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.

Event Markers – New Feature!

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I am pleased to announce a new feature in SlopeCharts for all paying members (and, nudge nudge, prices are going up next Friday, so those of you on the fence might want to make the leap). If you think of any other genuinely helpful classes of “events”, please do email me, since I’d love to have as helpful a library of dates as possible.

Now, there is a library of date-based “events” built into SlopeCharts which subscribers can overlay on top of a chart. These events include holidays such as Memorial Day and Christmas as well as events from the world of finance such as FOMC announcement days. You can access this feature from the Tools menu:

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The Main Event!

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I am delighted to announce a new feature in SlopeCharts that I dreamed up a few days ago; Custom Events.

This feature allows you to add a marker to any part of a chart with a note in it. The note might pertain to the stock (“Elon Musk announces intention to buy Twitter“) or earnings (“Big earnings disappointment“) or news (“Hurricanes shut down refineries and push up energy prices“) or anything you like (“Bought my first 50 shares on this day.”) You can make any note about anything you chart on any particular date, and it will be remembered for your later reference.

To add a custom event, just right-click on the chart on whatever date is appropriate for your note, and choose this from the pop-up menu:

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Powerful Layered Example

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Since I don’t trade the futures markets, I have been monkeying around with the site to while away my time as I wait for the opening bell tomorrow. I created another really powerful example of a Layered Chart that I wanted to share with everyone.

What I did was chart $BIGSUM which is the summation of advance/declines and plotted it against the S&P 500 cash index. I used the “Synch” function to line these up, and a very cool chart ensued.

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