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.

Bend It Like Beckham

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Sometimes I get an idea for a feature which needs data first. You didn’t know this, but we’ve been tracking everyone’s account balance in their Virtual Trading account for many months. We are too focused on our Really Big Project right now to create these charts, but I’ve mocked up my own equity curve based on the data we’ve stored. Once we do this for real, it’s going to be super-cool! I’ve had a rough time of it lately, but by God, I’m going to conquer $10 million.


Never Argue With Price

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For when it comes to trading the financial markets price is the ultimate arbiter of truth. Period. We can whinge and whine all we want about what the market ‘should be doing’ based on a laundry list of technical evidence suggesting that it is ‘overbought’. But in the end, the market will simply do what it wants to do. And when it wants to go up – we aim high – especially during a bull market.

So as you may recall from my previous update I keep seeing quite a few alarm signs flashing hot red, one in particular is excessive SKEW across SPX and SPY options. But then there’s this: