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.

The Ox Bow Incident

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“Don’t let the gars nibble your toes, Tim!” One of my older brothers knew it was easy to freak me out, since there was no way you could see what was going on beneath the surface of the water. I knew there probably weren’t gars, and if there were, they probably had better things to do than nibble on a little kid’s toes, but it was enough to make me curl all ten of them up, just to be safe.

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Lady’s Man

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Years ago, my parents put together a huge scrapbook of photos and mementos of my childhood. One of my beloved children was going through it and happened to see one of the more amusing entries.

Back in my home state of Louisiana, I lived next door to a girl my age who was absolutely stunning. Even as a little kid, I knew she was beautiful, and so I always liked to see her. Some of our friends even put on a mock “wedding” for us, tossing handfuls of flowers at us as we “walked down the aisle” (just a patch of the back yard).

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Enough with Drop

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Time for me to bellyache about one of those things that just gets on my nerves. I’m sort of like a younger Andy Rooney, except less dead.

It’s the word “drop”. For the past few years, it has been appearing more and more frequently as a substitute for the word “release”. In the old days, an album was “released” or maybe “hit the stores”. Now…….it’s “dropped”. It’s just another example of white culture “borrowing” something from black culture in an attempt to be cool, because although I haven’t studied the etymology of this thing, I believe “drop” was the parlance of the hip-hop or rap world when it came to music being released.

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Write Now

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All right, it’s time for me to get serious about doing my MMT post, so I need to focus on that. Perhaps you wanted a market update of some kind, but honestly, not a thing has changed for me, except I’ve dropped my exposure a little bit (from 200% to 190%, still entirely short – – obviously). But I’ve said all I needed to say over the weekend, so it’s time to write.

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How Do I Use Slope?

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On Friday afternoon, I received an email from a premium member which read, in part:

I’ve been a diamond member for a short while (less than a year). I’m trying to better understand the best way to use your services. I get the impression that it’s not necessarily a trade recommendation service since it can be difficult to see your entries/exits unless you state your stops. I think it’s a service to promote the learning and usage of charts to enhance trading but I’m not sure about that since there doesn’t seem to be much instruction (unless I missed it). So I thought I’d go straight to the source to get your elevator pitch on how I should be using it.

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