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.
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 (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…)