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.

Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Slope

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As Slope heads toward its 9th birthday on March 29, I thought I’d take a few minutes to point out some of the features on the site that some of you may have overlooked. Over the years, there have been a lot of features added to the site, and I suspect newcomers may have no idea what cool gizmos are hidden under the hood. So here are a few goodies you may not have known about on Slope: (more…)

Scaring The Children

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Scanning across the financial blogosphere I’m seeing the usual suspects pimping spurious predictions based on their respective preferred market directions. The Mole will be the first to point out that it is impossible to know which way this puppy will swing. Market makers are having fun jamming both sides today which accounts for some of the fake out moves we’ve seen earlier in the session. If I was still wave-wanking I’d say that a fifth down may be in the cards but it’s equally possible the tape is catching ground here. Fortunately I have long given up the prediction business and have in the years since instead focused on technical inflection points. Retail however expects directional predictions and if possible for free – which is why the first floor of the woodshed usually dons longer lines than a Las Vegas night club. Moving on. (more…)