At long last Lawrie is out of hospital, although still far from back to normal physically, and hopes to resume posting on the site shortly.
Much has occurred since he had his stroke around 8 weeks ago – notably of course Donald Trump winning the U.S. Presidential election. Virtually all the pundits, who were mostly pro-Hillary, predicted that a Trump victory would see gold soar and markets collapse, yet the reverse happened. Moral – don’t pay any attention to the pundits.
Also has anyone else noticed that nearly all the media pictures of Trump pre the election were decidedly unflattering, yet most after it have actually made the Donald look almost Presidential! The media is talking up the U.S. economy likening Trump’s somewhat off-the-cuff policy proposals to Reaganomics. At some stage reality will rear its head. Trump remains a loose cannon on the political front. The next few years could prove to be ‘interesting times’ in the Chinese proverbial sense. Hillary would perhaps have been more predictable as President, but whether she would have proven to be a better leader of the so-called ‘free world’ we will presumably never know.