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.

Computer Sciences Short

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First, before I go any further, any of you Slope+ users that did not get an email notification today about a new post, please tell me; I’ve heard a few of you may have been left out, and although I’m not sure if it’s just going to your spam folder, I want to make sure it’s working on this end.

Out of my many short positions, the best mover today is symbol CSC, which is down over 4%. Looking up close, you can see a clean short-term topping formation: (more…)

The Kooks’ Last Stand

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The drop in precious metals has been shocking, particularly to those who – – quite logically, I think – – figured the trillions of clown-bux that douchebag the honorable Chairman Bernanke was cranking out would send gold to $5,000 per ounce. Anything shiny – – and especially the miners that dig up anything shiny – – has been in an Honest To God Bear Market. I only wish I had put my entire portfolio into long-term GDX puts two years ago and just sat on my butt ever since. (more…)