Slope of Hope Blog Posts
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A straightforward introduction to the system we’ve been talking about lately (and here’s a link to the offer to Slopers made a while ago).
In just a few days, the world has gone from oh-my-God bearish to yay-it’s-happy-times bullish. I think this is misguided. We have simply recovered back to the “fall-away” zone once more.
Here’s today’s trade setups:
Long Aruba Networks (ARUN)
Miners have been on a tear in 2014, in sharp contrast to the three years prior. I wouldn’t get too sanguine with these profits, however. Although I think the odds are strong that a major bottom has already been made for miners, it’s probably time for them to ease back some before making another move higher. (more…)
New Fed Chairgnome Yellen will be addressing Congress this morning, addressing the very serious problem of deflation at the Fed and detailing her plans for tackling it. As you can see from the image below this is a serious issue, which if not addressed may mean that financial policy may be determined by a leprechaun in the easily foreseeable future, and possibly even a gerbil a decade or two further down this path. A committee is looking into whether that would be likely to have a positive or negative impact on the quality of Fed policy. Deflation at the Fed since 1980: (more…)