The Long and the Short

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

As I write, it is Christmas Eve. The end of the year is an opportune time to reflect but there is still rather a lot to pack into the remaining eight days so I’ll defer that till January. I am optimistic about 2021. The first quarter will be extremely difficult and...

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in November

November is one of my least favourite months. The weather gets notably cold, it is dark and there are at least four more months till things brighten up a bit. This November has been so busy I’ve not had much time to dwell on my loathing. We’ve had the US election, a...

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in September

At the start of September we moved out of our flat. It is unbelievable how much clutter we have accumulated in three years. We wouldn’t consider ourselves hoarders, but the process of packing up does force some introspection. A rule of thumb I’ve heard is, if you...

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in August

We are in the process of moving house. It’s really a function of a two bed flat in London being a bit cramped for a soon to be family of four rather than any call on the housing market. We went to see a property the other weekend and have subsequently had our offer...

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

The long and short of it: Review of markets in July

It has been great to have test cricket being played again. A sport I am utterly useless at (and one I found pretty dull throughout childhood) but as I’ve grown older, and duller, it’s really become one of my favourites. I think it must be something to do with the...

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

The long and short of it: Review of markets in June

I picked up my bike from the office garage the other day. It was the first time I had been into the City since lockdown had begun. It felt almost nostalgic, as I cycled from the office back to my flat in northwest London. It was great to see activity; with vehicles on...

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

The long and short of it: Review of markets in May

It was my birthday this month. I’m not one to make a big fuss but it has historically been a good excuse to get a few friends together at a pub and enjoy some early summer sunshine. This year was perhaps the most extraordinary birthday I’ve had, yet the most...

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

The long and short of it: Review of markets in April

It is remarkable how quickly the alien becomes routine. Having settled into lockdown and working from home, my previous life seems a distant memory. I have to remind myself that I have only been working from home for 7 weeks. Lockdowns have been effective in bringing...

The long and short of it: Review of markets March 2020

The long and short of it: Review of markets March 2020

The beginning of a period of unprecedented social lockdown that will mark a moment in human history. This is not to say that the economic impact is necessarily going to be as harsh as in the Great Financial Crisis of 2008 or change the political map like the fall of...