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.

What Novice Investors Can Learn From The SVB Fiasco

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There are a lot of complex questions relating to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) that will go unanswered for years. Following the banks’ fall from grace, and causing perhaps one of the most frantic banking crises since 2008, investors and depositors, and even government committees remain puzzled over the legitimacy of America’s banking system and the future risks that could be bubbling underneath the surface. 

Considering how these events unfolded over several months, which was a culmination of poor risk management, inadequate regulation, bulging interest rates over the last two years, and liquidity issues; novice investors could learn from these failures alongside their more seasoned peers. 


A Fantastic Show

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The criminal executives from some of the bigger failed banks were dragged in front of the Senate today to explain how Nothing Is Their Fault. Some of you might think I am an unfiltered person. I assure you, I am not. I’d say I keep my mouth shut about 95% of the time. I’m definitely going to refrain from describing, in grotesque and lurid detail, precisely what I think should be done with every banker in the United States. Please enjoy the show below. It’s a delight, albeit a farce.