“Judge things by how statistically likely they are, not how they appear.” ~James Montier

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week, I will be speaking with Chuck Gibson – managing member of Financial Perspectives and my partner at Sea Lane Advisory, LLC.

First, we will review events and performance in the global equity markets for the second quarter. The strength of the equity markets into July has continued to surprise investors, even inspiring Fed Chairman Yellen to describe valuations in some market sectors as “substantially stretched.”

Then, Chuck has a technical analysis on “finding bottoms.” While US equities have been strong, other parts of the equity markets have been weaker and commodities have been in a consolidation pattern.  Buying equities at market highs has historically not been a strategy for attractive long term gains. When investors find themselves facing all time highs in one market, how do you identify when it is time to take advantage of markets that have been consolidating or are low? How do you identify a so-called market bottom? How do you know when to shift?

Chuck has prepared a presentation using precious metals as an his example. A discussion of relative values in the two markets will be good background for our discussion with Franklin Sanders on the Precious Metals Market Report in August – August and early September are a traditionally low season for gold.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review George Clooney’s latest movie The Monuments Men and what it tells us about the spoils of war. Stories of war time looting, seizures and the various economic spoils of war are on our minds these days as a new round of economic sanctions trigger asset transfers and resulting winners and losers.

Talk to you Thursday!


“You’ll see some very interesting changes in your conception of reality. But you have to remain grounded at the same time. Because you are living in this world, in this form of reality.  That’s the trick, to remain grounded.” Jack True, in interview with Jon Rappoport

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, more on “breaking away” as I present my 2nd Quarter Wrap Up.

The first half of 2014 has been profoundly power shifting. I will review the most important events in the financial markets and geopolitical stories that highlight the primary trends impacting your time and finances. My goal is to help you see the strategic areas of investment opportunity and risk as they unfold within the events around us.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review the Belgian police thriller Salamander. Salamander has been been purchased by the BBC and is scheduled for an English-speaking remake. A fascinating case study in the nature of political governance and control in the 21st century, Salamander underscores the power and importance of “control files.” For those of you trying to understand the latest round of pedophilia scandals in England and how compromising pictures in the wrong hands can drive people to extremes, this one is for you.

Please make sure to post or e-mail your questions and comments. “Talk” to you Thursday!


“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.”
~Jim Rohn

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, Jon Rappoport will give his amazing presentation that literally brought down the house in San Mateo on June 29th. The question most on our minds when discussing trillions missing and the breakaway civilization is “What do I do?” Jon lays the foundation for a profoundly successful answer to that question.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in world and financial news.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Tim’s Vermeer, a documentary about inventor Tim Jenison efforts to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. Rotten Tomatoes review describes as follows: “Entertaining and profound in equal measure, Tim’s Vermeer uses its seemingly esoteric subject to pose fascinating questions about art and obsession.”

Related Reading:

Jon has created a new special collection which includes information on how to obtain and manage power outside the confines of the matrix. He is calling it Power Outside the Matrix. It comes with my highest recommendation!

For more information on Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News.


“We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects and it would take an act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity….anything you can imagine we already know how to do.” ~Ben Rich, former head of the Lockheed Skunk Works”

By Catherine Austin Fitts

The first presenter at last week’s Secret Space Program began quietly, went through his presentation in a careful and deliberate manner and by the time it was over, my world had shifted. This is what people of unique integrity and experience do. For the first time, it seemed possible for me as a lay person to understand propulsion technology and numerous other aspects of space flight.  His name was Mark McCandlish and he will join us on the Solari Report this week.

Mark is an internationally-recognized artist who has specialized in aviation and conceptual art within the defense and aerospace industries for the last three decades.  He has spent most of his career trying to discover the science that makes UFO performance possible, and believes there is a plausible answer to interstellar flight without violating the currently-accepted laws of physics. Having had literally dozens of sightings since 1966, he feels certain that this carefully protected technology has been co-opted to provide tremendous leverage in world politics, finance and international conflicts.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest news in the markets and geopolitics.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Taken a miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg for the Sci-Fi channel. These shows provide the best description of the early black budget culture in the US military and intelligence community that I have ever found – a useful insight to understanding how trillions of dollars of investment in black budget operations and technology has been kept so secret.

