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.

Price Cream Cone

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What a extraordinary change in volatility the past five weeks. I can’t imagine anyone wanting to buy any option these days for a simple directional trade. Using the Price Cone feature in SlopeCharts, I can show you that the amount of volatility you’re paying for basically covers all possibilities except for an asteroid destroying Earth. Option sellers, on the other hand, are doing great!

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Put-Worthy

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Over the past week, I have looked on with horror at how my TLT calls and SPY puts continued to ascend in price after I sold them. The SPY puts late last week were up nearly another 1,000% (seriously……….) and the TLT calls, at this very moment, are up another 700%. Sheesh.

Not surprisingly, I am increasingly interested in options positions. I have acquired put options (that don’t expire for months) on the individual stocks below. These are, to my eyes, the best of the best with respect to bearish potential.

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