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.

Silver & Gold to Inform Dr. Copper and so, the Macro

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They call copper the metal with the Ph.D. in Economics. But these days Doctor Copper is little more than a quack in that regard, taking a cue from the metals whose interplay will be critical to deciding the coming macro for 2020 and the run up to the next US election. Thus, they are the 3 Metallic Amigos, riding together but providing different signals at different times (this being, you will have to put up with the odd shtick from time to time).


Pacific Gassed

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California’s enormous utility company, Pacific Gas & Electric (PCG) declared bankruptcy many months ago. What baffled me is that people were falling all over themselves to buy the stock. I couldn’t understand why people would want to own a piece of a company heading to bankruptcy court, probably for years.

I guess I wasn’t quite as naive as I feared. This company is a wreck.