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.

Linked Into What Precisely? (by Mark St.Cyr)

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As of late everything social is getting front page headlines across
the media as many are announcing their earnings report. The dribble:
“Better than expected, and the jump in stock price is showing they’re
learning how to monetize.”

Well OK. However, exactly how are they monetizing? And is the jump in
price a true jump? Or a short squeeze? Hard to tell either way.

If you listen to the analysts or the so-called “smart crowd” when
these reports are given. One thing stands out to my ear when they begin
to gloat on the spectacular increase in sales as the cause for the rise
in earnings or other metrics.

I listen for one thing: Sales of what?


Money Flow for February Week Two (by Strawberry Blonde)

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Further to my last Weekly Market update, this week's update will look at:


  • 6 Major Indices
  • 9 Major Sectors
  • 30-Year Bonds
  • U.S. $


6 Major Indices

As shown on the Weekly charts and 1-Week percentage gained/lost graph below of the Major Indices, the largest gains were made in the Russell 2000, followed by the Dow Transports. The S&P 500 and Dow 30 were, essentially, flat, and there were minor losses in the Dow Utilities and Nasdaq 100.

As I mentioned last week, I was going to be watching to see if the Nasdaq and Utilities played catch-up…they didn't.