2013 Annual Wrap Up

Break Away in 2014

“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. Learn more here…