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Surely one of the most overused words these days is “entrepreneur”.
Entrepreneurship For Sale
Tue, 2015-12-29 18:33
By Tim Knight

Surely one of the most overused words these days is “entrepreneur”. I have considered myself an entrepreneur for my entire working life, except for a couple of brief stints at “regular” jobs (Apple, Montgomery Securities).

A “trader” who had the misfortune of having his entire account short KBIO which ripped about 700% higher this morning.
More on KBIO: A Litany of Errors
Fri, 2015-11-20 07:11
By Tim Knight

I suspect some of you saw the article over on ZH about the “trader” who had the misfortune of having his entire

I saw Mario Draghi was on the calendar in a big way, jawboning far more than usual.
Knight on Draghi, the ES, and Avenging October
Fri, 2015-11-13 08:27
By Tim Knight

  Just a quick post to say that I went to bed terribly concerned last night, since I saw Mario Draghi was on the calendar in a big way, jawboning far more than usual.

I’m not very accustomed to clicking the “Buy” button, but I’ve been doing that a bit lately, and with good results so far.
Knight: Three Bounce Plays
Tue, 2015-11-10 08:06
By Tim Knight

  I’m not very accustomed to clicking the “Buy” button, but I’ve been doing that a bit lately, and with good results so far. As I said on my Tastytrade show today, I am “long gold and miners and short everything else with a ticker symbol.”

Knight made an off-the-cuff musing about the prospect, years from now, of the giant oil companies being called to account for climate damage…
Tim Knight: “Thank You for Smoking”
Fri, 2015-11-06 06:00
By Tim Knight

A couple of weeks ago, for no particular reason, I made an off-the-cuff musing on my Tastytrade show about the prospect, years from now, of the giant oil companies being dragged in front of some kind of world court, being called to account (and pay for) all the damage

Crude oil is a very big deal to me, and its surging strength lately has been just one of many dismal things on my mind.
Tim Knight: Winning with Crude
Thu, 2015-11-05 07:34
By Tim Knight

Crude oil is a very big deal to me, and its surging strength lately has been just one of many dismal things on my mind.

Despite the relative wealth of the San Francisco peninsula, there are buses all over the place.
Knight: The Changes to This Industry will be More Profound than Amazon, Facebook, and the iPhone Combined
Tue, 2015-11-03 07:30
By Tim Knight

With all the grousing and grumbling I do here, I thought I’d change my tone and write up a genuinely positive, optimistic post. This has to do with an element of what I think will be a tectonic shift over the next twenty years: transportation.

I’ve mentioned LivePerson before as a short...
Knight on LivePerson Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN)
Fri, 2015-10-30 07:35
By Tim Knight

I’ve mentioned LivePerson before as a short, and I can’t remember if it was for Plus people or for the unwashed masses – – but enough time has passed that I thought I’d mention it again.

With just a couple of days left this month, October will, mercifully, soon be at a close.
Tim Knight and the Spoilers Today
Thu, 2015-10-29 06:03
By Tim Knight

What a crummy day for your beleaguered host!

There are, however, patterns which still look bearish, in spite of the 2300 point rise (!!!!!!!) in the Dow over the past couple of months.
Why Patterns Still Matter for Stocks like Cabela's Incorporated (NYSE:CAB) and More
Fri, 2015-10-23 07:10
By Tim Knight

Well, in spite of its reputation as a “crash month” (1929, 1987, 1990, 2008 – – and that’s just off the top of my head!) October has certainly sucked out loud for equity bears like me.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) is one of seven shorts Knight highlights today...
Tim Knight’s Seven Energy Shorts Investors Need Today
Mon, 2015-10-19 08:10
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope brings WallStMavens readers this morning seven energy short ideas. The seven big board listed names include: ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) Targa Resources Partners LP (NYSE:NGLS)

I realize that we’re all getting a bit weary of hearing about Dennis Gartman, his picks, and his fade-worthiness.
Is Dennis Gartman’s Credibility in Extreme Peril?
Tue, 2015-10-13 05:40
By Tim Knight

I realize that we’re all getting a bit weary of hearing about Dennis Gartman, his picks, and his fade-worthiness. I heard something, however, which compels me to offer up this post about what he said today on CNBC.

Well, all you bears have me to thank again, since my trip to Atlanta, Georgia has caused the market to complete reverse itself.
Traveling Tim Knight: Mega-Reversal
Fri, 2015-10-02 06:03
By Tim Knight

Well, all you bears have me to thank again, since my trip to Atlanta, Georgia has caused the market to complete reverse itself. The jobs report had a little to do with it too, because here’s the situation we’re in folks: (1) Interest rates are at zero;

Knight on the Odd Man Out
Fri, 2015-09-25 08:09
By Tim Knight

Well, now it makes sense. Carefully-planned speeches and press conferences (last Thursday) from Yellen give the market a 1,000 point sell-off on the Dow. On the other hand, a mini-stroke on stage is just what the markets needed to rally overnight.

From March 2009 through December 2014, the bulls had the wind at their backs.
Knight: The Wind at Our Backs
Thu, 2015-09-24 08:11
By Tim Knight

 

VW is accussed of deliberately implanting software into diesel models so that the engine only ran clean when it was being tested...
Tim Knight and the The Volkswagen Passout
Tue, 2015-09-22 06:00
By Tim Knight

  I suspect most of you have heard about Volkswagen’s shameful cheating on emissions.

Knight is heartened with Dennis Gartman's return to the bullish camp...
Knight and the Phantom Dennis Gartman
Fri, 2015-09-18 08:28
By Tim Knight

Is God this munificent?

I don’t really use indicators in my trading, but I wanted to take a look at the 50/100/200 day exponential moving average on the Russell 2000.
Knight: Just Another Close Call?
Wed, 2015-09-16 06:15
By Tim Knight

I don’t really use indicators in my trading, but I wanted to take a look at the 50/100/200 day exponential moving average on the Russell 2000. Here’s what I see, and I’ve removed the price data for simplicity and clarity:

I have, over the nearly eleven years (!) this blog has been around, largely avoided the topic of Elliott Waves.
Knight’s Odd Relationship with Elliott Wave Theory
Thu, 2015-09-10 06:57
By Tim Knight

I have, over the nearly eleven years (!) this blog has been around, largely avoided the topic of Elliott Waves.

Standard & Poors has downgraded the BRIC country bonds to junk level...
Knight: Another Blow for BRIC
Thu, 2015-09-10 06:22
By Tim Knight

   

It’s very, very easy – effortless, actually – to be a bear on a day like Tuesday when the Dow closed down nearly 500 points.
Knight: Zones of Resistance
Thu, 2015-09-03 06:00
By Tim Knight

It’s very, very easy – effortless, actually – to be a bear on a day like Tuesday when the Dow closed down nearly 500 points.

Last night I set up a Google News Alert so email me any time the guy says anything about anything...
Knight on Gartman: ‘God’s Messenger’
Wed, 2015-09-02 06:43
By Tim Knight

I never bothered watching or listening to clips of this guy (and I say “clips” because God knows I’d never turn on CNBC………ever) and what struck me is that while he tries to sound like the apotheosis of erudition, he stumbles all over himself grammatically (“I’ll leave that to

Knight: "It remains beyond me why the public dives into IPOs in the throes of a bull market."
Tim Knight: The IPO Chamber of Horrors
Thu, 2015-08-27 08:11
By Tim Knight

It remains beyond me why the public dives into IPOs in the throes of a bull market. Below are some of the widely-hyped public offerings over the past year or so, shown in percentage form. The results speak for themselves.

On Tuesday morning, WalMart reportedly a 15% drop in profits year-over-year...
WalMart or FallMart? Why Knight is Delving Deeply into the Chart of this Troubled Retailer
Wed, 2015-08-19 08:04
By Tim Knight

  On Tuesday morning, WalMart reportedly a 15% drop in profits year-over-year and warned they would be dropping estimates for forthcoming periods.

The Dow's 50 DMA has crossed beneath the 100 DMA, and it’s on its way to doing the same to the 200.
Knight: Recognizing the Dow’s Coup de Grace and the Giant Distribution Top We Are Experiencing
Fri, 2015-08-14 07:08
By Tim Knight

In my estimation, the dreary, slogging, multi-month range we’ve been all living through is a gargantuan distribution top which is, thank the maker, starting to roll over.