Talk with you Thursday!


“The Pentagon’s black budget…conceals hundreds of programs, many of which propel the economic engines of Silicon Valley.” ~Christopher Weir

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, I am speaking with Bonnie Faulkner, Host of KPFA show Guns and Butter.

Bonnie will be attending the Secret Space Program & Breakaway Civilization Conference this weekend in the heart of Silicon Valley, south of San Francisco.  Many of our favorite opinion leaders who you hear on The Solari Report will be speaking, including Jon Rappoport, Joseph Farrell, Richard Dolan and host Henrik Palmgren. Many subscribers will be attending in person or by watching the live stream through the Internet.  People have been preparing and flying in throughout the week – you can feel the excitement and energy gather. I will be speaking Sunday morning on the black budget and the financing of the breakaway civilization. Check out the blog coverage “Fear and Loathing in Silicon Valley” by “Nines” here on the Solari Report blog.

Bonnie and I will recap what happened, what we learned and what it means to you. There is no more astute observer on global geopolitics than Bonnie Faulkner so am delighted to have her join me to transmit some of the electricity that powers this weekend. No doubt the reverberations will continue into next week and for some time to come.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in the financial and news worlds.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review John Lundberg’s 2013 documentary Mirage Men, about the US government’s use of agents spreading disinformation to cover up their advanced black budget technology.

Talk to you Thursday!


“The fact is at least 32 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence have been committed by those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs…resulting in 164 wounded and 76 killed.”~ Kelly Patricia O’Meara, April 2014

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on the Solari Report, we will talk with Kelly Patricia O’Meara about trends in the use of psychiatric drugs and steps you can take to protect you and your family from related abuses.

Kelly is an award-winning investigative reporter whose coverage of the adverse effects of psychiatric mind-altering drugs is virtually unmatched in the United States. After a successful career as a Congressional staff member, Kelly joined Washington’s Insight Magazine where she published more than two dozen hard-hitting articles examining the prescription psychiatric drugs and the increasing number of school shootings.

After six years at Insight, Kelly became an independent author with the publication of Psyched Out: How Psychiatry Sells Mental Illness and Pushes Pills That Kill, an in-depth investigation into the fraud of psychiatric diagnosing and the dangerous, potentially life-threatening adverse reactions connected to the prescription mind-altering drugs used as “treatment.” She continues to publish powerful reports of the use of psychiatric drugs with children, members of the military and our wider society. You can find many of her most recent articles here. http://www.cchrint.org

The statistics and facts related to this phenomenon are deeply disturbing. I want to make sure you understand the high-pressure tactics sometimes used to pressure people to take these drugs or to give them to loved ones and the failure to warn of the potential risks so you are prepared to interact safely with the American medical and educational systems on these issues.

Kelly is one of my favorite truth tellers. No one is more fascinating or fearless when addressing the life changing issues that impact us at the most intimate levels of our lives. This is one you do not want to miss!

Gary Null’s documentary, The Drugging of Children, is an excellent background for our discussion.

For a documentary on drugs in the US military, Kelly highly recommends The Hidden Enemy.

It is the last week of the month. No Money & Markets this week. Expect more on current events in the financial markets and global geopolitics next week!

Talk to you Thursday!


“Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t” ~Lucille Ball

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, Jim Puplava, founder and host of the Financial Sense Newshour at Financial Sense,  joins me  for a discussion of “Seven Megatrends that Will Reshape the Next Decade” – a new overview by Jim and his team that echoes many of the themes you heard in our Annual Wrap Up.

Jim is an optimist about America’s future and always does a great job of documenting the case for optimism. As change accelerates, there is a lot of coverage of negatives. If you spend time on Jim’s website, you know that he has researched and given airtime to all of the obstacles and risks ahead. Which is to say, Jim is a realistic optimist who helps us step back, assess, and identify the areas and places which offer opportunity.

