Alerts

Bailouts Disguised as Buyouts

NOTE: Mike Stathis predicted the precise details of the financial crisis in his 2006 book, America's Financial Apocalypse.

The Jewish Mafia REFUSED to publish this landmark book because it exposed the widespread fraud committed by the Jewish Mafia.

Instead, the Jewish Mafia published useless marketing books written by their broken clock tribemens (like Peter Schiff's useless book which was wrong about most things and was written a year AFTER Stathis' book).

Stathis also released a book focusing on strategies to profit from the real estate collapse in early 2007.

The Jewish media crime bosses prefer to simply ignore those who speak the truth and threaten to expose them as the best way to hide the scams from the public.

In contrast, the Jewish media crime bosses continuously promote Jewish con men and clowns who have terrible track records as a way to enrich them all while steering the audience to their sponsors, most of which are Jewish Wall Street and related firms. Figure it out folks. It's not rocket science.

 

View Mike Stathis' Track Record here, herehere, here, here, here and here.

 

 

Membership Resources

 


 

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mike Stathis holds the best investment forecasting track record in the world since 2006.

View Mike Stathis' Track Record here, herehere, here, here, here and here.

 

 
 

 

 


So why does the media continue to BAN Stathis? 

 

Why does the media constantly air con men who have lousy track records?

These are critical questions to be answered.

You need to confront the media with these questions. 

Watch the following videos and you will learn the answer to these questions:

You Will Lose Your Ass If You Listen To The Media

 

  

 

 

  

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Bank of America’s buyout of Merrill Lynch seemed laughable to me - that is until I realized the full picture.

With a $50 billion all-stock deal valued at $29 per share, at first glance it might appear that Bank of America doesn’t stand to lose much considering its stock is at least 50% overvalued by my analysis.

However, even at an adjusted price of $25 billion, Bank of America will be responsible for absorbing all of Merrill’s losses. Good luck. But wait. They don’t need luck, they have the Fed.

I could care less about Merrill’s 49% stake in Blackrock. No financial institution is infallible under these conditions and only an idiot would rush in to buy Merrill at $50 billion. They are on the hook for a huge amount of mortgage securities. And their brokerage unit has been fighting a massive decline for years. In fact, I expected them to eventually sell it off.

While I can guarantee you all bank CEOs are lost in the woods, Bank of America’s CEO, Kenneth Lewis can’t be that stupid. Think about it. Lewis already committed to a buyout of troubled Countrywide well before he realized how bad things would get.

How much blind risk can Bank of America handle?

A lot if they are given a blank check by the Fed. And the fact is that they have been, along with the rest of the banking cartel.

I’m quite confident Lewis was approached by the Fed and U.S. Treasury with promises of extra assistance, if needed, in exchange for buying Merrill. That is precisely why the bank offered a 70% premium for the struggling firm. Think about it. Merrill was on its way to single digits so why not wait?

Better yet, why offer a 70% premium to its Friday closing price? This is the worst banking crisis in U.S. history and they’re offering 70% premiums? 

It appears as if we are witnessing government bailouts using taxpayer money that are being deceitfully disguised as buyouts. Not just with the Merrill buyout but also this newly established $70 billion emergency bank fund, set aside to help out banks with future problems.

Where do you think this money is coming from?

The banks certainly don’t have it.

It is coming indirectly either from the Fed or the U.S. Treasury.

That is precisely why the Fed just opened up the types of securities for Schedule 2 auctions that can be used as collateral for borrowing from the Term Securities Lending Facility. Now all investment-grade securities can be pledged.

In addition, the amounts auctioned have been increased by $25 billion to $200 billion. The problem is that what may be investment-grade today could easily become junk next week. In fact, as I have stated in the past, we are going to see a huge junk bond market soon. Already, corporate defaults are soaring.

You see, the banking cartel – the guys that own the Federal Reserve – have been given a blank check and will make it through this crisis. JP Morgan Chase is already dealing with Bear Stearns so now it was time to ask Bank of America to take over Merrill. And while the money might not be coming directly from the U.S. Treasury, what’s the difference? Anyone holding dollars is getting screwed because all of this extra printing is destroying the currency.  

I recall reading Friday an analyst form Citigroup stating Merrill’s “liquidity position is strong and that exposure to volatile businesses is lower relative to its peers.” See here.

