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About Mike Lathigee
May 8, 2019
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Mike Lathigee

Mike Lathigee, has spent the last ten years rebuilding his reputation after the collapse of his last company. Here are some words from several of the club members who have interacted with Mike:

I am a brand-new member. I definitely look forward to future opportunities working with Mike Lathigee and being part of the Club. When talking with other members during EconoSummit 2019, it was clear that they hold Mike in high regard. I am very impressed with Mike’s knowledge, experience, and professionalism.
– Brandon Schnuelle

I have been involved with Mike Lathigee in investment clubs for 12 years. Mike’s micro andmacroeconomics teachings have empowered me in my investment portfolios, personal development, and career opportunities. The experience has led me to multiple streams of income and financial independence. The Club keeps me on track. I like what was said at the recent EconoSummit… “Alone you can go fast. Together, we can go far.” That’s so true!
– Rich Durepos

I joined the Club at the Money Show in Las Vegas in May 2018. So far, my experience has been good. I am particpating in the Club’s investments in California fitness centers.
– Warren L. Fischer

The EconoSummit and the Club itself, are both very well run. I joined the Club after Mike Lathigee spoke at FreedomFest in July 2016. I understand the enormous amount of work (even in spite of future economic returns expected for the manager) it takes to keep an organization growing, functioning, and making money; organizing meetings and conferences; and keeping new deals flowing in and old deals performing. I really like and appreciate the club meeting videos so I can keep up on the education and deal reports. The 2019 EconoSummit was even better than 2018! I appreciate the well-rounded topic list covering the four club objectives: health, community, learning, and investing to make money. For a relatively small conference, the breadth of speakers and topics is very good. I especially appreciate the emphasis on taking action and the caliber of other members. This year was my first time to stay at The Orleans Hotel. I found the hotel and casino very well maintained, all staff polite and helpful, the rooms very well maintained, and the entire experience very positive. The special rates, the discounted resort fee, and the no parking fee made this stay a pleasant bargain. I have invested in a number of projects through the Club. For example, I invested $25K in Eastlake in Oct. 2018, and although there was expectation of it maturing faster than Venture Fit, I was pleasantly surprised in Feb. 2019 to receive a 1% distribution/return of capital (and then another one in March 2019). I also invested $40K in the fitness acquisition fund in Jan. 2019 – and appreciate the Club’s and Jeff’s strategy of building a synergistic company in order to ensure a higher multiple cash-out in the future. I also appreciate the opportunity to be able to profit from previous forward-thinking Club work in building the gym concept. The fact that Mark Skousen was an investing member played into my “reassurance factor” in making these investments. I look forward to continuing to add to my investments through the Club. Well done, and mahalo!
– Neil Bates

I have known Mike for eight years and appreciate access to investments through the Club that would not be available to me otherwise. It’s a great learning experience to be exposed to new ideas. The investments offered to Club members over the last several years have done very well. Through the Club, I’ve received an outstanding education not just on investing, but also on economics, politics, health, and community involvement.
– Gary Bates

Mike is very knowledgeable, thorough, responsive, and professional. My investment results have far exceeded what I could have done on my own. Over the last five years, I’ve gained a valuable education in investing through the Club’s programs and activities.
– Robyn Bonk

I’ve been involved with Mike and the Club for two years. Mike has been completely open about his history in business. Every deal Mike has presented has been great and has performed as proposed. Mike’s choice of speakers is also superb; they have been very knowledgeable and beneficial to me.
– Jerry Perkins)

For five years, Mike has been instrumental in my investment decisions. He has inspired me to increase my educational and health experiences in a positive way. I now spend somewhere between 4 to 16 hours a week studying and reading about investments and the economy… I’m also very happy with my investments through the Club; there’s nothing like positive cash flow! Thank you, Mike, for your support.
– Chris Yoshimura

Mike Lathigee is passionate and honest, and working to garner the trust of the members in his vision of where the Club is going. Since joining the Club four months ago, I’m enjoying the journey and am taking part in the Club’s awesome investment opportunities. Mike is a capitalist in the best sense of the word. He wants us all to share the ride in building wealth and community.
– Stephen Murphy

My relationship with Mike pre-dates the formation of the Club. What I have found most valuable is the investment education and the exposure to investments that are not available to most people. I ‘m getting investment cash flow now and looking forward to being rewarded when we exit from these investments.
– Bernarr Paroo

I joined the Club at the Money Show in Las Vegas in May 2018. So far, my experience has been good. I am participating in the Club’s investments in California fitness centers.
– Warren L. Fischer

Having worked with him for a number of years, I’ve come to realize Mike as a true friend and compatriot. Mike offered me good advice and counsel when I discussed what needed to be done in a particular investment of mine. We thank him for all he has done for us.
– John and Evee Wallin

I’ve been a Club member for only eight months, but I am very happy with the results so far. Mike sent me a video of the San Diego fitness centers… and I invested. I have already received dividend checks from that investment. I plan to invest more funds in the Club’s next project.
– Joe Kafka

I want to say that after just six months, the educational aspects of the Club have been phenomenal. You couldn’t ask for better quality content from more knowledgeable individuals. It’s been very enlightening!
– Bayani Laigo

I have known Mike Lathigee since January 2019. My experience with him has been very positive and favorable. I look forward to a long and profitable relationship.
– Lawrence Westen

Mike is straight to the point. He’s very knowledgeable on the stock market, the economy, and business in general.
– Loic Pillon

I am new to the Club, so my interaction with Mike is limited. However, I have attended one monthly meeting and one EconoSummit. I really appreciate the dedication Mike Lathigee has in educating members and looking out for their welfare. Being rather new to investing, it’s also great to be part of an investment community.
– Angela Archer

After being involved in the Club for a year, I am in three deals, with more pending. Everything has gone as promised. Mike always responds quickly and answers any questions or concerns. The Club provides great meetings and educational opportunities. I would recommend it to anyone, including family and friends. In fact, one of my friends recently joined the Club after doing his due diligence.
– Jason Conner

I have been associated with Mike and the Club for about two years. I am also participating in several of the private placement projects managed by the Club. Mike and the Management Team have put in a lot of effort to successfully manage these projects, which are profitable and growing. Additionally, the monthly meetings organized by Mike have been personally beneficial.
– Walter Bacharowski

As a member for five months, so far the investment opportunities have been great. The EconoSummit was also very interesting. Mike has assembled a great team!
– Dennis Nelson

I joined the Club three months ago. It has been helpful and educational. Mike Lathigee is full of great ideas and brings in great speakers. He enlists the talents and successes of those in the Club to benefit us all. The Club is a great opportunity to make money for people like to me who are not “numbers gifted”.
– Kaye Nelson

I recently joined the Club five months ago hoping to educate myself and be exposed to investment opportunities. After attending just a few meetings and the EconoSummit, I feel like I have gained many years of education, as well as become involved in two investments. My overall experience has far exceeded my expectations. Mike is knowledgeable and engages the members in an exciting and professional manner. I look forward to the future of more education, networking with members, and new investments!
– Jeff Feldman

After six years in the Club, I am very satisfied and recommend the experience to others. Mike is an excellent person who cares about others. I offer him my thanks for making investment opportunities available to me that the normal person could not find. Due to what I’ve learned through Mike and the various speakers, I now consider myself a sophisticated investor.
– Jim Akamine

I have been with the Club for a year. During this time, Mike has always arranged top rated speakers on a wide range of investment-related topics for all of our monthly meetings for the purpose of giving us a wider education. He also vets the investments offered by the Club, so we have a higher probability of success. In fact, there has not been an unsuccessful project since I have been a member.
– Michael Johnson

When I joined the Club, I was looking for monthly income from my new investments. So too, my expectations for learning more about investing have been met over the last four years. I like the fact that the Club encourages collaborative new business ventures among its members.
– Murali Pagala

Money grows when it is planted in a fertile field. You need to know about products that people will want, taking into consideration both cash flow and appreciation. Mike, who initiated the Club, helps you understand the products and where to find fertile fields to grow your money. I know because my investments with the Club are returning 26 percent.
– Andy Kuniyuki

I have been a member for two years. I’ve been learning more about investing; it’s been such a positive educational experience for me.
– Eva Meza

My limited experience with Mike (for nine months) has been very favorable. I’ve enjoyed my time at Club meetings and found the EconoSummit to be useful and informative.
– Paul Hammer

I’ve been involved with Mike for two years and participated in one deal through the Club. It has delivered as promised.
– Dale Lewis

About four months ago, I had the privilege of attending a Meet and Greet with Mike. I liked what he had to say about investment opportunities with the Club. After attending my first EconoSummit, I feel more confdent and look forward to learning more about making profitable investments.
– Debra Westen

