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.

Use A Time Machine & Profit As A Trader

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Don’t you sometimes wish you could somehow travel backwards in time and place a few trades based on what you know? Or perhaps travel forward and then return with next year’s football almanac or next week’s lottery numbers? Unfortunately my time machine is still in the shop but in the interim I can do you a solid and teach you the next best thing: How to interpret the financial news to your advantage and consistently bank mighty coin in the process.


What’s In a Name?

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Some of you know that I have a daily broadcast on the tastytrade network called Trading the Close. As grateful as I am for the show (I’ve been a member of the team since literally Day One, which was eons ago), I’ve always hated the name of the show. I mean, the name stinks in general, and the show isn’t even at the closing bell! So – yuck.

They have told me I can change the name, so I want to get this right. They say they want the word “Trading” in the name somewhere, so I offered……….

  • Wading While Trading: broadcast entirely from my swimming pool. This one is mainly for the ladies.
  • Trading the Clothes: each weekday, I swap my outfit with a randomly-selected tastytrade employee or contractor with hilarious results.

But seriously, folks, I’d appreciate any helpful ideas you’ve got about the show. What I’d like the most, of course, would be Slope of Hope, but I doubt they’d let me get away with that. So – – what do you think I should call it?