Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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A Dreadful Denouement

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You’ve probably heard the news that Bill Cosby, who is in his eighties, is going to get thrown into state prison. When I heard this, I instantly thought of my childhood, because I grew up with the Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Every Saturday morning, I would watch kids’ programming from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. (which is when the uninteresting stuff like Soul Train came on……….), and one of my favorite shows was this one:

It was, for me and a lot of the kids in suburban Louisiana, a very positive exposure to a world we knew nothing about (notwithstanding the fact that the clubhouse in the show was nestled in a giant mountain of garbage and human waste). Anyway, it’s just sad for everyone involved……….and brings a whole new meaning to “Bill’s gonna show you a thing or two.” We live in very strange times, my friends.

Weaker Dollar, Stronger Gold?

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Good morning, Slopers. It’s quite odd – – we had an enormous surge in traffic yesterday – – and I have no clue where it came from. It’s not like the market was collapsing (which tends to attract a lot of rubberneckers). Oh, well. I appreciate the interest in any case.

It seems to me the United States “full faith and credit” Dollar could be in for a turning point. By way of the UUP, shown below, we can see prices have slipped beneath the 50 and 100 day EMA, and the averages seem to be pivoting at an inflection point. As long as UUP stays beneath that red horizontal, it looks to be in decline mode.


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