I am exceptionally pleased to let you know of a new feature on Slope that we’ve been working on for weeks. It is called Tiles, and this is very much an “alpha” version of the product. But I wanted to give you full access, and a sneak peek, to start gathering your ideas and feedback.(more…)
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.
This graphic (from Visual Capitalist) vividly illustrates how much more private equity firms have been willing to pay for businesses. The colors in the bar chart illustrate the EV/EBITDA ratios that are being handed out, and as you can see, the lighted colors (super-expensive) have been steadily making progress against the bargains (dark/black).
By the way, check back in with Slope later today, because I’ve got an extremely interesting new feature.
I believe the entire cruise industry has topped out; each of these three cruise giants have stalled beneath years of overhead supply and, I believe, are sailing into treacherous waters:(more…)
This graphic (from Visual Capitalist) offers a fact I would have never guessed: stock ownership has been declining, on the whole, for many years! I would have assumed that between zero commissions, RobinHood, /wsb, the rise of online brokerages, and all the rest of it, it would be getting higher year after year without interruption. But, nope:
First, watch this video:(more…)