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.

Hide Those Trades!

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If things go as I hope, the year 2021 will be the year that Slope becomes not just a community of traders, but a community of trading. The real thing.

Toward that end, my crack team of virtual trading testers and I have been making good progress on the first phase of this project, and those of you in the comments section have been the unwitting (and unwilling, I imagine) beneficiaries of their virtual trade notices.

No longer! We have tidied up the comments controls and added a new checkbox, shown below. Want to not see any of the virtual trade notices. No problem! Just check the box.

Yer welcome.

Oh Hi Mark to Market

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I penned a recent post describing how the good people at Zillow had slashed the ostensible value of my lovely private residence from $8.4 million to $4.8 million (maybe they just like flipping digits?) Given the relatively smooth sailing of Zillow data, this was curious to me, until I stumbled upon an event that might have jostled their statistics: the sale of the home of my next door neighbor:

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