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.

Semi-Tough

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Home, sweet home! Back where I belong! So here’s a post about a sector I’m finding rather interesting these days: semiconductors. Below is a chart of the semiconductor index, symbol $SOX, and what I suggest is a looming bout of weakness. Below this index I’ve provided four individual semi stocks that I think warrant close observation. My only position now is a whole ton of February SMH put options.

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Health Stocks to Watch

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Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) rose 88 cents to $21.13 on 6.7 million shares Thursday. The company announced a new hemp-derived CBD product line.  The stock bounced off the bottom of its declining channel last month, and has since been consolidating before breaking out of the channel earlier this week.  A move through recent highs in the $21.50-.70 area could lead to our next target of $26.

Mallinckrodt plc (MNK) jumped 33 cents, or nearly 10%, to $3.69 on 7.6 million shares Thursday.  The UK-based biopharmaceutical company last week announced findings on a novel predictive model to more quickly identify infants with a rare seizure disorder.  A break through lateral resistance in the $4-$4.15 range could accelerate the stock to $5.25.

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