As someone who has been an active participant in the capital markets for nearly two decades, as well as a watchdog for Main Street exposing media spin and deception, consumer fraud, and securities manipulation, perhaps the single most important thing I have learned is the following:
The single best thing every investor and consumer can do to ensure the most success from their investments and to minimize exploitation as a consumer is to stay away from the media.
I'm not just speaking of the so-called mainstream media.
I am speaking of ALL media, including so-called alternative media.
Some people who think they've figured out the game have developed the misconception that "mainstream media" is the enemy, while "alternative media" is your friend.
If you fit into that group, you've been sold a bill of goods that doesn't match up with reality. The fact is that all media, all ad-based content is complete crap.
The spin doctors in the so-called "alternative media" are constantly telling their sheep that "you won't hear this in the mainstream media" or "we give you the truth that big corporate media is afraid to air," and the sheep believe it.
But the fact is that these alternative media clowns constantly make bogus claims like this in order to grow an audience. Alternative media programming is controlled by and bought and paid for by corporate interests as well.
Take Alex Jones for example. Let's forget for a moment that virtually everything that comes out of Jones' mouth is a lie or is being used to prop up his lies. Let's also forget that virtually every person Jones interviews on his show is a con man, idiot or clown. Finally, let's also forget for a moment that Jones' entire content, including the clowns he interviews is always a setup for some bull shit products either sold by him or his advertisers.
All of that aside, haven't you noticed that conspiracy clowns and disinfo agents like Jones are always quoting excerpts from so-called "mainstream media"?
Wait a minute. I thought the mainstream media is filled with lies. Isn't that what clowns like Jones keep saying?
So why are they always using content from the mainstream media?
When these "alternative media" con men aren't cherry picking bits and pieces from the Associated Press and USA Today or taking phrases out of context, they are interviewing quacks and other charlatans who inflate their credentials so as to appear relevant and credible on the topics they speak about.
At the end of the day, media is ad-based content. And all ad-based content is a dangerous web of lies and manipulation.
There really is no "alternative media" because these guys are just as much the enemy of the people as the crooks who run the so-called "mainstream media."
A good analogy that relates to this point can be explained by mentioning another misconception, whereby many people have been led to believe that FOX is a "neocon war-mongering, racist channel," while the other media networks are much better.
Anyone who actually thinks there are real differences between these networks or between different newspapers and other ad-based publications isn't thinking clearly.
Don't be fooled by the superficial spin each of the media organziations create in order to attempt to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack.
When it comes to the issues that matter the most, all of the networks largely agree.
The same can be said of America's so-called "democracy."
Again, I point to another analogy to explain the psyche of most Americans. As is the case with the media, the same theme applies to politics. Regardless what you may think, the fact is that both political parties are essentially the same when it comes to the biggest issues; war, healthcare, jobs, immigration, trade policy, etc.
They all agree. And although they may talk a big game, actions speak louder than words. The simple fact of the matter is that all politicians regardless of their party and regardless what they claim are always going to serve the interests of the corporate elite, the bankers and Israel (which is one in the same as the bankers and corporate elite).
The establishment apparatus fools most Americans into thinking each party has different interests and agendas by focusing on issues that really don't matter in the larger scope of things, like gun control, abortion, racial friction, gay marriage and so forth.
Alternatively, they pretend to take a different stance than the opposing political party, only to tow the establishment line when they are in a position to do something. This is why politicians have earned the reputation for being all "hot air."
While there may be some mild differences in viewpoint (or spin) between networks and print media firms, you will never be presented with the full truth. If voters realized teh full truth about America, its trade deals, banking and Wall Street crimes, healthcare, and the scam referred to as capitalism, those running the show might face a fight. And they don't want to deal with any signs of revolt.
Instead of locking away protesters as in places like China, the US uses mind-control tacticsm, cenorship and mass media manipulation in order to keep Americans distracted, dumbed down and brainwashed.
Even when large numbers of the population begin to cry foul, the establishment will create gatekeepers like Ron Paul, Glenn Beck, Michael Lewis and others to ensure that the opposition is controlled.
There is always going to be some level of spin that differs from source to source because this is their sales pitch. Each media outlet tries to distinguish itself in some way from the other in order to attract a large audience. But this spin usually does not alter the discourse of critical events in any fundamental way unless the purpose is to distract from the full truth.
