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 Fed’s Great Adventure in Inflation

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In the current policy and media stoked market environment, anything is possible. It’s the wonderful, magical world of hands-on policy making. 5 years after the financial crisis, but still not enjoying a ramping economy like the good old (and long gone) days of the last great secular bull market (RIP 2000)? Just sit back, relax and let the man in charge control the image. (more…)

So Far, So Gold

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Yesterday I did a post stating that gold was facing a three-piece obstacle of resistance, and in spite of a surge of strength for the past two and a half months, it was about to flip around. Well, I’m pleased to say that my gold short is my most profitable positio of the day, and I’ve been augmenting its size all morning. It’s particularly heartening, as sheepish as I felt after Wednesday’s Bernanke debacle. (more…)