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.

Crash Protection For Coinbase

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Options Start Trading On Coinbase

Options started trading on Coinbase (COIN) on Tuesday, so longs can now hedge their shares in the crypto platform. We’ve posted a couple of hedges for the company below, in the event Anatoly Karlin’s prediction of a crypto crash this year comes to pass.

Before we get to those, let’s clear up a bit of misconception about the company’s IPO last week. 


Bumbling Along

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There are countless examples these days of the unhinged insanity in the stock market, but I’d like to present one in particular: Bumble. Here is their entire business model:


That’s it. Basically it’s like Tinder, except women make the first move. End of story.

So how big a moat is that? I mean, anyone could come along and create a hook-up app where they require the man, the woman, the hippopotamus, or whomever else is the targeted carnal companion, to make the first move.