Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

All Tim, All the Time

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I was pleased – and surprised – to stop by my mailbox today and find it crammed with envelopes ordering signed copies of my book. All of the envelopes had little notes inside – – some post-its, some sheets of paper, and some formal greeting cards.



One comment struck me, saying that they really liked Slope better when it was just me writing it.

I've heard this from more than one person, and I feel a little weird about the sentiment. On the one hand, I'm flattered, but on the other, I am grateful for the guest content Slope gets, and I think some of the best material comes from guests. So I doubt I'll ever make it a Tim-only blog again.

However, keep in mind that there is a way to set the blog so that it only shows my posts, and that is by clicking the link as represented below. If you do this, a cookie will be set for your browser so that only posts submitted by me are displayed. Just understand posts will be a lot less frequent, since I'm only doing a portion of the writing.


I also wanted to remind folks of a little tip in the new comment system – – if you want to automatically link to a graph of a company, as well as a lot of fundamental information – – just type $ followed by the ticker symbol (example: $GOOG). Thanks, and good night!

The Weight of the Evidence

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These days, it seems that the market goes one of two ways;

(1) If we get factual, hard data about how crummy the economy is, equities (briefly) go down;

(2) If we get pie-in-the-sky bromides from politicians about how everything's gonna be just fine, and don't worry your fuzzy little heads about it, the market explodes higher

I am hoping this Friday morning's jobs report helps splash some more cold water on things. The charts are still absolutely primed for a big fall. To wit: