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.

The Double Edged Sword Of Double Speak

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Life is complicated. Yet, we all know it’s pretty simple. Or, it’s as complicated as you make it. Am I trying to be coy? Well yes, and no. Alright I’ll stop, so I can continue.

The above is to express a point. I can always be right (on the question of life) if you try to tell me I was wrong or, vice versa. Even if you use my own words as proof. I’ve covered all my bases. Same with trying to be funny or, continuing or stopping. What ever you say I did or didn’t say, I can quite easily change or, pick whatever definition suits me as to what I meant. I’m covered. (more…)

The Dollar May Have Finished Its Bounce

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The $USD may have finished its bounce and may be ready to resume its downtrend. How can this happen with QE ending? One would think with QE ending, the $USD would be more scarce and valuable. But there is an opposing force. If a foreign bondholder believes QE is ending, their reaction would be to sell their bonds. To sell their bonds, they will sell dollars. The charts and commercial bond positions say the selling will overwhelm the buying. But the commercial currency positions are more neutral and missing the last three critical days of the dollar rebound. (more…)