1st Quarter Wrap Up: Where to Stash Your Cash in 2016

“I am not so much concerned with the return on capital as I am with the return of capital.”
~ Will Rogers

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Our theme for the 2016 1st Quarter Wrap Up is “Where to Stash Your Cash in 2016.”

Interest rates continue to stay low and concerns are growing that negative interest rates in European and Japanese sovereign markets may spread to North America. Concerns are also growing about the integrity of the financial system and the digital systems that payment and transactions use.

What does this mean to me and you? How do you ensure that you are with a trustworthy custodian? How do you ensure that your principal is protected? How do you achieve some return on your deposits or cash equivalent assets without taking a lot of risk? For numerous reasons, this is a good time to step back and review your cash management options.

The 1st Quarter Wrap Up comes with both audio and web presentations in four sections:

  • Introduction – I will present a brief overview of the economy and markets for 1st Q 2016.
  • Theme – Where to Stash Your Cash in 2016.
  • News Trends and Stories –  Dr. Joseph Farrell will join me for a in-depth discussion of the top news trends and stories.
  • Financial Presentations – In this quarter I am combining the Q1 Equity Overview with the Quarterly Wrap Up, so we will cover the market charts in a single, integrated presentation.

We will pick up on numerous themes from earlier wrap up’s, including:

If you havenot yet read the prior annual and quarterly Wrap Up’s, they offer great background material for these and other Solari Reports.

Later this month we will publish a PDF transcript and an online flipbook for Solari Report subscribers. In early May, a hard-copy version of the Q1 Wrap Up will be available for purchase by subscribers at the Solari Store.

Look for the web presentation on the evening of April 14th. We hope you enjoy it!

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  1. Hi Catherine,
    I am looking for ways to spread cash around. Do you have an opinion on Halsey Minor’s Uphold platform–formerly Bitreserve? Thanks.

  2. I absolutely agree with your commentary Panama Papers -Making Digital Crime Fashionable. Most of the coverage is way to similar to the “Get the Rich” often used to justify taxes that instead soak the Middle/Poor classes instead. Data breaches and cyber attacks are the new Gangsterism; this isn’t movies Robinhood lawlessness to cheer about at all. And if the crime hits two birds with one stone, just all the better for our hidden rulers, who ever they are:

    “In fact, someone with a conspiratorial bent may decide that the dramatic takedown of the Panama “tax offshoring” industry was nothing more than a hit designed to crush the competition of US-based “tax haven” providers…”

  3. “War on Corruption or War on Savers?

    What we may be witnessing here is the 1% going after the 10% of people who, according to German researcher Margrit Kennedy, do not need to borrow but are “net savers.” Today the remaining 90% are “all borrowed up.” Either they are unwilling to borrow more or the banks are unwilling to lend to them, since they are poor credit risks. Who, then, is left to feed the machine that feeds the 1%, and more specifically the 0.001%? The power brokers at the top seem to want it all, and today that means going after those just below them on the financial food chain. The challenge is in squeezing money from people who don’t need to borrow. How to legally confiscate their savings?

    Enter bail-ins, negative interest, all-digital currencies, and the elimination of “tax havens.””

  4. For those of us who enjoy a good cup of espresso, Howard Schultz isn’t such a great guy. Those of us in Seattle have had to suffer the loss of three great roasters–Stewart Brothers, Torrefazione, and Seattle’s Best Coffee–which have been replaced by Schultz’s burnt offerings. Sorry, this continues to stick in my craw, and I just had to vent my spleen. Thanks for an absolutely fantastic overview. With all of the moving pieces at play in the matrix, I truly value the reasoned judgement perspective you and Joseph bring to the discussion.

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