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.

Dots Upgrade

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We only introduced OptionDots yesterday, but we’ve already made some important improvements.

  • We’ve given you the choice to have just black dots or have color dots to designate in-the-money (green) or out-of-the-money options (red);
  • As you mouse over any dot, it shows you the strike price and expiration;
  • We’ve also added a new option in Preferences that let you control whether or not the SlopeLinks icons are displayed.
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Announcing OptionDots

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Perhaps it seems like I’m making this up as I go along, adding feature after feature all willy-nilly. Believe it or not, I actually have a plan in mind, and we’re getting there one baby step at a time. Here’s another step, and I assure you, this is the start of something much larger.

SlopeCharts now has a one-of-a-kind way to represent the options contracts that exist for a given financial instrument, and we call them OptionDots. To use them, just click on the Delta symbol (that is, the triangle) on the row of SlopeLinks:

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Salesforce Pre-Earnings Trade

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Submitted by: The Director. In this post, let’s look at some pre-earnings trades.

First let’s look at CRM (SalesForce).  Earnings are June 4th, 2019.

Let’s work on identifying our edge.  Using some of my own methods, I’ve first found a “sweet spot” at entering the trade nine days before, and exiting 3 days before earnings.

In CML Trademachine, we have seen pre-earnings optimism contribute to just under 200% in profits with a long call strategy [see below] from days -9 to -3 prior to earnings. 

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