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.

Sentimental Journey

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Well, I’m going to get some work done this evening, but I wanted to sign off with an intriguing chart from over at Elliott Wave. It shows the most recent sentiment figures for the stock market. I’ve never seen optimism like this – at least not since late 1999. All the bears are either dead or – – like me – – bleeding and screaming in pain. If you think this a dynamite time to gobble up long positions, I won’t stand in your way. See you tomorrow, where another all-time high is sure to greet us.


My Supercharged Trip to LA

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The vacillations in the stock market have made me not want to write anything about charts, so let me share with you a positive anecdote about Tesla (which is reporting earnings this afternoon, I believe).

One of the big appeals of the Tesla is its relatively long driving range. Whereas a Nissan Leaf, the other all-electric vehicle we own, will realistically get you about 70 miles on a full charge, the Tesla will give you about 270. This means that driving from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe or Los Angeles becomes practical in an all-electric vehicle. (more…)