Back on June 15th, I specifically suggested shorting TDC...
Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) is Big Winner for Short Sellers
Fri, 2015-08-07 08:12
By Tim Knight

The following comments come from Tim Knight of Slope of Hope, the most prolific author on WallStMavens at the moment and our ‘go to’ for all things technical…

Microsoft is a tenant of the Kilroy Realty Corp. (NYSE:KRC) property at Westlake Terry, South Lake Union, Washington.
VIDEO: Short Plays from Tim Knight Include Kilroy Realty Corp. (NYSE:KRC)
Mon, 2015-08-03 07:54
By Tim Knight

  Tim Knight of Slope of Hope provides a video below for WallStMavens readers and viewers of a few short candidates that he likes right now. Those ideas include:

A helpful chart that I think will be the “all clear” for bears is JNK...
Knight on the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEArca:JNK)
Wed, 2015-07-29 08:45
By Tim Knight

My “try to be a partial bull” yesterday blew up in my face. Not to be vanquished, I gave it another go today, and it’s working out (so far!) My best winners have been XOP and XME, and I’ve got a smattering of other long positions.

It’s a foregone conclusion that AMZN will have a market cap of over a quarter trillion dollars tomorrow, which is a lifetime high.
Amazon on Verge of Quarter Trillion Dollar Plus Market Cap
Fri, 2015-07-24 06:01
By Tim Knight

Obviously the talk-of-the-town after hours is Amazon, which is, as of this moment, up over 16%. It’s a foregone conclusion that AMZN will have a market cap of over a quarter trillion dollars tomorrow, which is a lifetime high.

We are falling back toward what is fairly strong support, pointed out below at the price level 4,555.
Knight on E-Mini Nasdaq 100 Futures
Wed, 2015-07-22 06:56
By Tim Knight

As delighted as I am to see the NQ getting wrecked, I want to caution any bears out there (in case there are still any left besides me) that this drop is really just wiping the foam off the beer.

We’re getting very, very close to what I think will be a major pivot point, and perhaps the pairs trade opportunity of the decade...
Knight: Key Ratio Pointing to Pairs Trade Opportunity of the Decade
Mon, 2015-07-20 08:31
By Tim Knight

Two months ago, I did a piece called A Fascinating Ratio, which suggested that a major reversal was coming once the ratio reached about 2.0.

Knight bought UVXY despite it grinding along at lifetime lows...
Knight: Buying the ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures (NYSEArca:UVXY) ETF
Fri, 2015-07-17 07:33
By Tim Knight

Wow, the Slope saved me yesterday! When UVXY was grinding along at lifetime lows, I thought, what the heck, I’ll give this a whirl. I had never bought this supercharged volatility ETF before.

The historic deal with Iran is obviously suppressing prices, since a tidal wave of oil from Iran in coming years will just add to the supply glut.
Iran’s Crude Effect
Wed, 2015-07-15 07:32
By Tim Knight

Just a quickie comment-cleaner as we await something more pithy from Springheel Jack…….. I remain bearish on energy and energy-related stocks. Crude has been stuck in a very tight range for the past seven trading sessions, following the big drop of July 6.

Profits abound for those who have recently shorted Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE:SHAK)...
Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE:SHAK) is One of Two Charts Investors Need to Have in their Crosshairs
Tue, 2015-07-14 07:26
By Tim Knight

  From Tim Knight of Slope of Hope, we have two charts for WallStMavens readers: Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE:SHAK) Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GREK)

I wanted to briefly share one mildly interesting chart, which is one of those “one that got away” type situations.
Knight: Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK) – One that Got Away
Thu, 2015-07-02 06:59
By Tim Knight

Good morning, everyone.

First, the EUR/USD has pretty much rallied all night, but only to an area of massive overhead supply.
Knight on Crude Oil and Currency Breaking Developments
Mon, 2015-06-29 07:49
By Tim Knight

Well, the market hasn’t even opened yet here on Monday morning (and I say “morning” loosely, since my dogs know what’s going on with Greece and got me out of bed at 4:30, so it’s pitch black here in Palo Alto) and it feels like we should be getting the Friday bar ready, since

Let us turn our attention to crude oil, which ended its firm, steady push lower early this year.
Technical Analysis: Crude Oil’s Key Levels
Fri, 2015-06-26 07:43
By Tim Knight

I guess the whole Greek nonsense has been put on hold (again) until Saturday, just so the angst, tension, and uncertainty can persist. The situation has long passed the point of tragicomedy.

Between now and October, I think we’re going to have the most substantial down-move of the past four years.
Biggest Market Drop of the Past Four Years to Occur by October – Here are the Six Charts You Need to Profit from It
Thu, 2015-06-25 07:47
By Tim Knight

Between now and October, I think we’re going to have the most substantial down-move of the past four years. I don’t know when it’ll happen (umm, obviously) but below I’ve pointed out what I think are reasonable goals for the push lower.

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) short position has shown incredible consistency...
Knight’s Update on Shorting Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA)
Tue, 2015-06-23 08:04
By Tim Knight

Just last week, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope wrote this about Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA):

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) could be in its own bear market for years to come.
Three Charts Savvy Investors Must Study Immediately
Fri, 2015-06-19 08:28
By Tim Knight

Well, today sucked out loud for the bears. Lifetime highs on the NASDAQ as well as the Russell 2000, all in the midst of the Greek nonsense which is persistently at the cusp of blowing up, but never does.

Where are the crashes of yesteryear?
Ichthus Reversal Pattern is Still the One to Watch
Tue, 2015-06-16 07:17
By Tim Knight

Well, that was yet another ridiculous trading day for the books. We started off deeply in the red, rallied mightily for no logical reason, hung out in a tight range for most of the day, and then finally wound up modestly down. Sheesh. This is getting old.

Well, this endless, agonizing Greek drama that never ends still hasn’t ended...
Videos: Knight’s Rationale for Remaining Fully Short this Market
Mon, 2015-06-15 08:06
By Tim Knight

Well, this endless, agonizing Greek drama that never ends still hasn’t ended, and as I’m typing this, it’s a sea of red.

Knight's short selling concerns were realized as the market has been roaring higher.
Knight and His Short-Selling Concerns
Thu, 2015-06-11 07:52
By Tim Knight

When I saw Robert Prechter featured as the #1 story yesterday on the usually-bullish MarketWatch, I had concerns, believe me, about my short positions. Those concerns were realized today, as the market has been roaring higher.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL) is just one short Tim Knight of Slope of Hope likes now...
VIDEO: The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL) is among 70 Attractive Short Plays Right Now
Mon, 2015-06-08 09:14
By Tim Knight

Tm Knight of Slope of Hope is actively short 70 stocks in the current market. In the video below, he provides WallStMavens readers with eight that he finds highly attractive right now. The symbols for those stocks are: ALL

Musk has created an enormous fortune based on a combination of brilliance, guile, and an unwitting nation of taxpayers.
Short Elon Musk Now
Fri, 2015-06-05 07:29
By Tim Knight

A Sloper sent me an interesting article this weekend, lengthily describing how Elon Musk, who has endlessly been described as the r

Suffice it to say that I’m glad I bought in 1991, and I deeply, deeply regret selling the two other pieces of real estate I had in this area...
Investors Beware of Palo Alto Real Estate
Thu, 2015-06-04 07:41
By Tim Knight

I’ve done many, many posts about the insane real estate market here in the Bay Area. I’m not going to bore you with another “can you believe how much they want for this?” because, by now, I think you kind of get the point.

There is no nuance to what I’m going to say: interest rates are pushing higher, and this is going to be a millstone around the neck of the world economy.
Knight: Interest Rate Damage to Extend Beyond US
Thu, 2015-06-04 06:12
By Tim Knight

There is no nuance to what I’m going to say: interest rates are pushing higher, and this is going to be a millstone around the neck of the world economy.

Dreadful performance of IPO Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY) not indicative of traditional bull market....
Chart: ‘Hot’ IPO Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY)?
Wed, 2015-06-03 06:10
By Tim Knight

Background: Etsy, Inc. operates online and offline marketplaces to buy and sell handmade items, vintage goods, and craft supplies.

KNIGHT: Signs of Dow Composite Failure Already Before Us
Mon, 2015-06-01 06:43
By Tim Knight

One of the great ironies of Slope is that, in spite of it being formed as a charting/technical analysis discussion area, it has attracted a lot of folks who regard technical analysis as little better than astrology and palm-reading.

Yellen's upcoming decisions might be for naught as 75 months of uptrend in the Dow Transports has broken its trendline...
Yellen Seals Her Fate and Russian-Short Play Takes Shape
Wed, 2015-05-27 08:38
By Tim Knight

I start today with the same feeling that I had twenty-four hours ago: delight that crude oil continues to break down.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM) is one of six shorts Knight loves right now...
VIDEO: KNIGHT’s Post Memorial Day Short Plays
Tue, 2015-05-26 07:45
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has six short ideas for Mavens’ readers for post Memorial Day trading. The six ideas are below plus a video explaining the key technical levels that make them so attractive:

Peter Schiff had suggested it would be more important to watch the ratio of the stock market priced in gold rather than the stock market priced in dollars.
A Perspective on Stock-Market Pricing that Will Get Investors Attention
Wed, 2015-05-20 06:25
By Tim Knight

A reader wrote me and mentioned that, years ago, Peter Schiff had suggested it would be more important to watch the ratio of the stock market priced in gold rather than the stock market priced in dollars.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS)
Knight Provides Two Videos with Ideas including The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS)
Mon, 2015-05-18 07:26
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope provides two video below for WallStMavens readers, brimming with stock ideas.

