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.

A Bearish Options Strategy on Bonds

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Today I want to discuss a bearish income strategy that allows you to define your risk while simultaneously using less capital. The strategy is known as a poor man’s covered put.

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High-Probability S&P Options Trade

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Here we go again!

A few weeks ago, I posted a bear call spread on the S&P 500 (SPY). At the time SPY was trading for $454.97. Now SPY is back under $440, and our bear call spread is worth well-less than half of our original premium. As a result, our profit target was met.

As I state in every “Trade Idea” post, “I look to buy back a spread when I can lock in 50% to 75% of the original credit.”

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Another Inflation Trade Idea

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Playing the Probabilities in Oil

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Every week I post my High Probability, Mean-Reversion Indicator of roughly 25 ETFs with the most liquid options. The indicator provides a quick glance into the current overbought/oversold levels along with current levels of implied volatility and the associated IV rank.

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Bearish Options Strategy Few Investors Know

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Before I get started I want to encourage all of you interested in trading options to sign-up for my free weekly newsletter. No, I’m not going to send you more than the one email a week and no, I’m not running a service. I’m a trader. This is completely free from all marketing. You will find educational topics, research, trade ideas, weekly indicators and more each week. I’ve been on Slope for a long, long time and would love your all of your support. Thanks.

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