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I am in Philadelphia, so Franklin and I are conspiring by phone this month!

As usual, we have plenty to cover, including December highs and swapping action on the gold-silver ratio. We will be addressing historical price patterns in the first quarter of the year. If December and the fourth quarter are a period of high prices for precious metals, what are the trading patterns that have historically followed in the new year? What does it say about the possibilities of a market consolidation early in 2011?

In response to a subscriber’s question about creating a residential housing construction contract using precious metals, we will review Edwin Vieira Jr.'s "'Gold Clauses' and 'Silver Clauses' in Financial Transactions: A Practical Study Concerning Their Origin and Use." Fashioning contracts is one of the steps involved in mobilizing our precious metals for everyday transactions and enjoying financial liquidity that does not drain through debasement or lead to digital invasion of privacy.

Solari has now publicly published our special report,"Selected Tax Issues to Consider When Investors Move or Exchange Precious Metals Holdings." If you are a CPA or tax preparer or U.S. taxpayer considering moving precious metals holdings from unallocated pools to allocated holdings, this is a very useful piece. It has been re-published widely at Financial Sense, Dollar Collapse, Urban Survival and other websites that cover personal finance and precious metals.

I will be covering the latest developments in the financial markets in Money & Markets and answering your questions in Ask Catherine. If you are a subscriber to The Solari Report, please post your questions at the Subscriber Control Panel before Thursday evening or online as we are live.

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Obama, Republicans Reach Deal to Extend Tax Cuts & Unemployment Benefits

DOJ Targets the Little Wall Street Schemes

Fed Wants to Strip a Key Protection For Homeowners

Monetization of U.S. Government Debt

Is the College Debt Bubble Ready to Explode?

A Real Jaw Dropper at the Federal Reserve

Russian Inflation HeadsTowards Double Digits

Bond Funds See Outflows as Global Concerns Mount

Massive Strike Causes Spain To Close ALL Air Space Over The Whole Country

Fedex Ground to Hike Rates By Net 4.9% in 2011

Solari Report - Selected Tax Issues to Consider When Investors Move or Exchange Precious Metals Holdings

In this Report, we identify and summarize certain IRS revenue rulings and other guidance that may apply to precious metals exchanges and the determination whether and under what circumstances the conversion of precious metals holdings from one form to another may result in a non-taxable exchange under section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code ("Code".)

Purpose Served? Tax Deal Done, Clinton for DOD is DOA, IMF Deal in Ireland, Now Assange Arrested

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was remanded in custody today after appearing in court on an extradition warrant. The 39-year-old Australian, who is wanted in Sweden over allegations he sexually assaulted two women, was refused bail on the grounds there was a risk he would fail to surrender.

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