Many months ago, a Sloper (who seemed quite knowledgeable on the subject) said that Harley-Davidson was going to be facing worsening conditions and that it should be shorted.
Knight on Shorting Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG)
Fri, 2015-05-15 08:01
By Tim Knight

Many months ago, a Sloper (who seemed quite knowledgeable on the subject) said that Harley-Davidson was going to be facing worsening conditions and that it should be shorted.

Having been involved with high-tech since 1979, and having lived in Palo Alto since 1984, I have some acquaintance with the psyche of the Silicon Valley.
Insider Perspective: Startup Castle and the Insanity of Silicon Valley
Fri, 2015-05-15 07:53
By Tim Knight

Having been involved with high-tech since 1979, and having lived in Palo Alto since 1984, I have some acquaintance with the psyche of the Silicon Valley.

Feel like a really contrarian play? How about going long the Japanese Yen?
For Contrarians Only: The Japanese Yen Trade
Thu, 2015-05-14 08:43
By Tim Knight

Feel like a really contrarian play? How about going long the Japanese Yen?

“I’m a technologist, and I always thought 3D printing was just about the dumbest thing ever..."
The Complete and Utter Flop that Appears to be 3D Printing
Tue, 2015-05-12 06:46
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has worked in and around Silicon Valley for years and knows the area – and its insanity – from the inside.

Our present position, I believe, makes it more likely we push lower (by as much as 55 points) than higher.
Knight’s Take on the Narrow S&P Trading Range and Where It’s Going
Tue, 2015-05-12 06:30
By Tim Knight

Below we have a comment from Tim Knight of Slope of Hope on the future direction of the S&P 500:

Please check out the show I just recorded since it does a really good job of explaining my views on the market right now...
Video: Tim Knight’s ‘Trading the Close’ – Focus on Energy
Wed, 2015-05-06 08:57
By Tim Knight

I’ve got some errands to run right now, so I’ll leave you with this hyperlink to my new show, Trading the Close, which is on Tastytrade each trading day. Please c

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) is one of 73 short positions Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has right now...
Vital Technical Information for Trading Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)
Tue, 2015-05-05 08:04
By Tim Knight

BABA is one of my 73 short positions right now. I just wanted to offer an important and gentle reminder to everyone, since the bottom of a chart can often trick you into thinking that there is some kind of wall there – – an important bottom.

BIotech Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) is one of several technical ideas highlighted by Tim Knight below...
Seven of Knight’s Favorite Technical Ideas Include Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG)
Mon, 2015-05-04 08:52
By Tim Knight

In case you missed my explanation yesterday……..As you know, my usual schtick is to create four videos and share two of them with everyone and the other two with Slope+ members only.

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope provides a detailed technical perspective on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in the video below…
Video: Knight’s Detailed Technical Analysis of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Full Market Update
Wed, 2015-04-29 08:27
By Tim Knight

Following its recent quarterly earnings release, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has had a flurry of analyst activity surrounding it.

Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) is just one idea mentioned in the video below...
VIDEO: Knight on the Dow Composite and Five Technical Plays including Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO)
Tue, 2015-04-28 09:35
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope produced the video below which is now offered to WallStMavens readers. Knight discusses the following, and yet again focuses mostly on big-board issues: Dow Jones Composite Average (^DJA)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is one of the ideas highlighted in Knight's video...
Knight Video: Technical Comments on Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) and More
Mon, 2015-04-27 07:39
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope brings WallStMavens the following video which discusses several ideas including: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR)

All the comparisons to 2000 seemed a little far-fetched... until today.
Knight: It’s the Year 2000 All Over Again for U.S. Equities
Fri, 2015-04-24 09:58
By Tim Knight

All the comparisons to 2000 seemed a little far-fetched………until today. Before the opening bell, I was looking at my iPad from the comfort of my bed, and I took a few screen shots for posterity.

Knight says that the last meaningful sell-off was four years ago...
Technical: Breakout Above Three-Month Old Channel Poses Enormous Threat to Bears
Thu, 2015-04-23 08:06
By Tim Knight

Well, Wednesday was kind of a disappointment. It started off great, but once oil started firming (and, even more so, energy stocks), things started to turn south.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) has been a frequent short candidate of Knight...
VIDEO: Knight on How the Coming Market Drop Will Look and Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG)
Wed, 2015-04-22 07:21
By Tim Knight

In the video below, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope discusses the possibilities of a meaningful move downward in US equity markets in the next few weeks. He talks about the possible path down, what to look for, and how to be ready…

Iconix Group (symbol ICON) is a stock I mentioned so many times as a short idea, I stopped even saying anything since it got so repetitive.
Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICON) is in Free Fall
Tue, 2015-04-21 06:00
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope is on the road this week, but he did file this comment yesterday: Iconix Group (symbol ICON) is a stock I mentioned so many times as a short idea, I stopped even saying anything since it got so repetitive.

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope is not, as some believe, giving up trading...
VIDEO: Fourteen Great Short Plays following Friday Market Selloff
Mon, 2015-04-20 07:46
By Tim Knight

The rumors are not true. Tim Knight of Slope of Hope is not, as some believe, giving up trading.

It seems all the yammering about oversupply in crude oil is meaningless...
Knight’s Technical Update on Crude
Thu, 2015-04-16 08:48
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope shares with WallStMavens readers his latest technical thoughts on crude oil... It seems all the yammering about oversupply in crude oil is meaningless (as, it seems, 99% of the worries posted on ZH turn out to be).

The market was a rather curious beast today, as the Russell 2000 reached its highest level in human history during the session.
Knight: Why the Mindless Buy-the-Dip Crowd is Vulnerable Now
Tue, 2015-04-14 07:01
By Tim Knight

Comments from Tim Knight after Monday’s close:

It takes courage to short any equity position at any time...
Video: Many Indices Technically Uninformative Right Now, Waiting on Earnings Season
Fri, 2015-04-10 07:51
By Tim Knight

It takes courage to short any equity position at any time. But it takes something extra to short while in a secular bull market that ranks among the very best in history.

This is only going to feed the frenzy of retail excitement in China, as their citizens continue to jump into equities feet-first.
Knight on the iShares China Large-Cap (NYSEArca:FXI)
Thu, 2015-04-09 07:36
By Tim Knight

As China ascends to the top global economic superpower (leaving the U.S. permanently behind, in spite of visionary leadership from the likes of Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi), the chart of the stock markets from the middle kingdom are breathtaking.

Until March 13, energy stocks were a total kick on the short side. Since then, they’ve been clawing their way back...
Why Shorting Energy Stocks Should Interest Investors
Wed, 2015-04-08 06:59
By Tim Knight

Until March 13, energy stocks were a total kick on the short side.

In spite of today’s rally-from-nowhere, the Dow Transports continue to make obscene gestures toward the bulls and defy the retard-o-ramp.
More Transport Woes and Technical Comments on June E-Mini S&P 500 Futures
Tue, 2015-04-07 08:24
By Tim Knight

Before I begin, a quick remark to my beloved Slope+ subscribers: please note the idea from this morning is slightly updated, so check it out, and 

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is one of five ideas highlighted by Knight in this video...
VIDEO: Detailed Technical Analysis of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Four Other Interesting Trades
Mon, 2015-04-06 09:27
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope recorded this technical video over the Easter weekend. In the video, he mentions: Mobile Telesystems OJSC (NYSE:MBT) Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH)

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICON) was formerly known as Candie’s, Inc. and changed its name in July 2005. Photo courtesy of NASDAQ.
Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICON) Short Position Shaping Up
Fri, 2015-04-03 05:00
By Tim Knight

I mentioned ICON so many times over the months as a short idea, I started refraining from uttering its ticker in videos, since I had beaten the idea to death. At long last, though, this thing is starting to really move down in a clear way. Huzzah!

Well, the first quarter of 2015 is now history, and it wasn’t exactly a barn-burner.
Knight: Post Mortem on 1Q15
Wed, 2015-04-01 06:45
By Tim Knight

Well, the first quarter of 2015 is now history, and it wasn’t exactly a barn-burner.

