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.

Wonderful Singing Voices

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People really are strange. A former British politician called Tony Benn died a couple of days ago and politicians of all political stripes here have been queuing up to say something nice about him, even though he spent his political life trying to make the UK more like the USSR, happily failing to achieve anything of his main aims. One wonders what nice things might have been said about Hitler, Mussolini, Mao or Pol Pot had they spent their lives trying and failing to enslave and bankrupt the UK, and then died here in frustrated and impotent old age. (more…)

ES Quantitative Analysis

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The last weekend the geopolitical instability generated by the Crimean/Ukrainian crisis affected the markets at the Open. From a human point of view, we hope that their situation evolves through peaceful steps with no more blood spilled.

However, if we are invested in the markets, we have to evaluate the implications of what happens there because it may hurt our investments. (more…)