Slope of Hope Blog Posts
This is the heart and soul of the web site. Here we have literally tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. You can also click on any category icon to see posts tagged with that particular category.
As most of you know, comments are a vital part of Slope (perhaps, on the whole, even more important than the posts themselves). A lot of bloggers treat their readers with contempt when it comes to the comments section, and that attitude puzzles me. I want to encourage and nurture community and discussion as much as I can.
It dawned on me that I’ve never really had a decent page about the basics of using comments, so I’ve substantially updated this page (which is accessible via the Help menu) to give people some basic information about the comments system and how to use it. For your lurkers out there, I strongly encourage you to read it, because – – as I say on the page – – most lurkers want to participate, but they are afraid of saying something that would embarrass them. This fear is utterly unfounded. Some blogs (cough cough ZeroHedge cough cough) have a brutal, abusive environment, but Slopers are sweeties. Please read the page!
In spite of (obviously) being very focused on shorts and bearish stuff, I do keep an up-to-date watchlist of my favorite long ideas. It has 52 items, most of which are really overextended (again, obviously), but here are three that still look good: (more…)
Another day, another lifetime high across the board on indexes. In spite of this, short setups are still out there. I offer you Trina Solar, shown below. Hopefully the topping pattern speaks for itself.
I was going to post the chart below on twitter last night but became dispirited and went to bed after my main computer crashed for the eighth time. I was showing the possible double-top setup on SPX that was forming yesterday as SPX was repeatedly failing to make a new high. This setup might break down today to retest broken double-bottom resistance at 1792.22. My overall lean for the rest of December is bullish but this needs to be borne in mind today. SPX 15min chart: (more…)