Having been a member for three years, I find the educational aspect of the Club to be very fulfilling. Mike has been very responsive in answering my concerns. He brings in world classpresenters to our meetings and seminars that I always look forward to hearing.
– Jim Sandoz

I’ve been involved with Mike for over four years; I met him at the Money Show. I liked the concepts he expressed, but joined with a lot of cynicism. In the time I have known Mike, that cynicism has dissolved into an exceeding amount of respect and admiration for him. In fact, I have entered some investments that I was not familiar with yet based on my regard for Mike.
– Paul Ford

My investment experience with Mike Lathigee and the Club over the last several years has met or exceeded my expectations. Recent investments managed by Mike Lathigee have had a positive return, for the most part exceeding other types of investments (S&P 500, real estate, other market indices). The educational mandate of the Club has also been fulfilled in an exemplary manner. Whereas general news outlets now present useless nonsense and specialty outlets (like CNBC, MarketWatch, etc) are essentially industry advertisements, in contrast, Mike offers useful information with the overall message of promoting empowerment. Mike and the Club are trustworthy and non-self-serving, and focused on benefitting members.
– Richard Pietroski

My wife and I joined the Club in November 2018. Our experience since then has been outstanding due to Mike’s dedicated guidance and market insights. He has introduced us to two different investment opportunities in a short time. We have chosen to invest in one of them and have great expectations that it will do well based on the track record of the principals. We are well pleased. Thank you, Mike!
– Arnold and Zipora Keller

I’ve been involved with Mike and the Club for three years. Mike is very forthright and trustworthy. Our investment experience with Mike has exceeded all expectations. We wish we knew Mike way back because he has tremendous knowledge on investments and opportunities which we truly enjoy. Being an active member of the Club enables us to enlighten our lives by learning more about investments, community, education, and health. Thank you very much, Mike. You are our hero.
– Nelson M. Yrizarry, Jr.

As a fairly new member, I’ve been favorably impressed with the educational experience alone. We’ve invested a small amount and are anticipating a far greater return than from a traditional brokerage firm. In developing our business of developing businesses, we’re constantly reinventing and improving our strategies based in large part on ideas gleaned from Mike and the phenomenal speakers he brings to the Club. I especially love speakers Mark Skousen and Josh Effron for their respective styles, as well as their content. With bigger events like the EconoSummit, we find inspiration to rededicate ourselves to making more money so we can take care of our health, continue our lifelong education, and give back to our community and our nation for the betterment of our world.
– Linda West

I have been a member for a couple of months. I have been very impressed with how Mike runs the meetings. His passion and energy is tremendous! I have participated in one investment so far and greatly appreciate the education. I look forward to introducing Mike to some of my friends. This weekend at EconoSummit 2019 was a great experience and I can’t wait to bring my wife to a meeting. May God bless you and your family, Mike.
– Carl Johnson

Since joining the Club, I have very much enjoyed getting to know Mike Lathigee. I trust him after only knowing him for a few months. It is too early for me to comment on my investment returns through the Club… I consider Mike a great leader.
– Phil Gardner

Mike is passionate about what he does and is taking care of the members of the Club. He adheres to the four principles the Club stands on, which are education, making money, health, and community. He makes sure that if there are problems they are rectified. So far, he has met or exceeded my expectations. The Club meetings and the speakers are always informative and beneficial, and the investments offered are carefully vetted.
– Lesa Deadman

I’ve been involved with Mike Lathigee and the Club for a year and a half. The education that is provided on many levels has been worth way more than the membership price.
– Robert Deadman

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The U.S. Government has overstepped its purpose and has far more power than was ever intended by our Founding Fathers and the U.S. Constitution. I am attempting to bring attention to the Convention of States (COS) movement and show strong support of this cause !
May 3, 2019
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Mark Meckler and Mike Lathigee talk about the Convention of states movement.

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A Libertarian Take on Making Money Beyond the Financial Services Industry
April 23, 2019
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It’s a given. We all want to make more money on our investments. But did you know thatmore than ninety percent of traditional money managers in the United States underperformthe stock market in relation to the market index?

Here are the facts regarding money managers in America… Over the last 15 years, 92.33% of large-cap managers, 94.81% of mid-cap managers, and 95.73% of small-cap managersfailed to outperform the market index (Source: SPIVA US Year End Report. SPIVA means S&P Indexes versus active management). Stated a different way, over the last 15 years, only
one in 13 large-cap managers, only one in 19 mid-cap managers, and one in 23 small-cap managers were able to outperform their benchmark index.

