My biggest short position (by way of August puts) is XLB, the materials fund. It is THIS CLOSE to a trendline failure:(more…)
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.
I’ve watched enough interviews of comedy writer Bruce Vilanch to have heard his tale multiple times that, as a child, he was a “Charming Chubby” child model for Lane Bryant. My curiosity got the best of me, so I did a Google image search for that phrase (warning: do not do this, for you will regret it severely) and, after narrowing it down some, stumbled upon this artifact of yet another thing that could never, ever, be printed today:(more…)
Waiting in the long rental car line yesterday, I reached my breaking point. Since I had nothing else to do except stare at the back of the head of the person in front of me, I tweeted this:(more…)