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.

You Won’t Believe Your Ears

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We’ve added sounds to SlopeTalk. Of course, I know some of the more curmudgeonly types won’t want these newfangled gee-jaws what with their a’beepin’ and a’boopin’, so you can turn any sounds on or off in Preferences. By default, only New Posts and Notifications to You will make sounds; the others you can turn on manually. Anyway, having sounds in he product now is something fun and, occasionally, useful. Also, if you think of other “events” that deserve a sound, please “@” me with your idea! Remember to Shift-F5 to get the latest ‘n’ greatest version of SlopeTalk!

Messy, Messy, Messy

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If there are three stocks that, later in 2022, I believed were exemplars of amazing, gigantic tops, they would be MDB, SPLK, and NOW. In all three of these cases, the strength in the NASDAQ has pushed prices deeply into their patterns. Of these three, I’ve retained my position in only one of the – SPLK – and I’ve lost ample amounts of cash on all three of them getting into – – and back out of – – position. I have not lost faith in the long-term potential of these gargantuan tops, but I think they illustrate very well just how challenging this bear market has been. What started off as picture-perfect tops have turned out to be, to put it kindly, very messy.