January 04, 2012
It’s been a quiet enough start to 2012 so far in terms of newsflow, with some of the key themes from last year continuing to play out, particularly on the macro front.
October 05, 2011
It’s been an another extraordinary day on the markets. The S&P 500 officially went into bear market territory earlier today, as markets remain nervous about the European debt crisis. Most of Europe’s leading indices were down 2-3% today, while my own portfolio had one of its worst days ever, shedding a whopping 4.6%, with PetroNeft (-18%) – which I’d only recently doubled my shareholding in! – doing most of the damage there.
September 21, 2011
Since my last update we’ve seen alleged Ponzi schemes, gold bullion vaults that are running out of space, a deterioration in Ireland’s competitive position and quite a bit of Irish corporate newsflow.