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.

Quintet of Quick Links

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In two days, we’ve gone from zero Slope Links in SlopeCharts to five, and more are coming. I’ll let them speak for themselves about their purpose:

If there are other functions you want with one-click access, drop me an email. There’s a steady drumbeat of product improvements on the way. Incidentally, I heard from some folks that use Firefox and Internet Explorer that the Market Meter dial was misbehaving for them. No more! It’s all fixed now.

Boundaries that Count

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In spite of what seems like a pretty ugly trade war, the market is strong and tightly range-bound. I wanted to update some major cash indexes to illustrate some important zones of support (magenta) and resistance (green). The bulls get the upper hand (or hoof, I guess) if the green breaks, whereas the bears get the upper paw if the magenta fails. As always, click on any chart for a much larger version.

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Let Me Know

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I’d like to ask literally 5 seconds of your time to tell me the broker you use and what you like to trade. This information is ANONYMOUS. It will truly help me do better product planning for Slope in the months ahead. If for some reason the survey isn’t showing up, here is the direct link.

(Note Bene: I do NOT sell information about Slopers to anyone. Never have. Not email addresses. Not likes and dislikes. Nothing. Never have. Never will. This is just for ME.)

Betting on Zero

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I love documentaries. And I love equity bears. So I’m doubly-stunned that I didn’t know about Betting on Zero, which is available freely to any of you that are Netflix subscribers.

The documentary is about Bill Ackman’s fabled fight against Herbalife by way of his billion dollar short position. The film is marvelously edited, and absolutely engrossing. It was done a few years ago, so it’s kind of awkward that Bill Ackman pledges to the poor Latinos he’s speaking with that he would fight until the end of time against HLF, and yet he actually surrendered completely in March 2018. Still, I heartily encourage you to watch this documentary; it’s terrific.

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