What’s more alarming is that these chronically underperforming money managers are the highest paid individuals in any profession. For those of you with managed IRAs and 401ks, the results are even more dismal.

In contrast, the Investment Club of America encourages its members to look beyond the financial services industry for guidance on their investments and the Club has a solid track record of proven success. Much of our success is due to the fact that we take an active role in the companies in which we invest and often serve in an advisory capacity or on the Board. Collectively, members bring expertise in both the vetting process and/or at the management level. Several members have skill sets that directly relate to the companies in which we invest.

From a Libertarian perspective, we are pleased with President Trump’s determination to cut many regulations out of our system and shrink the size of big government. Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. should not be allowed to make sweeping decisions that impact the pocketbooks of millions of Americans.

Of course, as Libertarians, we agree on decreasing the overreaching power of the Government and bringing the power back to the states and to the people where it belongs and where our forefathers intended it to be. However, we believe it’s short-sighted that Libertarians who are concerned about government interference in their lives don’t consider that in many instances the financial services industry has a considerably greater negative impact on their lives than policy does. The way money managers currently operate in the United States limits how much money we can all make.

As Libertarians, we must insist that money managers should not be able to take away our wealth by chronic underperformance. Left unchecked, these money managers are enhancing their own lifestyles at the expense of the American people.

The Investment Club of America is the alternative to dependence on the financial services industry. We have a solid track record of success with over 200 members and more than $24 million invested in deals over the last seven years that have all met or exceeded expectations. Our performance far exceeds market indexes. FreedomFest Founder Mark Skousen is a proud member of the Club.

Here is what Mark recently wrote about the Club:
“It’s been a pleasure working with The Investment Club of America over the years. Those managing the investments I’ve made through the Club are a wise steward of my funds. They have always been available, forthright, and willing to answer my questions and to work with my subscribers to fulfill their needs. Investing with the Club has been extremely profitable so far, and speaking at their EconoSummit has been a real joy. I’ve been an investor for several years and have made considerable profits as a partner in several gyms in Southern California.”
– Mark Skousen

In terms of the process, Club members can opt in or opt out of any deal. Ninety percent of the Club members are considered accredited investors by securities definition ($1 million in net worth, not including their principal residence). In addition to offering access to investment opportunities, the Club focuses on providing high-level education with world-class speakers on a monthly basis and offers unparalleled networking opportunities. Some of our speakers over the last several years have included: Mark Skousen. William Strauss, Praveen Varshney, Jeff Clark, Jay Adkisson, Sean Flynn, Paul Wendee, Travis Krauss, Thomas Lake, Marcus Mumford, David Damore PhD, Dr. Bo Bernard, Josh Effron, Steve Hawks, Keith Smith, Dr. Michael Gunter, Johnathan Galaviz, Richard Lee, Wayne Root, Renee West, and Mike Lathigee. See the impressive biographies at www.investmentclubofamerica.com

The Club also supports the Convention of States in its mission to limit the power of the U.S. Federal Government. www.conventionofstates.com
The Investment Club of America is truly a club for THE SERIOUS INVESTOR. Come visit us at our booth or watch one of our live presentations and consider to join our membership team.

Testimonials
Mark Skousen
April 22, 2019
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It’s been a pleasure working with Mike Lathigee over the years.  He has proven to be a wise steward of my funds, always available and forthright, willing to answer my questions, and to work with my subscribers to fulfill their needs.  Investing with the Investment Club of America has been extremely profitable so far, and speaking at the EconoSummit has been a real joy.  I’ve been an investor for several years and have made considerable profits as a partner in several gyms in southern California.

Mark Skousens Bio

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The Investment Club of America
April 22, 2019
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A Libertarian Take on Making Money Beyond the Financial Services Industry

It’s a given. We all want to make more money on our investments. But did you know that more than ninety percent of traditional money managers in the United States underperform the stock market in relation to the market index?

Here are the facts regarding money managers in America… Over the last 15 years, 92.33% of large cap managers, 94.81% of mid cap managers, and 95.73% of small cap managers failed to outperform the market index (Source: SPIVA US Year End Report. SPIVA means S&P Indexes versus active management). Stated a different way, over the last 15 years, only one in 13 large-cap managers, only one in 19 mid-cap managers, and one in 23 small-cap managers, were able to outperform their benchmark index.

What’s more alarming is that these chronically underperforming money managers are the highest paid individuals in any profession. For those of you with managed IRAs and 401ks, the results are even more dismal.

