"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.
Here, we provide readers with a glimpse of our market forecasts between February and April 2012 demonstrating once again that we are the best market forecasters in the world.
As many of you recall, our Chief Investment Strategist, Mike Stathis accurately forecast a bottom in the Dow Jones Industrial Average to around 6000 in his 2006 landmark book, America’s Financial Apocalypse.
The list of accurate forecasts published in this book goes on for days.
While everyone else was fixated on the bailout of Fannie and Freddie in August 2008, Mike went on to revise this forecast to around 6200-6400 for the collapse in the Dow. He warned that earnings were going to collapse over the next few months and this would send the Dow to the 6000 range.
As far as we are aware, he was the only person in the world to have written that Fannie and Freddie would be bailed out by taxpayers in America’s Financial Apocalypse.
He reiterated this forecast in November 2008 while everyone else was stunned by the financial bailout.
He even recommended investors to short these stocks in his 2007 book, Cashing in on the Real Estate Bubble, but very few took notice because he had been black-balled by the media. Instead, the media featured charlatans with lousy track records who had been saying the same thing for decades.
As we have pointed out many times, these individuals always maintain the same stance for eternity because it is their sales pitch. They are NOT research analysts or investment strategists. And they are not experts. They are marketing strategists.
Notably, the vast majority of charlatans promoted by the media have always been and continue to be Jewish. We have written about this blatant discrimination by the Jewish-run media on several occasions.
It is being carried out for the dual-purpose of generate unjust enrichment for their tribe members, as well as ensure that Wall Street (the financial sponsors of the financial media) more easily takes the money of Main Street by bombarding their audience with the viewpoints of these clowns and snake oil salesmen.
The media is preying on YOU, just like Wall Street.
They don’t care whether you’re Jewish or not. If you're Jewish and you are part of the club, you’d know about by now. Otherwise, you’re in the same boat as the rest of us, so you had better defend yourself and call out the criminals and liars instead of defending your tribe.
The most problematic result of this is that those naïve enough to pay attention to these media celebrities have been steered down the ally of doom.
They have missed out on the greatest stock market rally since the Great Depression.And that was after morons like Cramer told his sheep audience to buy several bank stocks (or hold them) like AIG, Lehman, Bear Stearns and others right before they collapsed.
Most of these clowns keep warning the sheep who pay attention that the Dow is headed to 1000, all while issuing all kinds of doomsday scenarios.
Some even advised investors to short the U.S. stock market using 200% leverage since November 2010.
Others claim to have "inside" information about the gold market as they line up with conspiracy radio shows. This is the easiest segment of sheep to target because they are perhaps the most unsophisticated of all investors, and they will believe ANYTHING so long as it has a conspiracy attached to it. In reality, many of these gold pumpers have been sued by the SEC.
In addition, some of these clowns even continue to claim that the U.S. dollar is worse off than the euro. Now they don't ACTUALLY believe this. You'd have to have to be insane or extremely stupid to believe this. The deal is that these guys are SALESMEN. And the first rule of sales is this...find a sales pitch, a good one that will lure in sheep...and NEVER EVER CHANGE YOUR PITCH!
The list of ludicrous statements coming from these clowns is endless. In other cases, they make completely false claims about the economy and their track record.
Once they have the fish hooked, they reel them in with promises of gold to $5000, $10,000 and even $20,000 per ounce. Of course, they failed to mention that they are gold dealers and/or they are being paid for pumping gold and/or selling ads.
Yet, the media continues to air these clowns because the sheep audience remains much too stupid to realize they are being taken to the cleaners.
The fact is that…
…once hyperinflation fails to materialize in the U.S.
…once gold fails to hit $10,000 or even $5000
…once silver fails to reach $500
…once all of the bullshit these clowns have been preaching fails to pan out, MOST PEOPLE WON’T REMEMBER THEY WERE WRONG!
And they won’t give a damn anyway because by that time they will have already made plenty of money from the sheep.
Peter Schiff is a perfect example of a guy with a poor track record, but who is now very wealthy because he benefited by being Jewish and therefore was promoted by his Jewish crime bosses in the media.
Similar to other salesmen who target naive unsophisticated investors, Schiff made NO specific forecasts in any of his books that I am aware of.
He only made a few GENERIC bidirectional predictions (i.e. up or down) so that his odds of being right would be 50%. And even many of these predictions turned out to be wrong.
Do yourself a favor and read all of Schiff's books and then read all of Stathis' books. Compared to Stathis, Schiff is a child and Stathis is the professor. Now I'm not talking about the wording because Schiff didn't even write his books. They were written and edited by professional writers. I'm talking about the accuracy of forecasts, they depth of explanations.
This just doesn't apply to Schiff. It applies to all of these guys who specifically focus on luring in CNBC sheep.
The funny thing is that Schiff doesn’t even realize this, or so he claims (based on an email exchange we had with him). He has actually convinced himself that he is successful due to the merits and value of his business.
The fact is that without the help of the media, Schiff would still be earning a 5-figure income.
Ask Schiff if he thinks he can even come close to matching Stathis track record, and ask him if he is willing to back it up with $1,000,000 (as we are) and see what he says. Then ask him why Stathis has received 0 media attention, why NO ONE on any website even mentions his analysis and accuracy of his forecasts.
