Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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Bruno Update

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I wanted to interrupt your market day with a brief update on Bruno, whom is well known to old timers here. He has been silent for weeks, and I’ve been trying to figure out if he’s OK or not. During my early morning dog walk, I called his number (I steadfastly avoid intruding on personal lives, so I had not done this until now). After many rings, his girlfriend answered, and we spoke for a while.

The good news is that he’s still with us. The bad news is that he’s in pretty serious shape. He’s on a ventilator in the hospital. He’s able to communicate, so I asked her to tell him that we’ve been thinking about him and worrying about him. She was very moved by this, and I’m sure the collective sentiments of those here will cheer his spirits. I just wanted you to know.

Hi-Ho, Silver!

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This post has one explicit purpose: to encourage those of you who are not premium members to try the Silver membership. I’m even offering a super-cheap way to try it. If there’s going to be a bear market, there’s no better place than Slope to enjoy it, wouldn’t you agree?

Slope has four offerings: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Diamond. Gold is far and away the most popular, but Silver has a ton of features including, most recently, a twenty-fold increase in the size of its futures and commodity charts. Here are some of the additional goodies you get with Silver (I couldn’t make them all fit in my screen capture…….) (more…)

Weekend Catch-Up

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It was another one of those weekends where there was so much going on, I am compelled to encourage you to check out any posts you might have missed:

As for the markets, all I can say is – – particularly with respect to Finance and Real Estate – – told ya so! (more…)

Vastly-Improved Earnings Calendar

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Every premium member on Slope -from Bronze all the way up to the glorious Diamond level – – gets access to the Earnings Calendar. Until recently, however, you simply got a list of all the earnings happening on a certain day. Let’s face it, there are days when 400 companies might be reporting, and you only care about 5 of them.

Now what we’re doing is sorting intelligently based on the popularity of the instruments in question. Thus, when you look at the list, it will automatically sort based on this, maximizing the likelihood of you actually seeing a stock that you care about as opposed to some obscure thing that trades 500 shares a day.

Key Weekend Posts

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Many of you don’t visit Slope on the weekends, so I wanted to make sure you were aware of a few very important posts that came out, since they merit special attention.

  • Earnings Season Tools – highlights the variety of tools on Slope that are especially useful during the earnings season;
  • Ignore No More – we have restored the ability to “un-ignore” anyone in comments whom you have ignored in the past;
  • Shoulda Coulda Shorted – the “Woulda Shoulda Coulda” page can now handle short sales

I’m at tastytrade studios all day today, just so’s ya knows.

Ignore No More!

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As many of you know, Slope’s comments section has the rather unique feature of being able to ignore someone. While the vast majority of Slopers get along, let’s face it, sometimes there’s someone who just rubs you the wrong way. You can ignore them with a single mouse click.

However, what if you want to UN-ignore them? Maybe you ignored someone accidentally, or perhaps you’ve become best buddies with the person you used to despise. Well, I’m glad to let you know we have re-introduced the ability to reverse your decision! (more…)

Shoulda Coulda Shorted

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There is an improvement on the Woulda Shoulda Coulda page I wanted to tell you about.¬†As many of you know, this page (which, as far as I know, has no equal on the web) lets you play “Time Machine” and enter trades from the past to see how they would have performed.

Ironically for this website, it only let you enter long positions. Now you can enter short positions. All you have to do is enter a negative number when you enter the Amount. Here are three imaginary short sales: