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.

Latitude. Longitude. Suckitude.

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My second favorite cartoon on the web is Matt Inman’s The Oatmeal (and since you ask, my first favorite is Ruben Bolling’s Tom the Dancing Bug). Anyway, today is Columbus Day, as I’m sure you are aware. Like me, you are probably busy preparing big Columbus Day celebrations, parties, and festivals. It is, after all, one of the greatest holidays of the year, right up there with Grandparents Day and St. Patrick’s Day. (more…)

Now Comes the Tough Part

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I use charting for two purposes: (a) seeking opportunities (b) mitigating risk. Part (a) is pretty simple, because I look at charts constantly, and I find plenty of opportunities (which is the basis of this blog, since I share what I think are the best ones). Part (b) is very important to me, because I am religious about having stop-loss orders in place (in spite of the fact folks like my long-time colleague Tom Sosnoff thinking stops are lunacy). (more…)