We’re still working on it, but I wanted to mention that SlopeCharts is now the beneficiary of a class of data it has never had before, which is futures/commodity daily data. It is accessed by way of the Futures Markets item in the Tools menu for SlopeCharts. (I will mention right from the start that the new futures data is just for Platinum subscribers, although the Energy menu, which is a special subset of data, is still available to all users, including free Sloper accounts).(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.
Who Was That Masked Man?
I know there is a very strong correlation between the red-ness and the blue-ness (politically speaking) of a given area and its disposition toward wearing face masks. I have to say, though, I’m very surprised at my experience today. The reason is that today, June 15th, is at long last (fifteen months in!) Californians can ditch their masks and go back to normal.
I suspect people would be flinging these things in the air………….making bonfires with them……….shouting shrieks of liberated joy. Want to know the reality from the ground? Not a change. None. At this very moment, I am typing this outside of Whole Foods. I intended to go in there, sans mask, but yet every person – – every single one – – had a mask on just like for the pats fifteen months. I have never been accused of being a rigid conformist, but since I didn’t want to look like a total asshole, I fished my trusty mask out of my pocket and donned it.
Sheesh, I seriously thought we were done with this crap.(more…)
No Good Deed
Greetings from the waiting room of America’s Tire in Redwood City. I did not intend to come here. However, upon the advice of many Slopers (particularly Myopia) I did not want to waste one more minute before I got this red-tailed hawk (yes, that’s what he turns out to be) into the hands of experts who can give him the best chance for survival.(more…)
Multiple Data Points
Several major economic data points were released this morning, and they’re all bad.
- Core Retail Sales expected +0.4%, actual -0.7% – BIG MISS
- Producer Price Index expected 0.5% actual 0.8% – Inflation 60% higher than expected
- Retail Sales expected -0.6% actual -1.3% – more than DOUBLE the drop expected