In contrast, the Investment Club of America encourages its members to look beyond the financial services industry for guidance on their investments and the Club has a solid track record of proven success. Much of our success is due to the fact that we take an active role in the companies in which we invest and often serve in an advisory capacity or on the Board. Collectively, members bring expertise in both the vetting process and/or at the management level. Several members have skill sets that directly relate to the companies in which we invest.

From a Libertarian perspective, we are pleased with President Trump’s determination to cut many regulations out of our system and shrink the size of big government. Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. should not be allowed to make sweeping decisions that impact the pocketbooks of millions of Americans.

Of course, as Libertarians, we agree on decreasing the overreaching power of the Government and bringing the power back to the states and to the people where it belongs and where our forefathers intended it to be. However, we believe it’s short-sighted that Libertarians who are concerned about government interference in their lives don’t consider that in many instances the financial services industry has a considerably greater negative impact on their lives than policy does. The way money managers currently operate in the United States limits how much money we can all make.

As Libertarians, we must insist that money managers should not be able to take away our wealth by chronic underperformance. Left unchecked, these money managers are enhancing their own lifestyles at the expense of the American people.

The Investment Club of America is the alternative to dependence on the financial services industry. We have a solid track record of success with over 200 members and more than $24 million invested in deals over the last seven years that have all met or exceeded expectations. Our performance far exceeds market indexes. FreedomFest Founder (world’s largest Libertarian Conference)  and Economist, Mark Skousen is a proud member of the Club.

Here is what Mark recently wrote about the Club:

“It’s been a pleasure working with The Investment Club of America over the years. Those managing the investments I’ve made through the Club are a wise steward of my funds. They have always been available, forthright, and willing to answer my questions, and to work with my subscribers to fulfill their needs. Investing with the Club has been extremely profitable so far, and speaking at their EconoSummit has been a real joy. I’ve been an investor for several years and have made considerable profits as a partner in several gyms in Southern California.”
(Mark Skousen)

In terms of the process, Club members can opt in or opt out of any deal. Ninety percent of the Club members are considered accredited investors by securities definition ($1 million in net worth, not including their principal residence). In addition to offering access to investment opportunities, the Club focuses on providing high-level education with world-class speakers on a monthly basis, and offers unparalleled networking opportunities.

Some of our speakers over the last several years have included: Mark Skousen. William Strauss, Praveen Varshney, Jeff Clark, Jay Adkisson, Sean Flynn, Paul Wendee, Travis Krauss, Thomas Lake, Marcus Mumford, David Damore PhD, Dr. Bo Bernard, Josh Effron, Steve Hawks, Keith Smith, Dr. Michael Gunter, Johnathan Galaviz, Richard Lee, Wayne Root, Renee West, and Mike Lathigee. See the impressive biographies at www.investmentclubofamerica.com

The Club also supports the Convention of States in its mission to limit the power of the U.S. Federal Government.  www.conventionofstates.com

The Investment Club of America is truly a club for THE SERIOUS INVESTOR

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Short Video on ‘America & Legalized Corruption’
March 19, 2019
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It was a lively meeting on Feb 27th 
We discussed the America our Founding Father envisioned
– versus what we have become! 

In this video – Mike discusses legalized corruption through lobbyists who don’t, for the most part, represent the interests of the American public. 
He examines the overreaching power of US prosecutors and judges and their abuse of power. 
He goes on further to describe, on a grassroots level, why immigration is a problem and what most Americans don’t understand about the migration problem.
America has become a country of entitlement. 
Mike shows how the Mueller investigation is a ‘witch hunt’ and describes the petty behavior of our federal politicians and media who are completely disconnected from the interests of the average America.  
He provides proof of how politicians are bought –

Concluding with a solution
to finally bring power back to the people.

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Airport rename?
March 1, 2019
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We sent this email to Governor Sisloak


The Honorable Governor Sisolak,

It’s been widely reported in Nevada media that you want to rename McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas for former senator Harry Reid. As members of the Las Vegas Investment Club, we urge you to abandon this effort.

Here’s a video excerpt from our Jan. 31st meeting that drives home this point:
https://youtu.be/FW1eHOnS4v0

Renaming airports is a prime example of how our government spends time and money on actions that have no real value to everyday Nevadans. As one of the busiest and best known airports in the world, McCarran is doing well. Changing the signage and branding alone would cost millions.

We urge you instead to focus on issues that will help strengthen the Nevada economy and lead to more disposable income for Nevada residents.

