The amount of negative press coverage emanating from Washington in relation to President Trump since his election last November has been relentless and, at times, apoplectic. This is simply my unbiased observation, as I do not condone or condemn any of it.
So far, the equity markets have ignored the rants from the media and political opponents. The SPX is hovering at all-time highs, as shown on the following Monthly chart, and has gained 12.2% since the election, as shown on the percentages-gained graph below of the Major Indices. (more…)
The French Connection Election:
Saturday afternoon, The Greek Goddess and I strolled over to the French Consulate on Fifth Ave & 75th Street so that BDI could exercise his fellow Frog voting rights. We were intent on taking a few pictures in order to mark and record the decidedly important occasion. I had determined that my better half should snap the images, as I surmised that it might be a dicey proposition to take photos inside the consulate during the scrutinized voting procedures, an attractive distinguished blonde would likely have a better shot at getting away with it than a thick-headed ticked-off tadpole. (more…)
And today, with the reveal………..
I recently received an email from a reader who has been on Slope for nearly a decade and very politely asked me to lighten up on Trump. His letter was well-crafted, well-reasoned, and courteous. I wrote him back, and after doing so, I thought I’d share my thoughts with you, since it doesn’t cross any privacy lines. I wouldn’t want to waste all that typing without making a post out of it. So here goes:
It’s good to hear from you, and I appreciate your readership all these years.
Slope isn’t a political blog, but there is some political talk from time to time, and I certainly use it to express my own point of view.
Jean-Claude Juncker: “In Europe, the choice is to eat what’s on the table or not come to the table at all.”
You sure about that, Jean-Creep Druncker?
Certainly, the choice in Europe is to eat the EU baloney sandwich. However, we could cook for ourselves, or we could eat elsewhere, or we could order take-out, or we could get someone else to cook for us, or we could go to a fast food joint, or we could microwave a TV dinner, or even go on a diet………etc. (more…)