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.

Goodies Forthcoming

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Once again, I awake to a world so uninspiring for content that I struggle to imagine what to write. In this desperate situation, I’ll resort to something I hate doing, which is telling you in advance of some of the things we’re working on in the background of Slope. I normally like to surprise you with such new goodies, but I’ll spoil it somewhat out of a sad need for something – – anything – – to say:

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Improved Verily

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You will be pleased to know that our IV Rank feature, introduced fewer than 100 hours ago, has already been substantially improved.

Volatility, which SlopeCharts already has here, measures the implied volatility of a given financial instrument based upon its options pricing. The volatility varies from instrument to instrument, but for any one instrument, it’s the relative volatility that is of interest to us.

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IV Rank Is Now LIVE!

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I receive ideas and requests every day from Slopers, but I’ve never received such a consistent request as the one for IV Rank. There has been a tremendous clamoring for it lately, so I am delighted to let you know that we’ve done it, and in typical Slope style, we’ve done it better than anyone else.

For those unacquainted with IV Rank, the concept is simple. Volatility, which SlopeCharts already has here, measures the implied volatility of a given financial instrument based upon its options pricing. The volatility varies from instrument to instrument, but for any one instrument, it’s the relative volatility that is of interest to us.

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