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.

Billionaire Buffett Blows

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There are a hodgepodge of annoying and nauseating phrases surrounding the legend of Warren Buffett. “The Oracle of Omaha.” “Like Woodstock for Capitalists.” OK, whatever. Stupid stuff.

There’s no doubt Buffett is a successful investor, but, like Peter Lynch, he’s kind of a success story from the past. Here’s what Berkshire has done versus the S&P 500 since the financial crisis:

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Comatose Crypto

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I rarely write about cryptocurrencies. Why? Well, because I’ve always thought they were pretty dumb. They have not been accepted as any kind of medium of exchange, except by the most extreme fringes of society. Their benefits are dwarfed by their inconvenience. They were a fad. And their charts have gone from exhilarating to dead-on-arrival. Compare the moving averages on the left to those on the right. Jimmy’s face says it all.

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