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.

Get Back!

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Whoa! How did I not know about this? As big a Beatles fan as I am (it’s pretty much all I play on the bass guitar), I had no idea Peter Jackson was coming out with a Beatles documentary this year (it releases August 27th). This looks absolutely amazing, and in sharp contrast to the grainy Let It Be (which seems to show a band that is constantly on the verge of breakup), this looks filled with joy (although personally I’d lose my mind having Yoko Ono no more than six inches away from John Lennon morning, noon, and night):

Diamond Cracker

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Welcome back from the long weekend, everyone. Now we get to enjoy a couple of months of holiday-free trading, enriched with the Q1 earnings season which begins in earnest a couple of weeks from now.

Over the past week, the prospect of tech stocks making a meaningful reverse seems to have been blown to smithereens. Things were moving apace quite nicely for many weeks, but the strength we’ve seen in the chart below seems to put us all right back on the road of infinitely higher prices in spite of huge tax increases, an eye-popping debt, and what surely must be an exhausted twelve-year old bull market. And yet…………