Slope of Hope Blog Posts
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As a map-lover and history buff, I found this video doubly fascinating. If you’re impatient, you can crank it up to 2x speed, but I recommend Full Screen mode so you can watch history’s boundaries unfold before your eyes.
We are now on the downslope of the earnings season. It’ll get more boring with each passing day now. The two monsters have reported, and as of Thursday afternoon, they are both leaking. We have AMZN, which got hit hard.(more…)
Four years ago, I did a post called, dangerously, Addicted to Hitler Radio. In the post I wrote, in part:
However, the vast majority of what it plays on this customer-made station (Adolf Hitler Radio – see above) are recordings of speeches from the likes of FDR, Churchill, and Harry Truman. I’ve never really listened to old speeches before, but by God, they are fascinating. It’s like being whisked back in time and listening to history as it was actually happening.
This afternoon has, in market cap terms, more earnings than any other point of the whole year. The two monsters, AMZN and AAPL, will be closely watched, but as we’ve seen with Shopify, the immediate reaction can be negative, only to be fully reversed in the day session.(more…)