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.

Wednesday’s Interesting Charts

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I think I’m going to be uncreative this week and, at the end of each day, just toss out a bunch of charts that I found had interesting market action that day and share a few words about each of them. Maybe tomorrow, when I’m semi-conscious and less jet-lagged, I’ll do better. Here goes….

The Dow Jones Composite has finally, fully, broken its wedge. Hurrah! This is a good thing. Next goal: break the green!



Be Prepared (by DavRav)

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Another guest post, this time by DavRAV, which is greatly appreciated as TK continues his worldwide tour…..

I’ve been lurking here for more than a year, and I really appreciate all of the posts and comments. There are links to great videos, analysis, insight, humor … everything under the sun. Thanks to everyone.

I don’t have anything to add as far as trading method because anything I include I would just be clutter. I occasionally post links, if I think they are valuable. (more…)

Dead Soldiers Stay Dead

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“No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.  He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.”  -George S. Patton

Did you hear about that new medical invention that can now bring the dead back to life?!  No?  Oh, that’s because it doesn’t exist.  Just like there is no way to bring the money we lost in a trade back into the account.  Pardon the morbid start to this commentary but it is meant to shock us into paying attention to a very important point:

Small losses are better than large losses.

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