I am exceptionally pleased to announce a feature has never had in its nearly sixteen years of history: discussion forums!(more…)
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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.
Contributed by Vittorio: In a recent header post, (Untethered), Tim suggested we read an article. He stated it would take approximately thirty minutes to read. I did not see that as anything more than a courteous signal of what a viewer could expect in their preparation to see to it that this article was to be read.
It was that important, (to Tim), that he would go so far to, (subtlety), ask us to take out the thirty minutes of our time above and beyond. So I quickly drew within my own mind and did a quick calculation and set an hour aside to read the article. While I could understand to the fullest the author’s intention, I could see, even, he doesn’t know exactly what’s around the corner regarding the crypto trade at large. Suffice to say, he was nervous and anxious about his own bank transfer wire coming through. Suffice to say, Tim also heeded the foreboding consequences that could await a crypto investor and took similar action.(more…)
I’m old-fashioned. I was born that way. As a child, I was an Eagle Scout, sang in the church choir, and helped the old ladies of the neighborhood. In the world of Goofus & Gallant, I tried to be the latter. So I’m always interested when civic virtues are bandied about in public discourse.
There is one purported virtue, however, that I must take exception with, and it is neatly represented in a single image:(more…)
Corrections in Gold and Gold Stocks are completely normal in an inflationary macro market phase
Every week I notice the agony ratcheting up incrementally. While the rest of the casino takes off to the speculative heavens, gold sits on its heavy ass and the gold miners go nowhere in a downward-biased perma-correction. Or so it seems. It’s all normal and I’ll explain why.
First of all, it is not healthy to be railing against unseen nefarious manipulative interests. That is emotion and emotion has to be kept out of it (and yes, I get as aggravated as the next guy sometimes, but it cannot affect your plan or you will be the victim, the mark). You have to take what the market gives you and roll with it. All markets are manipulated when you consider that the greatest manipulation of all is courtesy of the Federal Reserve, implementing its
MMT (Modern Monetary Theory), err, that is TMM (Total Market Manipulation) toward desired ends.