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.

What Do You Trade?

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I admit it. I’ve become crypto-obsessed. I am appalled – – appalled!! – – at how horrid the crypto charts are out there, and I intend to change it. I’m starting with data, and my boys and I are on the prowl for clean content. More on that at the appropriate time.

For now, I want to get a sense of what you trade. Please take 3 seconds of your day to check the boxes that apply. I really want to know what Slopers do in their financial lives. Thank you!


Science Friction

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To cite, for the umpteenth time, my Why Crypto Is Better post, I present to you the image below. As we all know, bullion is sold out in many places, and it is no different in the Bay Area’s large dealer Pacific Precious Metals. One would think, then, they would be delighted to pay top dollar for it, but:


A 15% spread!?! Can you imagine if a stock traded for 100 by 115? No one would trade it! So, yet again, we see how grotesquely inefficient this market is, which perhaps explains why precious metals suck so much lately.