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.

NEW: Volatility Calendar

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We are delighted to let you know about yet another Slope creation – – a new page dedicated to showing you, in an easy-to-read, attractive format, an earnings calendar focused on volatility data. The page is very similar to the existing Graphical Earnings Calendar, but it has two vital pieces of information beneath each symbol:

  • the Average Move that the stock makes between the day prior to earnings and the day after;
  • The Implied Move based on the implied volatility data of the options values.

Moon Shots

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The stock “market” has been on a sugar-high for some 14 months now, but a few stocks have exploded with such shameless verve that they merit special attention. What’s especially interesting about these nearly vertical ascents is that these aren’t $5 million start-ups; these are gargantuan, lumbering, very old companies. Do with these what you will – – jump aboard the bull train, sell options against them, short them, whatever you like. I simply offer them here because they are extraordinary.