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Thursday, May 03, 2007

NonRant: May, Deja?

Note - from June 24th 2009, this blog has migrated from Blogger to a self-hosted version. Click here to go straight there.

OK, so a while ago I promised not to slip into the Lingua Frogga. But I can be forgiven, given that it is almost four months since the last post. Obviously, the degeneration of the relationship with Blogger has something to do with it (i.e, the fact that they no longer permit me access to despite the fact that the name is unambiguously free), and lately I have been up to my neck in menacing Russians (or, more acurately, menacing chaps from former Soviet Republics).

Menacing Russians aside, if you were to do a first-order Taylor's Series expansion of my life, you would discover that it feels reasonably good to be me at the minute. I am almost 20kg lighter than I was in 2003 (when I hit my post-accident peak of 117kg) - now I tip the scales at under 100kg and have targeted 90 as the end-point of the journey.

So the menacing Russians are now only visible in second-order approximations, which is a thing for which I will be grateful for some time. Sure, ti involved some small amount of bloodshed, but needs must when the devil decides to try and poo on your head.

The Pro version of marketrant - now renamed asd GT Market Analytics - will be relaunched within a month, and it will be a sight to behold. All those who were previously subscribed - and who lost access thanks to the intervention of theaforementioned menacing blah blah blah - will be given never-ending subscriptions, as a form of mea culpa on my behalf

Normal daily Rants will begin to be generated sometime between now and then. At the moment I am a little too busy to do them, as I am writing a business plan (and I don't have a proepr QWERTY keyboard so typos are above my usual 85%). It turns out that managed funds research in France is pathetic, and it also turns out that France needs an independent funds research house.

So imagine being me - a half-decent funds researcher who knows how to build things that automate all the numerical analysis. Setting up interviews with fund managers has been amazingly easy (they are fed up with the only other crowd (S&P, who I think charge for ratings). I am the Froggish version of Mr Wright - all I need now is a ginger co-conspirator (I almost said offsider, but Van Smyk is not Robin to Wrighty's Batman.

So anyhow - tell all former readers of MarketRant about the new lodgings, and tell them to keep an eye on this page. One day soon ,it will explode with new abd varied Rantings...