1st Quarter 2010: Looking Back

In our year-end wrap up, 2009: The Year of the Giant Vampire Squid, I said that in 2010, the “Year of the Tiger,” that the road would turn east and that the geopolitics of the Grand Chessboard would dominate capital flows and military actions. In the United States, the gears would grind as unemployment, pain in housing and real estate markets and state and local government budget adjustments continued.

Sure enough, that is what is happening. In this week’s Solari Report (Thursday, April 1st), I will be looking back at the events of the past three months and discussing where we are and what’s next.

We will be talking about:

  • Missing Money: Defining a Framework for Uncertainty
  • China, Russia, & the Politics of Eurasia
  • Natural Resource, Trade Wars by Every Other Name
  • Financial Reform & Capital Controls
  • Food Fights: Genetically Modified Food, Vitamins, Food Safety Reform
  • Health Care Reform & 16,000 New IRS Employees
  • The DataBeast: Health Care Databases, Spychips & The 2010 Census
  • Media: Avatar & 3D Technology, Mind Control Intensifies
  • 2010 Elections
  • Housing and Real Estate Markets
  • Municipal Markets: State and Local Government Adjusts
  • Equity Markets: The Shift East
  • Bond Markets: Sovereign Bonds vs. Corporate Bonds
  • Currency Markets: The Dollar Shines, Precious Metals Too
  • Heros & Opportunities
  • Actions for Loners and Those Feeling Anti-Social

I will cover Money & Markets and any questions you have in Ask Catherine, so make sure to post any you have.

Our movie will be part of our wrap up coverage of what is happening in food and agriculture.  It is One Man, One Cow, One Planet.  Septuagenarian farmer Peter Proctor journeys from his native New Zealand to India, to spread biodynamic farming. As Proctor revives time-honored agricultural practices, he finds a receptive audience amongst the Indian farmers wearied by corporate controlled seed and agribusiness. You can watch it on line. Click here.

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I hope you’ll join us.