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.

What a Dope!

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Many years ago, when I first read James Altucher, I thought he was a pretty cool guy. My opinion changed radically as I observed him move from one fad to another, hawking whatever was hot at the time and then quietly tiptoeing away from the scene when whatever he was promoting crashed and burned.

In the wake of the 2017 crypto wipeout (an industry he was actively promoted), he decided to latch on to the latest ‘next big thing”, which was pot. Here’s a snapshot of him mugging in front of a camera with his stupid fuzzy hair that’s supposed to make him look like an insane genius:


Gold is Misunderstood, Allright

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Gold is misunderstood, but the misunderstanding extends to those critical of others for misunderstanding it

In Wonderland what is, it wouldn’t be.

The subject of this post has been made anonymous, as I’ve decided to release it to a wider audience. Said subject anonymized those he was critical of and so, turnabout is fair play.

Elliott Wave technical analyst Mr. Anonymous (Mr. A) has an article explaining his view of why gold is misunderstood by analysts that claim it is a hedge against inflation and a hedge against stock market weakness. On the surface, he is correct. You cannot argue with facts and the facts are that gold has been a less than stellar inflation hedge (under certain inflationary circumstances) and it did go down significantly during Armageddon ’08 and the 2020 pandemic crash.