I was a bit busy on Friday and hence a bit knackered yesterday, but it was undoubtedly smart to take a bit of a rest as the next six weeks or so are going to be very busy. Like the complete larger cap sad sack I am, genuinely I am very, very excited about the upcoming global corporate earnings season. It might not tell us everything about the last few months or the next few quarters, but it will tell us something. And that is what makes it fun. In short, there will be loads and loads of corporate names to write about deep into November.
It is going to be a busy week. Even beyond the world of US tech giants, there are loads of UK stocks reporting including Shell, BT Group (BT.A) and Vodafone (VOD), with the latter having a bunch of (overly) excitable new active investor chat. Who said the FTSE 100 was boring…(although for various reasons it has been a shabby performer for the last decade or so, but obviously what always really matters is tomorrow and not yesterday). Later in the week the Bank of England will be giving an update where a further interest rate increase is surely highly likely. And of course that makes the importance of corporate analysis even more important, which brings me today to Porvair (PRV).