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.

It’s Always Been About Getting Out – Not In

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An issue that has been debated more times across the financial media than the main stream media’s fixation on some celebrities bottom has been about “missing out” or “getting in” since the so-called “generational bottom” of 2008.

What has been lost on so many of the nascent “just buy the dips” crowd is they have been systematically rewarded as to forgo any objective analysis on why this market keeps rising; and like Pavlov’s dogs they’ve been rewarded every-time they’ve answered the opening bell.

Getting in to buy every dip fueled with free and easy money to spend via the Federal Reserve has taken little skill or expertise. However, who is going to be there to buy what you’re holding; when you want out? Especially in any unexpected downdraft. (more…)

Technical Tools Tale (The Middle)

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My story continues, the first segment of which can be read HERE……..

Enter Andy

One day, a young man came into the office to inquire about buying some data. This was pretty unusual, since we weren’t selling packs of gum or bottles of Coke. We were a very “niche” business whose customers were typically hundreds or thousands of miles away. Walk-in business was almost unheard of. (more…)