Cliff Diving and Wind Surfing

After another seven months on hiatus, I am attempting again to get back to a more regular writing schedule.  I had intended to start writing again after my exam in June (I did pass, thank you for silently asking), however, as is often the case, life got in the way.

And, a lot has happened in that time (more on that later), but now I want to get into discussing what is going on in the world as it pertains to the economy and the markets.  This will be a short (hopefully) account, focusing on translating the headlines and soundbites you may be hearing on the news, followed up by some personal developments just to get everyone up to speed.

Cliff Diving
The last few months of business news this year has been all about cliffs.  The most popular one being the Fiscal Cliff.  For those of you who may not know what this is, its a series of tax increases and government spending cuts scheduled to take place on the first of the year unless the President and Congress can agree to pass legislation which says otherwise. […]