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First I want to preface this post by saying that this is not trading related, but a general reflection. AND — my apologies ahead of time for those who are atheists. I do not wish to ram religion down anyone’s throat. But to me the above events help place into context the merger of the individual story and collective narrative.
This is a difficult time for all of us. When celebrations, warm weather, and the need for basic social interaction, a Maslovian need of every human being, comes to the fore, it is natural that we want to break free of our constraints, and of the horrendous phrase “social distancing.” That being said, our natural urges to be liberated from house arrest have led to a darkened path for some, and a riskier path for others.
Over the weekend, I let it slip (rather intentionally) that we’ve spent the past several months working on a Mobile Slope. As I stated, I can’t let you try the iOS one yet, but you Android users can get your alpha version right here. I’ve received a tremendous amount of good feedback so far, and I’d love some more!
Even though I can’t get you the iPhone and iPad version yet for testing, here’s what I just recorded to give you a sense of what it’s like on the iPad.
The passivity of the American public is jaw-dropping. Let us reflect briefly on Moderna, which only days ago was trading at $94 due to chatter about how they had cured Covid or some such thing. That very day, insiders dumped $30 million on a naive public and did a huge secondary offering. Here’s the aftermath:
The products and services on Slope are drawn from a wide variety of sources, but one of the core data vendors is Wall Street Horizon which provides earning dates. You might think that kind of data is available from all kinds of places, and it is. The problem is, from my research, they all stink except for WSH.
They dropped me an email the other day saying they’ve been making a weekly report available for free which consolidates a wide variety of information such as this:
I’ve got a couple of improvements to SlopeCharts to mention.
First of all, intraday SlopeCharts now work with Macintosh. That may seem like an odd thing to announce, but, frankly, they’ve never worked on a Mac until now, so I wanted the handful of Mac users out there to know we got this bug fixed! You will kindly take note of the Apple logo in the upper left corner: