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.

Embracing Inequality

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This is one of those posts that has nothing to do with trading, the “markets”, charting, or anything else related to our efforts to claw a few dollars out of financial instruments. It’s one of those posts that may alienate some readers, deepen the commitment of others, and merely annoy some in the middle. But I have to get it off my chest, and it’s about the “diversity report” from Google┬áthat has been getting so much press this week. (more…)

Miners Bounce Play

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I’ve bought GDX this morning. It’s not like it’s some amazing bullish setup, but it does look ripe for a modest bounce. To be clear, this is on a tight stop – 21.92 – so I’ll be out of this thing like a shot if it keeps pooing on itself. (UPDATE: this is a very flimsy position, so you might want to just kind of watch and wait……….gold continues to get trashed!)


Band Ride – Day Five

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Yesterday completed day four of the daily upper band ride by my count and I have had a look at these over the last five years to look at the amount of time these lasted. None were longer than ten days, and by definition they had to last at least three days, so the distribution was as follows:

3 Days – 3x
4 Days – 5x
5 Days – 6x
6 Days – 4x
7 Days – 3x
8 Days – 2x
9 Days – 2x
10 Days – 1x