Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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U.S. National Debt Surpasses 16 Trillion Dollars

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The U.S. National Debt has now surpassed
the 16 Trillion Dollar mark.
That translates into $140,017 debt per
…and increasing every minute.

This is the result of your
taxpayers dollars hard at work to support a Congress/Senate that does nothing
about it. What is being done about it?…Mr. Bernanke is thinking of
adding more debt in the way of stimulus to assist the markets.
Good for the economy?…how can it be, particularly with the rest of the world
economies slowing down?…he'd have to fund the rest of the world, too. Will it
solve the debt crisis?…how can it? This seems like a recipe for disaster, does
it not?

Get your checkbooks out and be ready to pay when asked…

Central Bankers: 183. Bears: 0.

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I am seriously starting to lose hope we're going to see a bear market ever again in our lifetimes. If central bankers can simply press a computer button and push the market perpetually higher, what's the point?

The ONLY bear market right now, it seems to me, is in bonds. The "clean setup" I pointed out yesterday is working out, and I'm augmenting my long position in TBT, the ultra-bear fund for bonds. Here's the ZB as it tumbles away: