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.

Holy Dow!

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Equities are an absolute runaway train at this point. Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) has clenched the throats of the trading public, and a money-losing Internet company whose principal product is a disappearing-dick-pics app is about to enjoy one of the most sensational IPOs of the decade tomorrow. Here below we see the Dow 30 blowing past 21,000 in another multi-hundred point move:



Oral Wrecks

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Well, that sucked out loud. Just when it seemed like the equity bears might have a tiny fighting chance of stringing together two or three good days, blammo, Trump’s speech is a hit and everyone goes ape buying stocks. Quite a sight to behold.

All the same, I’d like to offer up the VIX to illustrate that these periods of doe-eyed giddiness have always, even in this insane market, ended in tears. It’s just a matter of time.