"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

At every opportunity Jewish shills try to mask the Jewish mafia by spreading disinfo and distractions such as "the Jesuits are behind the New World Order." Of course this is comical.

I'm going to reveal something I've known for many years. The Catholic church has been powerless for several decades. This is a fact. The final blow to the Catholic church occurred when molestation lawsuits began to surface about three decades ago. The church has been in severe financial trouble since then. This is in fact how the Jewish mafia seized the final arm of control over the church, using its banks to finance the enormous financial awards for thousands of cases of sexual deviancy from Catholic priests. 

But let's not forget that the world was a much different place when the Catholic church actually had real power. Back then there were no banks or mass media. Remember that the Catholic church was against Usury. But because the Catholic church was powerful prior to the emergence of banks and mass media, it is a well-known fact that the church had already been infiltrated by Jews.  They are referred to as marano Jews.  

How to Think Clearly

"Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." –Mark Twain

If you want to begin to understand and appreciate the work of Mike Stathis, from his market forecasts and securities analysis to his political and economic analysis, you will first need to learn how to think clearly. For many, this will be a cleansing process that could take quite a long time to complete depending on each individual.

The best way to begin to clear your mind is to first move forward with this series of steps:

1. GET RID OF YOUR TV SET (at least cancel your cable)


3. DO NOT USE A "SMART PHONE" (or at least do not use your phone to access the internet)


The cleansing process will take time but you can hasten the process by being proactive in exercising your mind.

You should also be aware of a very common behavior exhibited by humans who have been exposed to the various aspects of modern society. This behavior occurs when an individual overestimates his abilities and knowledge, while underestimating his weaknesses and lack of understanding. This behavior has been coined the "Dunning-Kruger Effect" after to sociologists who described it in a research publication. See here.

Many people today think they are virtual experts on every topic they regard with relevance. The reason for this illusory behavior is because these individuals typically allow themselves to become brainwashed by various media outlets. The more information these individuals obtain on these topics from the media, the more qualified they feel they are in these subjects, without realizing that the media is not a valid source with which to use for understanding something. The media always has bias and can never be relied on to represent the full truth.

A perfect example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect can be seen with many individuals who listen to talk radio shows. These shows are politically biased and consist of individuals who resemble used car salesmen more than intellectuals. These talking heads brainwash their audience with cherry-picked facts, misstatements and lies regarding relevant issues such as healthcare, immigration, Social Security, Medicaid, economics, science, and so forth. They also select guests for interview based on the agendas they wish to fulfill with their advertisers.

Once their audience has been indoctrinated by these propagandists, they feel qualified to discuss these topics on the same level as a real authority, without realizing that they obtained their understanding from individuals who are employed as professional liars and manipulators by the media.  Another good example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect can be seen upon examination of political pundits, stock market and economic analysts on TV.  They talk a good game because they are professional speakers. But once you examine their track record, it is clear that these individuals are largely wrong, but they have developed an inflated sense of expertise and knowledge on topics for which they continuously demonstrate their incompetence.

One of the most insightful analogies created to explain how things are often not what you see was Plato's Allegory of the Cave, from Book 7 of the Republic.

We highly recommend that you study this masterpiece in great detail so that you are better able to use logic and reason.Although we recommend you read and study The Allegory of the Cave, you can get a flavor for its meaning by watching the following video. 

If you can learn how to think like a philosopher, specifically one of the great ancient Greek philosophers, it is highly unlikely that you will ever be fooled by con artists like those who make ridiculous and unfounded claims in order to pump gold and silver, the typical get-rich-quick or multi-level marketing (MLM) crowd.

STOP Being Taken

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

King James Bible - Matthew 7:15

"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." –Mark Twain

All Viewpoints Are Not Created Equal Just because something is published in print, online or aired in the broadcast media does not make it accurate.  In fact, more often than not the larger the audience, the more likely the content is either inaccurate or slanted. The next time you read something about economics or investments, you should ask two main questions in order to assess the credibility of the source. Is the source biased in any way?   That is, do they have any agendas which would provide any type of benefit accounting for their views? Most individuals either sell ads on their site or are dealers of precious metals or securities. That means their views are biased and cannot be relied upon.

Is your source is credible?  

Most people associate credibility with name-recognition. But more often than not, name-recognition serves as a predictor of bias if not lack of credibility because the more a name is recognized, the more the individual has been plastered in the media. And every intelligent person knows that individuals who have been provided with media exposure because they are either naive or clueless. The media positions these types of individuals as “credible experts” in order to please its financial sponsors; Wall Street. 

Instead of name-recognition or media celebrity status, you must determine whether your source has relevant experience on Wall Street as opposed to being self-taught. But this is just a basic hurdle that in itself by no means ensures the source is competent or credible. More important, always examine the track record of your source in depth, looking for accuracy and specific forecasts rather than open-ended statements. You must also look for timing since a broken clock is always right once a day.  Finally, make sure they do not cherry-pick their best calls. Always examine their entire track record. 

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

King James Bible - Matthew 7:15

The above questions require only slight modification for use in determining the credibility of sources that discuss other topics, such as politics, healthcare, etc.We have compiled the most extensive publication exposing hundreds of con men pertaining to the financial publishing and securities industry, although we also cover numerous con men in the media and other front groups since they are all associated in some way with each other. There is perhaps no one else in the world capable of shedding the full light on these con men other than Mike Stathis. Mike has been studying the indistry for well over a decade. Alhough he has published numerous articles and videos addressing this dark side of the industry, the entire collection can be found in our ENCYCLOPEDIA of Bozos, Hacks, Snake Oil Salesmen and Faux Heroes
At AVA Investment Analytics, we don't try to pump gold, silver or equities like many others you see because we are not promoters or marketers. And we do not receive any compensation whatsoever (including from ads) from our content. We provide individual investors, financial advisers, analysts and fund managers with world-class research, education and unique insight.

Media Lies

If you listen to the media, most likely it is costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost money at minimum over the course of your lifetime. The deceit, lies and useless guidance from the financial media certainly is a large contributor of these losses to the sheep you pay attention.

But a good deal of lost wealth comes in the form of excessive consumerism which the media seeks to impose on its audience. You aren’t going to know that you’re being brainwashed or that you have lost $1 million or $2 million over your life time due to the media, but I can guarantee you that with rare exception this is the reality for those who are naïve enough to waste time on the media.

It gets worse. By listening to the media, you are likely to also suffer ill health effects through the lack of timely coverage of toxic prescription drugs or through the ridiculous medical shows, all of which are supportive of the medical-industrial complex.

And if you seek out the so-called "alternative media" you might make the mistake of relying on con men like Kevin Trudeau or Alex Jones. This could be a deadly decision. As bad as traditional media is, the so-called "alternative media" is even worse.

Why Does the Media Air Liars and Con Men?

The goal of the media is NOT to serve its audience because the audience does NOT pay the bills.

The goal of the media is to please its sponsors, or the companies that spend huge dollars buying ads, and in order for companies to justify these expenses, they need the media to represent their cause. The media does this by airing idiots and con men who mislead and confuse their audience.

By engaging in "journalistic fraud," the media steers its audience into the arms of its advertisers because the audience is now misled and confused, so in the case of the financial media, it seeks the assistance of Wall Street brokerage firms, mutual funds, insurance companies, precious metals dealers. This is why advertisers pay big money to be promoted in the financial media.

We see the same thing on a more obvious note in the so-called "alternative media," which is really a remanufactured version of the so-called "mainstream media." Do not be fooled. There is no such thing as the "alternative media." 

In order to be considered "media" you must have content that has widespread channels of distribution. Thus, all "media" is widely distributed and the same powers that control the distribution of the so-called "mainstream media" also control the distribution of the so-called "alternative media."

The claim that there is an "alternative media" is merely a sales pitch designed to capture the audience that has since given up on the "mainstream media."  The tactic is a very common one used by con men.

The same tactic is used by Washington to convince naive voters that there are meaningful differences between the nation's two political parties. In reality, both parties are essentially the same when it comes to issues that matter most (trade policy, healthcare and war). Anyone who tells you anything different simply isn't thinking straight.

