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AVA Investment Analytics (AVAIA) is the public markets division of Apex Venture Advisors, LLC.

AVAIA is a results-driven research and publishing firm focusing on serving institutional investors. AVAIA is overseen by Mike Stathis, our Chief Investment Strategist and Head Securities and Trading Analyst.

Mike holds the world's leading investment forecasting track record since he began publishing investment research in 2006. His research universe spans market forecasting, securities analysis and guidance, commodities, currencies and precious metals trading guidance.

He is also the only person in US history to have backed this claim by a $1 million guarantee. Yet, he remains banned by all media.

Click here to examine his research publications track record. 

Mike Stathis has prior experience on Wall Street as a financial adviser, adviser to hedge funds and pension plans. He worked at UBS and Bear Stearns. He has also worked as a merchant banker and venture capitalist (more on Mike can be found below).

Research leading to the formation of AVAIA began in 2003 through the formation of Apex Venture Advisors which functioned as a research and consulting firm for venture capital funds and venture investors.

By 2005, our research coverage was expanded from the private markets to include the public markets and AVA Investment Analytics was created as a business unit from within Apex Venture Advisors. 

We have worked with the following:

  • Corporate Treasury Departments
  • Pension Funds
  • Endowments
  • Financial Institutions
  • Hedge Funds
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Venture Capital Firms
  • Mutual Funds
  • Family Investment Offices
  • High-Net Worth Investors  
  • Financial Advisers
  • Securities Analysts
  • Economists
  • Investment Bankers
  • Business School & Economic Professors

Please Take Note of the Following: 

We are a real research firm offering world-class investment insights and education to financial advisers, fund managers, financial institutions and individual investors.

We do NOT sell advertisements, precious metals or securities.  No firm that sells advertisements, precious metals or securities will ever offer legitimate research. 

We are NOT stock promoters. We receive no compensation whatsoever for featuring any stock or any other security as favored investments.

  • We consider stock promoters as con artists. This is especially true for penny stock promoters.  

We do not preach fear or doom, nor do we use greed or pitch easy money in order to lure naïve people.

  • These are the tactics of con artists. And they are just about everywhere you turn.

Our only lure is the track record and the unique insights of our chief investment strategist and head analyst, Mike Stathis.

  • Mr. Stathis is one of the world’s leading investment minds. And his track record confirms this bold claim.

Sophisticated investors seek out proven results, not dogma or individuals claiming to be financial experts simply based on their TV celebrity status.

Who Subscribes to Our Investment Research?

Both professional and non-professional investors seeking comprehensive and unique insights from the world's leading expert on the economic collapse. 

We have average people from all walks of life to corporate executives, financial advisers, mutual fund managers, hedge fund managers, pension managers, Wall Street analysts, and even students who don't yet have the funds to invest but want to learn from us so they will be prepared when they do.


The following represents a small list of our clients:*

- JP Morgan                    - Nuveen        - Merrill Lynch             - HSBC            - Goldman Sachs 

- BNP Paribas                - UBS               - Morgan Keegan       - Hartford       - Bank of America

- Société Générale       - LPL               - Morgan Stanley

Several private equity firms, real estate investment firms, hedge funds and mutual funds also read our research.

*we respect the confidentiality of our hedge fund, mutual fund, pension plan and endowment clients and do not disclose their identity under any circumstances unless we have been given prior permission to do so; this list contains current and/or previous clients.

We have subscribers all across the United States and Canada.

We also have a large number of subscribers in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Bangalore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Israel, and the Russian Federation. 


About Mike Stathis

Mike Stathis serves as the Managing Principal of Apex Venture Advisors (AVA), a business and investment intelligence firm consulting venture firms, corporations and hedge funds. AVA consists of three units: a private markets division, a public markets division and a publishing company. Mike’s work in the private markets includes valuation analysis, deal structuring, and business strategy, with a technology focus in biopharmaceuticals, healthcare IT and telemedicine.

In the public markets Mike assists hedge funds, endowments and financial firms as the Chief Investment Strategist of AVA Investment Analytics. He provides clients with proprietary investment strategies, valuation analysis, market forecasting, risk management and distressed securities analysis.

Mike advises mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, corporate treasury departments, endowments, financial advisers and financial firms as the Chief Investment & Trading Strategist of AVA Investment Analytics.

He also provides various levels of assistance to retail investors but does not provide personalized financial advice. He provides clients with proprietary investment and trading strategies, valuation analysis, market forecasting, risk management and distressed securities analysis.

Mike has advised numerous multibillion-dollar hedge funds, venture capital firms, private equity funds, mutual funds, pension plans and Fortune 500 corporations.  He has advised countless entrepreneurs, startup, early and middle stage companies.

He has also structured and negotiated financing terms for entrepreneurs seeking venture capital. Finally, he has crafted business strategy for several business spin outs, analyzed and written hundreds of business plans for entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 corporations and venture capital firms.

As the only investment expert who predicted the 2008 financial crisis in detail, as documented in the 2006 release of America’s Financial Apocalypse and the 2007 release of Cashing in on the Real Estate Bubble, Mike served as a valuable source of insight helping investors navigate the real estate and banking crisis. 

As well, Mike accurately identified the exact bottom in the US stock market in March 2009 when he advised to begin buying stocks. Although he remained bullish on the stock market since that period, he has also accurately forecast most of the major market selloffs as well as advising when to reenter the selloff with stunning accuracy.

As a result of his research track record, Mike has become one of the world's most accurate market forecasters. The accuracy of his qualitative research, securities trading guidance and stock market forecasts has positioned him as one of America’s most accurate, insightful and creative financial experts.

Despite his world-leading track record, Mike has been the only financial expert to have been completely blacklisted by all western media simply for his analysis and conclusions first presented in America's Financial Apocalypse, which is arguably the best investment book written in decades if not ever. He continues to remain blacklisted by all media despite his world-leading track record. 

It's critical that you learn his entire story so you will understand how the entire financial media is built on a foundation of lies, liars, con artists and fraudsters. 

Mike previously worked for UBS and Bear Stearns in asset management and merchant banking. where he dealt with institutional investors, including corporate treasury departments and pension funds. He was the only professional in private client services at Bear Stearns to also hold a position in the biotechnology merchant banking department. He has personally managed hundreds of investment accounts, served as an adviser to venture capital firms, and worked with numerous entrepreneurs. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry with a minor in mathematics, and Master of Science in biophysics and biological chemistry from the University of Pennslyvania. Mike was awarded a National Science Foundation Research Fellowship grant performing research in solid state physics at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to having taught chemistry at the university level, Mike also taught a course which he designed himself on biotechnology at Southern Methodist University.

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Apex Venture Advisors and AVA Investment Analytics are not licensed financial advisers, registered investment advisors, registered broker-dealers or FINRA | SIPC | NFA-member firms. We do not provide a financial advisory service and we do not provide personalized financial advice. If you are seeking personalized financial advice, you should contact a firm that offers a financial advisory service.