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.

Pinky Swear

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Ever hear of Dupuytren contracture? Yeah, I hadn’t either, until a few weeks ago. Simply stated, this is an ailment that affects those of Northern European extraction (such as your 100% English buddy Tim) and causes one or two fingers to bend. My little finger basically cannot be straightened, and it was going to get worse with time, so on Tuesday I had a scheduled procedure that injects me with a chemical that’ll lay waste to the tissue and relax it. Yep, I’m destroying a piece of my own body. I’m actually typing this (awkwardly) after the procedure before the pain sets in, but I just wanted to say, in advance, if I’m not as prolific on Wednesday, it’s because 10% of my digits are out of commission!

Overseas Gap

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Below is a chart over the past couple of years of IEFA, the worldwide equity fund (without including North America). Take note of that dashed line, which is at the price level 67.82. I would propose that, if we can stay below this price gap, this fund remains quite vulnerable to a renewed sell-off, since this is an important pivot point in the context of all this price action.