The year 2022 was great for tech bears. The old school stocks, however – – like DE, IBM, CAT – – they’ve hardly even felt the sting of a bear market at all. They’re doing great. My view is that this is going to change in 2023. Time for the “classic” equities out there to join the fun.(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.
I present to you the best-performing asset (first) and worst-performing asset (below) of 2022:(more…)
Preface to All Six Segments: At the end of each year, I take hours to go through the thousands of posts from the year to gather together what I consider the very best of them. I urge you to read them, since these are the best-of-the-best, and frankly I’m surprised not only how excellent they are but how amazing the predictions turned out to be. Slope truly is the greatest undiscovered gem on the Internet, and I’m glad you’re here to make it possible. Click on any title to read the accompanying post (those marked PREMIUM remain accessible strictly to Gold and Platinum members, God bless ’em).
- Remembrance of Things Pissed – The counter-trend rally I predicted came painfully true.
- The Third Rail – A long essay about race in America, which I sensibly put behind a paywall.
- Fear & Failure – The biggest fish that got away from me all year was real estate by way of IYR.
- Chamath Prodigy – Understanding the appeal of Chamath Palihapitiya is as difficult as spelling his name.
- Pains Thus Far Unfelt – The extensive repercussions of a bear market.
- PREMIUM: A Father-Son Chat – I share a lengthy note I composed for my beloved son.
- Same Street. Different $10 Million. – An update on the formerly-insanely-expensive homes near me.
- Remain/In/Light – An allegory on how I met my wife intermixed with Rolo the Dog.