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.

AAPL Looking Higher

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After more than 5 weeks of consolidation, Apple Inc. (AAPL) looks like it may start another move toward new highs into the 135-150 range. Helped by a strong bounce in the overall market, AAPL already broke the 20-day moving average Monday and is moving toward the descending trend line at around 128.  If broken, this is likely to confirm the end of  the consolidation period and accelerate prices higher. Downside protection (stop) at 50SMA & horizontal support at around 122.

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By Sinisa Persic, Trader.com.

The Right Kind of Triangle

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SPX broke back above the daily middle band at 2078 and unless we see a strong reversal candle today that negates that break up, the obvious next target is over 2100. ES has been very weak overnight and we could see that strong daily reversal candle today, so I have the odds of more upside here in the 75% area with 25% odds on a break back down. If we see a break back down that breaks the 2039.69 low, then we may well see a move to the double top target in the 1960 area. SPX daily chart:

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The Genius of Dave

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Long-time readers have probably deduced that comedians have a special place in my heart. I love to laugh, but in my experience, only 1 comic in 100 is really worth the time. One of the greats is definitely Dave Chappelle. This 2004 special is amazing. Enjoy:

Margin Debt Redux

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The following was kindly contributed by Paul from Maine……..

I’ve been fiddling with some numbers in Excel and thought you’d find it interesting. It concerns the correlation of NYSE margin debt with the S&P 500.

Margin gives investors and traders the opportunity to borrow money in order to enhance their returns. NYSE margin debt concerns the aggregate value borrowed by all participants utilizing that particular exchange.

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