We request a response on this issue from your office. We will distribute it to our members.

Respectfully, Executive Committee
Las Vegas Investment Club
Las Vegas, Nevada
https://lvinvestmentclub.com/

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Parking
March 1, 2019
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We sent this email to these three CEOs: February 15, 2019

Dear Mr. Maddox (Wynn), Mr. Murren (MGM), and Mr. Frissora (Caesars),

Please forward this message to your Executive Office.

What kind of business purposely alienates a huge portion of their loyal customer base just to make short term gain? The answer: yours.

Recent decisions by your bean counters to charge for parking on the Las Vegas Strip demonstrate your disregard for Las Vegas locals, and the many visitors driving in from other states, such as California.

Here’s a video excerpt from the Jan. 31st meeting of the Las Vegas Investment Club discussing this crucial issue:
https://youtu.be/fT61_m1htG8

When a local drops $500 on dinner and a show, or on table games in your casino, it’s ludicrous for them to have to pay more for parking when they leave. Your official P.R. stance – that other cities across the U.S. charge for parking – is a poor excuse. Las Vegas isn’t just like any other city. We’re setting the standard and the pace for the global gaming marketplace, and our actions toward all of our customers should reflect that. 

We give credit to your competitors – the Venetian and the Palazzo – for not succumbing to price gouging. We urge you to reconsider your parking policy immediately as our members, including many coveted Millennial investors, are joining Nevadans who’ve decided to take their business elsewhere.

We request a response on this issue from your office. We will distribute it to our members.

Respectfully,

Executive Committee
Las Vegas Investment Club
Las Vegas, Nevada
https://lvinvestmentclub.com/

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Calvin Harris and DJs
March 1, 2019
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This is the email we sent.

Dear Mr. Murren (MGM) and Mr. McCabe (Hakkasan),

Please forward this message to your Executive Office.

As of late, many talented musicians in Las Vegas cannot make a living because of how much you are paying Calvin Harris – and DJs like him – to play EDM tunes at your venues. He’s taking in six figures per night – and you’re making millions – at the expense of the local musicians who are now struggling to make $2,000 per gig.

A video excerpt from the Jan. 31st meeting of the Las Vegas Investment Club expresses our concern:
https://youtu.be/MsgVYzbaInw

The result is the decay of Las Vegas’ vibrant music scene, one of the main reasons people flock to Vegas every day of the year.

We request a response on this issue from your office. We will distribute it to our members.

Respectfully,

Executive Committee
Las Vegas Investment Club
Las Vegas, Nevada
https://lvinvestmentclub.com/

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From the desk of Praveen Varshney
January 15, 2019
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I have known Mike Lathigee for more than 25 years from when we first met through YEO (now known as EO), the largest organization of entrepreneurs in the world.  Over this time I have developed respect for his talent, determination and track record.   

I have also witnessed negative press directed at him, which seemed more interested in “the story” than the facts.  For example, when his company failed after the “Global Meltdown” of 2008/09 he was portrayed in the press as having attained and holding large personal gains when he had actually lost more than any of his investors and in fact was completely wiped out.  Even the regulators (who ruled against him) admitted that he had attained no personal gain and yet the press continued with misleading stories. 

Now ten years later, I have had the opportunity to come to Las Vegas and speak multiple times at Las Vegas Investment Club meetings and to meet many of the investors, many of whom have been with him for some years now.  What they convey is that they are very pleased with his results.  And when it comes to transparency, they say he pulls no punches sharing openly everything that’s being said or written about him “Google my name and ask me any question you want”.

As a professional investor, I see how Mike structures his investment opportunities, he puts his investors first with the management team getting nothing until investors are fully repaid which shows a high level of integrity.  

Despite the difficult circumstances Mike’s had to deal with over the years to try and help clear his name, he’s been very open and transparent with everyone including the regulators, he’s never run away to hide and been very cooperative as he’s rebuilt a very successful investment club and track record in Nevada.

In conclusion, I am proud to be associated with Michael, am currently doing business with him and will continue to do so. 

Regards,

Praveen K. Varshney, FCPA, FCA

Director

Varshney Capital Corp.

Vancouver, BC

Canada

Praveen Varshney has been a principal of Varshney Capital Corp., a Vancouver based merchant banking, venture capital and corporate advisory services firm,

since 1991.  

Mr. Varshney obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1987 and is a FCPA, FCA.

