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.

Chasing the Babe Ruth Effect

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Babe Ruth certainly need no presentation, but what needs presentation is the “Babe Ruth Effect” which is a nickname that some bank analysts gave in the early 2000s to a classic goal of many investment managers: hitting a home run.

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It quickly became the wet dream of many retail investors as well: pick the new Microsoft, or the new Google (or the new Amazon, as of lately) but also some well-researched market theorists like Nassim Taleb fell for the same idea, that what matters is to make one big home run on the right trading idea or investment, and you will make a kill and be set for life.

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Must-See Movies

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As my son has been growing up, it is starting to dawn on me what an important responsibility I have to him as a father to make sure he watches the key movies of (male)┬ásociety so he’s armed with crucial cultural references. I’ve put together a┬ástarter list of 37 movies off the top of my head. I’d be interested to know what other suggestions you might have. UPVOTE any movies you see in the comments section with which you agree. Maybe I’ll make the final list a permanent part of the blog.

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