“Why does Goldman Sachs run your government? What’s wrong with America is that it’s run by investment bankers, mostly from the same bank. How can Americans stand for it?” ~ Taxi Cab Driver in Kuala Lumpur

[Polished audio will be posted for Subscribers on the evening of Wednesday, January 18, 2016]

By Catherine Austin Fitts

President-elect Trump has now recruited two Goldman Sachs partners and three Goldman Sachs alums as well as an attorney from Goldman’s lead law firm to work in his administration.

Goldman Sachs Alums:

Goldman Sachs Employees:

  • Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn to serve as director of the National Economic Council
  • Goldman partner Dina Powell has been selected to become a White House economic adviser.

Sullivan & Cromwell (Goldman’s lead law firm)

  • Jay Clayton, to chair the US Securities and Exchange Commission

Goldman’s stock has risen 72% since last summer. A large portion of that rise has been since the election, with Goldman being the leader pulling the Dow up in the “Trump Surge.” (See “Follow the Money: Booze Allen Hamilton vs. Goldman Sachs vs. Treasury Bonds vs. S&P 500″). Now with Goldman’s president joining the administration with a Goldman alum at Treasury and a Goldman attorney running the SEC, observers are asking an increasing number of questions regarding “how the money” will work on a Trump presidency. Cui bono?

In response to numerous questions from our subscribers and members, I asked Joseph Farrell to join me for a Special Solari Report to discuss Goldman Sachs. We cover Goldman’s historical relationships with the US government, including the black budget and covert financial system, and explore how the nature of Goldman’s ties with the new administration may relate to the policy wars raging in Washington.

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“Don’t let the same dog bite you twice” ~Chuck Berry

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This Thursday we will continue our rollout of the 2016 Annual Wrap Up with my overview of financial markets over the last year combined with the first  2017 Blockbuster Chartology from Rambus.  We will discuss what happened in 2016 and what current charts and outstanding technical analysis from Rambus indicate about current markets for the US dollar, the euro, and global fixed income and equity, as well as for precious metals.

You can follow along with the 2016 charts in the “Financial Market Round Up”section linked on the 2016 Annual Wrap Up web presentation and the latest Blockbuster Chartology on its linked web presentation. You can link back to all of the Rambus quarterly reports over the last year.

In all of our Annual Wrap Ups to date, I have told you there is a good chance that the “slow burn “will continue through the next year – but not so for 2017.  We are entering the “pressure cooker.” So in combination with financial charts, I am also going to introduce our scenario thinking and four scenarios for 2017 published in the Annual Wrap Up web presentation in “Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready.” I will use these scenarios for business strategy as well as determining investment allocations.

In Money & Markets this week I will answer your questions in Ask Catherine. Make sure you e-mail or post your questions.

For Let’s Go to the Movies, I will comment on the TV series Designated Survivor and what it says about the governance tensions in Washington, DC between the President-elect and differing factions in his intelligence agencies.

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“I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss, and, in their struggles to be truly free, in their triumphs and defeats, through long years to come, I see the evil of this time and of the previous time of which this is the natural birth, gradually making expiation for itself and wearing out.” ~Charles Dickens

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This Thursday we continue our roll out of the 2016 Annual Wrap Up!

We began last week with Part I of our conversation with Dr. Joseph Farrell on News Trends & Stories, covering Economy & Financial Markets, Geopolitics, and Culture. This coming week, will be Part II covering Science & Technology, The Unanswered Questions of 2017, and Inspiration. You can follow along with the selection of stories linked on the 2016 Annual Wrap Up web presentation.

In all of our Annual Wrap Ups to date, I have told you there is a good chance that the “slow burn “will continue through the next year – not so for 2017.  So I encourage you to focus your attention on our discussion of News Trends & Stories, as well as our business and investment scenarios for 2017, when we cover them in our Equity Overview in the following week. Big change is underway – debt party’s over, get ready to rock and roll! I want you to think through what this means to you and yours and how to make sure you are in position to navigate successfully.

In Money & Markets this week I will answer your questions in Ask Catherine. Make sure you e-mail or post your questions.

For Let’s Go to the Movies, I am happy to announce that Vaxxed has been chosen as Solari Report 2016 Documentary of the Year. Not only has the Vaxxed team created a life-changing documentary, but the team continues to travel, giving presentations and publishing critical interviews and case studies. If you have not seen Vaxxed or plugged into the network, you will most certainly want to in 2017!

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“No one warned us. No one said you are going to lose two engines at a lower altitude than any jet in history. This was dual engine loss at 2,800 feet followed by an immediate water landing with 155 souls on board. No one has ever trained for an incident like that.” ~Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This Thursday we begin our roll out of the 2016 Annual Wrap Up!

This year’s Wrap Up brings valuable perspective onto what happened in 2016, the changes underway now and events ahead.  Our theme this year is “The Global Harvest and What It Means to Investors” – because food is the heart of local and global economic and political success.

We will start this Thursday with my Introduction and Overview as well as the first part of our conversation with Dr. Joseph Farrell on News Trends & Stories. Dr. Farrell and I will be cover Economy & Financial Markets, Geopolitics and Culture.  The following week we will  cover Science & Technology, the Unanswered Questions of 2017 and Inspiration.  You can follow and link to the selection of stories on the 2016 Annual Wrap Up web presentation.

In all of our Annual Wrap Ups to date, I have told you there is a good chance that the “slow burn “will continue through the next year. Not this year.

The heat is turned up and we are moving into a financial pressure cooker. With the financial coup accomplished and the debt growth model coming to an end, thousands of institutions will be forced into “controlled demolitions” – pension funds are cutting benefits, insurance companies are canceling policies, and companies will continue to layoff, move, close down or declare bankruptcy.

In the face of this wave of financial defaults, our opportunity is to reengineer government investment and expenditures from a negative to a positive return. Can we do it? If we don’t, we are headed into a long and difficult financial squeeze.  You will want to access our business and investment scenarios for 2017 when we cover them in our Equity Overview in the third week.

In Money & Markets this week I will answer your questions in Ask Catherine. Make sure you e-mail or post your questions.

For Let’s Go to the Movies, I am happy to announce that Sully has been chosen as Solari Report Movie of the Year. Congratulations to Clint Eastwood and the cast for creating a marvelous movie about truly extraordinary leadership – Captain Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger III and the “Miracle on the Hudson.” Inspiring leadership in each and every person is exactly what we need when the unexpected is all around.  Leaders invent their futures – and that is exactly what we will do together in 2017.

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