Yesterday’s technical analysis victory (or, as Northman once rudely described it, “occasional winner”) was Iconix. Today’s is less dramatic, but a victory nonetheless: Flotek:
Iconix Group (symbol ICON) is a stock I mentioned so many times as a short idea, I stopped even saying anything since it got so repetitive. Today is finally went into a full-blown free-fall, as the clean topping pattern so plainly suggested. I can only hope the dozens of other fantastic short setups succumb to reality just like ICON did today:
I usually keep Slope+ posts and ideas behind the beautifully manicured topiary surrounding the Slope+ garden, but I wanted to share a recent success story to illustrate (1) the kinds of cool ideas you non-plusers are missing (2) how I actually do, gasp, offer up long ideas (although, cough cough, this particular one was to go long a bearish fund).
On the morning of March 25, I published a post called Aggressive Long which suggested buying the symbol DUST to take advantage of what I felt would be weakness in precious metals miners. I’ve marked the approximate publication time below with a green arrow, and I’ve tinted beneath that the suggested stop loss of 14.76 (which was never hit).
I hardly even know where to begin this post. I’ve certainly been thinking about it a long time, but I don’t think I can do the subject matter justice. Perhaps I’m overestimating its importance, but it matters a lot to me: today marks, to the day, the 10th anniversary of the Slope of Hope.