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.
Just a quick recap to acknowledge the obvious: the entire month of August 2019 has been a range-bound circus, and as of this writing, we’re mashed to the tippy-top of it.(more…)
The new “comments search” feature is only a few hours old, and we’ve already made substantial improvements.
For one thing, you now have instant access to the search with the comments entry box, so the button will always be there, beckoning you to explore the literally millions of comments have have been entered over the years.(more…)
Yes, yes, the China trade talks. I know. The market is always one tweet away from a mega-rally. All the same, here are fourteen stocks I just shorted.(more…)
As the owner of a Tesla Model S, I got an email yesterday from the car manufacturer proudly stating that they were now offering insurance. The “angle” seemed to be that, since they have so much information about each car (where it’s driven, how fast it’s driven, and so on) they could more intelligently price insurance and, who knows, maybe save you some cash.(more…)
It certainly looks like the bulls have given the bears the old heave-ho, doesn’t it? Sickening as it is, those same goddamned three words – Trade Talk Optimism – is what is sending stocks soaring.(more…)
I’ve got a terrific new feature on Slope to announce.
Whenever we create a new product or feature, there is sometimes a “chicken and egg” problem. The recent introduction of the ability to share study sets is a perfect example of this.
In this instance, the feature is only really useful if a lot of people have contributed their study lists to it, and since I was the only one who had done so (by definition), I had to pretty much beg, plead, and cajole people into doing so until a few people, God bless ’em, finally stepped up to the plate.(more…)