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shaping up to be an attractive short play...
VIDEO: Very Nice Range Play for Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)
Mon, 2015-03-30 07:50
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight’s Slope of Hope celebrates its ten-year anniversary this week. In honor of that, Tim has released a video with a lot of actionable ideas for WallStMavens readers. Those ideas – thirteen in all - include:

VIDEO:Major Support Being Tested in Torrid Week for US Market
Fri, 2015-03-27 08:27
By Tim Knight

With so many major indexes possibly breaking through major support during a torrid week for US markets, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope is ready with a highly technical video which will prepare WallStMavens readers well for what may come soon…

gold
Despite Strength, Knight Aggressively Short Precious Metals and Energy
Thu, 2015-03-26 08:31
By Tim Knight

Greetings from California Barber Shop, where for $17 you can get the best haircut in town if you are willing to wait literally two to three hours for your turn.

I've got a smallish-mediumish size short in crude oil...
Knight’s Trading Notes for Today’s Session
Thu, 2015-03-26 06:37
By Tim Knight

That the 28-year old co-pilot of the Germanwings flight was the one who did the deed.  Good. God. In a way, I’m relieved it wasn’t a terrorist attack or a mechanical failure, but that didn’t save any of the poor souls on board.

Well, the Dow Jones Composite has been the subject of my oft-cited Ichthus pattern (which at this point is resembling a piranha).
What the Dow Composite’s Ichthus Pattern Reveals Right Now
Fri, 2015-03-20 08:04
By Tim Knight

Well, the Dow Jones Composite has been the subject of my oft-cited Ichthus pattern (which at this point is resembling a piranha). I decided to update it somewhat to take into account recent price activity, and this is what I see:

Kohl's Corp. (NYSE:KSS) is just one of a dozen longs Knight highlights in today's video...
VIDEO: One Dozen Long Ideas Ahead of Yellen’s Wednesday FOMC Comments
Wed, 2015-03-18 07:50
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope presents a full dozen long ideas – mostly big-board names - that look extremely compelling from a chart perspective.

“Silver, gold, and miners continue to be absolute garbage. We’re only about ten dollars away from breaking beneath multi-year lows..."
Precious Metals Delight Short Sellers
Tue, 2015-03-17 07:50
By Tim Knight

Below is the latest from Tim Knight on precious metals and how he is profiting from them right now…

Permabear Tim Knight believes, “Watching markets collapse is the most fun you can have…”
Knight Relishes the Collapse of Crude Oil
Mon, 2015-03-16 08:26
By Tim Knight

WallStMaven Tim Knight of Slope of Hope evokes images of Emperor Nero playing the fiddle as he watches Rome burn. Except with Tim, Rome isn’t burning, it’s crude oil prices. And it’s playing right into his hands… Read what he has to say below:

One reasonably decent “down” day on Thursday would be all it takes to set things in motion.
Bearish Opportunities for the Next “Decent-Down Day”
Thu, 2015-03-12 07:58
By Tim Knight

I’m still very much positioned for further market weakness, and I’m hoping to hang on tight until the VIX gets back up to about 23 or so. Below are a few targets that I think would be reasonable in the face of a sell-off.

CME's ES e-mini contract hits target...
CBOE E-mini S&P 500 Hits Target, Knight Holding Shorts
Wed, 2015-03-11 08:28
By Tim Knight

Comments from Tim Knight of Slope of Hope below: “The ES did a glorious job tagging its target price, marked with the green horizontal line below. I’m totally out of all my ETFs, although I still have my army of little short positions alive and well.”

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) is just one short idea that is unfolding well for Tim Knight...
Short Ideas Behaving Beautifully Include Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA)
Tue, 2015-03-10 08:23
By Tim Knight

I was going to title this post “Told Ya So”, but I figured that was obnoxious, so we’ll keep it more innocently puerile.

By day’s end, I had one of the most profitable days of 2015 and definitely a good, solid day.
How Tim Knight's Unwieldy-Short Portfolio Beat the Market Selloff
Mon, 2015-03-09 08:28
By Tim Knight

Friday was a very interesting trading day for me, and I thought I’d share my memories of it since I think it is instructive about both risk and emotional management.

In case you missed this subtle little character point, I really like shorting stuff.
Why CurrencyShares Euro ETF (NYSEArca:FXE) was the One that Got Away
Fri, 2015-03-06 07:13
By Tim Knight

In case you missed this subtle little character point, I really like shorting stuff. What breaks my heart is that I didn’t short the Euro and just stick with it for the past year.

Those calling for a major market pullback in February did not get anything of the kind...
99.42% of Market’s "Bubble" Resists Bursting
Thu, 2015-03-05 07:45
By Tim Knight

Below are the comments from Tim Knight (Slope of Hope) regarding yesterday’s market action…

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) is just one of eighty short ideas Tim Knight has for readers...
VIDEOS: Top Shorts that Should Not Be Ignored include American Express Company (NYSE:AXP)
Mon, 2015-03-02 07:54
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope says he cannot broadcast to his readers a list of long ideas in good conscience. However, right now he has eighty shorts that look very attractive to him which he has broken down into twenty favorites and four groups.

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope brings a short idea to WallStMavens readers...
Shorting of YY Inc. (NASDAQ:YY) Proves Profitable
Thu, 2015-02-26 06:42
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope brings a short idea to WallStMavens readers that has personally been working out very well for him. Here’s his brief comment below:

Tim Knight's early exposure to binary options has been eye opening for this experienced trader...
Confessions of a Permabear and his Enthusiasm for Binary Options
Tue, 2015-02-24 08:39
By Tim Knight

Like most non-insane people, there are some things I like about myself and some things I don’t.

The bulls, however, own the NASDAQ lock, stock, and barrel (especially the stock).
The Charts that Show the Bulls and Bears Respective Turf
Fri, 2015-02-13 07:57
By Tim Knight

Hi, Slopers – – sorry I’ve been so quiet today. I had to get up super-early this morning to get one of my children to the airport.

It’s interesting that the oil inventory report would come out this morning and cause crude to accelerate its drop...
Knight vs. Cramer on Crude’s Bottom
Wed, 2015-02-11 12:57
By Tim Knight

As my Slope+ readers well know, I’ve had a bug up my backside about energy shorts for quite some time.

Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG) is one of twenty stocks Knight is eager to short...
Videos: Twenty Stocks to be Shorted Includes Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG)
Tue, 2015-02-10 07:30
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope recently released two videos featuring twenty stocks which he was not yet short - but intended to be soon. Each video features ten short ideas including: Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA) Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG)

Oil has rocketed off of lows this week - but how high will it reach?
VIDEO: What Will Happen in the Ferocious Crude Oil Rally this Week
Wed, 2015-02-04 08:17
By Tim Knight

Crude oil appears to have established its lows and has since rocketed up 25% in just the couple of trading sessions we’ve had this week. But where to from here after that meteoric rise?

Panoramic view of CME where E-Mini S&P 500 originated in 1997...
What Rattles Tim Knight at the Moment
Mon, 2015-02-02 07:40
By Tim Knight

Here it is, Sunday evening, and I am loaded to the teeth with short positions.

Tim Knight presents five short ideas for Mavens readers this morning...
Knight’s Five Shorts for Monday, January 26, 2015
Mon, 2015-01-26 08:19
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has five short ideas for WallStMavens readers this morning. Those ideas include: Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICON) REX American Resources Corporation (NYSE: REX)

Knight spots diamond pattern in Dow Composite Index...
Dow Composite in a Favorite Pattern Right Now
Wed, 2015-01-21 08:28
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has a quick comment on the Dow Jones Composite Index: “On the intraday chart, it looks like the Dow Jones Composite is painting out a diamond, which is one of my favorite reversal patterns.”

Greece jitters once again impacted the Euro in today's trading...
QUICK TAKE: Knight on the Sinking Euro
Mon, 2015-01-05 08:01
By Tim Knight

In Europe today, the Euro plummeted as Greece – once again – creates anxiety as to whether or not it will continue to be a part of the common currency bloc. Tim Knight of Slope of Hope issued a short comment about this below:

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) is just one energy stock that is a prime short according to Knight.
VIDEO: Knight’s Nine Special Short Plays Include Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC)
Mon, 2014-12-29 07:52
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has put together a special video which he released yesterday that he calls his “Special Sunday Shorts.” The video is a culmination of Tim’s audit of all his existing positions, distilled down to nine favorites.

Copa Holdings SA (NYSE:CPA) is one of three shorts Knight likes for the holiday week...
Short Ideas for the Thin Christmas Market include Copa Holdings SA (NYSE:CPA)
Wed, 2014-12-24 07:31
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope acknowledges that volume and attention on Wall Street will likely be light as is historically the case this week.

Congressman Jim Himes has cheerfully exchanged his ethics for campaign contributions from the big banks...
Spotlight on One Congressman in the Big Banks’ Back Pocket
Mon, 2014-12-15 10:18
By Tim Knight

The $1.1 Trillion spending bill that funds the Federal Government for about nine more months includes some additional items which undue some post 2008 financial regulatory changes… and pass some derivatives-based risks on to US tax payers.

