Instead of doing two videos, I’m just going to present two posts this weekend with lots of my favorite current short positions. One queer thing about the start of the year is that advertisers basically don’t have their act together (which is why you see a lot of lame-ass cheap-looking ads on Slope, since they are remnant ads that pay next to nothing) and I’m doing the blog practically for no compensation. But I love my Slopers deeply (particularly the Slope+ ones) so I’m not going to rest on my laurels just because the good ads don’t kick in until later this month. Except for the first chart (which just shows how aimless the Russell 2000 has been so far this year), these are all current shorts which, hopefully, speak for themselves. (more…)
Slope of Hope Blog Posts
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Seven days into the trading year, things are hardly off to a well-defined start. The NASDAQ is down five hundredths of a percent. The Russell 2000 is up hundredths of a percent. In other words, it might as well be the opening bell on the first of the year again. There’s not a damned thing happening. One glance at the S&P 500 year-to-date shows how aimless the market is: (more…)