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.

The Bronze Age

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This post is explicitly aimed at those at the Sloper level of service (in other words, free users). I’d like to strongly encourage you to consider signing up for a Bronze membership, which is our cheapest one. Besides all the cool stuff you get with your memberships, here are my reasons to do this immediately instead of in the future:

  • On August 1, the price is going up 50%;
  • I am going to take away a number of free features and put them into Bronze (and the higher levels, obviously), such as the Reporting This Week earnings calendar and the options chain page, besides all the features listed below;
  • As as reminder, I deliberately removed commercial advertisements from the site (and sacrificed the substantial revenue in doing so) in order to make Slope faster and better-looking, so, c’mon, you could at least throw a few bucks my way each month to support Slope. You’re a serious trader. Is $9.95 a hardship? I bet not!
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Kill Those Cookies

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Now that we’ve upgraded our servers, some folks are having trouble logging in, since their browsers are confused (basically straddling the old servers and the new servers). The solution to this is easy: delete your browser cookies. If you don’t know how, just go to Google and type “how to delete cookies in ” followed by whatever browser you use. Here’s what it looks like in Chrome, for example

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Free Money! (Sort Of)

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You may not know this, but having surveyed the readers of Slope, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the most popular brokerage among them is none other than tastytrade – – which has a special place in my heart for obvious reasons.

The last time I saw Tom Sosnoff in person, he was telling me about this new promotion they were going to run, which essentially would let a person play with $5,000 of virtual money in a trading account and, if they manage to make $250 profit in two days, they’d actually get that money for real. In other words, you could lose the entire $5,000, and you actually wouldn’t lose anything, but if you managed to make $250 or more in two days, you’d actually get that cash (zero risk, all reward).

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Oh, Yeah! (Friday Edition)

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Preface to all editions: I have been in “I can’t believe I forgot this was on Slope” mode quite a lot lately. If I can’t remember all the cool stuff, surely some of you may have forgotten too! In that spirit, here are some reminders:

Oh, Yeah! (Thursday Edition)

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Preface to all editions: I have been in “I can’t believe I forgot this was on Slope” mode quite a lot lately. If I can’t remember all the cool stuff, surely some of you may have forgotten too! In that spirit, here are some reminders:

Oh, Yeah! (Wednesday Edition)

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Preface to all editions: I have been in “I can’t believe I forgot this was on Slope” mode quite a lot lately. If I can’t remember all the cool stuff, surely some of you may have forgotten too! In that spirit, here are some reminders:

For myself, I’m going to get some much-needed rest. You can deal with this Powell lunacy on your own.

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