Just a few photos from a hike I did on Tuesday. It was a long, steep hike, but it was worth it. When we got back to the bottom, we saw a series of trucks toting people up the same trial we had just walked. Of course, you can imagine my feelings about these lazy dogs, and my Sanctimonious Gland (already quite large) kicked into high gear. In any case…………..(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.
The Nasdaq 100 E-mini Futures (NQ) have spiked to the top of a trend channel
This market has put TAs using nothing but their lines and squiggles in a blender and routinely ground them up. I have seen so many technical setups busted this year (AMAT, for example) in a warning not to be a TA or follow TAs that use only charts with no additional inputs.
Yet this update does just that, uses a chart and literally interprets a point where if NQ is going to fail, it would need to do it at that point. You can follow my new YouTube channel if you’d like.
E-commerce Juggernauts Going Further For Longer
Search. Click. Pay. Collect.
While the online shopping market segment has seen a bit of normalization since the decline of the pandemic; e-commerce continues to dominate the retail market, quite literally. In fact, the pandemic years were only the beginning, as it’s looking to be yet another eventful year ahead for some of the biggest and most successful names in the business.
Don’t believe me? Well, listen to the numbers talk. Globally, there are more than 26 million e-commerce sites. In the United States, there are already more than 9.5 million e-commerce platforms, and the number is only growing.(more…)
The gold price is taking a hit but, importantly, crude oil is taking a harder hit
Let us hear no ghost stories about Banksters attacking gold or as Larry would say inflicting a “take down” on poor old gold, as if it’s planned, personal and a war of good vs. evil. Well it is, but “evil” is a moving target and sometimes wolves hide in sheep’s clothing.
(Editor's note: Good Lord!)(more…)