One can see the chasm that has developed between these two usually-correlated markets...
Decreasing Correlation between High Yield and Equity a Concern
Fri, 2014-12-12 08:35
By Tim Knight

Yet another Maven weighs in with caution. This time it’s Tim Knight of Slope of Hope citing the chasm between high-yield vehicles and broader equity market price levels. Find out more below:

The 1% have won. Most of the 99% don’t know and, thus, don’t care.
OPINION: “How the West was Won” is now “How the 1% have Won”
Mon, 2014-11-24 08:53
By Tim Knight

WallStMavens recently presented ideas at a conference of the most influential global financial publishers, and we discussed the increasing rate of disengagement by both young and not-so-young people when it comes to anything regarding finance.

This year alone, for example, the Russell is close to unchanged.
The Russell 2000 Offers Glimpse of ‘Real’ Stock Market
Mon, 2014-11-24 08:21
By Tim Knight

The Russell 2000 – the venerable index that acts as a barometer for small-cap equity issues – has been flat in 2014. It opened the year at 1,160 and its now at 1,172.

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) is one of Knight's active shorts...
Five 'Alpha' Stocks Tim Knight Is Shorting includes American Express Company (NYSE:AXP)
Thu, 2014-11-20 08:22
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope just released five short ideas to WallStMavens readers – all starting with the letter ‘A’ and four of the five are big-board NYSE issues. They are: Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA)

Despite expected strong holiday sales this year in the US, Tim Knight sees Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) as a prime short...
VIDEO: Bullish and Bearish Ideas include Holiday Favorite Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)
Mon, 2014-11-17 06:35
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope is both in demand and being widely listened to as a top technical-analysis voice in the independent financial analysis community.

Five long ideas from Tim Knight include Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR).
VIX on the Rebound and Five Buy Ideas which include Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR)
Wed, 2014-11-12 15:34
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope alerts WallStMavens readers to the fact that the VIX volatility index has lost tremendous value in the last month, but it is showing technical clues of a rebound. Tim says this on the VIX:

Tim Knight finds the position of the Dow 30 chart relative to its trendlines to be quite interesting...
Knight: ECB’s (In)Action to Weaken Market Again
Thu, 2014-11-06 07:21
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope posted the thoughts below just before the market close yesterday, and in advance of any ECB moves on interest rates.

"...stocks have exploded higher with a gusto that I underestimated."
Bear Perspective: “A Lot can Happen in Twelve Weeks”
Fri, 2014-10-31 08:12
By Tim Knight

This morning as we approach the opening bell, Dow futures are already pointing to a +1% open and there is every chance we could eclipse the Dow’s all-time high established earlier this year.

The high-yield market seems to have stalled out...
What are High Yielders Screaming to Investors?
Wed, 2014-10-29 07:00
By Tim Knight

Disciples of Dow Theory will no doubt have picked up on the new all-time high made by the Dow Transports yesterday. But as Tim Knight of Slope of Hope points out, there might be something important being telegraphed by the high-yield market…

'What drives the stock market?’ isn’t household income...
The Secret to the Market’s Climb as Revealed by Tim Knight
Mon, 2014-10-27 10:12
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope is travelling, but did find time to pass along a key chart from StealFlation that shows a very unsettling relationship between quantitative easing and the current bull market…

With the Ebola scare, the handful of stocks that have anything to do with it went skyrocketing.
Ebola’s Equity Market Side Effects
Wed, 2014-10-22 09:23
By Tim Knight

We are fairly certain that several institutions dusted off preplanned playbooks for the eventuality of an Ebola outbreak in the US – indicating what stocks to buy immediately. As Tim Knight of Slope of Hope will discuss below, Alpha Pro Tech Ltd.

“I’ve covered a lot of positions this morning, and I’ve left the shorts in place that I think will survive a bounce..."
Knight Surprised by VIX Level
Thu, 2014-10-16 08:37
By Tim Knight

Investor complacency toward risk is finally bouncing off the extremely low levels we’ve seen all of 2014, and now even surpasses the temporary spikes witnessed since January 2012.

Whenever we get a decent selloff in the market, I brace myself for the next intervention... because we all know that’s what’s coming.
Will Unnecessary ‘Bold’ Action Kill this Market?
Mon, 2014-10-13 08:11
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope highlights the over reactive nature of both world economic leaders and the press - typified by the Reuters headline below.

Tim Knight received bullish / bearish list that needs to be read...
The List that Super Bulls Want Covered Up
Mon, 2014-10-06 07:19
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope received a message from a seemingly very well informed friend that everyone must read – at least every WallStMaven subscriber…

“Jack Ma is 2 out of 2 in nailing the exact top of the market..."
Are Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock Offerings Great Indicators of Market Tops?
Thu, 2014-10-02 06:13
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has comments for WallStMavens readers on Jack Ma, chief executive and Founder of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) and his apparent ability to know precisely when to tap the primary equity markets for capital…

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is arguably the greatest success story in modern equity market history.
VIDEO: The Little-Known History of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stock
Wed, 2014-10-01 08:20
By Tim Knight

Few people remember that when Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) went public in 1980, it did so with an excitement comparable to Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYQ:BABA) of today. And the buzz was justified. They were a maker of great computers.

An important ally for Tim Knight during the recent weakness (Wednesday notwithstanding) has been XOP, the oil & gas exploration fund.
Oil & Gas ETF Tells When to Exit Short Positions
Fri, 2014-09-26 09:28
By Tim Knight

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explor & Prodtn ETF (NYSEArca:XOP) tries to mimic the performance of just the oil and gas stocks within Standard & Poors’ Total Market Index.

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope is quite pleased with his 123 shorts that he has right now.
VIDEO: Technical Outlook for the Final Trading Days of 3Q14
Thu, 2014-09-25 08:36
By Tim Knight

Despite the rally in domestic markets, which is only taking about a 1% break today as of this writing, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope is quite pleased with his 123 shorts that he has right now.

Sign at the New York Stock Exchange marking the Initial Public Offering of the e commerce company the Alibaba Group in New York City.
Inauspicious Debut for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Shares Makes Forecasts Seem Incredible
Tue, 2014-09-23 11:12
By Tim Knight

Is Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) the next Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) in terms of post-IPO performance? Not yet, but it sure seems headed in that direction…

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ::AMAT) is just one of more thant two dozen issues that look attractive as shorts...
Tim Knight Prepares You to Short Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) and Twenty-Nine Other Stocks
Mon, 2014-09-22 07:15
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope is doing something a little different in the two video presentations he put together over the weekend – now on offer for readers of WallStMavens.

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope offers up the most interesting and thought provoking Fed monetary policy preview you will read today…
Fed Monetary Policy Preview No One Dared to Write Until Now
Wed, 2014-09-17 08:45
By Tim Knight

In an editorial that is likely just moments away from going viral, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope offers up the most interesting and thought provoking Fed monetary policy preview you will read today… or this quarter.

 An exterior view of a Tesla Service facility is shown on April 14, 2014 in Springfield, NJ.
Shorting Electric Car Maker Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)
Tue, 2014-09-16 08:17
By Tim Knight

Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) creating, in some minds, an excellent buying opportunity as the shares have sold off over the last trading session.

McDermott International Inc. (NYSE:MDR) is just one short idea that is starting to reward his patience.
McDermott International Inc. (NYSE:MDR) Proves Great Short in Rising Market
Fri, 2014-09-12 09:21
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope stuck to his convictions when others caved.

Poor old gold broke its symmetric triangle on September 2nd...
Knight’s Perspective on Gold, the Yen, and the US Dollar
Tue, 2014-09-09 09:13
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has some scathing comments this morning on Japan’s leadership and those investors clinging to gold in the midst of this bull market. Tim’s comments and some key charts worth reviewing follow… Tim on the Yen and US Dollar:

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE:LPX) is just one short idea Tim Knight analyzes for Mavens today...
VIDEO: Why you should Short Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE:LPX)
Mon, 2014-09-08 08:13
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope released a video on Sunday analyzing short positions in which he is currently personally short – a move filled with conviction in a market such as we have.

Tim Knight is enraged that he did not read Stockman's book the day it was released...Photo courtesy of PBS.org.
For Those Who Lost Track of David Stockman
Tue, 2014-09-02 07:58
By Tim Knight

We bring WallStMavens readers book reviews every now and then, whether it’s the latest behavioral finance work from Michael Mauboussin, or sometimes even free excerpts and entire previews of books from our Mavens publishers.

The “full-scale invasion” of Ukraine that prompted a cataclysmic, earth-shattering collapse of 8 points on the ES is now completely retracing.
Has the Buy-The-Dip Crowd Obliterated Technical Analysis?
Fri, 2014-08-29 09:28
By Tim Knight

In recent years, the two seemingly diametrically opposed camps of fundamental and technical analysis have slowly started to come together. They finally realize that each does very different things. One determines what to buy, and the other when to buy it.

