Investing does not provide much of a "break". I am making the best of the situation, and taking a rest, so my time spent on investing is much reduced during this period.
Given the events in the US at the end of the year, the markets and the portfolios under my management have been given a fillip. Though pleasing, this means that buying opportunities are being reduced with the daily rise in prices.
I have a suspicious feeling that finding bargains may not be as easy in 2013. Nevertheless, there is no reason not to be fully prepared.
To my readers, best wishes for the coming year, and may your portfolio be headed steadily towards the top right hand corner!