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.

JAG Kickin’ It Again

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Just a follow-up to my short-JAG idea.


This is a really terrific chart.

As a follow-up to my market positioning……the good news is that my 230+ shorts are doing super (with the exception of IT, which I covered at a loss). The bad news is that the big fat SPY long position (which balances out the shorts by about 15%) is a loser, and I trimmed it somewhat. I am still keeping it as Fed Insurance, but I'm kinda ticked that the day after I finally succumb to "insurance acquisition", we are down double-digits on the ES!

56 Short Setups with Stop-Losses (By Ryan Mallory)

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Its been a while since I posted my shorting watch-list but figured you all might be interested in some of the stocks I am watching currently. Not all of these stocks are prime for shorting at this specific moment, but should we get a catalyst to the downside, these stocks should do a good job leading the way. It makes for a great cheat sheet once this market does decide the party is over (for the bulls) and you are caught with your pants down and just need something to go short in.

Here are the requirements for inclusion on this list:

1) Price and volume pattern is intriguing

2) Stock has been heavily sold-off in the recent days or weeks, but
still remains on the list for a possible short off of a weak

3) Stock is one of intrigue to me so I keep it around in the
case that there is a setup that is too good to pass up.

Most of them right now fall under #1 as many of the stocks have very
favorable short setups, currently. The stop-losses for ALL of the
stocks have been updated. Don't be a stranger if you have any

Here are 56 Short Setups.

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