Ah bless, I looked back to see how my predictions went for this year, Ed Miliband doing well, commodities booming, the FTSE ending higher - boy was I in the Christmas spirit last year!
Now once upon a time I had a very good record here, with 60%-80% of these macro predictions coming good. Too much drinking and merriment last year and hoping the worst was over. This year will be very different - as well as being thoroughly depressed after a disastrous year, the end to our woes seems further away than ever.
I'll come back with predictions on New Year's Day.
How did yours go? I note the comments to my predictions by Budige and Steven_L were quite prescient - I should pay more attention to my intellectual superiors in the future!