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.

Money Flow to Mid-Week

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You can see from the percentage gained/lost graphs below which markets are leading in their rally, and which ones are leading in their decline, for the first three days of this week.

My only comment is that, so far, it’s a “risk-on” week for equities, the U.S. $, most of the major EU countries, and some of the social media stocks, and it’s a “risk-off” week for commodities, emerging markets, most BRIC countries, and 30-Year Bonds. (more…)

SQNM Riding The Volume Pole

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Hello fellow Slopers!  I have been a longish-time lurker (about 4 years now) and was recently anointed by Knight Tim to contribute by writing articles.  Since this is virgin territory for me on SoH, please be kind, gentle Slopers.

I have been playing SQNM for a quite a while and published some fundamental analysis here here and played its earnings here here for a nice meal.  Now I’m going back to the same trough to pick up some more scraps. (more…)

Time in a Bottle

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It should come as no surprise to any of you that I have a deep fondness for melancholy music, and one of my favorite childhood songs from the 1970s was Jim Croce’s Time in a Bottle. The tale surrounding the song is itself rather sad; he wrote the song for his not-yet born son, A.J. Croce. In September of 1973, soon after his son was born, Jim died in a small plane crash in my home state of Louisiana.

I was listening to this song again yesterday, recalling how beautiful it was, so I thought I’d share it with my fellow Slopers (whom I chose to go through time with!)