"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.
Although I don’t have the time needed to really get into more details on this topic I discuss it in much greater detail in the Wall Street Investment Bible.
I wanted demonstrate to you that Wall Street research is usually behind the curve, making it more useless than beneficial.
If you work in the industry, then you probably already know this.
As an example, I am going to discuss Fossil (FOSL).
Today, shares of Fossil (FOSL) soared by 32% after beating earnings.
As you may already know, shares were pummeled a few months ago after reaching all-time highs of $140 after missing earnings due to weakening economic conditions in Europe.
Prior to that, FOSL showed absolutely no technical signs of possible collapse.
Did the analysts downgrade the stock BEFORE shares collapsed?
Of course not. As is most often the case, analysts remained bullish on FOSL, until it missed earnings.
And once it collapsed from $131 to $75 in a single day, analyst downgrades piled in.
But how does that process help individual investors? It doesn’t.
The fact is that institutions usually get in early to sell before the typical investor has a chance to get out, leaving them holding the bag when it empties.
Analysts aren’t paid to help YOU. They are paid to SELL you. In the end, if you listen to analysts you’re going to get butchered.
You will get the same result if you waste time watching CNBC or reading the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Investor’s Business Daily, and the rest of the financial media.
The media is similar to Wall Street; each is designed to take your money.
It doesn't take a genius to realize that the media's main goal is to mislead its audience because Wall Street buys the advertisements and Wall Street pays the analysts.
If you haven’t figured this out by now, after all of the articles I’ve written on media deception and con artists, you probably never will.
Now, if you think Wall Street research is useless, you’ll get nothing but material for a standup routine when you see what comes out of discount (online) brokerage firms like Charles Schwab, E-Trade, Fidelity and others.
Just when you thought things got as bad as possible, they get even worse.
There are also media and publishing companies claiming to have credible research departments, like Morningstar, Thompson Reuters, thestreet.com, Zachs, Value Line, and an entire host of others.
However, I actually called the bottom in FOSL well before the collapse.
As many of you already know, in late April of this year, I created a video presentation called “20 Stocks Over $100.”
This presentation was a series of 20 videos of about 10 to 20 minutes each, going over the technical, fundamentals, valuation, risks, challenges, opportunities, forward guidance, entry and exit prices and so forth for each security.
At the time this video series was created, FOSL was trading at around $131.
As you will see in the video below, I basically stated that while it was a great company, it faced some big issues due to the expected drop off in discretionary spending, as well as the problems in Europe.
In the video presentation, I concluded that a good entry price would be in the mid-70s. You'll notice the presentation doesn't sound scripted because it's not.
Scripted presentations may sound nice, but they're usually useless. The FOSL presentation is like all of my video and live presentations; it's real and it's useful.
Hopefully, you will agrees that the presentation was in fact, REAL USEFUL.
A week later, FOSL missed earnings and only then were analysts concerned about the company’s European exposure.
Shares collapsed in one day from about $126 to $75, where they remained in a trading range from the low-60s to the low-80s.
Thus, those who bought FOSL as recommended in the video presentation racked up at least a nice 30% gain.
And subscribers of the Intelligent Investor who followed our recommendations to buy shares at $65 were rewarded with a 40% gain in 3 weeks.
Of course, many analysts downgraded FOSL only after it collapsed, as is usually the case.
Hey, shit happens right?
I’ve found myself downgrading stocks after a material event, but this is a rarity for me.
And it’s even rarer that I downgrade a stock based on an earnings report AFTER it has already collapsed by 40%.
In contrast, this is very typical for Wall Street. If you were not aware of this reality, I suggest you pay close attention to analyst ratings and you will see that this is true.
So how was I able to absolutely nail the collapse down to the exact bottom (within 1% of the bottom) before it soared?
As you can imagine, stocks over $100 have been among the strongest performers which is why the share price is over $100, right?
As a result, I will guarantee you that anyone else who might have created a similar presentation would have taken a bullish stance on each of these stocks, recommending buys.
How do I know this?
Because virtually everyone who provides (or tries to provide) securities analysis is clueless. They lack the ability to analyze companies and the analogous stock. They are followers, so they follow the momentum.
As well, most people will tend to buy the research if it is positive because most people are always looking to buy.
Very few people buy research that warns them against a potential collapse. This is why most people lose money in the stock market. They don’t appreciate the need to understand risk.
I don't do generate research reports based on their ability to lead to sales. I do the research and report my results. People pay me not necessarily to be right every time because that's impossible. I get paid for my insight and judgment because it's highly-valued by guys who know what's going on.
Fortunately, my accuracy rate in all forecasting activities (economic, market, trading guidance, commodities, currencies, precious metals) is around 85% to 90%.
I challenge you to find anyone who is able to come close to that accuracy rate in just one category.
And because I integrate the full spectrum of variables, my research is geared towards making money or avoiding loss.
Analyst research is only focused on short-term catalysts and does not consider other variables such as economic and market risk, technical analysis and so forth. As a result, analyst research doesn't really factor in risk management.
And they often don't even nail the catalysts. FOSL is a perfect example. Both the collapse of FOSL and the huge rally caught analysts by surprise.
Understanding and measuring risk enables one to not only minimize losses, it also helps determine opportunities. This is something very few investors realize.
But I didn’t necessarily take a bullish stance on each security presented in this 3-hour video series, nor did I necessarily hammer them as some extremist contrarian would do.
So what did I do then?
I provided a realistic analysis which was focused on risk and valuation based on my forecasts for global economics, industry dynamics, company fundamentals, market valuation and risk.
As a result, for most of these securities I recommended waiting for a large pull back or collapse prior to entering. Essentially, I called each one as I saw it.
Now I don’t mind letting everyone know one of the 15 securities on the recommended list for the Intelligent Investor because it doesn’t matter.
Should you buy FOSL now?
Should you buy it after waiting (and hoping for) a pullback?
Should you sell it now if you held it before?
Should you buy more?
Should you short it?
Only subscribers to the Intelligent investor are going to know what to do because we train them (via a gradual process) to understand how to customize investment decisions based on their own situation.
We provide the analysis and guidance and let each reader determine how to deal with their positions.
And we offer the single most comprehensive, insightful and accurate investment newsletter in the world, which is why fund managers, financial advisers and analysts subscribe to it.
Unless you understand how to manage the stock, you aren’t likely to make money.
Forget what the salesmen working at brokerage firms and con artists interviewed in the media have been telling you; TIMING DOES MATTER.
The reason why they state otherwise is because they have no clue what they're doing, so they want you to believe no one can time the stock market consistently.
Apparently, they haven't been paying attention to AVA Investment Analytics.
If you aren’t really good at valuation, technical analysis, market forecasting, economic forecasting, asset and risk management, you aren’t going to know what, when or if to buy, sell, accumulate, hold or sell FOSL.
MORE ON THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR
Some Notes about the Securities in the Recommended List
Keep in mind that none of the securities on our recommended list is a buy-and-hold.
Each month we provide trading guidance for every security.
In fact, even when securities on the list are trending downward, we provide entry and exit prices enabling investors to capture profitable trades while the stock is declining (due to the see-saw effect that often occurs with pricing).
In addition, we add and remove the securities on this list as needed.
There are a few securities that have been on the list since we began making a recommended list or shortly thereafter.
Other securities have been taken off the list only to be added at a later time when the risk has declined and the opportunity has expanded.
Because it is the trading guidance that is the most critical portion of the securities section, it is extremely difficult and time-consuming for us to publish performance results.
For instance, we do not just issue a buy or sell. We usually present a scenario analysis and recommended actions for conservative versus aggressive investors so each reader can customize their decisions based on their risk tolerance as well as adjusting for changes in the market and economy (via the scenario analysis).
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