Thursday, 9 December 2010

The Return of London Banker?

I am back in the City that I love, at my pleasantly cluttered desk, after an adventure of nearly two years. I hope I did some good.

Looking back at what I published here and on Roubini.com in 2007 and 2008, I am proud of the passion and fluency I wrote with as we shared the experience of the financial crisis in its early stages. Some things I got right, some I got wrong, but that is to be expected when observing events honestly and with imperfect information as they unfold. I have not written with such passion since. I am not sure how or whether to start again.

Does anyone remember that I used to write? Does anyone care if I write again?

Let me know in the comments below.

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahh go on...

Human Head said...

Indeed, you should.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. We have missed your sage writing.

Quarrel said...

an old RSS feed lights up again!

We're still here :)

Times are turbulent again, and clear insight needed more than ever!


--Q

Fidtz said...

You were one of 3 must reads during the crisis, if you feel you can, you should come back to writing.

Anonymous said...

please do - always enjoyed your writing

Anonymous said...

I still have you on my RSS, so yes please come back

Dragos said...

Welcome back. I am looking forward to new articles !

Anonymous said...

I very much enjoyed your writing. It is needed more than ever. Welcome back.

Anonymous said...

yes and yes

dearieme said...

You're still om my favourites list under "historical". I'd like to drag that to "current". Do get on with it.

Anonymous said...

Please do resume! Things are just as bad now, if not worse. Your insight is valued and greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Your analysis and insight has been missed. Welcome back!

derryl said...

LondonBanker: Your work history as an "insider" gives your exposes the credibility that is often lacking in attempts to make clear to people what is really going on. I only discovered your posts yesterday, in the Intro to Irving Fisher's, "The Debt-Deflation Theory of Great Depressions", where your July 31/08 post is quoted in full.
Fisher's writing, like yours, is clear because he "sees" what he is describing, unlike the ill-informed who enjoy but an occluded view of the money system. So keep it up! I will be linking to your posts where I write.

Anonymous said...

I have fond memories of your insightful prose from the early stages of the crisis.

Your insights would be welcomed again.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear from you
-YTL

Anonymous said...

come back and we shall never speak of these terrible 2 years again...you shall be forgiven.

Anonymous said...

was just about to delete your feed from my RSS reader. welcome back & happy blogging

Anonymous said...

Absolutely! I always enjoyed your insightful posts and hope you will start up again. Best wishes.

Alessandro said...

Go on, I sure will listen!

Bron said...

Yes please.

Yves Smith said...

You need a RSS feed, I probably won't remember to check your blog. But yes, would enjoy having you back.

Quarrel said...

Yves, (love your work btw :)

I'm pretty sure that all blogger.com sites have an rss feed. Either way, this is the feed I saw this post on, so seems to work:

http://londonbanker.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

http://londonbanker.blogspot.com/rss.xml also seems to work.



--Q

London Banker said...

Hi Everyone. Many thanks for the kind words and encouragement.

I'll start thinking about my next post after I get some coffee . . .

heterophilous said...

yes, please do! your presence is sorely missed - as there's not enough of insight pouring out of london upon the blogosphere, asides from those existing mainstream channels such as the economist or the ft.

Bobby Sands said...

Please post! Somehow after more than a year without reading your blog I decided today to check it out in hopes of finding you posting. Odd. :)

Anonymous said...

welcome back. count me in as regular reader

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. You have been greatly missed

DiverCity said...

Hell yes, we remember. Get a clue, man! When you posted on ZH we said we looked forward to your return. Get back here and opine, damn it!

Roga said...

WELCOME BACK LONDON BANKER! Your absence has been felt and your re-emergence will be appreciated. Very Excited! Perhaps you could start us off with a narrative about your adventures over the past 2 years?

joec said...

Excellent.

How about a historical perspective on recent events and their influence on our futures. Will they get away with it?

Anonymous said...

You're still on my RSS feed...

Anonymous said...

what they said.... "Excellent!"

welcome back.

--borderline.

Detlef Guertler said...

Fine to have you back again. And please tell us some day where you were and what you did in these two long years.

Anonymous said...

Still had you book-marked LB, thank you for coming back.

Great start with Basle...how ironic that on a post of such deep systemic concern the spelling is the issue...

Pecos Banker said...

Glad to see you back,LB. I was Pecos Banker over on Roubini. Too bad Larry Summers,whoops, I mean Roubini, killed his blog. Too many disestablishmentarians, I expect. The world seems to be going to hell since you left. Obviously, it must be your fault. So get busy and fix it!

scandia said...

Dear London Banker...I have often thought of you, have missed your blog. I am happy indeed that you have resumed blogging. London Banker was trustworthy- a rare quality these days.
" Nassim " over at The Automatic Earth gave us the head's up that you are back! Hurrah!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!

S Roche said...

Welcome back LB, still in my favs list on the home computer but had to Google "London Banker" at work...you are No. 1

There is no higher accolade!

I, for one, would be very interested to hear your Executive Summary of the last two years.

All the best to you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for deciding to return. I discovered your blog shortly before you took siesta. I have learned a lot from your writings. Full speed ahead now!

evodevo said...

Hurrah ! London Banker's back !! Missed you.

Anonymous said...

I remember you from the Roubini blog! I truly valued your insight and wit. After a while I would simply search the site for 'London Banker' to see what you had to say from day to day... I will definitely be watching this space.

Susan

Lida said...

Yes, do please continue to post when the mood strikes!
Welcome back; we've missed you.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Welcome back as I'm eating lunch I thought what the hey lets see if any one is home. It will be good to have another voice of reason.
jo6pac

Buce said...

You need us to bring you up to date on what happened while you were away?

Anonymous said...

I discovered most of your blogroll not long after you left, needing to fill the void, but it is nice to have you back. We need all the voices of sanity we can get, particularly those prepared to say they don't have all the answers.

Glenn Condell

solaris hill notes said...

Greetings from the Hill.

That was why Roubini got dull!

The Blogist returns.

MJ

madderonthehill.blospot.com
madonthehill.blogspot.com

NancyInStL said...

Welcome back! I missed your comments. Please continue!

Anonymous said...

You were sorely missed. It's so good to have you back!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back

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Anonymous said...

Have been awaiting your return, welcome back, I'm glad I checked the link again.

Phil said...

It would be a pleasure & a delight to hear your thoughts on where we are now & where we're going LB!

Anonymous said...

I kept your link. Just checked and voila you have returned. I thought you had decided to take up the cloth.
Please enlighten us, as we need it. Kiwi

Anonymous said...

Your writing has been sorely missed...and it looks like you'll have plenty of material.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, been following you're thread since the start of the crisis and checking once in a while if you posted again.
Thanks for you're insights, learned few things and its a pleasure reading you're posts.

celtic gold said...

great to have your erudite opinion in blogworld again , you can expect a flood of newbies (and others) by your outing on ZH today. may sanity return to this old world , one day.

kevin said...

Zero hedgies think highly of u.

Anonymous said...

Zero Hedge to your good self and wisdom.
All the best...

Anonymous said...

check out this link just posted on Drudge Report. This was covered at ZH days ago.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/41198789

MacLaren said...

Hopefully we'll hear more from you. You have been missed.

Knute Rife said...

The Banker's back,
And there's gonna be trouble.
Hey la hey la, the Banker's back.