Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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Index Triage

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The two big events on the horizon are (1) the Fed announcement next Wednesday and (2) the results of the farcical China/US trade talks, which don’t have a precise date or time but probably will have some kind of definitive outcome before October 15th. In the meanwhile, we’re just grinding things out.

What I’ve done is take a series of major index charts and grouped them into three categories, depending on their relationship with their own lifetime highs. Let’s check ’em out………….

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That Palo Alto Panache

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After dropping my son off at the train this morning, I noticed a very cool-looking office in downtown Palo Alto called ascend.oi – – it was a typical downtown startup. One story, all glass front windows, expensive interior. As with almost every other startup in Palo Alto’s tiny downtown, they were basically using what had been a retail storefront as a high-tech office for their dozens of employees.

I was curious what they were about, so when I got home, I checked out their home page. Here is, I suppose, the dumbed-down mission statement front and center on their website:

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