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.

Morning Weiners

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Welcome to the shortened week, folks (I have a dream too; that we never have any holidays again.) I’m having a terrific morning, in spite of the corrupt, blind, and malevolent pigs known as equity bulls trying to push things up. I’ve got a very healthy profit, and here are five standouts on this fine morning. It’s feeling like a stock picker’s market, and that gives me whatever is equivalent to a smile.

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Bemoan Beloved Boeing

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Beloved Boeing is said to be too big to fail.  For many, many years the stock has blessed its shareholders with rising prices.  Recent events and the following charts tell the tale of a now beleaguered Boeing.

Boeing’s outgoing CEO gets $62 million; it’s more than that when Muilenburg’s stock options and money accumulated in his pension and deferred compensation account are added.

The company faces $5.4 million in FAA fines for using faulty parts, their biggest supplier plans to layoff 20% of its work force because of halted production on the 737Max, and the company has earmarked $6.1 billion to pay in compensation over the 737 crashes.

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