If that’s the case, then it looks like all the banks are on the verge of complete failure. When are these analysts going to stop with their lies? By now, we should come to expect the Friday close of the next bank failure.

Now, let me show you an excerpt from a June 25, 2008 article I wrote. I want you to focus on the section titled, “A Final Word of Caution”….

“Those of you looking to make easy money in the financials like E-Trade (ETFC) need to think again. The risk is too high right now. I find it amazing how so many who have taken a long position in ETFC cite the company’s impressive book value as some sign of value or financial strength.

Understand that book value is used in the event of liquidation of assets in bankruptcy and therefore usually has no impact for common stock holders. In addition, book values of financials are meaningless since the banks have overvalued their debt.

Finally, book values typically have no way of fully accounting for the type of massive leverage the banks have built. If you were not aware of these basic facts, you really need to sit this one out, save your cash and wait for the next bull market, when nearly everyone does well.

Even Citibank (C) has considerable downside from here, as does Bank of America (BAC). Over the past year, I have made many recommendations to short the financials. Earlier in the year, my attention was focused on Lehman Brothers (LEH) and American International Group (AIG).

The story on these guys is far from over but I would wait for a rally before going short again. The next short to consider will be Merrill Lynch (MER). When MBIA (MBI) and Ambac (ABK) get another downgrade, MER will be in deep trouble due to their large exposure to insured mortgage debt.

That said, you might be wondering why MER is already near a year low. It’s quite simple. All that I have told you about Merrill’s risks is widely known. But that does not mean it can’t go lower. However, unless you are very experienced with shorting, you need to stay away from this strategy.

Will there ever be a time to pick up the financials?

I doubt I will bother to pick up any of these (other than for short-term trading) even when I sense the bottom has been reached because the climb back up is going to be very slow and small. The dilution that has and will continue to occur will crush earnings for many years.”

So which major bank will be next to go under?

Whatever bank that ends up being, Citigroup is certainly in no shape to help out. Even with the Fed’s printing presses they are going to struggle to survive. Most likely, Citi will sell off a few of its businesses before it’s all over.

So the question is - which member of the banking cartel will be asked to step in and buy Washington Mutual.

 

 

 

Print article

Restrictions Against Reproduction: No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, except as permitted under Section 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner and the Publisher.

These articles and commentaries cannot be reposted or used in any publications for which there is any revenue generated directly or indirectly. These articles cannot be used to enhance the viewer appeal of any website, including any ad revenue on the website, other than those sites for which specific written permission has been granted. Any such violations are unlawful and violators will be prosecuted in accordance with these laws.

Article 19 of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.


Opening Statement from the November 2015 Intelligent Investor

Opening Statement from the November 2015 Intelligent Investor Originally published on November 5, 2015 (pre-market)   The US stock market has recovered from its largest selloff in four years,...

Opening Statement from the October 2015 Intelligent Investor

Opening Statement from the October 2015 Intelligent Investor Originally published on October 7, 2015 Review of the Past 12 Months First, let’s summarize our assessment and guidance from...

Opening Statement from the December 2014 Intelligent Investor (Part 3)

Opening Statement from the December 2014 Intelligent Investor (Part 3) First published on December 9, 2014 for subscribers to the Intelligent Investor   Over the past couple of months we h...

Dividend Securities Return Cash to Investors at Record Pace

For the 15th consecutive quarter, dividends per share (DPS) for the S&P 500 has grown at double-digit rates.

Mike Stathis is THE ONE

Can anyone offer any evidence that there is someone who is any better than Mike?     If so, you would have already landed our $100,000 prize.   The fact is that no can becaus...

Who Do You Think Nailed the Latest Market Selloff AGAIN??

Mike Stathis is simply the best. If you aren't aware of that, then you just don't know his track record. Perhaps you're spending too much time listening to charlatans.

Stathis Nails the Market Correction in April 2014

Originally published on July 13, 2014.     Once again, Mike Stathis nailed the most recent market sell off in April, having warned readers that the Dow Jones would almost definitely sel......

May 2014 Intelligent Investor (Part 3) Opening Statement

Opening Statement from May 2014 Intelligent Investor (Part 3) First published on May 7, 2014 for subscribers to the Intelligent Investor   Moving past this period, we feel there is a good cha...