On this site, we expose the lies and the liars in the media. We discuss and reveal the motives and track record of the media’s hand-selected charlatans with a focus on the financial media.  

Why Stathis Was Banned

No one has generated a more accurate track record in the investment markets over the past several years than Mike Stathis. Yet, the financial media wants nothing to do with Stathis.

You aren't even going to hear him on the radio being interviewed.

You aren't going to see him mentioned on any websites either.

You won't read or hear of his remarkable track record unless you read about it on this website or read his books.

You should be wondering why this might be. Some of you already know the answer.

The media has banned Mike Stathis because the trick is to air clowns so that the audience will be steered into the hands of the media's financial sponsors - Wall Street and gold dealers.

And as for the radio shows and websites that either don't know about Stathis or don't care to hear what he has to say, the fact is that they are so stupid that they assume those who are plastered in the media are credible. And since they haven't seen or heard Stathis in the media, even if they come across him, they automatically assume he's a nobody in the investment world simply because he has no media exposure.

Well, if media exposure was a testament to knowledge, credibility and excellent track records, Peter Schiff's clients would be a lot happier when they looked at their account balance.

Others only care about pitching what’s deemed as the “hot” topic because this sells ads in terms of more site visits or reads. This is why you come across so many websites based on doom and conspiratorial horse shit run by con artists looking to cash in on ads.

We have donated countless hours and huge sums of money towards the pursuit of exposing the con men, lies and fraud. We continue this mission but we cannot continue it forever without your assistance.

We have been banned by virtually every media platform in the U.S and every website (mainly because we expose the truth about gold and silver).

We have been banned from use of email marketing providers.

The fact is that the Jewish Mafia has declared war on us because we have exposed the realities of the U.S. government, Wall Street and corporate America.

Note that we only began discussing the role of Jews in criminality by 2009, three years AFTER we had been black-listed by the media, so no one can say that our criticism of the Jewish Mafia has led to being black-listed, not that it would even be acceptable.

You can talk about the Italian Mafia, and Jewish Hollywood can make 100s of movies about it...


We rely on you to help spread the word about us. Just remember this. We don’t have to do what we are doing.

We could do as everyone else and focus on making money. We are doing sacrificing everything because in this day and age, unfortunately, the truth is revolutionary. It is also critical in order to prevent the complete enslavement of world citizenry.   

Rules to Remember

On Exposure: No one who has significant exposure can be trusted because those who are responsible for permitting such exposure have allowed it for a very good reason, and that reason does not serve your best interests.

On Spotting Frauds: Whenever you wish to know whether someone can be trusted, always remember this golden rule..."a man is judged by the company he keeps."

This is a very important rule to remember because con men almost always belong to the same network.

You will see the same con artists referencing each other, on blog rolls and so forth.

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Mike Stathis is Offering a $100,000 Reward

Previously updated on January 15, 2013. 

Last UPDATED on July 22, 2016.

July 22, 2016 UPDATE: We have again extended the duration of analysis of Mike's track record from October 2006 to December 31, 2016. And we have extended the deadline for submissions for this $100,000 reward to September 1, 2017.


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 collapse. 



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 collapse. 

He began at $10,000, but was raised to $50,000 a few months later. By the end of 2009, the reward was raised to $100,000. 

The reward was set to expire two years from the date of inception, or in August 2011. 

Since that time, thousands have reviewed this reward notice, but not a single individual has submitted an entry. Perhaps the reason for this is due to the fact that a good deal of Mike's track can be found in the public domain, so those who have examined it know that no one comes close to his record.  

We have extended the original deadline several times in order to encourage credible submissions. 


Here is a good portion of Mr. Stathis' track record.

As of October 4, 2012, we have extended the time period of this offer since there were no successful entries.
In addition, we extended the time span of assessment of Mike's track record to January 2012.  Therefore, the period of assessment is from October 2006 to January 2012.  This offer was good through October 2012. 
We extended this offer again through 2013.  We later extended this offer through 2015. 
It is clear to everyone who has thoroughly examined the track records of those who made forecasts and predictions over the past several years that Mike Stathis holds the leading track record in the world on the economic collapse.

Why would the media ban the expert with the world's leading track record in this economic collapse?  

Answer: to ensure that the media's sponsors (the financial industry) takes your money by interviewing extremists and other with poor track records. The media has brainwashed most people to think those they position as experts are in fact credible experts, when the facts tell a different story.

In order to illustrate this, Mr. Stathis is now offering a $100,000 reward to the first person who can identify anyone who has matched his record on the economic collapse, from October 2006 (the release of America's Financial Apocalypse) to December 2009. 

Mr. Stathis has specifically allocated $100,000 held at Discover Bank in an account specifically held for the purpose of awarding this amount to the first person who can demonstrate that there is at least one person who can match (or beat) his track record in the collapse.

Wanna try Jim Rogers?  Good luck. Ask Jim himself and even he won't be able to talk his way out this one.

What about Peter Schiff?  Similar to Rogers, Peter predicts hyperinflation and the dollar will go to zero, while rarely offering any specific forecasts for real estate, stock market movement (other than down, even when it was at 6400). 

Nouriel Roubini?  He's much worse. While Roubini attempted to forecast market movement, he has been wrong most of the time.

Faber?  Even worse. 

In fact, these men and others are all buddies. They run in the same crowd.

These men support extreme views as a manner by which to promote panic and fear, which helps sell their services. And the financial media loves this because when their extremist forecasts don't pan out, investors turn back to Wall Street, the source of the financial media's main income.

The following link represents a partial account of Mike Stathis' track record.

We know for a fact there is no one with a track record even remotely close to his, and could easily set the reward at $1,000,000 or $20,000,000, but we wanted to keep the reward at $100,000 to convince you we are serious about this offer.   

In order to submit a valid entry, you must show the following:

  • Breadth and comprehensiveness of the track record, from real estate forecasts, stock selection, and market forecasts.
  • Timeliness and Accuracy. The forecasts will be scored for when they were given.  Forecasts that were many years too soon or were not specific are of less validity. For instance, some individuals like Peter Schiff, Martin Weiss and Robert Prechter have been "predicting" doom and crashes for well over a decade. In the meantime, the stock market soared.  Even in the desert it eventually rains.


Here are the requirements, guidelines and conditions of this reward offer: 

(1) The evidence must come at least partly in the form of a professional publication, such as a book, research paper or report, and/or televised broadcasts. 

(2) You must submit your candidate's entire track record. You must not only include what they may have predicted that was accurate, but you must also submit what they predicted that was not accurate. You must also include vague or generic predictions, all data and analysis. We will use this material in order to determine the accuracy rate. We will also check wording in order to qualify the validity of all claimed predictions. You cannot cherry-pick the forecasts to build a case in your favor. Yo must submit a summary (with references and actual documentation) of all of the forecasts made by your chosen expert.

(3) Your candidate must have professional experience and/or expertise in economics and the financial industry.

(4) Blogs are not acceptable due to the possibility of altering content and the fact that there is usually very little backing as well as the fact that blog posts often cover the full gamet of possibilities throughout time. If someone is making predictions using only a blog, they are not credible experts.

(5) Make certain to carefully read and listen to the forecasts of your selected expert. We will scrunitize open-ended or generic wording so as to determine the true validity of all predictions and forecasts. 

(6) You can only submit one entry, so choose your expert wisely. Before you proceed, you are advised to familiarize yourself with Stathis' track record.  You should then begin to conduct your search for other experts who can match his track record. Then you will see there is no one in the world who can match his forecasts and insights. 

(7) The forecasts will be compared to Mr. Stathis' track record as published in his books America's Financial Apocalypse and Cashing in on the Real Estate Bubble, as well as his online posts.  They will include macroeconomic forecasts and insights, stock market forecasts, real estate forecasts, commodity and currency forecasts, and other insights demonstrating a superior understanding of the issues facing the U.S. that have contributed to the Second Great Depression.

(8) If there is a candidate that has demonstrated a record remotely close to that of Stathis, we will then compare his or her track record from the AVA Investment Analytics newsletters, but not until then since we hold this material as trade secret available only for our subscribers.

