Slope of Hope Blog Posts
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Ed Tom Bell: The crime you see now, it's hard to even take its measure. It's not
that I'm afraid of it. I always knew you had to be willing to die to
even do this job. But, I don't want to push my chips forward and go out
and meet something I don't understand. A man would have to put his soul
at hazard. He'd have to say, "O.K., I'll be part of this world."
Whatcha got ain't nothin new. This country's hard on people, you can't
stop what's coming, it ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity.
At last, things are going my way. Yesterday I could feel things start to turn around, and today my portfolio is rockin'. Most of my short concentration is in energy and gold – I've got a million bucks of shorts on those ETFs. Those are going to be core positions until I feel the selloff is over, at which time I've already got a nice long list of buys at-the-ready. Here's USO as an example: