Let’s kick things off with a brief introduction. I’m a petite blonde working in the City of London (well, Mayfair to be exact) that has a view or two on events moving financial markets. My background is foreign exchange. No, not selling you holiday money (although perhaps we can come to some arrangement on that should you need it, I’ve currently got some rubles lying around), but dealing in one of the oldest and most liquid markets in the world. It’s the place where macro comes to play, as well as a wonderful embodiment of mad market sentiment, even though the machines are ever-present. If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “Yours/Mine shag in the bill and ben”, you’re in the right place. And if you haven’t, hopefully you’ll still find these outpourings useful. Or possibly just amusing.