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.

TradeMachine Laboratory

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I’ve been having a ball experimenting with CML’s TradeMachine Pro, which is an extraordinary tool for finding options ideas and doing backtesting. We have a special deal running with CML (click here to learn about it and watch a video about the product). Here’s a simple example – – it’s fascinating to see the sort of mayhem (and then eerie calm) leading up to and following the financial crisis.

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Internet Explorer and SlopeCharts

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Some of our fellow humans are racist. Some of them are sexist. Me? I’m browsist.

What I mean by that is that I have strong feelings and biases about browsers. I’m a Chrome user, and I see no reason to use anything else. In spite of being used by countless millions of people, Internet Explorer has long been heralded by engineers around the world as an absolute nightmare. I’ve never understood why such a popular product would be so awful, but it is.

Indeed, even back in 2002 when I was hiring for Prophet, our standard interview question was, “What kind of browser do you use?” We had agreed that IE would be an instant disqualifier. Happily, all the applicants had other answers. (At the time, Firefox was considered a very good response). (more…)

Key Weekend Posts

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Many of you don’t visit Slope on the weekends, so I wanted to make sure you were aware of a few very important posts that came out, since they merit special attention.

  • Earnings Season Tools – highlights the variety of tools on Slope that are especially useful during the earnings season;
  • Ignore No More – we have restored the ability to “un-ignore” anyone in comments whom you have ignored in the past;
  • Shoulda Coulda Shorted – the “Woulda Shoulda Coulda” page can now handle short sales

I’m at tastytrade studios all day today, just so’s ya knows.