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.

Sine Here, Please

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The pace of new features is getting a bit silly. But, thanks to the marvelous support of all our beloved premium members, we are in a position to develop swiftly. If you aren’t a premium member yet, please join! The latest addition to SlopeCharts is……….sine waves!

The sine wave drawn object in SlopeCharts, similar to the cycle lines, allows you to suggest where sinusoidal patterns exist on a chart. These are admittedly not easy to find, since no market would simply bob up and down in a steady, never-ending fashion (if it did, everyone could make a fortune with no risk). However, cycles do exist, in crude form, and the sine wave tool can be a helpful way to unveil them.

To use this tool, choose it from the drawn object icons palette:

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Woulda Quartet

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For some perspective (or torture), you can check out the Woulda Shoulda Coulda page. I punch in four common symbols, hypothetically putting $25,000 into each on the prescient day of March 23rd. Let’s see where things stand in just over three months’ time.

No surprise there! Just about doubling. (Incidentally, I’ll add some sums and averages to this page, since they are sorely needed). As for the grotesque wealth inequality, growing by the day, at least the younger generation has figured out the solution: tear down statues.