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.

Who Arted?

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For all the relentless teasing and snark good-natured ribbing I took for my creation of ticker.art, it’s been a marvelous success. I mean, it’s not going to shove CyberPunks aside, but I was worried I would sell precisely $0.00 of my own creations, when in fact out of 48 items so far, 46 have sold! Pretty shocking, I’ve got to say. Ticker.art is a hit!

One chap has become a complete ticker.art aficionado – this doesn’t even show all the items he’s acquired, and he’s the lucky duck who snapped up TSLA in the wee hours this morning when we finally finished it after literally sixteen iterations on the pieces (I’m quite exacting about this stuff).

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Overnight Success

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I don’t think I’ve ever learned so many things, so fast, in my life. I knew zero about NFT a month ago (except to deride it, as most people here still do). Now it’s making a splash! And, hey, I’ll never push Bored Apes or CryptoPunks aside, but it’s a great start! Explore ticker.art and see for yourself. To see us on any list in just a week’s time amazes me, even if it’s 817th place!

A Perfect Pair

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Well, I’ve done a lot worse than this before. There’s no doubt about that.

I came into the day with the entirety of my IRA account in one and only one thing: short-dated GDX calls. This is very unlike me. I usually spread my risks, and I usually am so nervous about what’s going to happen that I only buy options with MONTHS left to go. And yet here I was, with 100% of my account in call options had seven trading days of life left. I did a premium post about this to our Gold and Platinum members yesterday, and I did a follow-up post today after I went screeching out of the position with a fat overnight profit. Maybe I closed too early, but I don’t care.

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Pilgrim’s Progress

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I have been absolutely delighted at the success of ticker.art, which is my five-day-old website that sells original NFTs based on ticker symbols. In its very short history, ticker.art has……

  • Sold 60% of the pieces it has posted so far (I am truly amazed at this);
  • Enjoyed its first resale (which means someone “flipped” an NFT for a personal profit);
  • Had its fastest sale ever yesterday (it was Facebook);
  • Has garnered over 200 followers on its Twitter feed @tickerart

In fact, one fellow who bought AMD appears to be very ambitious about his own ability to make a profit, but you never can tell……….

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