Knight says that iShares Transportation Average (NYSEArca:IYT) is absurdly high priced...
Chilling Technical Outlook for iShares Transportation Average (NYSEArca:IYT)
Thu, 2014-08-28 09:40
By Tim Knight

For those WallStMavens who gravitate more toward technical analysis rather than fundamental, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has some compelling commentary and chart work that would make even the staunchest bull leery of the iShares Transportation Average (NYSEArca:IYT

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) is currently trading at 27x trailing earnings...
Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Ascent Pressurizes Fundamentals
Wed, 2014-08-27 08:23
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope discusses the seemingly absurd straight upward climb of Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) – pun not entirely intended.

The S&P 500's ascent since March 2009 has been pretty much straight-up...
S&P Marks Milestone with Frightening Comparison
Tue, 2014-08-26 08:59
By Tim Knight

As the S&P 500 pushed past the 2,000 barrier yesterday, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope pointed out in his article below that the current Bull Run we’re experiencing is now one month longer than the previous record.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:AAWW) is just one of Tim Knight's many active short plays...
VIDEO: The Best Short Ideas Include Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:AAWW)
Mon, 2014-08-25 08:41
By Tim Knight

Of the 127 short positions Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has right now, he presents his absolute favorites in the video below for WallStMavens readers. Those favorites include: Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:AAWW)

Tim Knight thinks two Invesco ETF products could be attractive longs...
Two PowerShares ETF Plays for this Market
Fri, 2014-08-22 09:47
By Tim Knight

With new market highs being made in the absence of “oomph” as some are calling it, issuing long ideas with a straight face is challenging for some of our less-than-bullish Mavens like Tim Knight of Slope of Hope.

Crises, Crashes, Disasters, and Fraud are common themes in the biggest trades ever made...
The Best Trades Ever Made and their Common Themes
Thu, 2014-08-21 09:55
By Tim Knight

Crises, Crashes, Disasters, and Fraud. While there were other, more conventional routes to some of the biggest trades ever made in world capital markets, those four catalysts stand out as common threads throughout.

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Google’s initial public offering.
The Impact of the Google IPO – 10 Years Later
Wed, 2014-08-20 11:39
By Tim Knight

Forget the invasiveness of Google Maps. Or Google Glass. Or how it knows just about everything about you at this point – better than any human in your life does.

Tim Knight is actively shorting several stocks right now including CSX Corp. (NYSE:CSX).
Eight Ideas to Short Right Now Include CSX Corp. (NYSE:CSX)
Mon, 2014-08-18 07:38
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has been actively taking both long and short positions over the last two months when opportunities demand it. Today, he offers up Mavens readers eight shorts that he is actively short himself.

To my way of thinking, we are “due’ for a lift in the VIX to around 22...
The Argument for a Rising VIX Now
Fri, 2014-08-15 08:58
By Tim Knight

This morning, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope addresses the investors who think the two small market dips we saw mid-summer were the corrections everyone has been waiting for.

Tim Knight says that Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) looks great from a chart perspective...
Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is a Great Technical Buy
Thu, 2014-08-14 09:05
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope sees a rare, crystal clear technical buying opportunity in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB).

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has identified nine stocks to short now...
VIDEO: Nine Stocks that are Unbelievable Short Opportunities
Wed, 2014-08-13 09:27
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has just finished analyzing a large group of charts representing 650 stocks. What did he find? Nineteen stocks that he wants to short. Nine of those shorts he has shared with WallStMavens readers in his video below. They include:

SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (NYSE:XHB) looks to be in a bull trap...
Reasons to be Bearish on SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (NYSE:XHB)
Tue, 2014-08-12 10:39
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope sees several ETFs that are getting set up to be slaughtered. In fact, he has recently purchased puts on SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (NYSE:XHB) because of it. Read his comments and see his chart below:

Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL) which, like so many charts, has broken its intermediate-term trend line and is sporting a good-looking topping pattern.
One of Many Amazing Topping Patterns is Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL)
Mon, 2014-08-11 08:56
By Tim Knight

Friday’s market action has Tim Knight of Slope of Hope salivating at the prospects that are popping up in his scan of hundreds of charts. He’s seeing many tantalizing topping patterns – one of which he discusses below…

It’s like 2000 has come back in full force.
Technical Appraisal of Coupons.com Incorporated (NYSE: COUP)
Fri, 2014-08-08 05:13
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has scathing comments on Coupons.com Incorporated (NYSE: COUP)… This comes on the heals of his early comments, Is th

Gold has been somewhat puzzling since the July 14 drop, but I think I’ve teased out an intermediate-term ascending channel.
What Gold Needs to Do to Satisfy the Bulls
Thu, 2014-08-07 09:59
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope provides some technical thoughts below on Gold prices.

I am seeing some stocks these days which I think are basically doomed...
Is the Fate of Coupons.com Incorporated (NYSE:COUP) Already Sealed?
Tue, 2014-08-05 08:20
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope brings to WallStMavens readers’ attention three Internet stocks that appear hopelessly doomed. They are: Coupons.com Incorporated (NYSE:COUP)

AudioCodes' field-proven products allow Service Providers and Enterprises smooth migration to VoIP and quick deployment of voice infrastructure.
The Post Mortem on Yesterday’s “Delightful” Sell Off Includes AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ:AUDC)
Fri, 2014-08-01 08:44
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope had been one of staunchest advocates of a major market selloff despite taking advantage of buy opportunities that have been too tantalizing to ignore.

Anyway, there are a ton of success stories lately with ideas offered here, but one I’ll toss out is Ocwen Financial...
Ocwen Financial Corp. (NYSE:OCN) 8% Intraday Drop is Good News for Some
Thu, 2014-07-31 10:10
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope may be out of the office, but he rarely – if ever – leaves his readers without an alert of a potential profit-making trade.

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares under pressure after 2Q14 earnings release...
How Vulnerable is Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) in the Current Market?
Fri, 2014-07-25 08:41
By Tim Knight

With three downgrades and counting as we write this and guidance for large losses near term, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s 2Q14 earnings report has its shares tumbling. And that hasn’t exactly saddened Tim Knight of Slope of Hope. Find out why…

Here on Slope, we’ve been watching $TNX and TLT for quite some time, waiting for a definitive move...
The Technical Catalyst that will Move Interest Rates Lower
Thu, 2014-07-24 09:14
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has been keenly covering what’s been transpiring in interest rates via 10- and 20-year treasuries. Find out the technical catalyst that could see rates move even lower…

Technical Shorts for Today Include Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)
Mon, 2014-07-21 08:52
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has gone on record for ceasing his battle against the seemingly unstoppable bull market, but refuses to simply throw away his beliefs that its foundation is ultimately very flawed.

Tim Knight warns of the bullish bond breakout...
Knight: Market Update and Look at iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (PCX:TLT)
Fri, 2014-07-18 05:49
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope gives his take on trading yesterday amidst the tragedy that unfolded instantly over Ukraine airspace.

In spite of my general bearishness with respect to equities, I think Intel continues to have a very bright future ahead.
Knight: The Technical Outlook for Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is Indeed Bright
Wed, 2014-07-16 10:13
By Tim Knight

With the Fed questioning valuation levels of particular industries – right at the beginning of earnings season no less – we’re sure to see some volatility in key names.

Knight is disappointing to see gold getting smacked down like this... Read his comments below.
What Knight Wants You to Know about Gold this Morning
Mon, 2014-07-14 06:00
By Tim Knight

This morning, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has issued his technical outlook on gold following a drop in price for the precious metal… Here’s what Tim had to say:

If you still actually need proof of the lunacy of this market, look no further than Cynk Technology.
The Clearest Sign of a Market Top Could Just be Cynk Technology Corp. (OTC:CYNK)
Thu, 2014-07-10 10:02
By Tim Knight

So what do investors expect of a company with a $3 billion valuation? Apparently not a workforce on site, generation of revenue, assets on the balance sheet, or even a website…

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope published a quick annotated chart and headline decrying that he is “Shorting Russia Today.”
Knight Shorts the Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSE:RSX)
Wed, 2014-07-09 06:54
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope published a quick annotated chart and headline decrying that he is “Shorting Russia Today.”

Knight says taxi cabs are to Uber what Barnes and Noble was to Amazon...
The Death Knell has Sounded for Medallion Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:TAXI)
Tue, 2014-07-08 07:27
By Tim Knight

Rarely does a new commercial concept become the de-facto standard so quickly. I’m not talking about Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN). That stock’s been cut in half and I don’t know anyone who still uses this service.

