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.

A Moving Post To Move By

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As many of you know I’m in the process of moving to my new residence. With all the wonders that entails (yes, sarcasm is present there) I thought a post I wrote earlier this year would be fitting for it garnered a lot of attention with so many lining up to tell me I should just “Move on! Well, I have. It also seems – so has the Fed. Although quite possibly breaking the “lease” everyone thought was iron clad. Moving words, moving statements, moving markets. One has to wonder:  “What’s the next move? Or, better yet: ” Whose move is it?” – Mark St. Cyr (more…)

Bond Outlook

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As with just about every other asset class, bonds have been bouncing strongly over the past week, but I think that – – again, with just about every other asset class – – the bounce is nearing an end. Take note of the descending channel bonds were trading within ever since last May. It broke the channel on June 19th, and I think the lower trendline is going to represent resistance now. We are approaching this trendline, as well as another spanning back to August 19, 2011, which I believe provides a strong pivot point to repel prices downward. (more…)