(9) We reserve the right to make your submission public at our descretion. If you claim copyright to your submission, you agree to license it for publication by all means utilized by AVA Investment Analytics. 

(10) You are to provide your name, contact information, occupation, any affiliations with your selected expert, and other information. 

(11) All serious entries that have adhered to these guidelines will receive a written response which discusses Mr. Stathis' track record, compares it to your submission, and discusses whether your submission qualifies to receive the $100,000 reward. 

(12) We have up to one year to provide you with a written response, as determined by our firm.

(13) Our decision may be used in a court of law if you disagree with our findings. However, you will be required to sign release forms that state your will be responsible for all of our court costs if you lose your case. In addition, if we feel you have intentionally burdened us by sending the case to court, or if we feel you have been negligent in abiding by ur guidelines, we reserve the right to take legal action against you.

(14) If we conclude that your submission falls short of the requirements as set forth by these guidelines and/or when compared to Mike Stathis' track record, we will submit documentation of Mr. Stathis' track record along with yours to an independent auditing firm who will make the final decision. Prior to retaining the auditing firm, we will transfer the $100,000 to be held in escrow contingent on the results from the auditing firm. The entrant will be required to provide for all expenses and fees charged by the auditing firm. You can only select from one of the large well-established auditing firms, so as to ensure there are no misaligned interests, and we must agree to your choice of auditors. Once the submissions have been sent to the auditor, the time limit for the decision will be determined by the auditing firm. Neither party will have contact with the auditing firm other than for providing information.

(15) If any of these requirements and guidelines have not been adhered to, we reserve the right to disqualify your entry at any time. 

(16) These requirements, guidelines and conditions are subject to be amended at any time. However, if we alter, add to or delete any of these guidelines or conditions after we have received your submission, we will notify you of any changes if applicable so you are in full compliance.

(17) If you submit a serious and well-documented entry that is in compliance with all requirements, guidelines and conditions laid forth, we will send you additional documents that more fully explain the process of claiming this reward. You will be required to sign and return all legal documents before we will officially accept your submission as a credible entry. 

(18) The period covered for this reward is between October 2006 and December 2009. Although Mike continues to register a spectacular track record, we must set a stop date somewhere.

(19) If you fail to provide the complete track record of your entry, your entry will be disqualified, and you will not be permitted to submit another entry. 

(20) We only permit one (1) submission per person. And we permit only one submission per family. If you are a financial profesional working for a firm and you wish to submit your own track record or that of one of the associates employeed by your firm, there can be only one submission from this firm, regardless whether the submission is entered from an individual employee or the firm itself.

(21) We reserve the right to make changes, deletions or additions to these official criteria. Such changes, deletions and additions will be made effective to all submissions so long as they have been made prior to the receipt of each submission.

The requirements, guidelines and conditions laid forth are in accordance with professionally recognized standards used by auditors, researchers and other professionals who verify credibility in cases of expertise and for the purposes of verifying official documentation of historical accounts. 

Why not email or snail mail this reward announcement to the media since they seem to think they have identified the leading experts? 

I'd say some of them could use the money since they are likely to lose their job due to the financial problems facing the industry. 

Perhaps if the media focused more on delivering insights from unbiased experts with solid track records instead of serving the interests of their financial sponsors, the industry might actually be in better shape.

Call Cramer: 1-800-743-CNBC  Cramer knows who Mike Stathis is and he also know that no one can come close to his track record on the collapse, but like all of the other media crooks and liars, Jim Cramer fears Stathis because Stathis represent the TRUTH.  In fact, most of the CNBC hacks (including the producers) know about Mike Stathis, America's Financial Apocalypse and his brilliant track record because we spend the time to notify them for many years.Most reporters and editors of the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Bloomberg and other print media also know about Stathis, but again, they do not want to let people hear from leading experts. Instead, they fill you with propaganda from their Jewish friends.

To contact a reporter for the Guardian,

Tell the Guardian, Bloomberg, the Financial Times, the new York Times, the Washington Post and all of the other media establishments that continue to claim Roubini predicted the collapse that they are WRONG. Ask the for the proof.  Writing generic things on a BLOG hardly qualifies as a prediction.  Where were the specifics????  Call these liars out.






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