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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.

You Mo Betta Wise

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It was only last month that the media felt the need to offer a reassurance like this one:


Anyone notice that, now that the Dow Industrials has risen about 7,000 points, no one is running around screeching and wringing their hands about closing the markets? Yeah, I thought not. The world hates bears and loves, loves loves the bulls.

I got in my head an epic piece I want to write about this entire situation, but that’s probably best for a weekend.


The Virus Longs

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After the market closed on March 24th, I put together a spreadsheet of what I considered the 15 best “buys” in light of the virus sell-off. Here, in retrospect, are the 15 of them, a little more than a month later. I have placed in the caption the percentage change since I put the spreadsheet together. They are shown from worst performance to best. Ironically, the weakest performance was from none other than Gilead. I have put the percentage change in the caption of each chart.

slopechart GILD
percentage gain since March 24th: 4.7%