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope put together the video below over the Independence Day weekend.
Knight: The Single Item Bears Can Hold On to
Mon, 2014-07-07 08:41
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope put together the video below over the Independence Day weekend. He discusses the one thing bears have to hold on to at these current market levels…

Just about the only major equity ETF that I’ve been comfortable shorting has been Brazil - iShares MSCI Brazil Capped (NYSE:EWZ).
What Tim Knight thinks of iShares MSCI Brazil Capped (NYSE:EWZ) Right Now
Thu, 2014-07-03 09:06
By Tim Knight

It is now well known that Tim Knight of Slope of Hope is selectively bullish despite being bearish overall – for a plethora of valid reasons. But there is one short opportunity he finds very attractive at the moment...

Knight's best-performing long of late has been Sky-mobi Limited (NASDAQ:MOBI)...
Knight Outlines Entry and Stop for Sky-mobi Limited (NASDAQ:MOBI)
Tue, 2014-07-01 06:00
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope discusses his best-performing long position since adopting a stance that allows for selectively buying attractive stocks in this perplexing market.

This “crisis” we’re in is supposed to last until about 2025, so we’ve still got a decade left of crisis-ing, if these authors are anywhere close to correct.
The American Crisis that is to Last Until 2025
Mon, 2014-06-30 10:22
By Tim Knight

The disconnect in America right now – record-high equity markets, and sky-high real estate prices (still) in many areas coupled with a high national debt level and troubling levels of unemployment – has investors and average citizens alike clamoring for some sort of histor

Knight is bullish on commodities while being bearish overall...
Knight Clarifies His New Bullish Stance and likes United States Oil (NYSE:USO)
Thu, 2014-06-26 06:20
By Tim Knight

Timing, Direction, and Magnitude.

Right now, Tim is long PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking (NYSE:DBC) for the very compelling reasons you’ll read below…
Why PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking (NYSE:DBC) is Destined to Launch to Higher Values
Wed, 2014-06-25 14:47
By Tim Knight

As regular Mavens readers know, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has made a significant turn by releasing a string of bullish ideas of late while still firmly believing that the overall market will head south for a preponderance of reasons.  

Borderfree, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRDR) team photo taken during first full day of trading.
Borderfree, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRDR) has Caught Tim Knight’s Attention
Tue, 2014-06-24 11:56
By Tim Knight

Borderfree, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRDR) is a New York City based provider of cross-border ecommerce solutions enabling retailers in the US to do business with consumers in about one hundred countries around the world.

The Dow 30, like the Dow Composite, is in a position to move higher...
Technical Comments on the Direction of this Market
Mon, 2014-06-23 08:46
By Tim Knight

Over the weekend, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope assembled his technical analysis package for the major indexes. Read his full comments and see his annotated charts below…

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) was a perfect short which paid off in yesterday's trading...
Knight Shows the Value of Bearishness with Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR)
Fri, 2014-06-20 09:00
By Tim Knight

On the heels of his very revealing article yesterday chronicling his battles with the current bull market, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope wants his loyal subscribers to know that he has not sold out – so to speak – and blindly embraced what looks to be the start of a new secular

Tim Knight has reached his own breaking point of sorts...
A Technical Analyst’s Personal Apocalypse
Thu, 2014-06-19 09:16
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope is widely regarded as one of the most talented technical analysts in what is a very crowded arena. But the article that follows transcends a discussion of mere charting.

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope profits from gold short yesterday and shorts again today...
What Knight is Doing with Gold Right Now
Wed, 2014-06-18 06:58
By Tim Knight

WallStMavens contributors are typically pretty fearless when it comes to putting their money where their mouths are, and they take readers along with them every step of the way.

The Russell 2000 still is providing the potential – the possibility - of forming a big topping pattern....
The Big Topping Pattern Investors Should Know About this Week
Tue, 2014-06-17 06:00
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope provides a full technical analysis of recent market activity, plus a short idea which actually worked out in the current bull market.

Judging from the shape of this pattern, I’d say bond bulls are going to be celebrating in the weeks ahead...
Are Interest Rates Poised to Fall Even Further?
Thu, 2014-06-12 06:00
By Tim Knight

Readers of WallStMavens will be very interested in the chart below. Tim Knight of Slope of Hope shows the key points on the Ten Year Treasury Note yield chart that point to a possible further fall in risk-free rates…

Tim Knight reveals his quick technical outlook for Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC).
Quick Technical Take on Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC)
Wed, 2014-06-11 06:00
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope reveals his quick technical outlook – and what he did about it – for Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC).

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is one of many shorts Knight sees as attractive right now...
VIDEO: Shorts to Discover this Week
Mon, 2014-06-09 06:00
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope presents his “Sunday Shorts” video. Discussed in the video are: Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE:ATK)

Update video on market which continues to baffle and frustrate traders...
Video: Is Today's Market the Traders' Ultimate Test?
Fri, 2014-06-06 06:27
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight shares his thoughts on several ideas in a market which is vexing traders the world over. Watch his latest video below…

Now, honestly, I don’t have visions of a group of market puppeteers sitting around a gigantic circular table...
Knight: Conspiracy Theories, Puppet Masters, and the Rising Market
Thu, 2014-06-05 08:30
By Tim Knight

From Tim Knight this morning we have a frank discussion on a wave of thinking that is becoming increasingly pervasive in the US and around the world. Can leaders “allow” markets to drop – ever?

Knight is currently short Polaris Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PII) and also has put options on the stock.
Knight: Currently Short Polaris Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PII)
Wed, 2014-06-04 06:35
By Tim Knight

Time Knight of Slope of Hope provides technical updates on The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS), Polaris Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PII), and interest rates via the ten-year treasury.

Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) is just one of the stocks that Tim Knight provides comments on in his video below...
Knight: Technical Take on Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) and More
Mon, 2014-06-02 11:05
By Tim Knight

From Tim Knight of Slope of Hope this morning, we have comments on several individual issues from a technical perspective, including:  

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope provides his latest video update on a most perplexing market...
VIDEO: Technical Perspective during the Sovereign Debt Bubble
Fri, 2014-05-30 08:03
By Tim Knight

The perceived smugness of the bulls is beginning to get to Tim Knight of Slope of Hope. And why shouldn’t it?

The Ukraine effect on commodity prices fizzled...
Knight: Ukraine’s Impact on Commodities Waning
Wed, 2014-05-28 06:00
By Tim Knight

From Tim Knight of Slope of Hope this morning, a brief comment on the PowerShares DB Agriculture (NYSE:DBA)…

The financial crisis took the froth out (although Palo Alto didn’t suffer the 50%+ drops of less attractive areas, like Stockton) and, most recent, we have soared into unchartered territory...
Knight: Current Absurdity in Real Estate Prices
Tue, 2014-05-27 06:48
By Tim Knight

While many residential areas of the United States have yet to fully recover from the cratering of real estate values, others have rebounded only to bypass sanity into the realm of insane valuations once again…

Knight says that langorous placidity reigns o’er the land...
VIX Chart Foretells Turbulence Ahead?
Fri, 2014-05-23 05:22
By Tim Knight

A low interest rate environment, market highs mixed with low earnings multiples, and tepid VIX levels. Is this a dream scenario – as some would suggest – or simply the calm before the capital-markets storm that many are not prepared for?

 Looking at the Dow Composite, a drop to the lows we saw earlier this Spring seems altogether feasible, if not likely...
Knight: Optimistic Pessimism Ahead of Fed Minutes
Wed, 2014-05-21 08:19
By Tim Knight

From Tim Knight of Slope of Hope, we have thoughts on what we are likely to see trading wise as the market discounts impending Fed minutes... Turbulence ahead...

So when does “sell in May” begin? Apparently not yet…
VIDEO: Market’s May-Selling Adage Continues to Disintegrate
Tue, 2014-05-20 09:05
By Tim Knight

So when does “sell in May” begin? Apparently not yet… Tim Knight of Slope of Hope provides somewhat of a departure from his normal commentary on individual stock ideas and instead looks to the major indexes.

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) is one of several stocks Tim Knight sees as a short idea right now...
VIDEO: Twelve Shorts Generated from Weekend Chart Review
Mon, 2014-05-19 07:46
By Tim Knight

This past weekend, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope reviewed his current short positions and published multiple videos for investors to watch as they enter this week’s trading.

I’ve got just one thing to say: anyone buying into stocks at these levels is stark, raving mad...
Knight Remains Confidently Short this Market
Thu, 2014-05-15 10:38
By Tim Knight

Recently, WallStMavens has explored the staggering volume of charts our top technical analysts process every trading day as they look for the best ideas to bring to readers.

A FuelCell Energy, Inc (NASDAQ:FCEL) 1.4 MW DFC1500 fuel cell power plant.
Three Bullish Patterns That Would Be Attractive in a Normal Market
Wed, 2014-05-14 09:29
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope discusses three charts below which - he freely admits - if they occurred in a 'normal market' he would conclude that they were outstanding bullish patterns.

