"Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes,
Wherein our Savior's birth is celebrated,
The bird of dawning singeth all night long;
And then, they say, no spirit
dare stir abroad;
The nights are wholesome;
then no planets strike,
No fairy takes, nor witch hath
power to charm,
So hallow'd and so gracious is that time."
~ William Shakespeare from Act One, Scene One of Hamlet
By Catherine Austin Fitts
Each year as we come into the last two weeks of December, we celebrate the best of The Solari Report for that year. Our content builds toward our Annual Wrap Up, which we publish in January.
Before we present our strategic thinking for the year ahead—in the coming 2019 Annual Wrap Up—we want to make sure you digest the very best of 2019. Thus, this week we will re-publish audios for the News Trends & Stories sections of all three 2019 Quarterly Wrap Ups and the 2018 Annual Wrap Up published in January 2019 (The Real Game of Missing Money).
The News Trends & Stories section is designed to help busy people understand the trends and current events that impact their time, resources, and risk management. These include Solari's picks for the top 20 stories—with key headlines—of the quarter and year, as well as our picks for Unanswered Questions, Inspiration, Top Videos, and a report card for the Trump Administration. Each quarter, Dr. Joseph P. Farrell and I then spend a full day reviewing and discussing our top stories.
In 2019, much of our focus was on the profound changes resulting from the 2018 adoption of FASAB 56—including negating U.S. financial disclosure, providing secret money for secret armies, and taking large sections of the securities and investment world dark. We also focused on what we can do about it in 2020, including the #my212020 campaign. We continued to stress the importance of owning our culture and protecting and caring for our children, and we took time to celebrate our 2019 Hero of the Year—Leonardo da Vinci—and the Year of da Vinci.
Each Solari Report Wrap Up includes a dedicated web presentation converted into a full material PDF when the publication process is complete. The material is introduced over a period of weeks—each with an individual commentary and audio in addition to the web presentation. The quarterly discussions with Dr. Farrell are truly one of the highlights of our year, offering a rich analysis that weaves together a unique combination of scholarship—in areas such as history, theology, science, and politics—with economics, finance, and investment.
The Wrap Ups are also printed in hard copy as they are completed. Digital Plus Print subscribers receive hard copies automatically. Digital Only subscribers can purchase the hard copies at our online store. For subscribers who would like to give hard copies as a Christmas present, check out our Holiday Special Gift Packages.
The Solari Report 2019 Wrap Ups are an excellent tool to help you understand primary trends—a fun way to build your immunity to fake news and growing disinformation. The goal is to give you the actionable intelligence you need to live a free and inspired life.
My next Money & Markets commentary will publish on January 2, 2019. Post your questions for me at the commentary here or send to Ask Catherine. I will be interviewing Dr. Farrell at the end of the month, so if you have questions or suggestions for our top stories of the year, do the same.
On behalf of the entire Solari team, thank you for your support in 2019. I wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Prosperous New Year!