Slope of Hope Blog Posts

This is the heart and soul of the web site. Here we have literally tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. You can also click on any category icon to see posts tagged with that particular category.

No Comparison

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As I’ve mentioned, we’re going to accelerate development of new features and products here on Slope. Here’s the first one for 2019: Comparison Charts for SlopeCharts.

You can easily compare two, three, four, or five different symbols to one another simply by entering whatever you wanted to compare, separated by commas. For instance, perhaps you would like to examine the relative price performance between the “FAANG” stocks, so you would enter FB,AMZN,AAPL,NFLX,GOOGL in the symbol entry and click Go.

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Introducing Dynamic Sliders

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There was a time last year that new features on Slope of Hope and SlopeCharts were happening so quickly that it almost got annoying. I love new ideas, and I love product development, and once we get on a tear, we blast past everyone else.

The last few months we’ve been largely stalled, however. That’s going to change, though, starting right this second. What I’d like you to do is fire up SlopeCharts and go to Analysis—>Technical Studies. You will see something new in the dialog box.

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The Joy of Charting

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I am pleased to announce my newest book, available presently only for Kindle readers: Joy of Charting. Unlike my printed books, which are typically like sixty dollars, this one is all of $2.99 (which is the lowest possible price Amazon even allows). For any of you the slightest bit interested in charting or SlopeCharts, please give it a read, since it costs less than a cup of coffee and hopefully will do you a lot more good in the long-term.

For your folks without a Kindle, a print book will be coming early next year, and I’ll certainly let you know about it here.

Holiday Ribbons

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In celebration of finally getting some stability, I’m pleased to offer you this: perhaps people think the holiday season means the good people behind the Slope of Hope take it easy and relax. Wrong! We’ve got another SlopeCharts feature for you.

One of the most interesting—some might even say beautiful—studies now available in SlopeCharts is known as the Ribbon Study. This study is comprised of any number of moving averages of various periods. You can access it just like all the other technical studies: via the Technical Studies item in the Analysis menu. Click the Ribbon tab to see the parameters:

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Importing the Drawings of Others

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A few days ago, a Sloper – – a Gold member, in fact – – wrote to me about the Publish/Subscribe feature. He asked if, when he imported symbols from one of my published watchlists into his watchlists, whether or not he could also get the drawn objects I had applied on top of my charts. I told him no and said that was “for a lot of reasons.”

But after I sent the email and considered what the reasons would be……….I realized there weren’t any. In fact, the only “reason” was that the feature didn’t exist. Thus, as I always do, I set about to create it.

The initial part works like it always did. First, you subscribe to any watch lists that others have published:

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Stretch Those Charts!

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Yesterday I did a post about the new Polygon Tool in SlopeCharts. We’ve also added a cool feature that requires a little explanation.

I created a lot of never-done-before innovations in charting with JavaCharts and ProphetCharts, many of which are industry standards today. One of them was the notion of providing extra space on the right side of the chart, so you could have the opportunity to peer into the future with price projections. I find the ability to look into the future (even without the benefit of price bars) to be crucial when drawing objects and trying to contemplate price projections.

I included feature this with SlopeCharts, but until today it was always a fixed amount of time. We’ve now given you the ability to “stretch” the x-axis to give yourself more of the future. You just point to the x-axis scale and drag the mouse to the right. The silent video below shows how this works.

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