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.

Best of 2020: Part 4 of 8

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Preface to all eight parts: This year was an extraordinary one for the world and an amazing one for Slope. Our user base has grown, our site has dozens more features, and we are poised for a great 2021, which will be our sixteenth year in business. Out of the thousands of posts this year, we have picked some we believe you will enjoy re-reading the most.

The Strange Smell of Success
Slope of Hope suddenly gets really, really popular

Sputtering to a Stop
Watching the world slow down just prior to the shutdown

It’s Finally Broken
The Dow Industrials collapses 2,000 points (boy, those were the days)

The Curse of Abundance
Definitely one of the favorite business tales I’ve ever shared.

Just Screw It
How my Nike put options made a huge profit that I managed to avoid.

Letter for the Ages
I received an extraordinary letter from a young trader.

Liberation Day
Recapping an incredible first quarter. Little did I know, the fun was over

Much Good Has Sprung From Misfortune
Some thoughts on how bad news can be good news in disguise

The Rabbit’s Habit
My local Whole Foods had all the Aloe Vera leaves you might want.