As December strikes, for the second year your correspondent has decided that rather than shut down until January he will award another set of "Accolades" or "Irrationals". This year, to make things more interesting, themes from my Twitter account are included, which if nothing else opens the door to much more sarcasm.
We will get into the main body of the awards from Monday but I want to start the year by awarding an Irrational to the "Subversives of the Year" (or the "how did we miss that? award).
With thanks to those of you who appreciated the irony of Boaty McBoatface being a financial markets signal, we move onto the second of this year’s awards – this time an Accolade.
Had it not been for the need to highlight the Subversives of the Year, we would have kicked off – as we did last year – with the Central Banker of the Year.
At the irrational end of the scale (as opposed to the accolade end) I feel an honourable mention has to go to Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan and Thomas Jordan of the Swiss National Bank.