He is a director or officer of various publicly traded companies including Mogo (Co-Founder) and BetterU Education Corp.  He is also a Co-Founder of G-PAK and former CFO of Carmanah  Corp. which became Canada’s largest solar company.  He also was Co-Founder of a predecessor of Mountain Province Diamonds who’s Gahcho Kué in September 2016 became the world’s largest new diamond mine since 2003 & De Beers’ second-largest producer behind its Jwaneng mine in Botswana.

Mr. Varshney is a Toniic member and a long-time member of both EO Entrepreneurs Organization & TiE (Founding Director).  He’s also on a number of non-profit boards such as The Varshney Family Charitable Foundation, OneProsper.org and a Founding Member of instrumentbeyondborders.org.  He’s also an SVP Vancouver Partner, a Vancouver Police Foundation Trustee, and on the Advisory boards of Room to Read – Vancouver and The Thomas Edison Innovation Foundation in New Jersey, USA.  He also Co-Founded with his daughter, Jaiya, Down to the Last Straw, a global movement to reduce plastic waste with a major focus on single-use plastic straws. Mr. Varshney is also a past recipient of Business in Vancouver’s 40 Under 40 Awards.

Testimonials
My Experience with Mike Lathigee
January 10, 2019
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Dear Sir/Madam:
I am writing this letter to discuss my professional experiences with Mike Lathigee. I have been representing Lathigee for twelve years, handling all of his corporate legal work, including structuring deals, drafting contracts, and handling SEC compliance. Despite what I consider to be unfair scrutiny and press in Canada, I have had nothing but positive experiences dealing with Lathigee. More importantly, all of Lathigee’s investors and strategic partners that I have met through the years have been treated fairly and have continued to work with Mike on a variety of transactions in many different industries.
The first project in which I represented Lathigee was an assemblage of condominiums in Las Vegas, Nevada. The project spanned 5-7 years and led to a significant exit for all investors involved. During the 5-7 years of growth, the investors received regular payments of cash flow from the condominium rents, and subsequently received a final payment reflecting the capital gains generated from the project.
The real estate project was followed by a series of transactions in a variety of industries including investing in a payday loan business, a law firm, and a portfolio of fitness gyms. All deals were substantially vetted, and all either met or exceeded performance expectations. The performance was primarily driven by Lathigee’s extreme attention to detail, overwhelming availability to assist the executives of each business in their growth plan, and consistent communication with all investors involved.
The most significant feature of my experience with Lathigee arises from the observation that the same names continuously appear on the capitalization tables of all deals. The fact that Lathigee’s investors continue to participate in deal after deal indicates they are not only satisfied with their investment returns, but also with the overall experience, particularly the level of disclosure and communication received from Lathigee and the executive teams at the various companies where investments are made.
In addition to the various quality deals that Lathigee has facilitated, I have also witnessed Lathigee mentor young entrepreneurs on a daily basis. Many of these entrepreneurs have become significantly more seasoned after receiving Lathigee’s guidance, and they have been able to grow several profitable businesses.
Lastly, outside of the business realm, Lathigee is an active participant in the local Las Vegas community. He actively donates to a variety of causes, has saved the lives of hundreds of animals, and always makes time for those that need his assistance, despite having an incredibly hectic schedule.
Very Truly Yours,

Pete Michael Rinato

Attorney at Law

300 Park Avenue

14th Floor

New York, NY 10022

(646)741-8100

(646)304-1400(fax)

www.rinatolawfirm.com

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Powerful Presentation.
January 2, 2019
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In this video Mike Lathigee discusses the shocking truth of the abuse of the financial services industry and gives guidance on what investors should be concerned about and how to protect their retirement funds. 

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A message Mike Lathigee
November 30, 2018
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Mike explains why he believe the trend for stocks is downward, however; you have time to exit – as the market is being manipulated to the benefit of all investors – but investors should look to take profits and exit.

Are Share ‘Buybacks’ – Stock Market Manipulation ?
YES !

Many club members are invested in the stock market. Stocks have been in an 8-year secular bull market, however; I have recently seen some market sell off and with rising interest rates – it is certain the market will see a lot of downward pressure over the next few years.

That said, there is one market situation that I define as “manipulation” that will cause stocks to have a soft landing – which is good for all investors. This situation is the stock market’s biggest buying force and is the single largest driver of share purchases in November. It is called a stock buyback program.

