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Erik Swarts

Erik Swarts

Contributor since: 04 Apr 2011


Erik is an active trader, who has always taken a broad perspective when approaching the markets.

  • Valentine's Day - the Hangover

    Published 16 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The thing about divergences.... ...is, there should be enough information in the divergence itself to make an educated decision as to which one will maintain…

  • Top Secret - Secular Shifts

    Published 11 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Last spring, the early 1980's drew my attention - primarily because of the comparative price structures of the secular low made in the U.S. dollar…

  • Tragedy and the Central Banker

    Published 09 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve. I would like to say to Milton…

  • Low Tide

    Published 06 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

    They've chased em' - and they've chased them hard. I tend to shy away from reading too much into the weekly sentiment numbers because for…

  • Fractals

    Published 03 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

    As a trader, you likely have some comprehension of the study of fractals. Broadly speaking, fractals are entities that have self similarity. Meaning, they appear…

  • 2011 - So Went Silver...

    Published 01 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

    On any given year the market has chapters and plot lines as thick as any melodramatic soap opera. Less we forget, emotions are the heartstrings…

  • Blowing Off

    Published 23 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    For the better part of the past two weeks I have been focused on calibrating and trading the analog study I developed in last Tuesday's…

  • Rabbit, Run

    Published 20 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    "You do things and do things and nobody really has a clue." ~ John Updike, Rabbit, Run Here is an intraday chart of the SPX…

  • MMT - Update

    Published 19 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Back by popular demand - a video update of the Meridian Market Theory. Here is also an intraday update (~11:30 EST) of the hourly SPX…

  • Feeling Groovy

    Published 17 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    After over four months since I compared the current market's price structure to the 1987 crash (see Here and Here) - the analog quietly keeps…

  • A Blow-off Top Is Coming

    Published 13 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    As random as their movements may seem on an hourly basis - the market's structure has a message inscribed. They are never random walks -…

  • Treasure Your Treasuries

    Published 11 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Analog studies are typically at best a broad delineation of future prices in a comparative market environment. They can at times give a very acute…

  • A Return to the Scene of the Crime

    Published 08 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    As if the play by play from our European counterparts wasn't enough to bring back the traumatic memories of 2008 (quite seriously - it has…

  • Tis The Season

    Published 01 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    We all knew it was coming - it's that time of year. Conditioned like teenage children on Christmas morning - knowing the illusion of magic…

  • A Few Thoughts

    Published 29 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Never a dull moment here at the tip of the sword. I try and keep that it mind, in times like these, as inevitably we…

  • Meridian Market Theory

    Published 27 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Here is a short video update of my Meridian Market Theory. In the previous note that addressed the technical developments and comparisons within the theory,…

  • You Say Tomahto I Say Tomato

    Published 23 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    I typically laugh out loud when I hear a pundit refer to technical analysis as voodoo. Am I offended because it's one of the tools…

  • Trapped

    Published 21 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    "Everything is both simpler than we can imagine, and more complicated that we can conceive." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Never a more perfect quote…

  • Spain - Careful What You Wish For

    Published 20 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    "Spaniards voted on Sunday in an election expected to return the country's centre-right Popular party (PP) convincingly to power after seven years of rule by…

  • We're Getting Nothing for XMAS

    Published 17 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    As I have mentioned previously in my earlier notes, bear markets typically finds "The" low with a lower VIX print. Considering the market has traded…