If this is checked, a red vertical line will be placed on the chart corresponding to the present day of the year. This is invaluable for assessing, relative to the present, what the trend for the balance of the year tends to be. Cool stuff, huh?
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.
Here is the long-term corporate bond total return index. Bonds perform well, but they start losing steam in the 2010s as interest rates are suppressed. The Fed slashed rates into 2020, then spiked them. Investors holding corporate bonds lost all profits back to 2016 at the 2022 low.(more…)
I’m a neat freak. Felix Unger. OCD. Anal-retentive. A order nut. Call it what you will.
I like things to be clean, organized, and in their place. This is woven into Slope’s DNA, with one glaring exception: our intraday charts have always been littered with the kinds of data errors that have been part and parcel of the financial data industry since time began. It’s just plain gross, and always has been, and it renders the charts useless.
My recognition of the sinewave pattern on the retail fund XRT has produced splendid results.(more…)
Just in case you want to feel bad, Statista stands ready to help………(more…)