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 Stacking Reminder

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stacksThe redesign of Slope earlier this year, coupled with the introduction of the SocialTrade iPhone app have done wonders boosting SocialTrade usage. However, in spite of over 11,000 items stacked, I’m noticing that there is a fairly concentrated group doing most of the stacking. (It’s the chaps on the left)

I’d like to encourage those of you who aren’t stacking to SocialTrade to do so. Perhaps this seems like labor requested for the common good. Not necessarily! I actually do most of my stacking for the sake of building up a library of valuable content.

Every day, there are items I find on other blogs or elsewhere on the web that are interesting and worth keeping. I’m never going to remember them, and I don’t want to bookmark thousands of items. The solution, for me, is to stack them into SocialTrade into appropriate categories. We already have an amazing collection of charts, research, and articles, all oriented toward trading. And we’ve only just started! (more…)

Unreal Estate: Secondary Silicon Slosh

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As most of you know, I don’t tend to be the buy-and-hold sort. Would that I were, surely I’d have many more millions than I do now. But – ah well – cursed by a depressive personality, I suppose. But as I’ve said before, there have been two rather involuntary buy-and-holds, and both have done amazingly well. One is a business investment, which will probably pan out wonderfully, and the other is my house. It is this second one that is getting an unusually large amount of attention, given the insane environment in which I live. (more…)