OK, finally, at long last, a book about blockchain I like and understand! Its name is Blockchain Basics, and it’s precisely what I’ve been seeking: a perfect match between technical explanation and pragmatic understanding. It isn’t too dry, it isn’t too simplistic – – like the porridge of old, it’s just right. I just wanted to pop out one last post today to recommend this book.(more…)
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.
As we continue to build out Slope as well as SlopeCharts, an important principle for me is that the features don’t get buried. In other words, I want the important functions of the site to be as visible and easily-accessible as possible. In that spirit, I wanted you to know about Slope Links:(more…)
We introduced the oh-so-cool Market Meter very recently, and we’ve already integrated it into SlopeCharts. This has the advantage of immediacy. Any chart you are looking at, you can click on the new icon and instantly get the Market Meter for that security over the past 30 days. For greater control, you can use the Market Meter page, but this is a great way to get an immediate view.(more…)
As I’m thumbing through charts, I’m amazed how many “private bear markets” are going on with big equities. Overstock, Baidu, Pier One – – companies that are seeing 70%, 80%, and even 90% drops in recent history.
The drops aren’t quite as dramatic in the stocks below, but they have terribly interesting setups. Here’s Apple with its horizontals and price gaps.(more…)
As nice as the red is – – I’d love 1,000 days in a row of this – – we always have to be on the lookout for strength. I wanted to point out the risk at this point by way of the small caps. What really needs to happen is a failure of the tinted area. As it is now, this would actually be a sensible place for the market to find support.
I was indeed puzzled on Sunday afternoon when the ES and NQ opened up nice and green. With the trade “deal” completely mucked up – – I’m talking Trump Steaks, Trump University, Trump Airlines level mucked up – – I assumed we’d just keep grinding lower. But, nope, everything bright green.
I need to stop worrying about such trifles. Overnight action seems to be deliberately misleading these days. It’s quite evident the path we’re on. Suffice it to say that the colors have changed.(more…)