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.

Andrew Mason’s Post-Termination Celebration

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It must be an odd feeling to be in Andrew Mason’s shoes. On the one hand, he was very publicly fired from the company he co-founded after a disastrous stock performance. On the other hand, he still has a ton of Groupon stock, and it’s doubled since he was shown the door. I guess the latter probably does a pretty good job assuaging the former, although it’s still got to be at least a little embarrassing, deep down inside. (more…)

Yen Continues to Strengthen

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I seriously never thought I’d care about the minutes from the Bank of Japan, but last night I was actually awaiting their release. Once they came out, the Yen started strengthening (again……..) and the ES and NQ weakened. This morning, U.S. stocks staged another completely-annoying rally, but both ES and NQ are back in the red again, as God intended. It’s amazing how correlated USD/JPY and the ES have become over the past few weeks. (more…)