Similar to mafia families that fight for territorial control, the loser will never go to the enemy (police) and help bring down his opponent. At the end of the day, they are on one side of the fence and everyone else is on the other side. They keep the bigger picture in perspective so that they never lose sight of their objectives.
The media works in the same manner. The political power structure also operates this way.
If you truly think there are substantial differences between TV and radio networks and newspapers and periodicals, why have none of the media firms called for Wall Street executives behind the financial crisis to go to prison?
Why does the media always protect corporate and banking crooks unless they have already been found guilty (or will soon be)?
Why does the media distract and deceive the public on all critical issues?
Why are journalists, editors, producers and talking heads constantly jumping shit to land a new gig with their competitors?
While critics might claim that the so-called "alternative media" call these crooks out, that's not really true. They only go after them in a manner that lends itself to a very low level of credibility or else they do not identify the ultimate source behind the crimes. Instead, they refer to the "Fed", "Wall Street bankers," "Illuminati," "Bilderberg Group" without naming names. What they are in effect doing is creating generate scape goats. Doing that keeps the individual crooks out of scrutiny of the public eye.
Did anyone change their mind when the con man Glenn Beck moved from CNN to FOX?
Do you really think it is a coincidence that only a handful of Jewish men run the entire media-entertainment complex?
Why are there no Gentile owners?
Why does a Jew run Sony Pictures?
Do you really think Alex Jones is alternative media?
Do you really think his show is not controlled by the Jewish Mafia?
In my view, the two primary reasons why so many people are fooled into thinking that there is "good" and "bad" media, and there are "honest and good" politicians instead of realizing that all media is bad and all politicians are corrupt criminals are due inadequate information and misinformation and the "winner versus loser" syndrome.
Because the media serves as the primary basis for information about most things for most people, it is in the driver's seat to disseminate any data of its choosing to prove a point.
The media can also (and usually does) report stories in a manner that causes most viewers to adhere to the establishment's desires. As such, the media functions as a very critical tool in the process of indoctrination into the establishment's agenda, which also includes involvement by the corporate and banking structure.
At the end of the day, most people have formed their opinions and perceived notions about most things based largely (if not solely) on what they heard and read from this media. And once it lands into cyberspace, the impact is magnified tremendously.
Let's not forget that the Jewish Mafia not only controls all broadcast and print media, but also all major digtal and Internet media. This is precisely why the U.S. media monopoly has become extraordinarily dangerous. As a result of the constant deception and misinformation, in my view, a more accurate designation for this period in the Misinformation Age.
What about this "winner versus loser" syndrome?
Although I believe it afflicts Americans more so than others, I also believe it afflicts most societies. This syndrome manifests naturally in any society whereby you have winners and losers.
Accordingly, if people are accustomed to taking sides, they will be less likely to spot when none of the options offered are in their best interests or can be trusted. This mentality is being spread throughout the world and has even entered societies dominated by cultures that do not practice thie mentality. Generally speaking, it is a capitalist mentality.
Due to the fact that America emphasizes sporting events and competitions more so than any other nation, most Americans are accustomed to choosing sides. This mentality has spilled over to the political process.
In America it is a natural carryover given that most sporting contests have two sides, similar to America's so-called "two-party" political system. In contrast, many other nations have numerous political parties and they don't take sports as seriously, although this is changing with the globalization of the Jewish Mafia's near monopoly ownership of professional sports teams.
Okay, now that I got that out of the way, we need to understand what media is.
What exactly is media?
My basic definition of media is any content that is advertisement-based.
The key here is to identify ad-based content because today with the Internet, you have millions of blogs, websites, video portals and so forth where people head for information. As a result, many people are influenced by content they do not consider to be media.
Social media is making things much worse because the mind control tactics used by media are being used to influence large groups, rapidly and in an undetected manner.
If you want to maintain (or regain) control over your life, your thoughts, your preferences and everything else, you must avoid ad-based content at all costs. And you would be wise to consider social media as the devil.
You will never be positioned with accurate and valuable content if a third party is financing the venue that publishes the content. Those who pay for the content are the ones whose interests are served. And advertisers pay for ad-based content.
Even if you are foolish enough to pay for a subscription to one of the many useless financial publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Financial Times and so forth, the fact is that advertisers are sending a much larger amount of money to these publishing houses than the subscribers.
What that means is that the subscribers' best interests are sidelined in favor of the advertisers. In other words, the content is slanted in a manner that is NOT in the best interests of the audience.
The same goes for broadcast media, including cable and satellite TV.
It gets much worse when you consider the fact that even the most well-known publishers of financial media (including the sources mentioned above) are even bought off by the sleazy copyediting industry.
These are the brainless scumbags who have fear-mongering ads everywhere and when you click the ad you are treated to a 90-minute video presentation discussing how the dollar's last days are around the corner or how they have a perfect system that can turn you into a millionaire overnight.
But it gets much worse. Even the exchanges have sold out to scam shops looking to hoodwink naive investors.
As you can see, Nasdaq positions copyediting shops like Motley Fool as legit by offering their BS stock analysis alongside more recognizable names. This gives the impression that Motley Fool is a valid name in the investment world.
I cannot express to you how severe the fraud here is.
Oh and FYI, I actually contacted Nasdaq and complained and they did nothing about it.
For decades the financial media has been manipulating the average Joe, who was foolish enough to pay attention to the daily spins published by the Jewish Mafia.
Today, we have a new pool of con men who have created all kinds of mind control operations. It's a vast pool of various players. Many investors have already lost their ass because they listened to broken clock, doomsday, gold-pumping CON MEN.
Some have lost large amounts of money on gold or silver, but most of them don't even know they have lost money yet because they remain brainwashed by the same con men who sold them fool's gold to begin with.
Others have missed out on the greatest bull market in 80 years because they too have been brainwashed by the doomsday charlatans.
Sadly, very few of these unfortunate individuals has been able to concede they were taken. They continue to believe the hogwash preached to them by the army of doomsday douche bags and doctors of doom.
It’s less painful for those who have lost huge sums of money if they pretend “the real crash is coming…at some point.” For many, denial serves as the best protection against reality.
But at some point those who remain in this trance need to begin asking themselves who is benefiting from this doomsday mantra and who is getting eaten alive. Clearly, those who are selling the snake oil are making out at the expense of those who have bought the snake oil.
Have you noticed that every precious metals dealer (along with their paid promoters) keep repeating the same one-sided bull shit lines designed to make you think that your financial safety relies on you buying gold and silver?
The process amounts to brainwashing through repetition.
We saw Washington use the same method several years ago when they wanted to invade Iraq. They repeated the WMDs line over and over, and most people believed it was true.
But there are other forces in play as well, such as confirmation bias and Dunning-Kruger Effect (see the "Special Reports" tab on the home page top menu for a publication explaining this).
The key is for the con men to keep repeating the same thing over and over. Gradually they learn to try when possible to not attach a date to the doom. But most of the time the sheep are too brainwashed they don't even question when the end never happened by a set year. They just keep lining up for more doom porn.
The con men just won't seem to stop with their ridiculous scare tactics such as the stock market is going to crash and such. Yet, the stock market keeps soaring to new highs.
If anyone knows whether the stock market is going to crash and by how much it would be those who accurately predicted the stock market crash in 2008 and 2009.
As the data indicates, I was the ONLY person in the world to have accurately predicted the timing and amount of the stock market collapse in print.
Keep in mind that I was also the only person in the world who was very bearish prior to the financial crisis but turned bullish in mid-2009.
In fact, on the exact day the stock market bottomed, I told investors to begin buying and has kept them in the market ever since.
I have also accurately forecast every single market correction ever since turning bullish in March 2009, including the 3 small retracements in 2013 (which were so trivial that they are not even considered corrections) as well as the 7 retracements in 2014.
Therefore, if there is anyone in the world who knows whether or not, when and by how much the stock market will collapse, I think it is fair to say that I am the best qualified person. Yet, I have been completely banned by all media. That should tell you all you need to know about the media.
As many will recall, I also recommended gold and silver stocks in 2001 (blue chip names only), and reiterated these recommendations in his 2006 book, America's Financial Apocalypse.
However, I stressed that buying the gold and silver ETFs was the way to go.
And I stated the reasons for this (this is one reason why I was black-balled by gold pumpers because these con men are only interested in taking your money; they do not want the public to know the truth).
Once the gold and silver bubble was being formed, I became concerned for the public because I realized what was going to happen.
After seeing nearly every conservative radio and TV talk show host fear-mongering as a way to set the stage for their plug for gold and silver, I knew millions would be suckered into this con game and be stuck once the bubble popped.
So I began a series of articles addressing the facts behind gold, and he debunked ridiculous claims being made by charlatans regarding hyperinflation and dollar collapse. Many of these articles have become legendary.
First, I debunked the widespread myth that gold was a hedge against inflation.
Gold is actually a hedge against deflation. This is a well-documented fact.
I then went on to insist that America would NEVER experience hyperinflation (at least in our lifetime).
Although there are many reasons, I focused on the petrodollar because it is the single largest reason why hyperinflation is an impossibility.
As a part of this explanation, I also gave readers a glimpse of how the gold-pumping con man syndicate works.
Next, I warned investors that physical gold and silver were poor investment choices due to their lack of liquidity, which prevented exploitation of price volatility.
I also discussed the ridiculously high fees dealers charged.In contrast, precious metals ETFs had very low fees making them practical for holding over long periods.
In contrast, gold dealers have even scared their sheep to pay them to hold their gold, charging anywhere between 0.5% to 2.0% per year.
Next, I predicted the top in gold and silver and stated that once the bubble burst, gold and silver would be in a down trend for many years.
Accordingly, I advised caution for those who wanted to buy gold over $1000/ounce. I specifically pointed to the need to trade the volatility of gold and silver. And that in itself meant that if you wanted precious metals you should buy the ETFs.
Finally, I also emphasized the need to have an exit plan because gold and silver would not remain at high prices forever.
Next, I complete ripped apart the countless claims being made by the gold-pumpers' "economist, John Williams.
In short, I exposed Williams for who he is; a man of questionable mental state, and certainly one of no credibility whatsoever. However, Williams is not unique in these characteristics. If you examine the countless ridiculous statements that have been made by the others in this network, one could easily question their mental state.
Even Kitco's senior precious metals analyst at the time, John Nader took it upon himself to email me to praise my ability to expose and uncover the full picture of the gold manipulation scene.
[Note that Kitco banned Mike's articles from publication back in 2009, yet continues to publish gold-pumping propaganda submitted by hundreds of amateurs with no expertise or experience in the investment world.]
Before we move on, for those who were not aware of Stathis' amazing track record, it is critical to ask yourself why this man is not being celebrated on a daily basis.
Why have you not even heard of him?
Once you dig deep, you will begin to understand that the entire financial network is designed to screw the sheep. And that means keeping the best experts out of your reach because it's all about advertising dollars by firms seeking to grab every dime you have, whether we are talking about precious metals dealers, mutual fund companies, insurance companies, discount brokers or Wall Street firms.
The vast majority of those who keep calling for a market crash have never even worked on Wall Street and do not have the slightest clue about the stock market.
At the end of the day, there is not a single gold pumper within the gold charlatan network who has even a decent track record of market forecasting.
To our knowledge, these gold charlatans lack a clear understanding of the most widely accepted valuation metrics used to value assets.
In fact, based on their ridiculous claims about gold, silver, the economy and virtually everything else that is spewed from their mouths, apparently they lack the most basic understanding about investments.
What they do possess is the ability to sell ice to Eskimos because they are complete con artists; every single one of them.
This is why it is so important to really know the track record of everyone who opens their mouth with bold predictions.
And if they have no track record, if their track record stinks or if they remain anonymous, you would be a fool to pay attention to anything they say or write.
It also emphasizes why these gold clowns would not dare even mention Stathis. They are afraid that their sheep with learn about his amazing track record and lack of agendas. And this would threaten to end their gravy train of deceit.
It is very important to remember that every single person pumping gold and spreading myths and rumors about hyperinflation and such is benefiting in one or more ways through selling gold, selling gold ads, receiving payoffs from gold dealers to promote gold or interview gold hacks. That in itself means they are NOT a reliable source of information.
In contrast, Mike Stathis does NOT receive a penny of compensation for exposing the facts about gold and silver and exposing the gold charlatans.
In fact, he does not sell any advertisements, precious metals or securities. Therefore, he has absolutely no financial stake in his views on gold and silver. He is the only person we know of in the world who continues to pound the table exposing the realities behind these gold con men.
Finally, once you examine his track record, combined with the absence of bias, one would have to be a complete fool to not listen very carefully to what he has to say. And trust me, the fools are everywhere.
According to these "saviors" of doom, you must only buy physical gold and silver because you will need it to buy food when the dollar collapses (pause for laughter).
Never mind that precious metals ETFs are liquid (unlike the case with the physical metals) and the fees for buying and selling them are extremely low when compared to the criminal fees being charged by gold and silver dealers.
According to these self-proclaimed experts, gold and silver ETFs aren't really backed by the metals they "claim" to invest in.
Are their claims true?
Do they have any validity?
According to Mike Stathis, the answer is NO. They are trying to swindle you.
