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.

SPX:VIX Ratio At The Brink

By -

* N.B. See Friday’s UPDATE below…

Thursday, August 20th:

Note the aggressive selling on the SPX when the SPX:VIX ratio gets up to the 180 level. A drop and hold below the 100 major support level could spell big trouble for the SPX and the other Major U.S. Indices.

With the Momentum indicator in a downtrend on this timeframe, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a larger pullback occur in the equity markets. Watch the 2038 level on the SPX, as mentioned in my post of August 14th, for confirmation.

SPX:VIX Monthly Ratio Chart


One Last Train to Nowhere………….EP 2185.

By -


The Stupefied Shop 


As a long term non believer in the equity market’s ability to relentlessly drive higher, even in the face of dubious fundamentals.  In other words, an abject loser.  Finally seeing this supernatural stock market’s true character revealed last week, in delectable descending destruction, was especially satisfying for the suspect Savant.  Yet, this idiot simply can not shake off the debilitating embarrassment of having completely missed the downtown A train express to Broadway & Wall, left standing naked on the silent subway platform, utterly exposed with his head up his ass.


Heading to 1900?

By -

The S&P 500 (SPX) price structure has plunged from the confines of its Dec-Aug top formation, and through its Oct 2011 support line in the vicinity of 1992.00.

Although my near-term work might argue for the emergence of a two-way trade, my intermediate-term work suggests strongly that the SPX has unfinished business on the downside — to 1900 at a minimum in the hours and days ahead.

Such a scenario would amount to a 10%-11% correction off of the May-July highs.

That said, however, if a garden-variety, 10% correction does not include a major capitulation, then we should be aware that a test of the Oct 2014 low will represent a 15% correction, while a test of the Feb 2013 low will amount to a 19% correction off of the highs.

full-Cf75QAolKpvvG6Xi34KWjOriginally published on