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.

Where’s the Outrage?

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James: Hey, Tim, do you want to know how to make a small fortune from cryptocurrencies?

Tim: Sure, James, how DO you make a small fortune from cryptocurrencies?

James: Start with a large fortune!

{rim shot}

Tonight, as I’m watching the crypto space continue to do what it has been doing for the entirety of 2018 – – that is, fall in value – – I am reminded of those ads which absolutely flooded the Internet late in 2017. Surely you saw them. There were dozens of flavors of this ad, but they all pretty much looked like these: (more…)

Two Unrelated Charts

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It was another very good day! I’ve got 80 different short positions now, and they’re doing just great.

I wanted to share a couple of charts I like which, unfortunately, do not represent existing positions. However, I’ve talked about them before, and I wanted to do a quick post and say a few words.

The first is a company I’ve mentioned dozens of times here, Pier 1 Imports. My theory, offered over a year ago, was that it would ape its financial crisis meltdown. That is EXACTLY what is happening. Wimp that I am, I didn’t stick with it, and I’m too scared to enter now, but I still believe this thing is heading close to $0.

slopechart PIR (more…)