About Slope of Hope

Chart-Based Trading Ideas Since March 2005.

Welcome to the Slope of Hope

The Slope of Hope began in March 2005 as a place for Tim Knight (who had recently sold his charting business, Prophet, to Ameritrade) to share charts and experiences with a handful of readers. In the many years since then, Slope has blossomed into the premier destination for technical analysis, trading ideas, charts, and discussion with all kinds of traders - - be they in stocks, futures, options, or just about anything else with a ticker symbol. Here are some of the highlights of the site:

Blog Posts

Blog posts on Slope were the genesis of the site. In the many years Slope has been running, tens of thousands of posts have been made about financial markets, politics, trading ideas, social commentary, music, comedy, and everything else imaginable. The majority of these have been written by Tim, and a variety of contributing editors makes the content fresh, thought-provoking, and educational. There is a never-ending stream of new posts every day of the year, and dedicated "Slopers" often get the majority of their news and information from these posts and the discussion that follows them. Click here to read the latest posts.

Comments Galore

Most websites have comments sections these days, and they tend to attract just a handful of messages. However, Slope's comments section is a beehive of activity, with hundreds - - sometimes thousands - - of comments every a single day. There are three reasons for this: (1) Slope is populated by friendly, helpful members who treat each other with respect, (2) the comments system itself was custom-made for Slope from the ground up to make it as good as it could be, and (3) an active and vibrant community is deeply-ingrained into the culture here. To participate, all you need to do is be a registered user (aka a "Sloper"), which is instant and free of charge. If you don't have an account yet, click here to make one, since it only take as few moments.


Charts are a critical part of investing life. There are many charts available online, but none of them are like SlopeCharts, which is the brainchild of Slope founder Tim Knight. SlopeCharts, which is available free of charge, embraces several core values: (1) Ease of Use: Using SlopeCharts is intuitive, simple, and a breeze to learn (2) Organized: There is no charting product in the world that comes anywhere close to watch list management, which is how you keep your trading world in good order (3) Patterns-Focused: The premise here is that history tends to repeat itself. Giving you insight into trading patterns and giving you the power to embellish your chart with powerful yet easy-to-use drawing tools is one of the platform's key appeals. Click here to give it a try.


Often described as "the Pinterest of technical analysis", SocialTrade lets you post and view charts, images, and articles for you and other traders. If you ever see a chart or article you would like to share, you can just "stack" it instantly to our enormous database that the community has already crowdsourced. There are a half-dozen ways for you to browse this library, including browsing by category, by the most popular offerings, or by contributors. The SocialTrade menu at the top of the screen shows you the different ways you can instantly jump into the database and begin learning and sharing. Click here to start browsing this tremendous library.

Premium Memberships

Traders need several things to make a profit: a brokerage account, trading capital, and excellent ideas. Tim has been actively trading the markets for three decades and made a name for himself as one of the best chartists around. If you want to get access to his best ideas, you will want to become a Gold or Silver subscriber. (Lower-cost memberships are available as Bronze and Silver.) Besides members-only trading articles, you will also get access to a supercharged version of SlopeCharts (which has dozens of features non-premium users lack), an advertising-free environment, and the ability to both publish and share watchlists of symbols with other subscribers. Click here to learn more about membership choices.

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