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.

Roblox

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Roblox Corp (NYSE:RBLX) is a fresh name that recently hit the markets. Their business revolves heavily around user generated content in the form of kid friendly online environments. Individuals make use of an extensive but relatively easy-to-learn programming language called Lua to create their own online games and virtual spaces; with the current emphasis on teaching kids the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) earlier than ever, Roblox has made a real impact in furthering this learning and capturing the minds of parents, children, and educators alike.

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Slow Motion Train Wreck

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The most popular post on the CNBC website is about a guy who took his entire life savings, plus borrowed money, and put it into that most blue chip of conservative investments, Dogecoin. After putting $180,000 into it (which, again, was more than his entire net worth) he saw it explode higher, getting up to $1.7 million. Here he is (and just glancing at him, it’s hard not to think the words “cutting-edge financial genius“):

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PE and MA

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The economic data from the Fed comes tumbling in rather late, but the 4/1 data has been freshly served, and there are a couple of charts I wanted to share. The first one is the Schiller P/E ratio. Not surprisingly, we are at extremely elevated levels right now (bested only by the early 2000 peak). What I added here as a bit of a twist was a 400-day moving average. Check out the relationship that smoothed line has with decades of P/E data. It gives you a good sense of just how stretched we are.

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