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Slope of Hope Blog Posts
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I did a Slope+ post back on September 6th titled Is Plus Too Cheap? You can probably guess what it is about. I wrote, in part, the following:
I’d like to ask Slope Plus folks a very quick favor: to take literally a moment to fill out a one-question survey. I want to make one point emphatic right now: the price you pay for Slope Plus is NOT going to change. I simply want to take a survey for FUTURE subscribers. So don’t worry about shooting yourself in the foot!
As you’ve probably already gathered, I’m wondering if I am selling Slope Plus too cheaply. I work quite hard on the content, but my brain is kind of stuck in the world of what prices were back in 1985 or so. I still think a plane ticket from SFO to LAX should be about $39, and I’m surprised when it’s five times that much. So I think the same kind of “anchoring” caused me to badly underprice Plus.
I’ve mentioned Pier One (PIR) on Tastytrade and here on Slope many times over the past year as a prospective short, because it has an insane parallel with its performance during the financial crisis. We appear to be in full swing now, and I suspect – as before – this purveyor of tiki torches, throw pillows, herbal tea, and various and sundry crap from around the world will be heading into penny-stock-land once more.
I’m feeling much improved today, which is a great relief as I’ve really been feeling under the weather for almost the last two weeks. I’m expecting to have thrown this off entirely by Monday 🙂
Stan and I did a free webinar looking at bollinger bands and RSI yesterday. The hour ran out quickly and we’ll be following it up soon to add what we didn’t have time to talk about yesterday. If you’re interested you can see the recording of that webinar here, and much of what we are talking about on RSI you cannot see anywhere else, as Stan and I have developed or strongly refined ourselves most of the methods we are looking at. We also had some things to say about trends and TA that you will find interesting if you are at all interested in TA.
Want to see a trendless market? Who wouldn’t? Look no further than crude oil. Up. Down. Up. Down. Black. White. Black. White. Almost without exception. And almost unreal: