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I will begin this important post with a quote from the movie Apollo 13:
That, better than anything else, summarizes the old Slope of Hope. It was built, piece by piece, step by step, with no particular plan in mind, over many years. It did its job well, but it lived well past its prime and, technologically, fell far behind the times. But it was a good ship.
I introduce you now to our new ship – the new Slope of Hope. This system was built new from the ground up. We started with a blank sheet of paper and blank hard drives and went from there.
The vast majority of improvements are invisible to the eye. I wanted to take this opportunity, however, to illustrate a few differences between the old and new Slope to get you acquainted with our new home. (more…)
Since early 2016 we have been carrying forward a theme illustrating that until the macro trends in place since 2011 change, the situation would be as is, stocks trending up and the precious metals in consolidation/correction. The current trends were kicked off symbolically, and functionally to a degree, by the Fed’s concoction of Operation Twist, a plan with the expressed goal of manipulating the macro (or in the Fed’s word, “sanitizing” inflation signals). Until this year it has been the gift that keeps on giving to unquestioningly bullish stock market participants.
We have also carried a theme forward that in order for a bull view to be widely recognized in gold, a bear view or at least a relative bear view will need to come about on the stock market, whether that means stocks rise nominally or not (ref. 2003-2007 when stocks rose nominally, but declined in terms of gold). (more…)
Well, so far, so good. I’ve been through enough product launches to get suitably nervous about them. Last night, things were going a bit off the rails (particularly when WordPress decided it would be a great idea to retweet notifications for every post I’ve ever made, which blew up some people’s cell phones).
After an early-morning push today, however, it seems like things are working more or less As God Intended. I’m still hunting every corner of the site for problems, and if you see any, please email me (there is no guarantee I’ll notice your remark in comments). And please, no matter what, watch this quick two minute video which gives a spiffy overview: