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.

Not-So-Reddy Kilowatt

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Here in the Silicon Valley, the technological center of the universe, all the chatter over the past few days is how we’re going to lose…………..electricity.

Well, not specifically in Palo Alto. But in various parts of the state, since – – it’s windy (I am not making this up). See, a couple of years ago, PG&E inadvertently set some towns on fire, since their ancient infrastructure got blown down and lit forests on fire, which sent this huge utility into bankruptcy. So they’re being a bit gun-shy now.

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Two Good Spreads

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For obvious reasons, I’m taking it kind of easy in this Kafka-esque market we’re in. I cannot wait………let me say that again – – Can……… Not…….. Wait….. for the good people for the Chinese delegation to hop on a plane and go home. This has become just absurd.

In the meanwhile, I’ve got to say my interest-sensitive put spreads are doing nicely. I’ve marked in green where I bought the puts and magenta where I sold them. I’m up to about 35% of its potential profit now.

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What a Jerk!

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What I try to do on this site is analysis. More specifically, my own thoughts on the market, a place for you folks to share your thoughts and ideas, and the tools to experiment and analyze on your own.

On a day like this, though, there’s hardly any point. We’re all just waiting for the latest word on what day the Chinese delegation is going to fly home, whether or nor they’re in Business Class or Economy Plus, what gate their flight is at, and whether or not they signed up for Global Entry. It’s just ridiculous.

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