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.

This is It for Gold

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by Avi Gilburt,

For those that follow me regularly, you will know that I have been tracking a set-up for the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD), which I analyze as a proxy for the gold market. I also believe that gold can outperform the general equity market once we confirm a long-term break out has begun, and I still think we can see it in occur in 2018. This week, I will provide an update to GLD.

While I have gone on record as to why I do not think GLD ETF is a wise long-term investment hold, I still use it to track the market movements. For those that have not seen my webinar about why I don’t think the GLD is a wise long-term investment, feel free to review this link for my webinar on the matter.


Should Ads Disappear?

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For almost the entirety of Slope’s existence, there have been ads on the site. Ads have been there for a couple of reasons: (1) To generate some revenue from the folks who didn’t want to be PLUS subscribers (2) to encourage people to become PLUS subscribers, since doing so eliminates the ads from the site.

For the first time in 14 years, however, I am thinking of making the site 100% ad-free. In spite of the direct revenue loss to me personally, I am considering this seriously because (1) the revenue from ads is diminishing to the point of why-even-bother levels (2) it’s beginning to become clear to me how the hideous ads completely wreck the appearance of my beautiful site, such as this monstrosity.

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