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.

Miles of Tiles

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What did you do with your evening? I can tell you how I spent mine – – putting together this awesome new documentation page for our oh-so-marvelous Tiles product. I love this stuff! Please fire up the latest version of Tiles (after you’ve read the documentation) and play around with it. Polite suggestions and respectful comments are welcome, but we are very, very close to wrapping this up. This was a MAJOR engineering project, folks, requiring us to take the essence of Slope and put it into a totally configurable home page. I am absolutely thrilled with our creation.


I Coulda Been a Contenda

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One of the lesser-known pages on Slope, but I’ve never seen its equal anywhere else, is the Woulda Shoulda Coulda page. In it, you can torture yourself with hypothetical investments from the past (mercifully, it doesn’t work with crypto).

For instance, late in 2005, I put $350,000 into a startup business. I did an experiment where I put the same amount into various well-known symbols. Let’s just say in a few cases, it would have been better just buying a publicly traded stock! (Although, let’s face it, I would have never, ever, EVER managed to hold on this long).


An Inflationary Slingshot

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Cost-push inflation could break out (and a note on gold)

Before beginning the post a little context is in order. We (NFTRH) anticipated the current pause in long-term Treasury yields (one indicator of inflation) because pro-inflation sentiment became over-done in March and was due for a cool down; so said a contrarian view. This post discussing the likelihood of more inflation to come is not written by a one-way bias booster. It’s important for credibility to make these distinctions from the herds running with the daily news cycle.

The short-term contrary sentiment situation against the inflation view began with the Bond King’s media-touted short of long-term Treasuries (i.e. expectation of higher yields), per one of our best macro tools…