With John Hampson

New Chapter

To add a little more to the last post on demographics, solar cycles and equities, here is the long term inflation-adjusted UK FTSE chart. The ‘xx years’ red/green colouring is … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 87 Comments

United Arab Emirates

The last stop on our 5-month trip was Abu Dhabi, and in 2011 I also spent a week in Dubai. Of the seven emirates, these are the two where the … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 8 Comments

New Zealand

New Zealand was the last major landmass to be settled by humans. Just 800 years ago or so, Polynesians arrived and established the Maori culture here. British colonisation took place … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 2 Comments


OK, I am a little jealous. This is a country rich in natural resources and the size of Europe but owned by just 25 million people. It has great climate … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 8 Comments

Sri Lanka

We started off in Colombo, which is a noisy, busy, messy sprawl, with the 24/7 sound of peeping horns. Every journey on the roads was fairly hair-raising. It was interesting … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · 7 Comments


Borneo is a lush green island with a rich variety of flora and fauna. With geological interest too, the main tourist draw is trekking. Borneo also has an interesting tribal … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 12 Comments


Tomorrow I leave Malaysia for Thailand, starting with 4 nights in Phuket. My Malaysian journey has been limited to Peninsular Malaysia (rather than Malaysian Borneo), taking in Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · 11 Comments


Today we head into Malaysia for 2 nights in Melaka and then on to Kuala Lumpur. Singapore – what a great place. One of the notable few where the lack … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · 28 Comments

Coming Up

From the end of October 2012 to the end of March 2013 I am taking a world trip with my wife and 2 kids. Trading will continue, as will solarcycles.net, … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · 16 Comments

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