Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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Doe-Eyed Optimism

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As a gentle reminder on my long-term view of things, I do not join those with their hands quietly clasped in their hands who believe the most dramatic plunge we could have is a 1.5% drop to 1300 on the S&P.

I am looking at a vicious multi-year bear market that takes us below 600 on the S&P and completely transforms the government of this country and the position of the United States in the world. Permanently.

What we're about to enter isn't a girl's tea party, and iPads and Zynga aren't going to save us. Nor is, for that matter.


Bear Country

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As regular readers know, I'm traveling extensively this week, so Slope is not as slopey as usual. But in a nutshell, I am totally short the market with 67 different positions, and I'm looking for more.

I'm kind of stunned at how ungodly bullish folks have become, and for a contrarian, that's pretty encouraging. I also notice troll activity is taking an uptick, which tells me that some frustrated bulls are starting to take their frustrations out on their betters.

Good luck to faithful Slopers around the world. I'll do a real post when I can find the time.