Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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Long Tweets?

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OK, no spin, no joking, no kidding: this is the first morning since the launch that life (and the site) hasn’t sucked. I am far too superstitious to even type such a thing without trepidation, but we were on a huge roll last night, and I knew we had some great breakthroughs. So Slope “feels”right to me again,and we’re focusing on building and improving instead of preventing nuclear bombs going off.


I’m going to shock you by not only making a long suggestion, but making it on a crap stock. This occurred to me because I was quite surprised to see how well Splunk (SPLK) recovered from its own terrible post-IPO outing. Pay particular attention to that base and breakout (horizontal).

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Five Months Of Nothin’

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Good morning, Slopers, and greetings from oh-so-dark Palo Alto. My dogs gaze at me longingly for their walk, so I’ll just send this out and get the day rolling.

Before I begin, let me say a few of you prefer to jump right into the blog posts (a la the old Slope), so I have a suggestion: bookmark this URL as your Slope page: – and that’ll take you right to the blog with the most recent at top.

Looking at the ES, it’s interesting that over a period of five months, we have gone…………….nowhere. Sure, there’s been volatility (albeit ever-diminishing) and about a 350 point range, but just look at that arrow. With all the mayhem that’s been going on, the S&P was a little under 2700 in mid-December and it’s a little under 2700 right now. It’s getting dull again!

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