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.

Meat Firming Up?

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We haven’t mentioned Beyond Meat (BYND) in ages. This company had a spectacular IPO, then it flamed out. It flopped around at its lows, but then, much like with Zoom, Covid saved the day. The last time a saucer pattern like this formed, it was quite a fake-out. And, frankly, even in oh-so-hip Palo Alto, I see very little of this product at Whole Foods, and it’s just kind of buried next to Kim Chi and other stuff hardly anyone purchases.

The Election & Fannie Mae

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Some have argued that if President Donald Trump loses the election, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be left in conservatorship instead of recapitalized and released. However, Tim Pagliara of CapWealth Advisors has argued that even if Joe Biden wins the election, he believes the government-sponsored enterprises will still be released.

Now it seems analyst Dick Bove of Odeon Capital agrees with him, although he disagreed before. He said in a recent report that regardless of election’s results, the winner needs the housing market to be strong, and that requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to be in good shape.


OK, Google!

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It’s here! It’s here!

Late last night, I stumbled upon the fact that Google had at long last released our Android app for the Slope of Hope (the iPad/iPhone one came out a few days ago). It’s ready for you to download, use, and rate highly! Click here to do so.

Many thanks to the iOS users who have been using (and 5-star-ing) the App Store version. I’m delighted we finally have a mobile app, considering the surprising number of Slopers who have been using the site all these years on their mobile web browsers (which is sub-optimal, to state the matter generously). Give it a try; you’ll love it!