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.

Un-Popular

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I can’t imagine anyone who could be as excited as I am about my plunging popularity. Precisely as I predicted in mid-March, Slope’s exploding traffic would not last.

The “foul-weather friends”, curiosity-seekers, and looky-loos peek their beaks into the bearish cave, look around, and flee the moment the market gets strength again. Happens every time. The dotted line, by the way, is normal traffic, whereas the blue line shows how traffic ripped higher about 100%.

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Oh, Baby

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Absolutely nothing has transpired over the past sixteen hours that leads me to offer a single new market insight or idea, so I’m going to just gen up a comment cleaner by way of an anecdote.

I first met, and shook hands with, the fabled Elon Musk back in 2000, long before anyone knew who he was. He had a little office on University Avenue, and he had started x.com, an online bank. I went there to see him and see if he’d have any interest in charts on his bank’s site. (Incidentally, the bank never went anywhere, but it did pivot into this thing called Paypal).

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