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.
Party goers are gathered around the punch bowl as expected after the FOMC’s token move on QE. Jeff Lacker is jawboning additional tapers in $10b chunks and all seems right, except… the ‘continuum’ (AKA the 100 month EMA on the 30 year bond yield chart). (more…)
As if 2013 wasn’t challenging enough for old style chartists, it seems that lately some completely insane trades or calculations have been taking place that utterly screw the charts up. In just the past twenty-four hours, two of the most followed items in financial markets have complete barfage within their otherwise sensible tape action. Bonds had some huge-volume, weird-ass trade on Sunday: (more…)
Let’s face it – any stock in the social media space that isn’t flying at the present time must have serious, serious problems. The updraft obvious from a glance at FB or TWTR should propel any firm to new highs (on a daily basis, apparently) that has a chance at a decent future. Thus, ANGI looks pretty bad. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this thing utterly collapse in 2014. I personally am stunned this thing has a meaningful number of subscribers at all. (more…)
This has definitely been a great year for social media stocks. One look at the ETF symbol SOCL shows they continue to break away, virtually unabated (LNKD notwithstanding): (more…)