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.

Bonds Sawtooth

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There’s probably nothing more important to the future survival of equity bears (Earth’s most precious resource and by far its most endangered species) than for interest rates to push higher. I am therefore watching ZB closely, day to day. The worse ZB gets, the better my prospects become. So far, it is adhering nicely to a sawtooth downslope. May it continue to do so! Breaking above 133.31 would damage this pattern. (more…)

Ten Sixty Eight or Bust

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The local coin dealer in town has been using their “Gold Is On Sale!” ad in the Palo Alto Daily News for months now. Back when gold was approaching $2,000, the tone of their ads was quite different. These days………and they are very careful with their words….their ads speaks about how gold MIGHT be just pausing in a huge uptrend, and PERHAPS it would be a good time to buy gold. I think there’s still plenty more room to fall, but when it gets to $1068, I plan to pounce. (more…)

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