1. The most popular post over the last year was:
If you are going to attend one macroeconomic conference a year then my top tip would be the SIC which - in 2016 - is going to be held in Dallas. It is always a fascinating, provocative and informative three day period. I always write my immediate thoughts up on each day more as a way for me to remember/summarise all those wonderful nuggets of information I have gleaned before another day of conference attendance risks washing it all away.
2. These write-ups from the SIC conference do appear popular as the second most popular post over the last year was:
3. Anyone want to hazard a guess at what the third most popular post was? You got it...
4. The fourth most popular post of the year was:
Finance Twitter is hugely value added. I hope I contribute in a very, very minor way but there are so many interesting tweeters out there who did not make a Business Insider list (which was the inspiration for putting the list together). The amazing thing is that in the time that has elapsed since writing the post I believe I could put together a further list of 29 amazing finance people to follow on Twitter. That's what I call dynamic innovation.
5. The fifth most popular post of the year was:
I was asked if I would like to review this most interesting book - so in the spirit of Financial Orbit i.e. doing things that perhaps in my old fund management life I would never get the opportunity to do I did. Whilst I don't think the writers at the Times Literary Review are quivering it was an enjoyable posting to put together - and a good book to read.
6. And that sixth most popular post?:
(from Sunday, 16 August 2015)
Almost every Sunday afternoon during 2015 I have spent time putting together Stories we should be thinking about which essentially is me trying to get around a bunch of finance and related stories before the start of the information onslaught that is Monday morning. I have to say most of the time it is one of my happiest work-related moments of the week: a bunch of interesting information and graphics and no flickering share prices to distract. Research heaven!