"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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EXPOSED: Doug Casey (Part 1)

In my opinion Doug Casey is a great contrarian indicator and a huge charlatan.
And anyone who does not realize this is simply a damn fool.
Furthermore, keep in mind that the apple never falls far from the tree.
Now think to yourself who Casey associates with. Here is a small sample…Peter Schiff, Marc Faber, Jim Rogers, Jim Rickards, Porter Stansberry, Chris Martenson, Alex Jones, Max Keiser, John Williams, Eric Sprott, and thousands of other BS artists, each one with a lousy track record.
For many years Doug Casey and the monkeys at Casey “Research” have been pumping Argentina as the BEST place to live; not the best place to live in South America. Doug Casey has been insisting that Argentina is the best place to live in the world.
Casey has even been pumping Argentina investments (which have since cratered).
In contrast to what Casey and those who promote him claim, he has a long history of disastrous investment recommendations. Upon examination of Casey's "research", interviews and written material, one finds a disaster.
But the rabbit hole goes much deeper.
You see, Casey "Research" is more than just some copyediting house focused on spinning words and creating delusional fantasies. This propaganda firm also gets paid to promote other doomsday clowns. They do this by a variety of means, from interviews, written pieces and hosting so-called "investment conferences.
Casey "Research" also gets paid to promote very risky (and shady) penny stocks. But this is an entirely different topic that would consume a great deal of time to discuss so I will save it for another time. 
It is important to keep in mind that Casey "Research" positions copyediting word play as "research." It's not difficult to see that these guys are bozos. All you have to do is examine their credentials. Don't spend too much time trying to find relevant credentials because you aren't going to find any.
Remember, the clowns at Casey "Research" aren't former Wall Street analysts, venture capitalists or fund managers. They are former guidance counselors and washed up reporters. These are the same guys who cater to the stupid, uninformed, mentally ill and/or greedy. Unfortunately, today there is a very large market for such individuals.
Anyone can call their company a "research" firm, but does not mean it will provide real research. Having been trained as a scientist and on Wall Street to do real research, I take offense when someone claims they are a research firm but really aren't. Take a look here and here.
Similar to all other broken clock doomsday clowns, Doug Casey is a contrarian indicator.  And remember, he says gold is headed to $20,000. That is not a good sign for the future price of gold.
He also claims that the US and Canadian dollar are headed to zero. Therefore, according to Casey, you must move out of these countries to escape the "devastation."
How many years has Casey been making these ridiculous claims now? If you examine Casey closely you will see that he has made a career out of predicting doom.
If the dollar is doomed, where does he recommend you head? 
I'll give you a few hints. Doug Casey recommends you pack your bags and move your money to a developing nation that has a history of 1) government defaults, 2) hyperinflation, 3) political turmoil and 4) domestic uprisings. He recommends you move to Argentina.
Casey and the bozos at Casey "Research" are constantly making false and/or misleading statements.
They also frequently make ridiculous statements that might cause people with at least an average level of intelligence to laugh. For instance, when these clowns make claims about the dollar, gold and moving to Argentina...this is pure comedy.
Over the years, Casey (or perhaps the copyediting clowns he pays to write his bull shit using his name) has developed a skill used most often by copyediting con men. He has learned how to subtly slip things that are off topic into a conversation for the purpose of manipulating the audience.
For instance, when Casey is giving of one his "interviews" (which are really sales pitches) he has this annoying habit of casually telling you about his properties here and there, and other things to give you the impression that he is a great investor and that he is wealthy. If the broke and desperate people who listen to him (the sheep) believe this trash, they will think that if they listen to him and buy his bullshit, they too can be well off.
Despite years of claims about his vast wealth and impressive assets, Casey never shows evidence of his properties, never reveals the costs and never shows you his track record. He just makes wild claims with the knowledge that the media has the legal right to lie.
I know one thing for certain about Doug Casey. He is NOT a great investor. In fact, based on my research, I have concluded that Doug Casey is an investment disaster. Great investors aren't wrong the majority of the time.
And if he were wealthy he wouldn't be spending all of his time marketing trash designed to lure greedy people. Wealthy people don't sell snake oil in order to lure in money from unsophisticated and desperate sheep unless their wealth is derived from selling snake oil.
