Back in London again, we managed to get out of Paris despite an unannounced railroad strike by the French cheminots, which happily did not affect the Eurostar cross-Channel line. The British railroad union promised to behave lest Labour lose support from inconvenienced voters and also excluded the Chunnel trains from their threatened strike.

The French don’t plan another election soon and moreover French people tend to support industrial action.

A new reader asked why we do not publish our target figures for selling stocks in the tables for paid subscribers. The main reason is that trends are much harder to spot for foreign stocks than domestic ones. Most foreign stocks principally trade in a home market outside the USA. There, sentiment moves in its own direction, regardless of the mood of Wall Street.