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.

Triple-Scoop Cone

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One might assume that I’ve recently been finding the market to be annoying, vexing, and frustrating. OK, three strong adjectives………that’s a good start. I’d probably add a dozen more. All the same, it is what it is, and all I can do at times like this is manage risk responsibly. To that end, I have been dialing back my positions in light of the never-ending bid. I’m presently in 50 individual shorts at a 125% commitment level.

I thought it would be a good time to visit the Animated Price Cones (a Slope exclusive!) to try to get a little insight or perspective as to what in the holy hell is going on out there. I have shown the QQQ, IWM, and SPY. Even though the VIX has collapsed from nearly 90 down to the mid-20s, it’s still interesting what a wide swath of price possibilities is still suggested (although you’ll note in just the past few days, the sheer height of this thing has shrunk markedly). I suggest just starting at these loops a few time on each ETF to drink in what’s happening. It’s mesmerizing.

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Wilshire Boulevard

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It turns out, after I dug deeply enough, there is a treasure trove of Wilshire equity indexes available in SlopeCharts. I shared my custom-made watch list with my Gold and Diamond members on Thursday night, but here are five choice-looking long-term charts which I think speak for themselves. Please note that this data is from the economic database, which is Diamond level, but the charts are pretty cool nonetheless……….

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