In a stock buyback program, a company repurchases its own shares from the open market and that leaves the remaining shareholders with a bigger chunk of the company and increases the earnings they reap per share. Stock buy backs will exceed a staggering $1 trillion in 2018.
In fact, October was weak in the stock market because companies were barred from buying back their own stock and this is the main reason for the October rout. The reason they were barred from the buy back is they are unable to do so during the time frame around their earnings releases – due to regulatory laws.

Companies have been borrowing money at very low rates of interest to rebuy their own shares. Share buy backs average $3.3 billion per day with new companies announcing buy back programs daily !

Corporate executives and insiders are taking advantage of the stock buyback boom to sell shares they own while their companies are simultaneously buying shares. Here are just a few examples:
Mastercard CEO AJA BANGA 44.4 million.
Oracle Corp CEO: Safra Catz $250 million. The sales happened the day after the company announced a $12 billion share repurchase.
It is not a coincidence that Apple’s market cap exceeds $1 trillion dollars as it announced a $100 billion share buyback.
Harley Davidson announced a $700 million stock buyback and the day after announced a plant closure in Kansas City.
Wells Fargo is spending $25 billion on share buybacks at the same time laying off thousands of workers.
There are thousands of examples of this.

It is common for executives to act in their own self-interest and use buybacks to cash out of their stock holdings. In many cases executives are selling while telling the public their stock is cheap to buy. This is perfectly legal under the current rules!

The fact is, however; these share buy backs do not create a single job or new investment in capital like factories or corporate infrastructure. In fact, share buybacks is where the majority of profits have been going – from corporations (whose tax rate, under Trump, was dropped from 35% to 21%).

There is nothing illegal about share buy backs. That said, I disagree with it as it does very little for the economy, however; my focus here is to provide guidance to our members.

Many other developed countries have much more restrictive stock buyback programs that require much more disclosure but in the USA that is not the case. This is the type of game that is rigged in favor of the superrich and will never be changed.
I alert members to ensure they are informed, can take advantage of trends – and benefit.

So here is my guidance:
With a rising interest rate environment – your 401ks, your IRAs and your stock positions are likely to show a downward trend, however, this share buyback program will make it a very soft landing and gives you several months to exit out of the stock market as share buybacks are creating “artificial” stock purchase demand. Mutual funds have seen a net outflow of $87 billion this year from retail investors (year to date). The share buyback keeps the stock market going – even as many retail investors are exiting because the buybacks exceed the retail money exiting the market. In fact, buybacks are the largest source of demand for shares.

i want members to take note that the stock market is trading at about 18x times earnings which is at historically high levels and any investor should be wary of being invested in the stock market at this time.

Don’t be fooled, as the trend for the stock market over the next few years is downward and don’t take the unwise advice of your financial adviser who may say “you are in this for the long term – so stay the course”. That will be a long slow walk to the poor house. Remember more than 85% of money managers underperform the market index.

If, however, the Federal Reserve reverses its position and lowers rates then the market will continue to show an upward trend but I believe this is unlikely.

In conclusion, I believe the stock market will trade at a flat level over the next several months and is being mainly supported by the share buyback program. In a rising interest environment, the trend for stocks is downward and this is a good time to take profits and trim exposure.

– Mike Lathigee

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A letter from Jeff Clark!
November 14, 2018
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Venturefit letter for Mike Lathigee 11.13.18

VENTURE Fit
November 13, 2018
To whom it may concern,
I have known Mr. Lathigee since 2006. We started as friends and for the next 8 years spent time together over many occasions. After these years of friendship I approached him with a business project I was starting in 2014. Since then I have had the opportunity to, not only know him as a friend, but also as a business partner. During that time I was able to see firsthand his relentless work ethic as well as his passion and commitment to his investors. He was available 24/7 to help and advise in any way. Even after I bought out his shares earlier. this year, he has continued to offer his unconditional support. I have a high regard for Mr. Lathigee, not only for his high level of business acumen & intense focus to protect and support his investors, but also for the level of trustworthiness he brings to his business dealings. I would refer him to anyone looking to do business or invest with him. The fact that we remain friends, after 8 years of working closely together – speaks volumes as to his character and integrity.

~ Jeff Clark
Jeff Clark -Jeff Clark is a Professional MMA Coach and Manager. Before he became involved in MMA, Jeff was a US champion in full contact Karate, Holding a 5th degree Black Belt, and a teacher in Brazilian JiuJitsu in which he holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt. He has competed in Kickboxing, BJJ, Submission Wrestling and MMA. Jeff is one of the most respected Coaches and Managers in the sport.

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April 23, 2018
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