Opening Statement from April 2014 Dividend Gems

Originally Published on April 17, 2014 from the Opening Statement of the April 2014 issue of Dividend Gems   The harsh winter season has put a dent in the earnings of some retailers. But the bi...

Opening Statement from April 2014 Intelligent Investor (Part 3)

Opening Statement from April 2014 Intelligent Investor (Part 3)   First published on April 4, 2014 for subscribers to the Intelligent Investor   In the Market Forecasting section (Part 2...

March 2014 Opening Statement Dividend Gems

Originally Published on March 16, 2014 from the Opening Statement of the March 2014 issue of Dividend Gems   Last month we discussed that the US stock market continued to rise almost irrespecti...

March 2014 Opening Statement Intelligent Investor Part 3

Although we successfully navigated the most recent correction in the US stock market, we are faced with a somewhat bumpy road going forward, but only from the perspective of market psychology. &nbsp...

June 2013 US Stock Market Forecasts

The release of this video is part of a new series we have recently launched for the purpose of helping the public become more familiar with the track record and insights of Mike Stathis. Those who a...

Proof that Mike Stathis Has the Leading Track Record on the Economic Collapse

We will be making more of these videos in the future so the newer guests of the website can see that no one can come close to the track record of Mike Stathis. We hope to make 20 or more videos in 201...

Mike Stathis is Offering a $100,000 Reward

In August 2009, Mike Stathis posted a reward for the first person who could prove that there was a financial professional that could match his track record before, during and after the economic collap...

ANOTHER Security from Our Recommended List Gets Bought Out

Today, WellPoint (WLP) announced a $4.46 billion buyout offer for Amerigroup (AGP), causing shares to soar by 38%. Since being added to our recommended list just over two years ago, shares of AGP have...

Is it Too Late to Make Money from Our Video Series?

We have received several inquiries recently from investors wondering whether it’s “too late” to purchase the video series we have been highlighting because they have seen how we nailed so many of thes...

We Predicted the Market Correction AGAIN

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...

Market Guidance from March 2012 Dividend Gems

Originally Published on March 13, 2012, Dividend Gems Opening Statement   In late January the Federal Reserve Bank announced that it intended to keep short-term interest rates at current...

Dividend Gems Destroys the S&P 500 Index AGAIN

Last week, we showed how the Dividend Gems Recommended Securities List was holding up through the current market correction, from the time the May issue was released, through June 2. The performance o...

Another Huge Winner in a Few Weeks

The winners keep on rolling in. The chart below shows the past 12 months of a stock I have loved for several years.  Like many of my past small and mid cap growth stories, this one was un......

Another Security from the Intelligent Investor Soars

On April 5 before the U.S. market opened, we released the monthly issue of the Intelligent Investor; about 70 pages discussing everything from domestic and global economics, to currency, gold, silver,...

We Pin-Pointed the Past Two Market Tops and Bottoms

What is you knew when to sell the stock market in May and when to buy it back? If you knew this information, you wouldn't even need to know a thing about securities. All you would need to do is sell w...

Dividend Gems Continues to Smash the S&P 500 Index

While the 10-year U.S. Treasury Note continues to languish in a sea of global uncertainty, all while short-term interest rates remain at dangerously record-low levels, more than 200 U.S. listed securi......

Stock Market and Economic Overview

Approximately three months weeks ago the U.S. markets began to correct. We warned about this first correction in the May issue of our firms paid research publications.

Debt Ceiling Resolution Smashes HMOs and Healthcare REITs, While Boosting other REITs

On Friday, Amerigroup (AGP) reported disappointing earnings partly due to an account error. However, after adjusting for this issue, earnings still came in considerably lower than consensus. The...

LinkedIn Engaging in Illegal Business Practices

I'll be short about this because I have better things to do than devote my time to useless companies who boast a basic website as their main asset. For several years now, LinkedIn has blatantly v...

Dividend Gems Outperforms Again

As the market has sold off over the past month, the Dividend Gems Recommended List has once again outperformed. Below are charts representing EVERY security in the Dividend Gems Recommended List so yo...

Market Pulse and Earnings

The market has been boosted recently by strong earnings from INTC and others. This latest round of earnings has largely dampened any negative sentiment that may have been rising due to so-so earnings,......

The Impressive Performance of Dividend Gems

We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about our newest investment newsletter, Dividend Gems.

Market Pulse

Just some quick thoughts, nothing set in stone here. Earnings are starting to come in a bit "ify;" not so great, but not bad. Expectations are key.   Starting to see a few m...

Trader's Notes and Forward Catalysts

Wednesday, March 2nd: US (Fed’s Beige Book, MBA Mortgage Applications, Challenger Job Cuts, ADP Employment Change); EuroZone (Euro-Zone PPI); Latin America (Brazil rate decision).  Thursd......

Does AVA Investment Analytics Have Insider Information?

In the November 2010 issue of the Intelligent Investor newsletter, our Chief Investment and Trading Strategist, Mike Stathis added Atheros Communications (ATHR) to his recommended list. At......

Trader's Notes and Forward Catalysts

(website issues are being addressed) Funds Flow Out of EM Equities and Into Bonds Emerging market (EM) assets showed mutual fund outflows of $1.4 billion in the week to 23 February 2011, with inflow......

Dividend Gems Shines As the Market Corrects

As many of you know, we just launched the first issue of our newest investment newsletter in February called Dividend Gems. Given the recent correction in the market, we wanted to show the perf......

Commentary on Recent Market Activity and Global Events

We will be releasing a commentary written by our Chief Investment Strategist, Mike Stathis some time this evening for subscribers of the Intelligent Investor and Market Forecaster newsletters. Mike......

Two Additional Recommendations

Mike has added 2 new stocks to his recommendations contained in the Intelligent Investor, one soft line retailer and the other from high-tech. Subscribers who did not receive this brief report, pleas......

4-Day Gains of 30% for 2011 and 2010 Performance

A couple of days ago I showed you how a stock I had been in and out of for over a year had performed since recommending another entry point in the January 2011 newsletter.

Ireland Bailout Talks Timed to Save the Global Markets

I'll be brief here. If you retrace the events over the past two years and you are familiar with the market activity, you will come across one recurring trend; the timeliness of bailouts and other meas...

A Great Time to Buy?

Buy you ask? Yes. Not stocks, unless you’re talking about oil. And unless you’re the best of the best of traders you’ll probably want to buy the oil trusts, but only if you b...

A Blast from the Past

I hate repeating myself over and over. Who doesn't right?   Well, it's especially cumbersome to repeat oneself when the only form of communication you have is writing (albeit with extr...

Which Company Faces the Highest Risk of a Slowing Growth Due to the Deep-Water Drilling Ban?

I'll be concise here. The White House's recent 6-month ban on deep water drilling could send ripples throughout the industry, specifically for oil exploration firms that have a large amount of ul...

Which Country Has the Largest Percentage of Governent Debt Due to Net CDS?

I've added this question to the website poll to the left, so I want to encourage you to take a stab. Before you place your vote, I will go ahead and tell you the answer is NOT Greece. So y...

Brief Market Notes

I wanted to give you an overview of what I see today and explain how you should view things, emphasizing the need to understand your own investment strategy, because I know that those who read th...

New Market Forecast + Update on BP

As subscribers to the AVAIA newsletter know, the special report released on May 9 was quite accurate. In short, anyone who had access to the special report could have avoided up to an&nbsp...

Update on British Petroleum

A couple of weeks ago, I released a report discussing how I was able to get in on Merck for big gains, while virtually everyone else left the company for dead after the Vioxx scandal played out. /arti...

More Misguided "Forecasts" from Peter Schiff

In the past, I have addressed the errors made by Peter Schiff's analysis of the economy and healthcare.  For those of you who are still behind the curve and actually think Schiff...

Huge Market Sell-off. What Should You Do? Buy, Sell or Hold?

Subscribers to the AVA Investment Analytics newsletter will be receiving a special report that discusses forward direction of the market, as well as analysis of selected securities. Thi...

How to Catch a Falling Knife (Yes it Can Be Done)

In the  Wall Street Investment Bible, I discussed other securities I that had a good chance of bankruptcy down the road (e.g. Blockbuster and Sirius Satellite). Regardless what ultimately ha...

The Dow Takes Everything Down With It, EXCEPT

Rather than a sigh of relief, Greece's bailout signals more to come from Eastern Europe.  And rather than a more peaceful Greece, it the EU-IMF bailout is likely to result in major riots and...

The Real Story of Monsanto

Okay folks. I've been working on the May newsletter over the past few days and one of the securities submitted for analysis was Monsanto. I've actually meant to do some write-ups on the controversial...

More Smokescreens from the SEC

I don't want to waste anymore time on this than I have to. Let me just say that the SEC's latest bogus attempt to prevent another securitized asset blow up is a complete joke. The SEC&nbsp...

A Lesson in Market Forecasting

Before I begin, I would like to say that most of you will need to actually study this article. You will need to read it and reread it. You will need to look at your own charts of the Dow...

Bloomberg to the Rescue, Delivering "News" to Investors

Here's an article discussing the fact that JP Morgan and Citigroup escalated the collapse of Lehman Brothers by increasing the collateral and altering terms and conditions for lending.

Blast from the Past: Real Estate Then and Now

This is just a reminder to those who don't know about me. 

WaMu Insider Trading & Naked Short Selling

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece discussing allegations of insider trading and illegal naked short selling of Washington Mutual, involving the banking cartel and potentially their hedge fund cli...

General Electric: Look Out Below

For years, investors boasted what a great company General Electric was. Even CEOs marveled at the company's ability to consistently deliver strong earnings growth despite its massive size....

WaMu: One Year Later and Still No Indictments

This September 25th 2009 marked the one-year anniversary of Washington Mutual’s seizure, by the Office of Thrift Supervision (supposedly) as a result of insolvency (supposedly). Last year, on O...

America's Financial Apocalypse: What Can YOU Do as an American?

My advice is to find some people who you trust; those with proven track records, those who are not tied to the television shows. Figure it out. You are only going to be misled by the mainstream med...

Blockbuster Then and Now: Lessons for Traders and Investors

It’s extraordinarily rare to find a book that provides specific securities analysis, enabling investors to profit based upon the recommendations. One of the reasons this is such a rare event is...

This COULD Be the Wake Up Call

Just off the press, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned about the critical juncture of the economy and has warned about spreading the propaganda of a recovery.  http://finance.yahoo.......

Easy Money in Healthcare 'Till September

I don't know if anyone read the two posts I made on Monday about healthcare and HMOs, but they were lost when the site was hacked since I did not have a backup that recent.  Anyway, in cas...

Get Your FREE Copy of Cashing in on the Real Estate Bubble

That's right, I said free. I'll even pay for shipping.  All you have to do is help yourself.  Okay, so what does that mean?  

How to Get a Free Copy of my New Book, America's Healthcare Solution

I've been working feverishly trying to complete my healthcare book. It's been a very difficult challenge juggling this project off-and-on for three years. 

The Case for Market Timing

To those of you who say it's impossible to time or forecast the market; to those of you who keep wasting your time reading and watching the clowns positioned as so-called "experts" by the me...

eBay's Slow and Painful Death Spiral

Despite a big boost in shares in after hours trading, Wednesday's (disappointing) earnings for the online auctioneer represent a continuing trend that will not be broken anytime soon. Yes, t...

AMD Earnings Confirm the Realities of the Economy

Today after the bell, Intel's only major competitor AMD reported disappointing earnings, missing by a large mark. This confirms what I discussed in the recent report released to newsletter subscribers...

Play the Trade, But Don't Be a Sucker

I ran across this ridiculous headline on Yahoo! Finance (which is nothing more than the CNBC of the Internet) and I wanted to make a few comments. 

Ford: Playing Its Last Hand?

 An article from the Huffington Post today claims that Ford is "secretly" in talks to sell Volvo.  First, let me say that this is another example of the media trying to create the...

June Update

The following report was released on June 10th as a follow-up to subscribers to the June newsletter.    

Attention Traders....Wake Up Richer on June 20!

ATTENTION TRADERS: Options go on sale next week! Starting June 15, Bernie Schaeffer is releasing 10 hot trades targeting gains of +100% or more. And each trade will close by June 19. 5 Days 10 HO......

KKR Finds a Sheep Warehouse to Dump its Trash

 I ran across an interesting announcement that bodes well for Fidelity and KKR. But I’m willing to bet it will be a bad deal for unsuspecting Fidelity investors.   Kolberg Krav...

Hedge Fund Shame

Early last year, I made a prediction that seemed obvious, given what I knew about the banking system and the fate of the stock market. I predicted there would be thousands of hedge funds shutting down...

Market Update

Just a note about my postings. Some of you may be wondering why I have been making so many posts about the media, while ignoring the market and economy.  The reason is two-fold. First of all, u...

