Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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What the Heccis?

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I have been living and breathing Slope all through the holiday weekend, implementing the new multi-level membership system, and I stumbled upon a SocialTrader I had sort of forgotten about named Heccis  – – what I remember so distinctly about this fellow is that back in early 2009 he sent me projections he had made about what the stock market was going to do, and it basically had predicted the financial crisis but then went on to show equity markets were going to soar. Idiot permabear that I am, I rolled my eyes at this and dismissed it.

Suffice it to say his prediction was true (which called for absolutely outlandish prices – – in other words, pretty much what happened). Early this year, however, he made some new posts, and let’s just say I was more receptive to them this time.

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Smear One

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A Sloper asked me a few days ago if it bothered me to have to wake up so early (I got up at 4:45 this morning). After all, the markets open at 6:30 a.m. My response was basically – – are you kidding me? I love my time zone! I get to be totally by myself for a few hours – just me and my dogs – and then my official work day is done at 1 in the afternoon!

So, greetings from pitch-dark Palo Alto where I’ll toss off a quick post about this honey, which I’ve mentioned countless times here, particularly recently: (more…)