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.

A Touchy Subject – Final (by Mark St.Cyr)

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To say everything is changing at breakneck speed would be an
understatement. Not only have the products, their cycles, finance,
markets, fads, heroes, and more changed. It’s also the driving forces
behind them that has also changed.

For some of us what we might think (or once thought) were drivers
have been replaced almost as quick as the changes in the products
themselves. And that is the reason why I truly started down this path
with p–n being my first example. Just the mention of the word gets the
attention of many. (or most)

Being an entrepreneur of any stripe whether you own your business or
just working and living through the vantage of an entrepreneurial
mindset. One thing is certain: You just can’t look at the world of
business and it’s drivers through the same lens as the masses. It’s
inherent upon you to not only envision what’s moving or pushing a
market. It’s just as important to what will sustain a market. Any
market. Buttressed with; is what everyone thinks is “the market”
actually “the market?”


Hedging NUAN After Its Post-Earnings Plunge

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Fidelity Clients Are Net Buyers As Nuance Drops

Shares of Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) plunged
18.53% Friday after the company lowered its full-year sales and
earnings forecasts. Surprisingly, though, as the screen capture from
Fidelity's website shows, there were more net buy orders from Fidelity clients for Nuance on Friday than for any other stock.

According to Fidelity, 79% of NUAN orders placed by its customers on Friday were buy orders.