“To concentrate the mind, I fantasize about managing Stalin’s pension fund where the penalty for failing to deliver 4.5% real per year over 10 years is death.” ~Jeremy Grantham

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, I will present the Annual Equity Overview for 2017 and the Rambus Chartology Annual Review. In addition, Franklin Sanders of The Moneychanger will join me to review the precious metal markets in 2017 and the outlook for 2018.

In 2017, equity markets outperformed the general economy – by a lot. The question is – how long can this last? How long can investors achieve returns that are significantly superior to returns to labor, taxpayers, and the general economy – and do so without significant increases in productivity? Clearly tax reform will help as corporate tax contributions continue to decline as a percentage of government budgets.

Gold prices also outperformed, with gold producing its first double digit returns since 2010.

A review of global equity markets and our annual scenarios for 2018 is an appropriate lead into the following week theme on pensions funds. I ask the question, “Does Your Pension Fund Have a Deep State Drain?”

Make sure you check out Part I and Part II of News Trends and Stories with Dr. Joseph Farrell and our announcements for the winners for our 2017 awards:

  • Hero of the Year: Dr. Mark Skidmore
  • Documentary of the Year: Richard Dolans False Flags
  • Movie of the Year: Dunkirk
  • In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news.

    In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Tom Cruise’s new film American Made about Barry Seal, the CIA pilot who ran a multibillion operation out a small airport in Mena, Arkansas. Seal used to make drops at Area 51 between running weapons to South America and returning with cocaine. He was assassinated with George H. W. Bush’s personal phone number in his little black book. I will talk about what this all has to do with the FBI investigation of the Clinton Foundation, the reported 9,000 sealed indictments around the country, Attorney General Sessions decision to return to pre-Obama marijuana enforcement, why American troops are still in Afghanistan guarding poppy fields and what that all has to do with securities outperforming the general economy on a long-term basis.

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    “Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    This week on The Solari Report, Dr. Joseph Farrell will join me to discuss Part II of News Trends & Stories. In Part I, we looked at the 10 top stories of 2017 in Economy & Financial Markets and Geopolitics. This week we look at the 10 top stories in Culture and Science, Space & Technology.

    1. Mind Control & Sovereignty
    2. Great Divide & Conquer
    3. Morphogenic Fields & Change
    4. At the Solari Report & Giza Death Star
    5 AI & Quantum Computing
    6. Doubling of the Knowledge Curve
    7. Space-Based Economy Grows
    8. Bitcoin is Insecure – So Is Everything Else
    9. Impact of 5G & Net Neutrality – Communication, Surveillance, & Mind Control
    10. Advanced & Invisible Weaponry

    We also discuss UnAnswered Questions, Inspiration and Go Local.

    As you listen, check out our web presentation for News Trends & Stories including our complete trends list, our choices for top news videos of the year, and our description of each of the 10 top stories.

    Because our “in person, in depth” discussions in the 3rd Quarter 2017 Wrap Up were popular, Dr. Farrell and I used the same format again for our discussion of News Trends & Stories for the 2017 Annual Wrap Up. Inasmuch as our discussion is lengthy, we will publish both full-length and chapter-length versions so you can listen selectively if you prefer. These discussions explore the events of 2017 to find the most important developments that will inform the year ahead. This in-depth discussion has been immensely productive for both Dr. Farrell and myself.

    In our third week I will cover equity markets and publish the first Blockbuster Chartology from Rambus for the new year, 2018.

    In the final week we will address our 2017 Annual Wrap Up theme: Does Your Pension Fund Have a Deep State Drain? Money is going missing in many directions. It’s time to ask some serious questions about whether and how this is impacting our pension funds. In the United States and many countries, taxpayers are on the hook for corporate and government pension funds. Whether you have a pension fund or not, this will impact your finances and the finances of your neighbors and community too.

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

    In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review The Crown, the Netflx series that explores the life and 66-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. I will touch on the role of the British Royal Family in the changing political landscape and the shift to Global 3.0.

    Make sure to e-mail or post your questions for Ask Catherine.

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    “Come, Watson, come!…The game is afoot.”
    ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Return of Sherlock Holmes

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    This coming week – the first week of a new year – we will begin our publication of the 2017 Annual Wrap Up.

    For the first two weeks, Dr. Joseph P. Farrell will join me to discuss News Trends & Stories. In Part I, we look at the 10 top stories of 2017 in Economy & Financial Markets and Geopolitics:

    1. 2017: The Year of Punching Back
    2. Global 2.0 to 3.0: The Shift Starts Up the S Curve
    3. Tsunami Of Ops
    4. BRICS Build Independent Systems
    5. The Trump Shock (including our 2017 Trump Administration report card)
    6. US Budget: The US Doubles Down on Missing Money, War & Arms Sales
    7. Planet Equity, Crash Up & the Bull Market in Centralization
    8. The European Union After Brexit
    9. Pension Fund Crisis
    10. Dawning Realization: Time to Enforce

    As you listen, check out our web presentation for News Trends & Stories including our complete trends list, our choices for top news videos of the year, and our description of each of the 10 top stories.

    In the week following we will cover the 10 top stories in Culture and Science, Space & Technology and discuss UnAnswered Questions, Inspiration and Go Local.

    Because our “in person, in depth” discussions in the 2017 3rd Quarter Wrap Up were popular, Dr. Farrell and I used the same format again for our discussion of News Trends & Stories for the 2017 Annual Wrap Up. Inasmuch as our discussion is lengthy, we will publish both full-length and chapter-length versions so you can listen selectively if you prefer. These discussions explore 2017 to find the most important developments that will inform the year ahead. This in-depth discussion has been immensely productive for both Dr. Farrell and myself.

    In our third week I will cover equity markets and publish the first Blockbuster Chartology from Rambus for the new year, 2018.

    In the final week we will address our 2017 Annual Wrap Up theme: Does Your Pension Fund Have a Deep State Drain? Money is going missing in many directions. It’s time to ask some serious questions about whether and how this is impacting our pension funds. In the United States and many countries, taxpayers are on the hook for corporate and government pension funds. Whether you have a pension fund or not, this will impact your finances and the finances of your neighbors and community too.

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

    In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Wormwood, Chapters 1-6 and what its publication by Netflix says about the Washington press corp, including the Washington Post.

    Please post or e-mail your questions for Ask Catherine.

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    “The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution – nor by the courts – nor by the officers of the law – nor by the lawyers – but by the men and women who constitute our society – who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law.” ~ Robert Kennedy

    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    In the last two weeks of each December, we revisit the best Solari Reports of the year.

    This revisiting allows new subscribers to discover some of the finest Solari Reports published during this past year. For existing subscribers, it’s a chance to catch up on the Solari Reports that build up to our 2017 Annual Wrap Up which we will publish in January 2018.

    This week we explore our theme “Enforce the Constitution!” Throughout 2017 our discussions kept returning to the importance of the legal covenants that we share as the basis of a successful economy and society.

    • American Suicide: Proposals for Constitutional Amendments & Convention with Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.
    • Bush, Cheney & 911 with David Ray Griffin
    • The Deep State & Trump Budget Politics, Part I with Richard Dolan
    • The Deep State & Trump Budget Politics, Part II with Richard Dolan
    • The Corruption and Compromise of the NSA with William E. Binney
    • Gun Ownership with Harry Blazer
    • The Missing Money with Dr. Mark Skidmore

    This included our 2nd Quarter Wrap Up that was dedicated to the topic of enforcing the Constitution. I traveled half way around the world to spend a week with Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney exploring the importance and deep politics around enforcement.

    • Enforce the Constitution or You Can Kiss Your Money Goodbye! with Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney

    No Money & Markets this week – it’s the last week of the month. If you post or e-mail your questions to Ask Catherine I will cover in the first week of January .

    Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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