One of the megatrends that Jim mentions is the revolution in education. In Let’s Go to the Movies, I invite you to watch the single most popular TED speech ever given, Sir Ken Robinson on creativity and education. It is a delightful reminder of what is possible in a world where education helps people enjoy and develop their creativity.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in global politics and financial markets.

Talk to you Thursday!


“Both economies, the United States’ and China’s, continue to struggle— trapped in antiquated growth models that are not delivering the prosperity that politicians and leaders continue to promise. In these circumstances it is far easier to assure one’s constituents that they are not to blame than to tell them to lower their expectations and make sacrifices. True to the pathology of codependency, it is especially easier to blame one’s problems on foreigners than on oneself.” ~ Stephen Roach

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Did you read Stephen Roach’s recent WSJ editorial?

After you read his editorial, don’t miss his new book Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China. It gives an essential overview of our opportunity to rebalance our relationship with China and our global trading partners as an integral step to shifting to a economic model based on real prosperity.

When you order it, please make sure to send copies to your Congressman and Senators.

To inspire you to do so, we are openly publishing our interview yesterday with Stephen as a Special Solari Report.

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As we come into mid-term elections, an increasing number of commentators are calling for a new vision for America.

Strategic visions are important, as Stephen Roach points out in Unbalanced. The visions that are called for come from people who have mastered the nuts and bolts and who have the intellectual fearlessness to say what needs to be heard, not just what’s popular.

Stephen Roach has walked in many worlds with integrity. For years he served as chief economist at Morgan Stanley. Long after many of us dismissed Wall Street research, Roach’s work was the exception to the rule. His publications repeatedly warned investors and policy makers about the conditions that led to the financial crisis, doing so while there was still time to do something about it. He then served as chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia. Roach now serves as a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and as senior lecturer in the School of Management.

Roach’s thesis is sound. A successful vision of America requires a successful rebalancing of our economy in relationship with our major trading partners, including China and her 1.3 billion citizens. In Unbalanced, Roach lays out the risks and opportunities in doing so.

Can you imagine what would have happened if our leadership had taken Roach’s warnings to heart in the early 2000’s?

The next meeting of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue will be held in Beijing in early July. As citizens and investors, let’s hope the US representatives have the benefit of Roach’s wise thinking to inform them.

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The Transcript of “Fresh Food, Yes! with Jeffrey Smith” is now available to Subscribers!

From the transcript:

C. Austin Fitts: It’s my privilege to welcome to The Solari Report a guest who truly needs no introduction. Jeffrey Smith is the founder and head of the Institute for Responsible Technology, and author of many incredible books, including Genetic Roulette (the documentary of the year on The Solari Report 2012). I should mention his book Seeds of Deception, so many fantastic articles and writings, is to me the leading advocate worldwide for preservation of a healthy and nutritious fresh food supply. So, Jeffrey Smith, thank you for taking time out of your unbelievably busy schedule to join us on The Solari Report

Jeffrey Smith: Well, I’m happy to be here.


“A gentleman can live through anything” ~William Faulkner

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, Franklin Sanders of The Moneychanger joins me to discuss his new trilogy,  At Home in Dogwood Mudhole.

At Home in Dogwood Mudhole chronicles the journey that Franklin and his wife Susan take as they leave Memphis and move their family and business to a rural area in middle Tennessee. In the process, several children move to join them on the land as their families grow. The Sanders’ business prospers, they learn how to farm, to build homes, and build a church as the cycle of birth and death unfolds within the land, the animals and their family, congregation and friends. This is a story of a family that chooses to prosper through faith, family entrepreneurship and a love of learning in a time when the economy around them is headed in a different direction

Franklin and I will talk about what he and Susan have learned about what it takes to be both fruitful and faithful – lessons we can all apply in our lives in changing times.

Of course, Franklin and I will not be able to resist also touching on the latest developments in the precious metals market!

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss current events in the news and financial world, including Dave Brat’s upset win in the Congressional Republican primary race in Virginia.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip, Ken Burn’s documentary about Horatio Nelson Jackson who, with companion Sewall K. Crocker and pet pit bull Bud, drove “The Vermont,” the first car across America from San Francisco to New York in 1903.

Talk to you Thursday!