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.


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I’ve got to say, I am utterly annoyed with so-called “precious” metals. One would think that, at least in part, the forces behind the explosive rise in cryptocurrency values have the same effect on gold. Nope! Bitcoin, shown below, is exploding higher, whereas gold is just sitting around picking its nose. The metaphor is just as repulsive as gold’s lackadaisical behavior.



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The ascent of Bitcoin lately has been remarkable. In a mere two months, it has gone up 60%. Remember, this isn’t a company. There are no products, no revenues, no profits. It’s just………..a tradeable thing. In any case, I’ve been impressed at how much sway the Fibonacci retracement has on this beast, and just as I said I liked Bitcoin at $13,000, I’m saying now I don’t like it at $16,000.