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.
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.