August 2020

General Comment August is a special month here in Italy, as most of the people normally have their holidays. This year the situation was a bit different, COVID and holidays are not exactly two things that go well together. Having said that, thanks to some state intervention and some savings Italians did go on holidays,… Read More August 2020

March 2020

General Comment Back in February I was talking about the COVID19 outbreak in Italy. A month after we are still talking about it and it looks like things have gone from bad to worse… As it was predictable the disease spread to other countries, where unfortunately it’s meeting some unprepared countries that did not believe… Read More March 2020

November 2019

General Comment Oranges. I think this has been the food related highlight of the month, buying oranges and the likes (lemons, tangerines and so on) from Sicily, directly from the producers sites. Disintermediation they call it, it’s part of the new leverages of modern economy. The idea of putting producers in touch directly with the… Read More November 2019

March 2019

General Comment What did March bring? Lots of spring, and nothing more than that really. Markets have been tame and behaved more than well growing constantly, allowing all specialised press and less specialised commentators to resume the “all time high”, “broke all previous records” mantra that we get in these cases. These are the good… Read More March 2019

Changes

Everyone wants it, very few of us actually like it when it happens. Change I think that if you ask 100 people if the like “change” 90% would tell you that they are in favour and they actually seek change in their lives and work. The reality is that very often change “happens” and we… Read More Changes

On Time

When I started investing a long time ago, I was in university, the internet existed but it was not so widely used as today,  and I guess that when I bought into that saving account at my Barclays bank I made my first decision not to worry too much about the investment procedures and daily management… Read More On Time