Doug Casey is a complete charlatan. But what else would you expect given that Casey Research is run by a copyediting firm that has been sued multiple times by the SEC; Agora Financial. You might recall that Porter Stansberry runs his BS out of Agora. Need I say more?
For those of you with short memories, Stansberry is the charlatan who pumped out his fear-mongering "End of America" video out across the global media circuit back in 2011 and continued to pump this nonsense out for more than two years. Similar to the case with all gold pumping con men, if you had listened to Stansberry,  you would have lost big while having missed out on spectacular gains in the US stock market.
Every doomsday gold pumping clown you can imagine, from Mike Maloney and Chris Martenson, to Peter Schiff and Jim Rogers has ties to Agora Financial.
Remember, the apple never falls far from the tree. 
I previously discussed how Casey and others hiding out in South America have been preaching doom and gloom for the US and Canada as a way to scare these folks into relocating to South America. Of course the real sales pitch is for real estate in South America that Casey and Jeff Berwick are desperate to unload onto those foolish enough to listen to them.
Specifically, Casey is involved in a real estate development in what is known as a very dangerous region in Argentina, called Salta. And if you aren'y aware how dangerous this place is, I suggest you do some research. See here.
Recently Argentina defaulted on its sovereign debt; its second default in thirteen years. With that in mind, does Argentina sound like the best place to live? 
As you can imagine, things aren’t particularly going well for Argentina at the moment. Yet, Doug Casey claims it is the best place in the world to live. Remember, he insists that you get out of your country, get out of the dollar, buy gold and move to Argentina. And you can be around like-minded wackos if you buy a a condo unit from his development in Salta, Argentina.
Is Argentina really the best place to live? Maybe if you are coming from Myanmar or Iraq.
If you are living in one of the top advanced nations, moving to a developing country like Argentina is going to provide you with an array of surprises, many of which will not be pleasant.
But this does not matter to Casey because his angle is to scare you into thinking your US and Canadian dollars are headed to 0 so you will take all of your money and buy some real estate in Argentina; ridiculously overpriced real estate that he is selling.
Casey claims to favor Argentina over every other country in the world primarily because of the cheap labor and lax regulations. But he never mentions how expensive things like autos and consumer electronics are.
And when it comes to anything that is not used by the common person in Argentina, you can bet you are going to pay out of the ass for it. This is the typical way things work in most developing nations.
But you don’t need to know the fine details about relocating your life to some developing nation because that might ruin Casey's real motive. He wants you to buy real estate from him in Argentina.
If you are a scam artist, the lax regulation seen in Argentina would be a haven, say if you were selling overpriced real estate developments to foreigners who you've convinced would face an economic disaster if they stayed in their country of origin.  
In the advanced world there are consumer protection laws in place to prosecute con men who sell things based on lies. So if you ever wondered why Doug Casey lives in Argentina, think about it.
Just don’t let him con you into moving there because I can assure you that you will regret it.
As the evidence reveals, Doug Casey is a complete idiot, a contrarian indicator, broken clock, sensationalist and huge charlatan. This is a man who has spent decades creating the illusion that he is a wealthy and successful investor. In reality, Casey has used marketing tactics that are typical of charlatans. Anyone who does not realize this is simply a damn fool. For those who thought Doug Casey had a clue, I want to pose the following question...
Were you aware that he has been pushing Argentina as the best place to avoid the so-called economic collapse?
Most people accept what these charlatans say without ever investigating their track record. This short article shows just how important it is to know what your trusted source has said in the past.
As a reminder, the golden rule is this...the apple never falls far from the tree.
Now think to yourself who Casey associates with. Here is a small sample…Peter Schiff, Marc Faber, Jim Rogers, Jim Rickards, Porter Stansberry, Chris Martenson, Alex Jones, Max Keiser, John Williams, Eric Sprott, and thousands of other BS artists, each one with a lousy track record.
I strongly recommend staying as far away from all doomsday charlatans unless you enjoy being taken. The hurdle for most people is that they do not have an ability to recognize a doomsday charlatan.
Charlatans always know their victims. And they realize that those who have fallen for their BS are prime for a complete ass****. Once you let these charlatans into your head, you almost never regain control over your thoughts.  




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