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.

Hulbert on Fed Rate Hikes and the Stock Market

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Mark Hulbert has a piece this morning at MarketWatch in which he de-correlates the first Fed interest rate hike from any supposedly corresponding stock market movements. I agree with some but not all of what he writes. Let’s take it a chunk at a time.

Investors, it doesn’t matter when the Fed raises rates

Are you obsessed with whether the Federal Reserve will begin to raise official interest rates in July, September or sometime next year?


Yearning for Yen’s Ya-Ya

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I have been waiting (impatiently, which is kind of how I roll) for the USD/JPY to break. I think the time is here. I would normally post this in Slope+, since it’s a really good idea, but I’ve been all thumbs lately with my FOREX trades, so I figured I’d risk it on the unwashed masses instead. In any event, I am (once again) long the Yen; if we can get a good break of the pattern below, it’s party time, and my Slope+ forex curse will be over.