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.

Road to Nowhere

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Over the past eighteen months, the market has been absolutely flooded with money. In 2018, U.S. companies poured well over $1.1 trillion into buying back their own stock. In 2019, they’re doing the same thing, but at an even faster pace. Central bankers around the world have managed, intervened, and blasted a firehose of cash any time the market dared descend a tenth of a percent. And a hapless public has, of course, been gobbling up everything from Pinterest to Beyond Meat.

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Two China Stocks to Watch

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Two China stocks are among our top charts to watch today.

Qudian Inc. (QD) gained 38 cents to $7.71 on heavy volume of 8.7 million shares Tuesday.  The move came on no news from the provider of online consumer credit products in China.  The stock recently pulled back from its April high near $8.80 to test rising channel support near $6, and has since formed a sideways wedge, which it broke out of on Tuesday.  A move through resistance at around $7.75 could take the stock to the May highs near $8.50 next.

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