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.

Hello, Larry

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They say not to judge a book by its cover. I’m sure my mother must have told me this as a child. And yet I’ve ignored this advice all my life. I instantly judge people, sometimes based on just a glance. And I’m equipped with all the “-dars” out there – – gaydar……..jewdar…….and so on. And the amazing thing, my “-dars” have proved themselves utterly infallible. 100% track record. It’s uncanny.

So, shame on me, Mr. Judge-not-lest-you-be-judged failure, for ignoring my kindly mother’s advice. And I offer yet another judgment of someone I’ve never met, I don’t know, and I know very little about. Larry Kudlow. At a glance, I concluded this guy was a complete and utter dork.

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How I Learned Cryptos and Became the Ethereum Whisperer

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By Ryan Wilday,

While we still await the crypto bottom, I want to start this week’s article off with a personal narrative. I owe my current working life to ethereum.

In 2016, I was a practicing design strategist for Samsung while trading as a hobby. In fact, I had already been trading for two decades when I decided to continue my study of the market by learning Elliott Wave Theory as a member of Soon after that, I started using my new knowledge with ethereum (ETHUSD), then a new coin.

It was by applying Elliott Wave Theory to ethereum that I gained the nickname the Ethereum Whisperer on the site. The theory, even while I was still learning it, proved helpful in spotting key turning points in ethereum.

I exited ethereum trading in May 2016, right after the Dao catastrophe. I didn’t exit because of the hack, but because Elliott Wave Theory suggested we had started a large decline with a break of $17. (more…)