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.

The Prayer of Hope

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This is my chart.

There are many others like it, but this one is mine.

My chart is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

Without me, my chart is useless. Without my chart, I am useless.

I must draw my trendlines true. I must trade better than my enemy, who is trying to take my money. I must take his money before he takes mine. I will. Before God I swear this creed: my chart and myself are defenders of my portfolio, we are the masters of our enemies, we are the saviors of my buying power.

So be it, until there are no bulls, but peace. Amen.


I Do NOT Miss FX Trading

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Years ago, I tried my hand at forex trading. It can be alluring since, with 100x leverage, one can accrue amazing profits very quickly. Of course, what typically happens – and what happened with me – is that one can also blow one’s entire account up very quickly too. The combination of quick swings and lots of leverage can be lethal.

Looking at today’s EUR/USD action – – even just for the past few hours – – reminds me how little I miss FX trading and how I will never, ever return to it.