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.

An Analysis of Past Ideas

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UPDATE: The original post is below, but in an amazing “duh” moment, I realized how easy  it would be to automatically have the latest stock prices in the spreadsheet, so I modified it to show those. After doing so, the profit results improved by over 30% (as of this writing). I frankly can’t believe I was so dim that I hand-entered the quotes originally, but the bottom line is that the profits were better than originally reported.

From time to time, people ask if I have some kind of spreadsheet that tracks the results of my various ideas. Over the many, many years this website has been around, I’ve never done so, but I decided to take an afternoon to compile an analysis of a couple of “Premium” videos I did early in October 2018. Although these videos were behind a paywall, you can view video one and video two freely now.

I entered all these ideas into a publicly-viewable spreadsheet, which shows each symbol, its closing price on October 5th (when I made the videos), and its closing price seven weeks later (when I did the analysis). They were all short ideas, and the results speak for themselves.



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Like every single one of you reading this, I hate robo-calls. I actually disconnected my landline (which I had for decades) since 99% of the calls were robo, and then they started coming to my cell phone. I was going crazy. Then I downloaded an app called RoboKiller (I am not advertising this; I am just sharing something that was helped me; they aren’t PAYING me or anything). It basically will pretend it’s talking. So not only do I not have to bother dealing with the call, but I actually get to waste the time and money of the company trying to bother me! Here’s a sample call that came to me yesterday.

Old Book, New Book

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I have two pieces of interesting news I’d like to share, both of them relating to books.

First of all, I have dramatically chopped the price of my most recent book, Silicon Valley Babble On. I have reduced the price of the color version from $79.95 to $59.95 (25%) and I’ve chopped down the black and white version from $39.95 to $19.95 (50%).

I’ve basically cut my royalty to the absolute bone in order to sell more books, because I want people to read it. I think it’s good stuff, and I’d rather have more readers than a little more cash in the bank. Here is the link to the color version, and here is the link to the black and white version.

The other item I wanted to mention is that I’m working on a book about SlopeCharts. I’ll have a very rough cut of it soon, and I want people who are willing to READ it, MARK any errors or suggestions, and then mail it back to me.

I initially was going to ask people to pay a few bucks to help with the cost, but you’re doing me the favor, so I won’t ask for a penny. If you can make a commitment to doing this, and you are a user or at least a person interested in SlopeCharts, please email me with your mailing address. Thank you! (more…)

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