My older brother Kevin is an accomplished photographer, and half a century ago he took a series of photographs in my birthplace of Bogalusa, Louisiana. Here are just a few (as always, click for a screen-filling version). Here is my late mother next to her much older brother Henry (mom was the youngest of nine) standing on the family farm.(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.
When all else fails, talk about your portfolio! That’s my mantra. Seriously, with so little going on with the market, allow me to post the relevant portion of all my short positions and say a few words about each in the caption area.(more…)
As I try to decide what to say about a total non-event like today, here’s a comment cleaner.
The ridiculous ChatGPT fad is rapidly fading in the rearview mirror, and we’re seeing the stocks which benefited from this baseless mania diminish as well. The eponymous leader of this is, naturally, ticker symbol AI, whose channel failure suggests a fundamental change in direction for months to come.
Good God, today is boring. I fear that we’re all going to be sitting around picking our noses until 48 hours from now when Powell deigns to tell us what’s next in our lives. As proof, below is the VIX, which is plumbing the same depths it was in 2019. Think about that. 2019. Think things were a LITTLE different four years ago, maybe? Like……...EVERYTHING?!?!?