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.

Fated Rates

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The headline over at ZeroHedge pretty much says it all…………

So here we’ve got the one-two punch that our ($SPX/FR:DGS10) ratio chart has been anticipating: on the one hand, soaring equity prices (since, ya know, bargain) and on the other hand, falling interest rates. Put the two of them together, and the ratio chart is destined to rip higher. Given the well-formed top as well as the perfect touch of the channel’s midline, it’s an agonizing work of art:

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Rate Reversal

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Interest rates have been raging higher for months, and last week, looking at TBT, I figured it was time for an easing. So far, this has worked out, since the rates (as expressed by the ultra-short ETF based on TLT, shown below) had come up so far, and so fast. With rates calming down, the NASDAQ has embraced this and, as of this moment, is up about 250 points in a kind of relief rally.

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