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.

Best Posts of 2022 (3 of 6)

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Preface to All Six Segments: At the end of each year, I take hours to go through the thousands of posts from the year to gather together what I consider the very best of them. I urge you to read them, since these are the best-of-the-best, and frankly I’m surprised not only how excellent they are but how amazing the predictions turned out to be. Slope truly is the greatest undiscovered gem on the Internet, and I’m glad you’re here to make it possible. Click on any title to read the accompanying post (those marked PREMIUM remain accessible strictly to Gold and Platinum members, God bless ’em).

  • Ye of Little Faith – Correlating Slope’s subscription numbers with the equity market.
  • PREMIUM: The Truculent Seven – Jim Cramer recommended seven stocks. Six bombed. Tesla did all right. Sort of. Actually, now Tesla sucks too, so he’s 7 for 7 in the failure department.
  • Half a Billion Dollar Loss? Ack!!! – Legendary investor Bill Ackman gets blown up by Netflix.
  • A Seller’s Market – Our purchase of real estate in North Carolina at the top of the market.
  • Breaking Away – A brilliant deconstruction, if I may say so, of 1980s movie formulae.
  • Breeding Ground – Why San Francisco has become a poo-infested enemy of business.
  • Fear – A seriously creepy experience in a crime-infested city.
  • Seriously, People……… – Near the peak of one of the year’s counter-trend rallies, I call for an imminent fall. This was spot-on.

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The Wayward Fish

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I just took a glance at my portfolio spreadsheet, where I also keep a record of the options positions I have closed to see what happened with them afterward. As you might guess, many of them continued to throw off profits, some of them into the triple digits. Of the top three, two of them are no surprise – – AMZN and TSLA – – since I told those puts way too soon. But the biggest “fish that got away” of them all is much less well-known, which is Lincoln Savings (LNC) whose ability to plunge after tops is in its nature.