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.

Crypto Trading Dead

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I’ve got to work on one of my time-consuming but cool “anecdote from the past” posts; in the meanwhile, I’ll say this: anyone who thinks that crypto is experiencing some kind of resurgence is misinformed. One look at the $BTC volume will cure you of that notion. Crypto – – like drones and 3D print – – was a fad, and one which sucked down countless hundreds of millions of dollars of investment that’ll never be seen again. No matter what Altucher wants you to believe.

Modern Monetary Theory

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In the book Modern Money Theory by L. Randall Wray, the author declares of MMT (that is, Modern Monetary Theory) that it will go through three phases of public opinion.

First, it will be ridiculed. Second, it will be violently opposed. Third, and finally, it will be accepted as self-evident. I’m not sure if it will play out that way, but I’m here for offer an essay which is probably straddling the first and second phases.

Interestingly, this prediction was word for word what a certain Elizabeth Holmes declared in this video when she was making her final, desperate bid to save Theranos from its inevitable failure.


My Beef with Argentina

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SlopeCharts is the best in what it does in so many different areas, but one that is often overlooked is its FOREX charts. Due to recent events, I’ve been very focused on the Chinese Yuan. If you go to the supposedly great thinkorswim platform, it’ll just stare at you stupidly if you type in the symbol (and this is a company that was bought for two-thirds of a billion dollars). With sweet little SlopeCharts, however, bang, it’s there instantly.

I was reminded of this because there’s a lot of chatter about the collapse of the Argentinian Peso. I was curious about this, so I zipped over to SlopeCharts and, God bless it, the chart came up beautifully.

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