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.

Thank the SNB for the Truth

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Remember, years ago, when the markets were a mechanism for honest price discovery and a gathering place for buyers and sellers to participate in open, unvarnished capitalism? Yes, I know it was years ago, but I’m sure you can think back to those days.

And do you sometimes ask yourself, “What would it be like if markets were normal again? What if the world’s central bankers all decided to go f*ck themselves and leave the markets to act naturally on their own? And how much would I pay to see Janet Yellen commit suicide on pay-per-view?” OK, maybe not that last one, but I bet you’ve asked the first two.

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Under the Breach, Dear Friends

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I’m flabbergasted how fast these days are going. It seems that the trading day just starts, and before I know it, it’s 90 minutes before the close and I’ve barely looked at any new charts. Staying on top of the blog, the markets, and my stops is consuming all my usual charting time, and the fast pace of these markets makes the clock spin wildly. Thus, I’ll just close with this simple post.

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Meanwhile

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This video probably captures my view of the market and our current environment better than anything that exists. No chart, talking head, or study can beat it. Fire, walk with me.