"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
"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)
2. REFUSE TO USE YOUR PHONE TO TEXT
3. DO NOT USE A "SMART PHONE" (or at least do not use your phone to access the internet)
4. STAY AWAY FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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...
BUT YOU CANNOT TALK ABOUT THE JEWISH MAFIA.
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.
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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Mike is sometimes available for special group training sessions and speaking events.
If you have an interest in booking Mike to speak at your event, please contact us and inquire about availability and fees.
Under no circumstances will Mike speak for free so please don't ask. If you want a free speaker, contact one of the countless individuals who position themselves as an investment or business "expert" and will speak for free in order to sell his or her books, programs and funds.
If you want a professional speaker who will give you the illusion of value, there is also a very long list to chose from. But if you want your group to be injected with unique insight, business and investment intelligence, feel free to contact us and inquire about rates and availability.
If you would like Mike to be a participant of a group session or serve on a panel, please keep in mind that Mike is very strict about distancing himself from sources of low or questionable credibility, as well as dishonest and/or exploitative individuals.
If your organization would like to schedule Mr. Stathis or another member of the AVAIA team for an event, please inquire about availability and fees. You can hire a professional speaker who will give you feel-good hot air and motivational BS, or you can hire us for critical insight and analysis. You decide.
Below are just a few of the topics Mr. Stathis has presented for groups:
Any media agencies that do have an interest in our unbiased expertise please email us for a media kit if you have an interest in interviewing Mike Stathis or another member of our research team.
About Mike Stathis
Mike Stathis is the founder, principal, and Chief Investment Strategist of AVA Investment Analytics, which is a division of Apex Venture Advisors. Mike is also the Managing Principal of Apex Venture Advisors, the parent company of AVAIA.
He is directly involved in the management of the firm and oversees all investment consultations to hedge funds, investment advisors and individual investors.
He is the leading authority in the world on the economic collapse, as determined by his written forecasts and insights, as published in America's Financial Apocalypse, Cashing in on the Real Estate Bubble, the Wall Street Investment Bible, America's Healthcare Solution, in addition to more than 1200 articles, videos and research reports.
Mike previously worked for UBS and Bear Stearns where he provided investment advice, securities analysis, risk management and trading strategies to high-net worth individuals, pensions, mutual funds, hedge funds and corporate treasury departments. While working on Wall Street, Mike quickly differentiated himself as a leader in thought.
He was the only professional in private client services at Bear Stearns to also hold a position in the biotechnology merchant banking department.
After Mike outgrew Wall Street, he left to form his own firm which focused on the private markets. He later expanded to include public market research.
Mike's investment expertise spans several industries. His technology focus in both the public and private markets is healthcare (including healthcare IT) and biopharma.
Prior to his work at UBS and Bear Stearns, Mike completed hundreds of college credit hours in the sciences (enough for several PhDs less the research), including countless graduate level courses in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, immunology, physiology, pathology, and so forth. He holds a Masters of Science in biophysics and biological chemistry and a minor in mathematics, and was a National Science Foundation Research Fellow at UC Berkeley where he performed research in solid state physics. He has also performed chemistry research in oil, as well as alternative energy (theoretical aspects of solar and hydrogen fuel).
Mike has also taught a course which he designed himself on biotechnology at Southern Methodist University.
Mike is one of the leading independent and results-based thinkers in the financial world. He is not pretentious. He is not a pseudo-intellectual. He delivers top insight and analysis. It's that simple.
Why Mike Stathis? Why AVA Investment Analytics?
On the rare occasion when journalist professionals want to deliver the most accurate insights regarding all aspects of the capital markets, they turn to us. This explains why you do not hear about us in the media. When they want to protect their political and financial agendas, they censor and ignore us and opt for seasoned marketers with agendas and terrible track records.
Mike Stathis holds the leading track record on the economic collapse in virtually every category, as demonstrated by his written track record in market, commodity and currency, precious metals and real estate forecasts. He is so confident of this that he has issued a $100,000 guarantee to the first person who can prove otherwise. This offer was issued in mid-2010 and runs through the end of 2015.
In addition, his insights in valuation analysis, risk management, macroeconomic dynamics, political analysis and securities fraud detection are second to none.
If you are a professional journalist searching for valuable insight and analysis, we stand ready to provide unbiased interviews on a first-come basis.
Our track record is second to none.
If you are looking for the typical BS, please do not contact us.
Please familiarize yourself with Mike's track record prior to contacting us.
At the very least, if you have questions about the economy, stock market or related issues and you have not read America's Financial Apocalypse, DO NOT CONTACT US.
You WILL be quizzed by someone from our firm to ensure you have read the book.
If you have questions about healthcare and you have not read America's Healthcare Solution, DO NOT CONTACT US.
You WILL be quizzed by someone from our firm to ensure you have read the book.
If you are not willing to summarize the track record of Mike Stathis prior to introducing him for your program or articles, please DO NOT CONTACT US.
Why would we make these unconventional requirements?
Everyone else lines up for media exposure because they want free PR so they can pitch their BS because they are snake oil salesmen. We are providers of the highest quality investment research.
It is critical that Mike is positioned in proportion to his accomplishments and track record, especially since he has been banned by the media and most people have no idea he exists. If you are in the media and are unwilling to abide by these modest requirements, kindly DO NOT CONTACT US. We do NOT need the media. We have the valuable content, not the media.
We are not here to fill a news slot. We expect to be positioned with respect to our track record.
If you are looking to fill a gap in your radio slot, and you are not intimately familiar with Mike's track record, please do not contact us.
DO NOT CONTACT US if you are seeking to interview Mr. Stathis for his views on the Jewish Mafia or the countless con artists and clowns we have uncovered. This is insulting and we view it as an attempt to marginalize Mike's primary expertise in the capital markets. In addition, it reveals such individuals as naive simpletons.
If you want your audience to know what Mr. Stathis thinks about these topics and individuals tell them to visit out site.
Mike Stathis is one of the leading investment experts in the world. Thus, any interview requests should pertain to his role as an investment strategist and analyst, and should highlight his track record. If you would like him to discuss some of these other ancillary topics, you need to fit them into the interview which is focused on the economy or the capital markets.
To contact us requesting an interview specifically for the purpose of hearing what Mr. Stathis has to say about the scam artists pushing gold tell us that you really do not know his track record or realize his stature in the investment world. You would not request an interview with Warren Buffett to hear what he has to say about Alex Jones would you? Such is the same with Mr. Stathis.
Valuable content is the single most important ingredient absent from the media today. Valuable content is all we produce, with no agendas or bias.
Remember that WE are the ones in control here, not the media. We have the content, not the media. The media is designed specifically to facilitate scams and lies. We are not media whores, unlike all of the media's sources who will bend over backwards for exposure in order to get free PR.
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