2013 Annual Wrap Up
“The bigger the
breakdown, the bigger the breakthrough.”
~ Thomas Hupp
By Catherine Austin Fitts
In 2013, despite calls for volatility and even dollar collapse, US equity market prices were WAY up with relatively little volatility, while bonds and emerging markets equity prices fell and commodity prices fell sharply.
America became a net exporter of energy (largely due to fracking) and US manufacturers benefited from the lowest natural gas prices in the world. Not coincidentally, war in the Middle East was averted while the US military began a pivot to the Asia-Pacific region and the squabble over the East China Sea grew.
Domestically, Americans’ right to defend themselves was reasserted despite a fierce campaign to restrict those rights. The launch of Obamacare in the fourth quarter was a chilling reminder as to why these rights were so hard fought.
As we have pointed out previously, space-mining and other space-related ventures are rapidly gaining momentum. Consider the following quote from uber-success, Elon Musk:
“Given that this is the first time in 4.5 billion years where it’s been possible for humanity to extend life beyond Earth, it seems like we’d be wise to act while the window was open and not count on the fact it will be open a long time.”
In this week’s Solari Report, we will be looking back at 2013 in our year-end wrap-up. I’ll also cover my top trends and **wildcards** for 2014:
• The shift in the bond market: what if interest rates continue to rise?
• Why limiting the NSA’s powers could make things worse
• What is driving the rennassaince in North American manufacturing?
I hope you’ll join us on the Solari Report.
From The Blog
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Annual Wrap Ups
Many publications are publishing their year-end Wrap Ups. Here is a selection – do post your picks and I will take a look!
GAIA is the Grand Award Winner in the Aerospace category for Popular Science’s Best of What’s New 2013
Report from Iron Mountain, 1967
On Space Programs: Another economic surrogate that has been proposed is a series of giant “space research” programs. These have already demonstrated their utility in more modest scale within the military economy.
Just A Taste - Unlock Your Future
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"The title for this report is, 'How
your mind creates your future.' First I want to clear some
confusion out of the way. As you can tell by the title of
this report, quite a lot has been said about this in various
venues. Buddha has been quoted about this. There are
numerous people in the self-improvement field who talk about
belief systems and changing your belief systems. Who say
that your future can be changed by what you believe."
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Highlights from Last Week's Report
"So as strange as it may seem, we can bring
this back to the idea that with a limited amount of
experience of imagination, a person is going to envision all
kinds of problems out there in the future, potential
problems, but as one becomes more adept and familiar with
employing imagination over a wider range, those fears
diminish and they go away. What replaces them is a
tremendous passion, enthusiasm, desire, for a bigger future
than one had ever supposed that he could create."
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Coming Clean: Beyond the Fiscal Cliff
We are republishing each of the 22 challenges from Catherine’s fiscal cliff article weekly. We hope this helps to digest them bit by bit!
Economic Health - 11th of 22 Challenges.
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