Today marks the completion of one year of blogging at Across the Curve. I wish I could say that I knew that the economic landscape would prove as salutary as it did for a blog about the arcane world of investment grade fixed income products.
I am not that prescient but I sure picked a great time to begin this endeavor.
I want to thank many other bloggers who cited this blog and who have publicized my efforts here. There are too many to name indivdually but I offer a collective and heartfelt thank you.
I would like to thank those who comment. The level of commentary here (I think) is elevated and I rarely ever need to exercise the Orwellian powers that I have as proprietor.
I also would be quite remiss and ungrateful if I did not thank the legion of bond market participants who supply me with the raw material which generates my musings. Without each of you this would never have been possible and I thank you for generously sharing your time and knowledge.
Thank you to all of my readers!
And thank you to my family for their support and encouragement. My wife Donna has been most supportive as I pass big chunks of the day hermit like in front of the PC. She still does not understand the idea of selling something that you do not own but I love her dearly and appreciate her patience.
And I end with a salute to the memory of my father, Joe Jansen, who died in June. He taught me to love language and writing. In that which I write well, his spirit lives and thrives.
And one last note. Happy Birthday to my mother who turns 82 today.
Happy New Year and Peace!