US manufacturing expanded again last month as July’s strong pace was maintained in August at 55%+. New orders increased at a healthy rate of nearly 5%, but right along with this prices also increased by 5%. (more…)
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.
From Holmes to Herman
This market is just sad. How I long for the days when there was insane volatility and mayhem. There were days that the daily range of the S&P was one-hundred freakin’ points (at much lower levels than today!) (more…)
Agrium Slow Melt
Agrium (which, as the name suggests, is in the agricultural space) has been eroding fairly steadily for many months. I think this trend is going to continue for the forseeable future. Let’s face it, any asset which has managed to lose value over such a long time has got to be a pretty good bet in an artificially-inflated market like this. (more…)
Well, with the market refusing to go down more than two or three days (the last good heavy down-market was over two years ago), I might as well spice things up with some long ideas. Here ya go: (more…)