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.

Clorox Gets Wiped

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As a public company, Clorox has generated large, consistent returns for its shareholders for decades. When Covid hit, the stock went into overdrive, because everyone on the planet was rushing around wiping this, cleaning that, and scrubbing the other thing.

Well, the thrill of cleaning is gone (and pantries are packed to the brim with Clorox supplies), and its has reflected that fact in the CLX chart. Over the past year, Clorox has lost a full ONE THIRD of its market gap, when today being a particularly bad day.

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Quinceanera

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Monday ended better than it started, I can tell you that much. My main portfolio, which consists of 15 autumn-dated put positions, did pretty well, and I’d like to write a few words about each of these positions, in alphabetical order.

Ally Financial is doing all right, but it’s still range bound. It’s going to take some serious weakness in financial stocks to get it to crack the horizontal support.

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