[If you don't already know who Mike Stathis is or if you aren't familiar with his world-leading track record, I strongly recommend you spend a good deal of time looking into him and his track record because it is THE BEST in the world, and this is a fact which we have backed by a $100,000 guarantee.]
A portion of Mike Stathis' Track Record can be examined here, here, here and here.
And they all remain fearful at the thought that Stathis will show up at one of their gold and silver pumping conferences to expose them for what they are; CON MEN.
I repeat. Each and every one of these charlatans fears Mike Stathis. They would not dare share a neutral podium with him. I can guarantee it because I know how con men operate. It's called strategic retreat.
We continue to receive emails from individuals telling us that they have requested Mike be invited to speak at their precious metals or related event, or to be interviewed by one or more of these gold-centric organizations. These individuals have told us that once these requests are made, they never receive a response.
How can they respond?
What are they going to say?
"No we do not want to hear what the leading expert has to say."?
Of course they cannot respond so they pretend they never received the email.
These con men continue to pretend that Mike Stathis does not exist, hoping their sheep will not run into his fact-based, unbiased, time-tested views.
With each and every day, more sheep are learning about Stathis. And sure, while most of these sheep never stand a chance of seeing the light because they're under severe mind control, some will wake up and save themselves from these con men.
You had better believe each and every one of these gold charlatans knows who exactly who Stathis. I will guarantee it. In fact, they are probably reading this article right now. But of course they will never admit it.
As the facts indicate, Mike Stathis is the only professional analyst with no bias or agendas of any kind.
He does not receive fees for selling any products that are dependent on specific outcomes, he does not sell precious metals, he does not sell advertisements, and he does not sell securities.
Unlike the vast majority of individuals you come across, Mike Stathis is not a "cheerleader for sale" to the highest bidder.
He only sells world-class, unbiased research. And that research does not depend on whether gold and silver rise or fall, nor does it depend on whether the stock market rises or falls.
His research consists of objective assessments and forecasts of securities, stock markets, and commodities.
Check into every precious metals promoter, website, conference, radio show, etc., and you will see that they are all selling ads for precious metals and similar items that fit into the doomsday theme.
Would you really go to a real estate broker if you wanted to find out of it was a good time to buy a house?
If so then you are very naive.
The same situation exists with seeking out information about the economy and precious metals.
The last person you would want to pay attention to are precious metals dealers and those who make money selling precious metals and related ads.
Can you really trust sources that insist that the dollar is headed to zero and the stock market is going to collapse by 80%? What is their track record?
Don't you find it more than odd that these are the same people who are telling you to buy gold and silver?
Don't you find it more than odd that these sources are either selling precious metals or are getting paid to post precious metals and related ads?
Remember, if gold and silver are such great investments; if they are going to soar in price, why in the hell are gold dealers spending loads of money and effort to get you to buy it from them?
Why don’t they just hoard it and wait for it to soar?
As well, if the dollar is poised to collapse to 0 as the gold dealers and paid pumpers claim, why in the hell are these same rats willing to accept your dollars in exchange for their precious gold and silver?
Despite having raised these critical questions for a few years now, not a single gold dealer has come forward with an answer.
At AVA Investment Analytics we do not sell ads, we do not sell securities, and we do not sell precious metals. Thus, we have no bias or agendas.
Moreover, most important we cannot forget that our chief investment strategist Mike holds the leading track record across the board from market forecasting and securities guidance, to macroeconomics and commodities forecasting from 2006 to current.
We are so certain of this that we have backed this claim with a $100,000 guarantee which has remained in place since 2010.
Note that this guarantee is set to expire at the end of 2015 because we have not received a single submission to date.
Yet you won't ever hear, see or read about him in the media or even on the internet.
You need to ask yourself why this is.
Why does the media continue to interview complete clowns who have been nothing but wrong day after day, week after week, year after year?
Isn't it fraud if the media keeps airing guys with terrible track records and never showing their track record?
Those of you who have been following Mike for some time realize the deal.
Those who want to mislead you want to stay as far away from Stathis as possible because they know that he has the highest level of credibility, he has no agendas and cannot be bought off.
This is something you need to think very hard about.
If you don't have access to our research you are probably going to get slaughtered. It's as simple as that.
Mike Stathis holds the best investment forecasting track record in the world since 2006.
This is the chapter that shows where Mike recommended shorting Fannie, Freddie, sub-primes, home builders, GM, GE, etc.