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.

Pre-Earnings Options Trades

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Note from Tim: The Director and I are making baby steps toward giving the Slope of Hope a full-fledged options-oriented “site within a site”. I’ll be focusing my tools development in this area, and The Director is going to be ramping up his post contributors, including some exclusive Gold/Diamond-only posts later this week. We hope you enjoy this new direction, because I’ve been quite impressed at how many Diamond signups we’ve been getting lately (which is going to be “options central” on the site).

First up is BBBY (Bed Bath and Beyond, Earnings 9/26 after close). This has been a relatively dismal stock in last few years, as retail decay continues. We can see that earnings reports have likewise started to languish in the last few years (reminder: you can get Reaction Graphs here).


From A to Z

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I first want to say how pleased I am at the warm reception Slope Memberships has been getting. It is proving more popular than I anticipated, and I’m definitely going to be focusing my efforts on adding features to all the membership levels. As a reminder, you will see new features appear here on Slope on a regular basis, but rest assured they will all eventually get tucked behind the seclusion of one membership plan or another.

As for this post  – – there is going to be an unapologetically non-creative theme for this post: I have gone through my ETF list, from A to Z, and have plucked out my favorites below. I have a few words for each one.

Commodities are poised to fall.


My New Favorite Thing

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Oh. My. God. How did I not know about this until now? Mesmerizing! The music. The soundtrack. The lighting. The laugh track. The applause. There is far too much to like here. We are blessed to live in the time of David Lynch. Slope Cinema is proud to present: Rabbits

Pilgrim’s Progress

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Well, it was another one of those weekends where we were treated to all manner of market scares (“Trump is going to announce tariffs on $200 billion more of goods!”………..”China is going to walk away from trade talks!”………..”Oh noes!”) and yet, here we are just before the open on Monday morning, and the ES has collapsed all of 1/10th of a single percentage point. I can’t say I’m surprised.

One market that continues to behave As God Intended ™ is the bonds, whose pattern I’ve been following all year long. The head and shoulders pattern on it is glorious, and it seems to me that interest rates are simply going to continue stomping higher (which will do wonders for a planet buried in countless trillions of dollars in debt). The recent failure of this pattern (magenta tint) is, to my mind, the most significant market event to take place in years (the crypto revolution notwithstanding which, let’s face it, has enriched all of our lives beyond measure).

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