Vultures Galore!

In the recent past, I have cautioned investors against becoming prey to the vultures seeking to exploit your desperation, panic, fear and in some cases, ignorance of what the future of the capital mar...

SEC Shame

Many of you who have followed me and read my most recent books (The Wall Street Investment Bible/2009 and America’s Financial Apocalypse/2006 & 2007) know that I feel the SEC is beyond...

America's Financial Apocalypse

America’s Financial Apocalypse       How to Profit from the Next Great Depression    (also attached as a PDF below)     Part I: America’...

America's Financial Apocalypse: A Crystal Ball for the Next Decade?

I'm getting quite bored watching the latest economic headlines surface. Bored you say?  Yes BORED.

Beware of the Vultures

The economy is bad and getting worse. And it certainly isn't going to improve by much for a long time. Sure, the government will fool many with it's bogus data. But at the end of the day, millions wil...

The Stress Test Scam (Part 2)

Printing more money won't solve America’s problems; quite the opposite. It's going to damage the economy further. And these effects will be lasting. You will see them soon. At the very least, we...

The Stress Test Scam (Part 1)

I haven't made any comments about these so-called stress tests for the banks because it was obvious (to me anyway) it was just the latest PR scam devised by Larry Summers (carried out by his puppet, G...

Swine Flu: A Follow-up on Trading the Hype

Last week I released a piece that no other (qualified) financial professional was willing to expose because (in my opinion) they don’t want the masses to know how event-driven media-hyped tradin...

Signs of a Continued Rally?

It's been a while since I made any posts about the market because there hasn't been much to discuss. A few weeks ago, I mentioned that the 8200 level was fairly significant and represented a pivo......

Swine Flu Panic: Trading the Hype

I wanted to discuss this whole swine flu hype that’s been blown out of proportion to illustrate how the media creates illusions from what would seem to be valid information. This also relates to...

Sirius Satellite: Seriously Down, and Going Lower

It’s a bit funny to see that the SIRI stock pumpers are still at it, despite facing nothing but absolute humiliation after making ridiculous claims and clinging onto their delusions of grandeur......

Bank of America's Lewis: Another Scapegoat

The news of Andrew Cuomo's letter to Congress revealing that former Treasury Secretary Paulson threatened to fire Bank of America's CEO Ken Lewis and oust the board if they tried to block the Mer...

It's Time to Face the Facts (Part 2)

Fact #5. Most of the Lost Jobs Will Not Return What no one seems to understand is the fact that these job losses are not temporary. Most of them simply aren’t coming back. I’ll guarantee...

How the Media Uses Buffet to Make Money

In the previous part of this article we saw how what Buffett invests in doesn’t matter to you. Let’s look at an example how the media uses the Buffett name to make money. I’d like to...

Tax Day Tea Parties: Americans Fooled Again.

I decided to check out a couple of these so-called tea parties so I could confirm what I already knew.  Let me just say this.  I was disgusted by the naive nature of those in attendence...

The Price of Honesty

You might recall a recent article I wrote called "Madoff in Perspective" where I point out that the real Ponzi scheme is being ignored - that orchestrated by the financial industry.  I also make...

Did You Get a Raise Last Year? CEOs Did.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More U.S. chief executives got pay raises than had their pay cut in 2008, a year when billions in taxpayer dollars went to prop up struggling companies and millions of workers...

Where Do We Go From Here?

I failed to post anything about the market rally on this site (since it's still not 100% up and running). But I did make a couple of brief posts elsewhere a couple of days ago. Basically wha...

Mark-to-Market Isn't the Problem

It seems as if many have been fooled by those supporting the banks. The general argument that has been made is that mark-to-market accounting has been largely responsible for the banking mess since it...

Fair Value is Here, But Watch Out Below

The stock market (the DJIA) is now very close to fair value from a long-term perspective (if that even means anything to an individual investor, which it may not). Those who read “America’...

America's Financial Apocalypse: 2009 Update

Posting When It Matters I want to thank those of you who've patiently waited during my apparent hiatus. I certainly wasn't on vacation. I don't take vacations. As I've said in the past, I'm not one ....

An Offer the Big 3 Can't Refuse: $50 Million per Mile

NOTE: Mike Stathis predicted the precise details of the financial crisis in his 2006 book, America's Financial Apocalypse. The Jewish Mafia REFUSED to publish this landmark book because it...

