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.

That Gum You Like

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It is starting to dawn on me that, after an ungodly eighteen months of misery, the bears might just have their day in the sun once more. I am noticing that increasingly large numbers of stocks are souring and breaking down, and I would like to share with you fourteen charts in particular that stand out for me as exciting short-sale (or otherwise bearishly-constructed trade) opportunities. As always, click on any chart for a much larger presentation.

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White Clouds. And Nothing Else.

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Today I found out that Norm Macdonald died. I discovered it, as I often do, in the Slope comments section, and the news hit me very hard. It reminded me of when I learned George Carlin died. It was truly a JFK moment for me. I remember precisely where I was and what I was doing when I read the news.

I have written about Norm many times, and even a simple search of Slope will reveal many posts with him as the topic. I suspect the following clip will be widely shared, since it’s the equivalent of showing their Ed Sullivan appearance whenever the Beatles are discussed.

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It’s All About the Phone

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In January 2007, fourteen very, very long years ago, Steve Jobs announced that the company he co-founded would be dropping the word “Computer” from its name. It changed from Apple Computer, Inc., the company that had been incorporated thirty years earlier, to simply Apple, Inc. It’s clear that this was the right move, considering how relatively small computers have become to the company:

Infographic: Apple's Incredible 21st Century Growth | Statista (more…)