Beautiful Bonds

Of my five long-term option put positions (expiration: January 2019), by far my favorite is bonds, symbol TLT. The pattern is about 70% complete at this point, but if it finishes, hoooooooo boy. I’ve spoken about this earlier and at some length with my PLUS subscribers. With “bond”, in mind, here I offer Ursula Andress […]

Bubble Burst or Belch?

UNRELATED PREFACE – – Mille grazie for the wonderful feedback from the prior post about the comments section. Your feedback was super-helpful (particular Tyler’s). Rest assured, almost NOTHING is going to change about the comments system. I honestly just have two or three tiny “housekeeping” tweaks I want to do. Really the only “change’ I […]

Everybody’s Talkin’

As the Slope of Hope approaches its 13th birthday, it’s important to note that one of the most important aspects of the site – – indeed, probably THE most important aspect – – has been the comments section. Whereas the comments is an afterthought on most sites, or perhaps garners a handful of remarks for […]

Ah So………

In these incredibly racially-sensitive times, I was reflecting upon how the commercials I saw on television when I was a kid would never see the light of day in more modern times. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the racist-against-black commercials were pretty much gone (Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s notwithstanding) but Asians were […]

What They Were Saying At the Top

With cryptos in a bloody free-fall, I thought it might be instructive to look back at what they were saying a month ago, when Bitcoin futures were launched at almost $21,000. Let’s take a look at the predictions of experts and self-proclaimed crypto-geniuses. Not to be outdone, Ronnie Moas (who?) had a target six times […]

Vacillation and Vaseline

Yesterday’s sharp and unexpected selloff in equities has, as required by federal statute, largely reversed. Hopefully in a week when earnings season kicks in full-blast, we’ll get some more fundamentally-based direction that sticks as opposed to all this zany “will the government shut down” nonsense. In any case, it’s a bizarre funhouse ride so far: […]