How heartening to see that, for once, bad news actually is considered bad news. With this morning’s unemployment report showing now over 30 million out of work (a number surely to get higher), there’s actually red across the board, including the most important one to me, small caps.(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.
The author’s new (to him) Soloflex, disassembled to rest the steel pins.(more…)
It was only last month that the media felt the need to offer a reassurance like this one:
Anyone notice that, now that the Dow Industrials has risen about 7,000 points, no one is running around screeching and wringing their hands about closing the markets? Yeah, I thought not. The world hates bears and loves, loves loves the bulls.
I got in my head an epic piece I want to write about this entire situation, but that’s probably best for a weekend.(more…)
After the market closed on March 24th, I put together a spreadsheet of what I considered the 15 best “buys” in light of the virus sell-off. Here, in retrospect, are the 15 of them, a little more than a month later. I have placed in the caption the percentage change since I put the spreadsheet together. They are shown from worst performance to best. Ironically, the weakest performance was from none other than Gilead. I have put the percentage change in the caption of each chart.(more…)