Market Guidance: Past, Present and Future

Despite the strong closing bounce off the new intraday low of around 7400 reached on Friday, it’s likely the Dow has further downside. These lows may not occur for another 12-18 months.

Yang + Yahoo! = Yikes!

This is the first time I’ve written anything about the Yahoo-Microsoft deal because I typically don’t allow myself to get distracted by noise. In fact, I’ve been receiving numerous e...

Risks of the Proposed Bailout: Part 3

Blind Man’s Bluff Most of us have played Blind Man’s Bluff as children. It’s such a popular game among kids that several versions now exist. In case you don’t remember, here&r...

Risks of the Proposed Bailout: Part 1

Bailout or Not. Depression is Upon Us McCain, along with Paulson, Bernanke, Bush and others are using scare tactics hoping to rush the approval of this historic banking bailout plan. Threats of a &ld...

The Death of Wall Street. Part 2

Searching for Sanity Wall Street’s business model is broken. The high stakes game of Russian roulette which Wall Street never seemed to lose, is taking them down one by one. Commercial banks ar...

Bailouts Disguised as Buyouts

  Bank of America’s buyout of Merrill Lynch seemed laughable to me - that is until I realized the full picture. With a $50 billion all-stock deal valued at $29 per share, at first glance...

The Death of Wall Street. Part 1

Although not yet official, the verdict is on the way. Bear Stearns led the death march a few months ago. Now, Lehman’s bankruptcy filing signals the halfway mark of what will end up being the de...

The Plain Truth

I Repeat… I continue to be amazed by so many out there, from the pundits with their agendas to the so-called experts who zoom in on every grain of short-term optimism with an electron microsco...

Fannie and Freddie

Now we come to the Fannie/Freddie bailout. This is certainly a true bailout; not because taxpayers are on the hook for potentially $5.3 trillion, but because there was a moral hazard established once...

Obama's Poor Decisions, a Threat to His Success

Let me be clear about a few things. First, regardless who wins the upcoming presidential election, there will be no real change in America. In order to really understand why you have to know what is g...

Get Ready for the Earnings Meltdown

I’m not talking about the banks or even the retailers. We all know they will continue to slide. I’m talking about everything else. With no real median wage growth since 1999, and soaring i...

Looking for a Bottom? Look to Wall Street

  Wall Street created this mess and they continue to mislead everyone who bothers to listen. But it will be Wall Street that signals a bottom if you know what to look for. Watch for massive down...

U.S. Treasuries Worse than the Dollar

That’s right. You read it correctly. Now why would I say something that even most “experts” would laugh at?  Because I want to point out once again how so many out there are in...

Bailouts or Bull****?

With all that’s happened with the real estate and banking crisis, the word “bailout” has been plastered throughout the media with little discussion of exactly what a bailout entails....

Getting Ready to Short the Financials (Again)

I advise investors to use this rally in the financials to your benefit. If you took recent long positions in the financials, you might consider selling soon.  More experienced and aggressiv...

Finding the Bottom in Financials

I've read and heard countless investors who have been thinking the banks were a "good deal" since the first big market sell off in January 2008. Since then many are down another 60% - some even more....

"No Bailouts" So You Say Mr. Paulson?

Yesterday, I discussed the consequences of the proposed bailout of Fannie and Freddie. While Paulson has hinted that there will be no government bailout for Freddie and Fannie, he clearly left t...

Industries to Avoid. Industries to Buy

While some of the recommendations in this commentary may seem like no-brainers, its real purpose is to illustrate how investment themes relate to the bigger picture.

GM Lines Up for Its Take

NOTE: Mike Stathis predicted the precise details of the financial crisis in his 2006 book, America's Financial Apocalypse. The Jewish Mafia REFUSED to publish this landmark book becau...

Stay Clear of Traditional Asset Classes

Washington continues to manipulate economic data, as it has for several years. The past few Establishment Survey reports confirm the deception of data, as many more jobs were lost than official number...

Blast from the Past: March 2006

This article is from previous newsletter archives to give you an idea what I was saying before this collapse. This one is from March 2006. Once again, we hear the daily economic numbers…...

Blast From the Past July 2005

The following brief commentary was from my July 2005 newsletter. As I have been saying for over 4 years now, while we may experience short bull markets, we will most likely not see a sustainable bul...

0:00
0:00