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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.

FIT to be Tied

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Attention, attention, business people of Earth – – – don’t make “one product” companies, at least if the product is physical, and especially if it’s going against some megacap. That goes for you, GoPro. That goes for you GoGo. And it definitely goes for FitBit, now at a 91% loss. You might as well start a company called Word Processing Corporation and go toe-to-toe with MIcrosoft.


Volatility/Index Ratio Death Cross Retests

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In my 2018 Market Forecast post I had identified important major support levels with respect to the Volatility/Index ratios of the S&P 500Nasdaq 100 and Russell 2000 Indices as follows:

  • SPX:VIX Ratio — 200
  • NDX:VXN Ratio — 350
  • RUT:RVX Ratio — 80

Since that date, these indices corrected by around 10% and their corresponding volatility ratios have produced a bearish moving average Death Cross formation on the daily timeframe, as price plunged below those major support levels.