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.

Bearishness is a Disease. Meet the Cure.

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I’m going to start this important post off with three specific things you can do to support Slope and all the hard work and engineering dollars that go into it:

  1. Don’t block the ads: this costs you nothing. If you’re using an ad blocker, please permit ads to show up on Slope. Do it now. Please. I’ll wait.

  2. Click the ads: If you see an ad that is even mildly interesting, give it a click. Particularly if you see one of those tastyworks ads and want to try out their brokerage.

  3. Become a premium member: This is the granddaddy of them all. The vast majority of Slope features are behind the “walled garden” of premium memberships. Our Gold and Diamond members in particular keep the good ship Slope sailing and improving.

Now, on with what I’ve got to say. (more…)

The WSJ Reversal

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Back in mid-December, as I was thumbing through the Sunday Wall Street Journal at a fencing tournament, I read a lengthy, in-depth analysis of General Electric. It was quite a damning piece, and it was long enough to be a novella. I tweeted out this image from the paper, since I found it funny that GE had paid for an advertisement that the WSJ decided to put right next to this corporate tear-down: