Forgive me, readers, for I have sinned; this is my first confession in over a month. I’m sure this lack of scripture has come as a blessed relief to many, but the truth is that nothing has happened to trigger off a volley of words. Indeed, a prolonged period of low volatility across all asset classes and positive performance trends across the vast majority of investments since the start of the year has created a well-needed pause for breath and a feeling of ‘suspended reality’. While markets have leapt happily higher in this ‘La La Land’ environment, we have been extremely active in our portfolios, taking profits, refocusing our attentions only on those assets where we have extremely high conviction and preparing for bigger battles ahead. Read the full blog here.