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Recession solved by my bad investments

Wall Street

There’s been a spate of stories in the press recently, where various industry pundits are heralding the end of the recession.

In true pundit style, the sources are covering their arses by throwing in the “but let’s not get overconfident just yet” caveats, but the gist of it all, is that things are less crap than they were not so long ago.

And I reckon that’s at least partly because of me.

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Happy New Year(?)

New Year 2008

Well – that’s 2007 done and dusted. A mixed year for us and many of my friends have said the same.

A few high moments, mixed with a fair number of lows, with a large dollop of indifference and daily grind/slog (especially in the 2nd half of the year).

Meanwhile there are a few ominous rumblings for 2008. The fallout from the Northern Rock fiasco and the impact of the credit crunch both continue to make headlines, as the one or two of the better known high street stores such as Marks and Sparks report some fairly bleak results as shoppers begin to half-heartedly attempt to rein in their spending.

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