With a degree in geophysics and a number of fascinating summers in mining exploration, one winter in "the bush" quickly led Bob into the financial markets. This included experience on the trading desk and in the research department of a large investment dealer, which led to institutional stock and bond sales. Bob's review of financial history provided the forecasting models designed to anticipate significant trend reversals in the sometimes alarming volatility typical of the transition from rampant speculation in tangible assets to fabulous speculation in financial assets. In anticipation of the latter opportunity, a monthly publication for financial institutions was started in January 1982. It has competently covered the stock market, the yield curve, credit spreads as well as metal and energy prices. Bob, as chief financial strategist, writes the weekly overview - PIVOTAL EVENTS.