Over the course of just fourteen trading days, the market has added thousands of points to the Dow and hundreds of points to the S&P 500, virtually without interruption:(more…)
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.
Although I’ve mentioned 2600 many times, I hope the asterisk I kept declaring was also heard. Specifically, that the mere crossing of 2600 to the upside does not mean we all throw up our hands and give up. I think a figure of 2626 is a little more on-the-mark, and even then there’s wiggle room. Of course, we can’t keep “wiggling” to 3,000, so I’ll put a stake in the ground and say 2626 has more meaning than 2600 did. Please take note of my updated chart below, particularly the “You Are HERE” arrows.
As a lifelong lover of Broadway musicals, I was sad to see Carol Channing leave us at the ripe old age of 97. Here’s a favorite song of mine from her most famous musical (featuring none other than Charles Nelson Reilly).
Throughout my life, there’s typically been one person who decides how much I get paid; me. Since so much of that time has been involved in starting up a small business, oftentimes my salary – – if you want to call it that – – was just minuscule.
I remember quite well in 1993 that I was only able to pay myself $1,000 per month. Let’s just say that was a challenging time.(more…)