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.

Real Love

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Most of you are probably acquainted with the song Real Love, which the Beatles put together as part of their big 1995 television anthology (obviously mixed after Lennon's tragic death). What I didn't realize is that you can enjoy the original Lennon song (from 1977), which is far more haunting and beautiful that the full-blown Beatles version. I thought this would be a pleasant evening comment-cleaner. See you in the morning. No need to be afraid.

Edward Life Sciences (by Ryan Mallory)

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EW pullback offers a second chance for traders

Stock: Edward Life Sciences (EW)

Long or Short: Long

Entry Range: $93.15

Stop-Loss: $89.99

Chart: Edward Life Sciences (EW)) Daily

Edwards Lifesciences EW

Reason for Trade: I traded this stock late last year, but without any real success, well, now it has finally broken out of the previous consolidation pattern, and after an initial breakout, has pulled back to that initial level just above the yellow box noted above. That's where I want to get long at and ride it higher. I could see this stock easily going to $98 with some help from the market. 

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Embracing the Ordinary

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Something dawned on me as I was running a couple of errands in downtown Palo Alto yesterday: everything
0109-haveAday is plain again. The decorations are down. There are a lot fewer people walking about. The paper cups from Peets and Starbucks aren't red anymore. Things just seem kind of bland and boring.

And I really, really like it.

It's not that I have a big beef against the holiday season per se. There are some aspects of it that I like. Eggnog is one that springs to mind………oh, and cookies that are given to me by friends. But there are a lot of annoyances. The obligatory gift-buying, card-mailing, and the persistent kinetics of crowds just isn't my cup of tea.

So it was really refreshing to see nothing going on. I hope we can all keep it going for a while.