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.

This is Becoming a Daily Occurence

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They’re never going to make it easy on us, are they? Even though it’s pretty clear that 2,000 on the S&P is a value so absurdly high that people are starting to head for the exits, we still have to have a reason-free morning bid to new highs. Day in and day out. Today’s reason was a supposed “cease-fire” deal in Ukraine, even though the notion that there’s a huge war going on in the Ukraine right now is utterly false. There’s not much “fire” to “cease” (and anyway, what in the name of my personal savior Jesus H. Christ would that have to do with stock earnings anyhow?)


Me So Proud

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Most of you read my review of David Stockman’s Great Deformation last weekend. Our own beloved BDI goaded me into reading it (and I’m grateful he did), but BDI kicked it up a notch by reaching out to David Stockman to share the review with him. Lo and behold, I now find my review on his home page. I guess it’s a little odd to be star-struck by the Director of the OMB in Reagan’s White House, but I’m a child of the 80s, after all. Thank you, BDI!