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.

Crypto Trading Dead

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I’ve got to work on one of my time-consuming but cool “anecdote from the past” posts; in the meanwhile, I’ll say this: anyone who thinks that crypto is experiencing some kind of resurgence is misinformed. One look at the $BTC volume will cure you of that notion. Crypto – – like drones and 3D print – – was a fad, and one which sucked down countless hundreds of millions of dollars of investment that’ll never be seen again. No matter what Altucher wants you to believe.

Planet Fatness

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One of the standout momentum stocks of the past year has been Planet Fitness, but it’s become quite evident that a reversal of fortune has taken place. The topping pattern is complete, and even at these levels, the P/E ratio is more akin to a biotech startup than a company that sells memberships to people who sign up for the gym but don’t bother showing up.


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It’s only been dead two weeks, but I’m already nostalgic for the Trade War. Oh, did I say dead? I simply meant paused. You know as well as I do that after we once again go through the charade in a few weeks, we’ll be right back to where we were, only worse. I don’t know why they put us through this. Keeping up appearances, I guess.

Let’s look at the three main events since then:

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