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.

Yuan Valdez

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We haven’t looked at the US dollar relationship with the Chinese Yuan in a while. As I mentioned during the trade war (remember that?), the stronger this cross-rate is, the weaker our equities will be, and vice versa. This thing peaked on September 3rd and has been trending lower ever since then (thus, equities have been strong). It’s a relationship that merits monitoring.

Silver/Gold Ratio is a Guide as Inflation Signals Fade Again

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The interplay between gold and silver is a critical component to understanding what is out ahead; to understanding whether long-term Treasury yields will rise and if they rise, whether it will be due to inflationary pressures. It is a critical component to understanding whether cyclical commodities and other aspects of a greater inflation/reflation trade will finally break existing downtrends. See…

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