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Bitcoin Now in SlopeCharts

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The improvements to SlopeCharts have been happening so rapidly lately, I need to catch up with some posts about them (as well as update the documentation). But I’ll mention quickly that the symbol $BIT will now present to you the Bitcoin chart, which is causing puzzlement and red eyes to all the gold and silver “stackers” around the world. Anyway, lots more to talk about with respect to SlopeCharts, but I’ll do a post tonight when I have more time.



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I don’t think I let myself know just how nervous I was about the OPEC announcement in the wee hours of this morning (my time). When I woke up, however, it took me about one second to grab my iPad from the side of my bed, fire it up, and look at crude oil. I was massively relieved to see that, quite obviously, whatever OPEC had to say did not thrill the market. (The “whatever” turned out to be a 9 month extension to their cuts, as opposed to something more dramatic).


I have a very substantial long position in both DRIP and ERY (the triple-bearish energy ETFs) as well as a scattering of energy shorts. I think this is going to be OK.