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 Best of Tyler

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Whenever I think to myself, “I have nothing else to write; I have no content; woe is me!” a shining beam hits my face and I get an idea. This one is no different. and I really like it. Allow me to explain…………

A number of years ago, I got an invitation from the somewhat famous Tyler Durden, who runs ZeroHedge, to contribute articles to their site. I was absolutely delighted, and since then, I’ve posted almost 370 items there.

As regular ZH readers know by now, it seems that on Friday the collective Tylers threw a switch and changed their website. It looks different, it feels different, and – – many years after Slope did the same – – they have introduced a “premium” service. ZH has an audience vastly bigger than Slope, and I wish them well with their launch. They have been nothing but good to me over the years.


Future Quintet

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As we prepare for the week ahead, let’s glance at some charts of long-term commodities. I have a few things to say about each in the caption area.

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We begin with crude oil. In the bears’ favor is the enormous rounded top and oil’s history of sinking hard beneath such tops. This is dulled somewhat due to recent price action, which has pierced the pattern. This pattern is down, though, and not out.