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I am delighted to announce a new feature in SlopeChartsthat I dreamed up a few days ago; Custom Events.
This feature allows you to add a marker to any part of a chart with a note in it. The note might pertain to the stock (“Elon Musk announces intention to buy Twitter“) or earnings (“Big earnings disappointment“) or news (“Hurricanes shut down refineries and push up energy prices“) or anything you like (“Bought my first 50 shares on this day.”) You can make any note about anything you chart on any particular date, and it will be remembered for your later reference.
To add a custom event, just right-click on the chart on whatever date is appropriate for your note, and choose this from the pop-up menu:
The title of this post doesn’t refer to the lack of volume in the market. It has to do with the fact that I’ve scurried away from my energy shorts over the course of the past few days. It used to be the most dominant sector in my portfolio. Now it doesn’t even exist. The main reason is, not to put too fine a point on it, that energy simply Kept Going Higher. For one thing, oil itself basically goes up every day now, and it completed this clean breakout on Thursday: