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.

Gauging The Gauges (Part Two)

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As I stated in “Part One” of this series, the issue I believe that will determine whether or not bumps in the road will remain just that. Or, will a now complacent financial market realize not only are the gauges faulty but rather; will not be able to give any advance warnings other than an “idiot light.” For as anyone familiar with cars, once the light goes on – the damage has already happened. (more…)

The Russell Next Week

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The new year has certainly been an unusual one for me thus far, since the two days we’ve had of 2014 both put me at a great distance from the action. Typically I am surrounded by eight monitors and have my pulse on everything. For January 2 and 3, however, I was down to two little laptops and spent the vast majority of my time completely away from them (which can cause a bit of anxiety, but it’s not too bad as long as my stops are in place). (more…)