Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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Inside Bar

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The lighted place you see in the middle of the photo is where I’m at. I’ve got to say, getting up at 3:30 in the morning to watch the markets kind of puts a dent in things, but otherwise things are going pretty nicely. I’ll manage to have a relaxing weekend, since the markets are kind enough to be closed Saturday and Sunday, and then one more goofy way-too-early day on Monday before I head home. Thanks, everyone, particularly to other contributors whose posts I’ll be publishing later.


DFC Disaster Winner

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Before the market opens each weekday, the first thing I do is a “disaster check” – that is, I see if any of my short positions are suffering big double-digit percentage gains due to an earnings blowout, a takeover, or what-have-you. These are pretty rare, but on occasion the opposite happens too: I get a disaster delight, like DLLR this morning. I came into the day short, having opened the position due to a terrific gap-fill, and it’s down 25% today. I covered and chalked up another victory to gap-fill trades. (more…)