2017 Annual Wrap Up – News Trends & Stories, Part I



“Come, Watson, come!…The game is afoot.”
~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Return of Sherlock Holmes

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This coming week – the first week of a new year – we will begin our publication of the 2017 Annual Wrap Up.

For the first two weeks, Dr. Joseph P. Farrell will join me to discuss News Trends & Stories. In Part I, we look at the 10 top stories of 2017 in Economy & Financial Markets and Geopolitics:

1. 2017: The Year of Punching Back
2. Global 2.0 to 3.0: The Shift Starts Up the S Curve
3. Tsunami Of Ops
4. BRICS Build Independent Systems
5. The Trump Shock (including our 2017 Trump Administration report card)
6. US Budget: The US Doubles Down on Missing Money, War & Arms Sales
7. Planet Equity, Crash Up & the Bull Market in Centralization
8. The European Union After Brexit
9. Pension Fund Crisis
10. Dawning Realization: Time to Enforce

As you listen, check out our web presentation for News Trends & Stories including our complete trends list, our choices for top news videos of the year, and our description of each of the 10 top stories.

In the week following we will cover the 10 top stories in Culture and Science, Space & Technology and discuss UnAnswered Questions, Inspiration and Go Local.

Because our “in person, in depth” discussions in the 2017 3rd Quarter Wrap Up were popular, Dr. Farrell and I used the same format again for our discussion of News Trends & Stories for the 2017 Annual Wrap Up. Inasmuch as our discussion is lengthy, we will publish both full-length and chapter-length versions so you can listen selectively if you prefer. These discussions explore 2017 to find the most important developments that will inform the year ahead. This in-depth discussion has been immensely productive for both Dr. Farrell and myself.

In our third week I will cover equity markets and publish the first Blockbuster Chartology from Rambus for the new year, 2018.

In the final week we will address our 2017 Annual Wrap Up theme: Does Your Pension Fund Have a Deep State Drain? Money is going missing in many directions. It’s time to ask some serious questions about whether and how this is impacting our pension funds. In the United States and many countries, taxpayers are on the hook for corporate and government pension funds. Whether you have a pension fund or not, this will impact your finances and the finances of your neighbors and community too.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Wormwood, Chapters 1-6 and what its publication by Netflix says about the Washington press corp, including the Washington Post.

Please post or e-mail your questions for Ask Catherine.

Talk to you Thursday!