The cover of Tim Knight's new book, Panic, Prosperity, and Progress
Video: Inside the Mind of Tim Knight
Tue, 2014-05-13 07:03
By Tim Knight

Today we offer WallStMavens’ readers a rare personal glimpse at one of our top mavens, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope.

In the video below, Tim Knight shows you why shorting Pier 1 Imports, Inc (NYSE:PIR) might be a good idea...
Domes and Inverted Range Short Plays You Need to Know
Mon, 2014-05-12 10:40
By Tim Knight

Last night, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope published a comprehensive Sunday video of short ideas grouped by type. The types of ideas are 1) domes and 2) inverted range plays. DOMES:

 Gold seems to have found firm support at about $1280...
The Only Asset Tim Knight Would Buy Right Now
Fri, 2014-05-09 06:21
By Tim Knight

This morning, Tim Knight confesses that there is really only a single investment he likes from the long perspective at the moment. As you might have already guessed from the images on Mavens' homepage, it's gold.

SSYS is one of a handful of short positions Knight currently has...
Knight is Still Short Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS)
Thu, 2014-05-08 06:00
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight's predictive ability is on display in full force once again. Below, he shows his money was truly where his mouth was on Whole Foods Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM), Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR), and others.

It’s tumbling hard, and I think it’s going to head to about $30 this year.
Knight Discusses Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) and its Rapid Fall
Wed, 2014-05-07 09:23
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope took a quick look yesterday at some of the wild swings we are seeing in after-hours trading during this earnings season. He also took a very close look at Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM).

Technical review of the Nasdaq Composite and the Nasdaq 100 among others in the video below…
Annoying Trading Phenomena Persist
Tue, 2014-05-06 06:37
By Tim Knight

Is the old market adage of Sell in May and Go Away truly a thing of the past, or is the market just annoying traders in 2014 with anomalies never to be repeated?

3D printing company Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) is on Knights list of ten stocks to short...
Ten Stocks to Short Includes Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS)
Mon, 2014-05-05 06:26
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has provided annotated charts below of ten shorts he referenced in this video. The shorts are:

Here we are, entering the fifth month of the year, and 2014 has been pretty much a bore...
Knight: The One Chart That Says it All About 2014
Fri, 2014-05-02 06:00
By Tim Knight

While just about every market pundit is preoccupied with the “Are we in Tech Bubble 2014 or not?” question, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope takes a step back and adds some excellent (and much needed) perspective on 2014 market action… which may not be as exciting when looked a

In the chart below, there is a green-tinted area where gold should have kept marching higher; it didn’t...
Knight's Technical Take on Gold
Thu, 2014-05-01 05:02
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope is eyeing weakness in Gold in his charts and comments that you’ll see below. He is short the metal himself, but does not see huge urgency in following suit. However, he does point out a situation where that could change…

This morning, Tim Knight notes that the stock was trading down after hours at prices never before seen in its, albeit short, trading history…
Tim Knight Calls Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Implosion
Wed, 2014-04-30 07:57
By Tim Knight

A month ago, Tim Knight of Slope of Hope published an article simply entitled SHTR – a not-so-subtle reference to his technical assessment of Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR).   He wrote the article back when Twitter shares were in the $50 range.

Knight provided extremely specific values and corresponding dates for his Russell 2000 forecast...
Knight's Russell 2000 Forecast is Playing Out Right Now
Mon, 2014-04-28 05:02
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight, top technical analysis Maven, has always been a straight shooter - for better or for worse. His loyal readers have always appreciated it.

This young fellow is on trial now for burning through $2 million of investors he duped...
Knight Discusses Fraud, Schemes, and Charlatans
Fri, 2014-04-25 06:06
By Tim Knight

Slope of Hope's Tim Knight offers a cautionary tale to those inexperienced investors (and some sophisticated ones who should know better) about being sucked into situations that are clearly too good to be true. 

Tech stocks surprise investors with strong results...
Knight: Tech Shock to the Upside
Thu, 2014-04-24 05:20
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope comments on the strong results reported out of  Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and also on the NASDAQ 100. For his charts and commentary, read on...

Principal Financial Group in Hong Kong
Tim Knight's Insurance Industry Technical Outlook
Fri, 2014-04-18 06:33
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope is traveling all day today to visit a business in which he had invested in 2005. The aforementioned business looked troubled in 2007 with a possible bankruptcy in its near future. Fortunately, it turned itself around, and is now  thriving.

Knight has technical comments on the major indexes as we head into Thursday pre-holiday trading...
Knight: Surreal Yellen Comments and Technical Outlook
Thu, 2014-04-17 06:59
By Tim Knight

With just a single trading day remaining this week and Thursday likely to offer up a “thin audience” before the Good Friday holiday, WallStMavens brings you a new video from Tim Knight of Slope of Hope.

By autumn of this year, we're looking at a tagging of the next Fibonacci fanline, which would put us at about 1600, a drop of about 12% from present levels.
What's Likely to Happen by Fall 2014
Mon, 2014-04-14 06:50
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope and one our top Mavens is currently travelling with limited capabilities to publish a market update. Unsurprisingly, though, he has managed somehow to provide us with the very useful one you can read below...  

This article provides a primer on the VIX...
The VIX Exposed
Thu, 2014-04-10 06:30
By Tim Knight

One of Tim Knight’s loyal readers was good enough to compose a thorough explanation on volatility. In fact, based on the author’s comments, we think it will develop into a multi-part series – one which individual investors will definitely find useful…

The virtual currency is now down about 60%...
The Bitcoin Bubble and the Parallels that are Emerging
Tue, 2014-04-08 07:19
By Tim Knight

Today, Tim Knight talks about Bitcoin’s death spiral and why we should have all probably seen this coming a mile away…

Shanghai Stock Exchange is one of the two stock exchanges and the world's 5th largest market of $2.3 trillion as of Dec 2011.
Slope of Hope’s Graph of the Week: China
Tue, 2014-04-01 08:33
By Tim Knight

Graph of the Week   Tim Knight of Slope of Hope laments the irony of China being the one honest market that actually represents true value at the moment.

We have crossed below the trend line which goes back over fourteen years.
Significant Line Crossed for U.S. Investors
Fri, 2014-03-28 04:35
By Tim Knight

Could we be breaching the U.S. equity market’s Rubicon – a price level which will give the bears a feeding frenzy for a long period? Tim Knight of Slope of Hope explores just that below…

It took twenty-four hours for Tim Knight's Facebook prediction to play out...
24 Hours of Patience Pays Off with Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)
Thu, 2014-03-27 07:55
By Tim Knight

WallStMavens has been following Tim Knight’s technical opinions of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and here was his update from yesterday…

In this insanely-leveraged world of ours, our economic future relies largely on interest rates...
“Brake” or Break Time for Bonds?
Tue, 2014-03-25 16:53
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight discusses how the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (NYSE:TLT) yet again flirts with its $109 resistance level and ponders if this is finally the time for it to break through…

Tim Knight remains quite fond of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) as a short position.
What Tim Knight Likes about Twitter (NYSE:TWTR)… as a Short
Thu, 2014-03-20 12:00
By Tim Knight

Many top financial experts have weighed in with short ideas this week. Here is a further addition – a social-media stock that is well off its late 2013 highs and technically appears to be falling even lower…

Here we are, nearly a quarter done with the year, and the Dow is still down 0.45%.
Stalemate Between the Bulls and Bears to End Today?
Wed, 2014-03-19 07:28
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight at Slope of Hope just published what amounts to a first-quarter report card for the market.

Technical Update: FCEL, DBA, and more…
Wed, 2014-03-12 08:17
By Tim Knight

Technical Update: FCEL, DBA, and more…

Tim Knight wrote a candid post marking the fifth anniversary of the ongoing bull market. Actually to be more precise he not so surprisingly called it 'this insane, interminable, agonizing bull market'...
The Market Owes You Nothing
Fri, 2014-03-07 21:20
By Tim Knight

Note from Tim: My long-time colleague "molecool" did a post on his Evil Speculator blog that I thought was outstanding. Although I am somewhat called on the carpet (and rightly so), his post is written with class and plenty of wisdom.

Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) Approaching Terrific Short Setup
Thu, 2014-03-06 13:27
By Tim Knight

Tim Knight of Slope of Hope has been on top of Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) and the strong run it’s been having today – up about 15% right now.  Tim thinks SSI is pushing itself into a terrific short setup.

Battered Groupon Likely To Regain Footing
Fri, 2014-02-21 14:53
By Tim Knight

Here are two updates published today on Slope of Hope by Tim Knight.

Five Compelling Short Ideas that All Begin with the Letter A
Mon, 2014-01-27 15:43
By Tim Knight

Last weekend, I began assembling a comprehensive list of stocks readers could consider for shorting. These are stocks that could go even lower in this oversold market…