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.

Stare into the Subliminal

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First off, I tripped across this post from early this month – – it sure seems that the SPY/TLT ratio was a prescient indicator of a market bottom!

Second, I was going through long-term charts today, and I was intrigued by what I saw with $SML, which is the small cap index. Take a look at how beautifull the Fibonacci arcs nailed the bottom of the market and the subsequent blast-off to yesterday. Breathtaking, isn't it?


Before He Was a Master Presenter

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I have been, as you might guess, spending every spare moment reading the Steve Jobs biography since it was dropped on my doorstep Tuesday. It is having a surprisingly strong emotional effect on me, and once I'm done with it, I'm going to write a long post about the book and the feelings and memories it is bringing up. For newcomers who haven't seen my "meeting Steve Jobs" video, it's here.

Steve Jobs wasn't always the world-class stage genius that he became. Here is a clip from the early 1980s in which he's at a television studio getting ready for an interview. He is so nervous he is ready to, in his own words, "throw up", and he's clearly excited to be in front of a camera. It's charming to watch, considering how amazing he became in later years.