter.

Newsletter Stock Recommendation Soars More Than 25% in Just 3 Days

Just a note to those who haven't signed up yet for the newsletter. In just three days since the newsletter was released, one of Mike's most highly recommended stocks soared by more than 25%.  Hav......

Ireland Bailout Talks Timed to Save the Global Markets

I'll be brief here. If you retrace the events over the past two years and you are familiar with the market activity, you will come across one recurring trend; the timeliness of bailouts and other meas......

A Great Time to Buy?

Buy you ask? Yes. Not stocks, unless you’re talking about oil. And unless you’re the best of the best of traders you’ll probably want to buy the oil trusts, but only if you b...

ALERT: Close All Accounts With Charles Schwab ASAP

I want to warn those of you who have accounts with Charles Schwab to close your accounts immediately. The situation involves errors in order entry for which Schwab refuses to acknowledge or correct.

Filtering Through the Noise

Note: this article has been provided for free to give readers an indication of what they will receive when our premium content subscriptions are rolled out. You should check the archives and C...

Going, Going....Gone in 24 hrs

We wanted to remind you that we are offering a special interview transcript of Mike Stathis - all 52 pages - at a 50% discount until Thursday, September 9, Saturday, September 11 by 8pm EST (the...

Interview with Mike Stathis Released

Effective immediately, and for a limited time only, we are offering readers a transcript of a recent interview given by Mike Stathis, the Chief Investment and Trading Strategist of...

More Lies from Greenspan

Today, the criminal PR arm of Wall Street, CNBC, interviewed Alan Greenspan hoping to draw a big audience of sheep using the "big name" tactic. Forget Greenspan is the single per...

A Blast from the Past

I hate repeating myself over and over. Who doesn't right?   Well, it's especially cumbersome to repeat oneself when the only form of communication you have is writing (albeit with extr...

Which Company Faces the Highest Risk of a Slowing Growth Due to the Deep-Water Drilling Ban?

I'll be concise here. The White House's recent 6-month ban on deep water drilling could send ripples throughout the industry, specifically for oil exploration firms that have a large amount of ul...

Which Country Has the Largest Percentage of Governent Debt Due to Net CDS?

I've added this question to the website poll to the left, so I want to encourage you to take a stab. Before you place your vote, I will go ahead and tell you the answer is NOT Greece. So y...

Brief Market Notes

I wanted to give you an overview of what I see today and explain how you should view things, emphasizing the need to understand your own investment strategy, because I know that those who read th...

New Market Forecast + Update on BP

As subscribers to the AVAIA newsletter know, the special report released on May 9 was quite accurate. In short, anyone who had access to the special report could have avoided up to an ...

Update on British Petroleum

A couple of weeks ago, I released a report discussing how I was able to get in on Merck for big gains, while virtually everyone else left the company for dead after the Vioxx scandal played out. http:...

More Misguided "Forecasts" from Peter Schiff

In the past, I have addressed the errors made by Peter Schiff's analysis of the economy and healthcare.   For those of you who are still behind the curve and actually think...

Huge Market Sell-off. What Should You Do? Buy, Sell or Hold?

Subscribers to the AVA Investment Analytics newsletter will be receiving a special report that discusses forward direction of the market, as well as analysis of selected securities. Thi...

How to Catch a Falling Knife (Yes it Can Be Done)

In the  Wall Street Investment Bible, I discussed other securities I that had a good chance of bankruptcy down the road (e.g. Blockbuster and Sirius Satellite). Regardless what ultimately ha...

The Dow Takes Everything Down With It, EXCEPT

Rather than a sigh of relief, Greece's bailout signals more to come from Eastern Europe.  And rather than a more peaceful Greece, it the EU-IMF bailout is likely to result in major riots and...

The Real Story of Monsanto

Okay folks. I've been working on the May newsletter over the past few days and one of the securities submitted for analysis was Monsanto. I've actually meant to do some write-ups on the controversial...

More Smokescreens from the SEC

I don't want to waste anymore time on this than I have to. Let me just say that the SEC's latest bogus attempt to prevent another securitized asset blow up is a complete joke. The SEC&nbsp...

A Lesson in Market Forecasting

Before I begin, I would like to say that most of you will need to actually study this article. You will need to read it and reread it. You will need to look at your own charts of the Dow...

Bloomberg to the Rescue, Delivering "News" to Investors

Here's an article discussing the fact that JP Morgan and Citigroup escalated the collapse of Lehman Brothers by increasing the collateral and altering terms and conditions for lending. Duh. T...

Where is the Stock Market Headed?

The past six trading days has not been kind to the market, despite some rather good earnings reports from AMD, GOOG, and many other companies one might expect to not be faring so well. However, one of...

Blast from the Past: Real Estate Then and Now

This is just a reminder to those who don't know about me. 

WaMu Insider Trading & Naked Short Selling

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece discussing allegations of insider trading and illegal naked short selling of Washington Mutual, involving the banking cartel and potentially their hedge fund cli...

General Electric: Look Out Below

For years, investors boasted what a great company General Electric was. Even CEOs marveled at the company's ability to consistently deliver strong earnings growth despite its massive size....

WaMu: One Year Later and Still No Indictments

This September 25th 2009 marked the one-year anniversary of Washington Mutual’s seizure, by the Office of Thrift Supervision (supposedly) as a result of insolvency (supposedly).  

Evidence the SEC Ignored WaMu's Request to be SAVED

Hopefully, you have read my recently released SEC complaint alleging insider trading and illegal naked short sales involving the banking cartel, as well as criminal involvement of former SEC&n...

America's Financial Apocalypse: What Can YOU Do as an American?

My advice is to find some people who you trust; those with proven track records, those who are not tied to the television shows. Figure it out. You are only going to be misled by the mainstream med...

Blockbuster Then and Now: Lessons for Traders and Investors

  It’s extraordinarily rare to find a book that provides specific securities analysis, enabling investors to profit based upon the recommendations. One of the reasons this is such a rare e...

This COULD Be the Wake Up Call

Just off the press, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned about the critical juncture of the economy and has warned about spreading the propaganda of a recovery.

Easy Money in Healthcare 'Till September

I don't know if anyone read the two posts I made on Monday about healthcare and HMOs, but they were lost when the site was hacked since I did not have a backup that recent.  Anyway, in cas...

Get Your FREE Copy of Cashing in on the Real Estate Bubble

That's right, I said free. I'll even pay for shipping.  All you have to do is help yourself.  Okay, so what does that mean?  I'm going to send a copy of my book Cashing in on the R...

How to Get a Free Copy of my New Book, America's Healthcare Solution

I've been working feverishly trying to complete my healthcare book. It's been a very difficult challenge juggling this project off-and-on for three years. Fortunately, it should be comp...

The Case for Market Timing

To those of you who say it's impossible to time or forecast the market; to those of you who keep wasting your time reading and watching the clowns positioned as so-called "experts" by the me...

eBay's Slow and Painful Death Spiral

Despite a big boost in shares in after hours trading, Wednesday's (disappointing) earnings for the online auctioneer represent a continuing trend that will not be broken anytime soon. ...

AMD Earnings Confirm the Realities of the Economy

  Today after the bell, Intel's only major competitor AMD reported disappointing earnings, missing by a large mark. This confirms what I discussed in the recent report released to newsletter...

Play the Trade, But Don't Be a Sucker

I ran across this ridiculous headline on Yahoo! Finance (which is nothing more than the CNBC of the Internet) and I wanted to make a few comments.  "Stocks mostly rise ahead flood of...

Ford: Playing Its Last Hand?

 An article from the Huffington Post today claims that Ford is "secretly" in talks to sell Volvo.  First, let me say that this is another example of the media trying to create the...

June Update

The following report was released on June 10th as a follow-up to subscribers to the June newsletter.   Why Have I Been Writing So Many Pieces About the Media Lately? There’s a good reaso...

Attention Traders....Wake Up Richer on June 20!

ATTENTION TRADERS: Options go on sale next week! Starting June 15, Bernie Schaeffer is releasing 10 hot trades targeting gains of +100% or more. And each trade will close by June 19. 5 Days 10 HOT...

KKR Finds a Sheep Warehouse to Dump its Trash

  I ran across an interesting announcement that bodes well for Fidelity and KKR. But I’m willing to bet it will be a bad deal for unsuspecting Fidelity investors.   Kolberg Kr...

Hedge Fund Shame

Early last year, I made a prediction that seemed obvious, given what I knew about the banking system and the fate of the stock market. I predicted there would be thousands of hedge funds shutting down...

Market Update

Just a note about my postings. Some of you may be wondering why I have been making so many posts about the media, while ignoring the market and economy.  The reason is two-fold. First of all, u...

Vultures Galore!

In the recent past, I have cautioned investors against becoming prey to the vultures seeking to exploit your desperation, panic, fear and in some cases, ignorance of what the future of the capital mar...

SEC Shame

Many of you who have followed me and read my most recent books (The Wall Street Investment Bible/2009 and America’s Financial Apocalypse/2006 & 2007) know that I feel the SEC is beyond...

America's Financial Apocalypse: A Crystal Ball for the Next Decade?

I'm getting quite bored watching the latest economic headlines surface. Bored you say?  Yes BORED.

Fair Value is Here, But Watch Out Below

The stock market (the DJIA) is now very close to fair value from a long-term perspective (if that even means anything to an individual investor, which it may not). Those who read “America’...