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.

The New CMGI

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Anyone here old enough to remember CMGI? I am, and I do. It was one of the hottest stocks on the planet back in 1999, making new highs every day and becoming a global trading sensation. Once reality began to rudely worm its way back into life, people joked the symbol stood for Can’t Make Good Investments. I think they went to $0. Anyway, SMCI is our new CMGI, and even with the news that it’s being shoved into the S&P 500, pre-market trading still hasn’t beat its high. We’ll see.

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BYD Bonanza

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Chinese EV Maker Reeling Past All The Stops

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers BYD are having a moment across the world, winning over motorists and governments with affordable, and seemingly cutting-edge battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and new energy car production. 

For much of last year, and perhaps the year before, BYD has been claiming its stake as one of the top EV producers and is now on the verge of overtaking American-based Tesla following the release of Q3 2023 sales and production figures. 

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