At this time of year, I normally dust off a mild hangover in a body which feels like the fattened goose, and do a jolly round-up of the annual highlights. Hmmmm……
Not one to fall at the last hurdle, I have trawled the depths of 2020 for a few highlights…… before I gratefully descend into a much more British list of ghastly things that have turned 2020 into the enormous pile of reindeer plop that it has been.
Surprising or good things about 2020
Irritating things about 2020
But less of this gloom, Scrooge! What’s next?
My friends, let me put my miserable whiny trifles to one side, and focus on something more positive. The future. Last week we asked you to help us with the Wisdom Of Crowds. What does 2021 have in store for financial markets? Here’s what you have told us so far:
We are going to take all your input and build the ‘Boring Money 2021 Fund’ over the break. This will be our high conviction ‘multi-asset’ fund – a compilation of those global markets our readers think will do best in 2021. I’ll be buying the relevant investments on the first trading day of the year and we’ll track performance as we go, sharing the underlying ‘factsheet’ with you. How will we do!?
This is where it gets fun. (Well – fun if you’re a bit sad!) Because we know the age and gender of respondents, we can create different variations of our fund. Ladies we are going to take on the boys. We are outnumbered so far– like pretty much everything to do with finance – but this is my rallying cry to you to help me out. Boys – think you are the Wolves of Wall Street and the Emirs of Emerging Markets?
We’ll keep our survey open until Monday 23rd , build the fund and share the results in January.
Introducing our next Prime Minister
Our last question in the survey was who you wanted to see as Prime Minister by this time next year. I am pleased to report back that the clear winner is the "Redundant Christmas Turkey". Dishy Rishi is second. Watch your back BoJo.
I would like to thank you all very much for your support and interest this year. Although we were not immune to the hurricane of 2020, we have battled through, charted a course and are now growing fast – about 40,000 website visitors a month, over 12,000 blog subscribers and 900+ shareholders. Thanks to all of you, the Boring Money team, my kids and most of all my inspirational, supportive and funny parents for helping me to keep going when it all felt too much!
We’ll be back on Friday 8th January, ready for what I hope will be a kick-ass year. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone