I love maps, and I love studying social politics, so I found the image below quite interesting. Having grown up in the deep south, and as the son of a corporate lobbyist, I was steeped in an anti-union tradition even as a small boy. Age has tempered these views somewhat, but I am indeed struck at how light unionization is in my homeland. This is all particularly germane since there is a very important effort on the part of some Amazon warehouse workers to unionize, and the results of that vote, to be learned in the coming days, could have quite an impact.
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.
Without a Net
About seven months ago, gold looked like a sure thing. Trillions of dollars of fresh fiat, rising inflation, rising interest rates, and central banks gone wild. On top of this, metals were pushing to lifetime highs and had emerging from an enormous basing pattern.
That all ended on August 6th. Anything to do with precious metals has stunk to high heaven, like GLD:(more…)
What Keeps Us Awake
As I’ve mentioned endlessly, my favorite short these days is the semiconductor fund symbol SMH (which, appropriately, is Internet slang for Shaking My Head). The pattern isn’t done yet, but it could not be more clear what levels are required to (a) disprove this as a trade (b) affirm this as a completed pattern:(more…)
Heads and Shoulders
This bearish pattern is starting to show up all over the place:(more…)