Catherine Austin Fitts's Blog

Founder and Managing Member

Catherine Austin Fitts began her career on Wall Street and eventually rose to managing director and member of the board of the firm Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. In 1989, she was appointed Assistant Secretary of Housing - Federal Housing Commissioner in the first Bush administration. Following this appointment, Catherine became president of The Hamilton Securities Group, an investment bank and financial software developer based in Washington D.C. She is currently the managing member of Solari Investment Advisory Services, LLC.

Coming Clean Beyond the Fiscal Cliff

Washington's negotiations to address the fiscal cliff of automatic tax increases and spending cuts legislatively triggered at the close of 2012 are the latest in an ongoing effort to address increasing U.S. federal government deficits and debt levels.

QE3 – Pay Attention If You Are in the Real Estate Market

I used to have a deputy who said that the FHA mortgage insurance funds were where mortgages went to die. That was, however, before the creation of MERS, derivatives and the explosion of mortgage fraud during the 1990's which in combination with the “strong dollar policy” engineered what I have referred to as a financial coup d’etat.

Tax Issues Regarding Precious Metals

By and Carolyn Betts

In our May 2010, Solari Special Report "GLD & SLV: Disclosure in the Precious Metals Puzzle Palace: An Analysis of the Precious Metals ETFs" we raised questions about the safety of investments in precious metals in the form of shares of exchange-traded funds, which represent undivided interests in pools of precious metals held by custodians with direct accountability for holdings only to the fund sponsors.

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