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.
We have greatly enhanced the ability to attach text to both horizontal lines and trendlines in SlopeCharts.. In fact, only minutes after we introduced the ability to add text to horizontal lines, the first comment I got from a Sloper was that we should add it to trendlines, if possible, Well, here it is!(more…)
The year 2020 has been insane in so many respects. In the stock market, we went from the quickest, most brutal beatdown in Q1 to the swiftest, fakest, most risible explosion in equity prices in Q2. No one knows what Q3 holds, but I can guarantee you that it will not be boring.
Below are seven major index markets. I’ve put some remarks in the caption of each.(more…)
It’s going to be a dead-quiet holiday weekend, so let’s just relax with the traditional Independence Day palette of interest rate charts. Suffice it to say, it’s a great time to be in debt. David Stockman has been doing a yeoman’s job of analyzing the repression of interest rates in his Contra Corner, which I read religiously each evening. Here is the zero-fi-cation of interest rates these days…….(click on any chart for a huge version):(more…)