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.

Netflix Expands Its Moat

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When Signals Align

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) is another instance where signals from Portfolio Armor and LikeFolio have aligned. At the end of October, the stock hit our top names, as I noted at the time,


Mr. Wizard’s Epic Post (3 of 3)

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You can click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2.

Can Caped Crusaders rescue us?

Another valuation method is the Shiller CAPE 10, which stands for Cyclically Adjusted PE Ratio, with a period of 10 years. This metric is cited quite often when claims are made the market is overvalued.


Shiller’s thesis (literally) was that averaging earnings over a period of several years created a valuation measure that could be used to predict future returns, since the longer period tended to smooth out the ups and downs of the economy and give a more accurate picture of corporate fundamentals. The same data we used in the trendline construction can be used to plot the Shiller CAPE.