Well………..the server deployment is done, and as badly as it could’ve gone, it didn’t go badly at all. There are definitely some elements of the site that, umm, need some attention, but on the whole we’re rolling. Use the contact form or the “@” feature in comments to notify me of anything you see broken.
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.
Sector Focus: Energy
Please note, once again, that we are going to be doing a big server move tonight, so there WILL be Downtime (but hopefully not Blood). Maybe this post will actually manage to make the journey! Anyway, that should all be starting around 8 p.m. EST Friday and going well into the night. As for this post, I am bearish on the energy sector. Here are eleven individual stocks I like with that theme in mind:(more…)
Rough Seas Bar
This evening we are, for the umpteenth time, going to try to move to our new servers. Expect some downtime (AKA the non-existence of Slope for a while). Hopefully, as Bullwinkle so often said: “This time, for sure!” The downtime should be around 8 p.m. EST or so and last maybe an hour or thereabouts.
Of all the “help” the federal government provided last year, perhaps the most distasteful was to have gobbled up ETFs from the good, honest people at Blackstone led by this decent, honest, and generous man. Here are some of the ETFs that the Fed bought with freshly-printed dollars. I offer these as more supporting evidence about how the interest rate world is turning, because they’re all turning south as these interest-sensitive instruments erode. It doesn’t matter that they’re declining. The Fed can always print up more trillions to cover any losses.(more…)
There are no stocks that are bargains these days. I can offer, however, five charts that look like good, solid, long-term bullish plays. I’m talking about “buy it and forget it the next twenty years” kinds of patterns.(more…)