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.

Behind the Green Door

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The two development efforts which have been all-consuming for many months have been (a) the Slope Mobile apps and (b) the Virtual Trading feature. The app is just about ready for you to download, whereas virtual trading is still very much in the throes of testing by our marvelous crew of Slope volunteers.

I’m quite pleased at the progress we have made. I wanted to share a few screens with you to give a sense as to how things are shaping up. Here is the Results screen from my account, which illustrates that in spite of some nastiness (a 90.74% loss on one trade) overall my virtual options trading has thrown off some good results. Even though there have been more losing trades than winning trades, there’s a hearty overall profit.

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ETF Volatility

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The volatility grid page is one of those corners of Slope which is so easy to forget. I fired it up today and ran my ETF list through it, and the results are below. Naturally, there are a few leveraged funds mashed on the right side (the ultrashort on QQQ is always going to be volatile, right?) but there are some normal funds that are interestingly positioned, such as SLV, whose IV rank is exceptionally elevated.