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.
Last week, I wrote an article about how I view the potential effects of an economic collapse on American society. Unfortunately, many of our readers took it as an opportunity to post their perspectives on Trump and the democrats.
Yes, I know the country is exceptionally divided. However, I brought this issue to light not because I see one party as being the savior for this country over the other. Rather, I brought this issue to light to show you that we are on a path of history repeating itself, as we have forgotten the lessons learned from the pain of the past.
We all have to recognize that the United States took a big step down that slippery slope of socialism with the passage of The New Deal. Since then, it does not matter which party has been in power, as we have extended those socialistic policies when the masses thought it was “needed.” Thus, each generation since The New Deal has seen expanding socialistic policies. While you can argue whether you approve or disapprove of this progression, to ignore that we are on this path is foolish.
I hate to say it – – and I’m probably the last one you expect to say it – – but indexes looked poised to go roaring higher if they get a reason to do so. There are just too many broad bullish setups. Such as retail:
Yikes. The old adage “IPO=It’s Probably Overpriced” is still true.
We made some improvements and changes to the new SlopeMATRIX page, which provides real time quotes for your watchlists. I intend to use it mostly for sorting the percentage column, since I’m interested in what is moving up and down the most in a given list. You can access the page from the Tools menu (or just click here), and you can control the contents of the watchlists from SlopeCharts. Please email me feedback and suggestions, since I’m eager to hear from you. Just to be clear, this is NOT a finished product, but I’m interested in early feedback.
There’s been plenty of hoo-ing and ha-ing about the miniature tech wreck going on. You know me well enough to recognize that no one cheers on a wreck more than me, but the uptrend is absolutely intact and, unless we push below the green tint below (let’s call it around 7170) nothing is going to change.