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.

FOMC Increasingly Irrelevant

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As FOMC readies another rate decision, its irrelevance has never been more apparent

I started my market management service in 2008 with the imagery of renowned children’s fantasy, Alice In Wonderland for a reason. That reason being, in Alice’s words:

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”

Lewis Carroll, by way of Alice
Notes From the Rabbit Hole

Is the Fed Spread Back?

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I was intrigued by the prominent article on the permabull site Zerohedge announcing that on Monday (today) markets would explode higher thanks to the actions of the most evil person on the face of Earth, Janet Yellen. I decided to dig deeper into this, and I found this helpful thread. It’s a long, clumsy read to go through it (how’s that for a soft sell?) but you might want to click it and attempt to understand it. It’s a bit of a slog.