Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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After thirteen years of ceaseless abuse by the Powers That Be, I am persistently skeptical about ANY good news. It freaks me out, because I imagine is disaster around the corner. Even though I was SPOT ON last week and SPOT ON for Monday, I figured my good fortune surely must have already ended. Even so, I went 100% hyper-bearish again on Monday, ending the day with absolutely not a penny of buying power left. So imagine my surprise just now: