I would like to introduce you to a company which (a) got really lucky with one investment (b) parlayed their gains into a bunch of other risky Internet investments (c) soared in value as it captured the imagination of the investing public. What is this firm, you ask? SoftBank? Well, sort of. But let’s hop back in the time machine and go back to the 1990s:(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.
I find this quite interesting: if you look at the period of about November 2017 to August 2018 and compare it to more recent history, they are extremely similar. My conclusion from this is that Bitcoin, in spite of its recent boost, will succumb to weakness again this year, tumbling through six thousand, five thousand, and four thousand dollars.
A little over a week ago, I did a post called Liquid Assets which was an attempt on my part to create a metaphor for what is happening with the trillions of dollars of new “money” being conjured up by Jerome Powell and dumped (virtually exclusively) on the rich.
I do not have an economics background, but I think about economic and social matters constantly. If you saw me sitting in the car at a red light, I’d be staring off into space, almost certainly thinking about these topics. Sometimes I think I’m too dim to grasp the subject matter, and other times I think that it’s just so complex, that it’s just damned hard to reason one’s way through it. Whatever the reality, I can’t leave it alone.(more…)
Preface to all five parts: I finished the trading week with 50 short equity positions, 45 of them profitable and 5 of them with a small loss. I have broken these up into five equal parts to share over the weekend. Click any chart to enter the gallery of much larger versions. Please note, if you feel you benefit from my work and my financial investment in this site, please consider joining as a premium member today.(more…)
In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.Matthew 5:45
Our brains are all wired in different ways. In my experience, having used my brain for most of my life, I know that my strengths tend to be thinking of things in metaphors, analogs, and patterns. I have historically been weak in math (or at least never interested in it), and even though I’ve watched my kids fence for many years, I still have absolutely no idea what the hell is happening on the strip. None.(more…)
One of my favorite shorts remains American Axle & Manufacturing (symbol AXL). Frankly, anything to do with cars today, I’m happy to consider shorting.(more…)