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.

When It’s Cheaper To Hedge Junk Bonds Than Treasuries

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Down Elevator For Bonds?

In a post on Tuesday (“Bonds are Prone to Much Lower Prices”), Tim predicted that the iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) could fall to around $100 per share by the end of June. On Twitter on Friday, investor and newsletter publisher Bob Brinker offered a similar warning regarding the junk bond ETFs SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond Fund (JNK) and iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (HYG), both of which closed Friday near their lows for the day: (more…)

Elon Musk Doesn’t Care What You Think

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Although the headline might conjure up the impression of someone “not caring” in an elitist sense. It’s not the case at all.

What I do want to express is this; Mr. Musk doesn’t care that nearly everyone thinks or thought he couldn’t do, or get done, the things he has. By his own actions and track record he has proven the only thing that matters is whether he thinks it can be done. And that my friends is a point far too many miss. More people place too much time and energy on what they believe can’t be done. Which in turn produces that exact result. (more…)