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.

Looking Back at H1

By -

Hello from the master suite of the Knight Chalet, where I am being pushed to the edge of my bed by the trio of dogs here with me. I wanted to cobble together a post with a few thoughts about the index charts as we’re at the 50% mark on the progress bar of the year 2022. Please find the charts below, with some off-the-cuff comments in the caption for each.

The All World Index tells the story of 2022 – – a steady series of lower lows and lower highs: the very definition of a downtrend.

Eighty Percent

By -

That’s it, ladies and gentlemen. The first half of the year is in the bag, and I stand at a 80.3% return thus far.

How delightful it is that the charlatans, hucksters, and carnival barkers of 2020 and 2021 are dead and buried. Well, that’s not entirely true. They did manage to dump hundreds of billions of dollars of their now-nearly-worthless equities onto simple-minded retail investors afflicted by FOMO. But seeing the likes of the loud-mouthed, crass, stocks-are-easy blowhard pictured below and knowing that his time has absolutely passed gives me a warm, soft glow.