The Slope of Hope is one of the better community oriented blogs out there. Tim is funny and seems like a nice guy. I log in every now and then for a good laugh or so. Sometimes I will throw in a comment or two as well.
While I will give 5 stars for community, I will give Tim a 1 star for just about everything else. In the description up top it says that Tim is a "hedge fund manager" and that seems to be interesting. I have followed Tim for several years and, in all that time, the only time I saw Tim ever make money was during 2008 when the indexes were falling hard. At all other times, it seems like Tim can't seem to predict market direction. In fact, I am wondering what his clients are saying and if they have not requested their money back yet. In fact, I even read somewhere once where Tim stated that 2008 was his only profitable year.
Tim started the blog in 2006 and is what you call a perma-bear. He lost in 2006 and then lost again in 2007. Finally in 2008 he got lucky and that seemed to embolden him. He received a lot of credibility and much attention from the audience. However, it wasnt brains but bears that gave Tim that edge. If Tim said in March 2009 that he thought the downturn was over and then went bullish then he would have been superman! He kept going down the super-bearish road and now it seems like he has lost all of his credibility. The blog, which used to have some great traders, is now inhabited by a much different breed of people that at times scare me.
Tim should probably stick with his strengths which is in building blogs, creating software, building online communities and such...however, as for trading, Tim should honestly call it quits. Im not sure who gave Tim some coin to manage, but I would hate to be them right now. You never see Tim too much on the blog and thats probably because he is on conference calls with the clients explaining about the losses. In fact, Tim was telling his people a few months back to "Click on the ads". For a while, Tim did not have advertisements on the site, but now is resorting to e-begging. That is a new low for Tim.
So I love it for the entertainment, but as for good market calls, education and value then steer clear. Buyer beware! ...and if someone suggested that Tim manage my money then I would say NO! NO! AND HELL NO!!!
This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
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