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.

Dots Upgrade

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We only introduced OptionDots yesterday, but we’ve already made some important improvements.

  • We’ve given you the choice to have just black dots or have color dots to designate in-the-money (green) or out-of-the-money options (red);
  • As you mouse over any dot, it shows you the strike price and expiration;
  • We’ve also added a new option in Preferences that let you control whether or not the SlopeLinks icons are displayed.

There It Is Again

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A couple of nights ago, in a short post called It’s Quiet, I wrote, ” My spidey-sense is that it’s not going to be this painless. I am frankly stunned and how lackadaisical the market is being about this entire affair, yet as I look at the chart above, I simply don’t think it’s going to hang around at 14 forever with its thumbs in its pockets. Another shoe is bound to drop.

Although “Spidey Sense” isn’t a widely-known technical indicator (not even in my cherished SlopeCharts), my intuition seems to have been correct. The shame of it is that we can’t behave like this is a normal market where we can do our analysis, get into our positions, set our stops, and move on with our lives. No, instead, we have to constantly be looking behind our backs from moronic amoral criminals like Kudlow and Mnuchin for their next effort to prop up this utter fabrication.