Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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The Dreaded: It’s Different This Time!

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For anyone that’s been either following or actively trading the markets over the last four years. The over used, and now maligned phrase, “It’s different this time.” has for all intents and purposes become not only irrelevant rather, has taken on the same implications as being lumped in with crying wolf, or riling up Ms. Little. However, the only bird that hasn’t (or more likely wont) taken notice of the past weeks market gyrations – is an ostrich. (more…)


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The destruction culminating in late June in the gold price brought out the usual suspects to school us ever since about why gold is all done as a worthy investment in an era of economic revival, compliments of heroic policy making by Ben Bernanke and Associates. Perceptions are now fully cemented toward policy maker control and a new global growth cycle. (more…)