Call his radio show and ask him on air. Go ahead, JUST DO IT...
CALL THE SHOW: 855-4-SCHIFF
Guaranteed he will try to talk his way out of the corner as usual.
I'll tell you why. Because Stathis is the ONLY credible expert who speaks the full truth and nothing but the truth, without bias or prejudice, all while having the highest credibility possible. This is seen as a threat to the media's sponsors. If Stathis were Jewish, he would be able to get over these "barriers."
Speaking of Schiff's radio show, it's just what you'd expect from a man who is much more of a marketer than strategist or analyst.
The kind of rhetoric on the show is also what you'd expect from a man who wants desperately to get elected to Washington...repetitive, poorly constructed arguments geared to appeal to simpletons about economics, finance, healthcare and just about everything else he discusses.
But don't tell his sheep followers that. They are much too naive and unsophisticated to realize anything other than what Schiff has fed them.
I wonder why Schiff is so determined to get elected to Congress. If you ask the Schipples (our term for Schiff's sheep) they will tell you because he wants to restore the free markets and the same BS that the Ron Paul sheep believe about Paul. It's really too funny to watch so many people be played for stool pigeons.
Could it be that Schiff will be able to leverage the insider information privy to Washington officials?
Not only did Stathis predict the bottom in the Dow, he was the ONLY person in the world to have also called the exact bottom when he recommended investors begin buying into the market on March 9, 2009.
Unlike the clowns in the media who were telling investors to buy when the Dow fell to 13,000, then 12,000, then 11,000, then 10,000, then 9000, this was his FIRST market buy signal in years.
Unlike others who claim to be market timers yet failed to advise their listeners and readers to sell before or even during the collapse (Bob Brinker – this guy is a complete joke; he also black-balled Stathis), Stathis navigated the most catastrophic collapse and rebound in the stock market since the Great Depression. And he has continued with this breathtaking accuracy since then.
You see, we navigate the ups and downs in the markets.
Others stick with the buy-and-hold approach because they have no clue what they are doing.
If you ever run across a buy-and-hold guy, especially if he is pimping European and Asian investments and refuses to offer U.S. stocks (like Schiff) you should run like hell.
The fact is that all of these so-called experts spend most of their time marketing themselves because they really have no clue what the hell is going on.
And they sure as hell don’t have an inkling as to what to do or what will happen next.
Why in the hell would anyone hand their money over to guys who spend the vast majority of their time in marketing activities?
Since the Intelligent Investor newsletter was launched in June 2009, we estimate that our market forecasting provided an accuracy rate of 90% to 95%. This is earth-shattering.
Most market forecasters are lucky if they amass a 60% accuracy rate.
Yet, the media continues to marginalize Mike's ability to add to his track record, while imposing a direct financial assault on our firm through barring our world-leading insights to be heard.
If Stathis’ only claim to fame was his remarkable market forecasting track record, he would surely be recognized as one of the leading investment minds in the world.
But he is also one of the best technical analysts anywhere. And his ability to present complex forecasts in a very simplified manner is unprecedented. His analysis is not only high-yield and easy to grasp but it is most often very accurate.
Combining his proprietary approach to securities valuation with his technical analysis and market forecasting expertise, he is also one of the best securities forecasters, able to predict short- and long-term bottoms.
He is also a recognized expert in valuation analysis and risk management. He applies these disciplines to distressed securities analysis, which he has established a long track record of success (see the Wall Street Investment Bible).
Some professionals are really good at valuation analysis, others are more broadly accomplished in fundamental analysis; others are really good at technical analysis while others are good at securities trading. Some are good at distressed securities analysis.
You aren’t going to find many people who are really good in all of these areas.
Listing all of Stathis’ accurate forecasts over the past few years would require hundreds of pages; from economic and market forecasts to securities recommendations and trading guidance, real estate forecasts and so on. In contrast, his misses would fill a small paragraph.
Just have a look at a few of the predictions he made in America’s Financial Apocalypse.
Now we present our market forecasting material from February 2012 through April 2012.
You will notice that some content and charts have been blacked out.
This has been done because many of our forecasts not only address the near term, but also the intermediate and long-term and we certainly aren’t going to give this analysis away for free.
We have also blacked out some charts we feel offer readers unique insight.
Again, we are in the business of selling research and analysis. And we are damn good at it.
Unlike the vast majority of websites out there, we are not in the business of reposting useless news articles and useless commentary by rookies who have no clue what’s going on in order to generate hits in order to sell ads. Keep that in mind when you visit our site.
(click on each image for a magnified view)
So where are the Dow and Nasdaq headed from here?
Who is most likely to know the answer?
Peter Schiff? How about Marc Faber?
Maybe you'd like to ask Robert Prechter?
Or maybe you would rather ask Porter Stansberry?
The list of professional marketers who seek to lure naive and desperate investors is endless.
Each is likely to tell you the same thing they have been saying for 3 years now.
They are going to tell you that the Dow is headed to 1000-2000.
Folks, that is NOT market forecasting. It's a sales pitch designed to scare suckers into forking over their money in exchange for the road to riches.
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