The Long and the Short

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

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

I went out for dinner in London the other night… inside a restaurant. The novelty of the occasion made my fellow diners and me slightly giddy with delight. Given how absolutely abysmal the weather has been since the government allowed...

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

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

The road to reopening continues to proceed as expected in the UK. I went into the office a couple of times in April after a year out (with the exception of picking up my bike last summer). On one day my floor was so quiet that the lights, which are triggered by motion...

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

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

The UK continues to track along the government’s road map to opening up. All the statistics are moving in the right direction and the vaccination effort has been exceptional. The government has promised a review of their guidance to work from home before stage four...

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

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

I had a catch-up call with a few colleagues the other day. One of my colleagues made an excellent point about how stilted virtual group meetings are. There is almost no spontaneity, as it just leads to interruptions and a period of ‘you speak’, ‘no you speak’ …...

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

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

It is a new year but unfortunately there is no watershed moment. 2020 humbled my way of thinking a few times. I’ve accepted the pandemic has changed some aspects of life for the long term. This is not inherently a bad thing; I will not miss commuting five times a...

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

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 May

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 May

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 May

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...