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Erik Swarts

Erik Swarts

Contributor since: 04 Apr 2011

Biography

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

  • Brace Yourselves

    Published 14 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    "Tell me how this ends," U.S. General David Petraeus asked memorably of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Political leaders and economists in the euro zone…

  • 'Buckle Up', Says Silver

    Published 10 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    By the looks of things yesterday, most equity traders needed to be reminded of the basic transmission dynamics of how a credit/liquidity crisis moves through…

  • Taking Shelter - Part II

    Published 06 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    "Europe is the world's largest economy, and there won't be global economic recovery without European economic recovery...We hope Europe will be fine". ~ Hu Jintao,…

  • Incidental Music

    Published 28 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    A few things to keep in mind going forward: Over the past week the market has displayed the classic fourth quarter emotional rally that occurs…

  • Baptism By Fire

    Published 24 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Lafayette's Baptism of Fire - E. Percy Moran I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than…

  • the HeadRisk Horseman

    Published 17 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    I try to never forget that Risk is the markets first, middle and last names. And as we approach its most benevolent season, the risk…

  • What 'Lies' Beneath

    Published 13 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Although the S&P 500 made a lower low last week, a major fly in the ointment with regards to proclaiming, "Come on in - the…

  • Market On Wire

    Published 10 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    "I observed the tightrope 'dancer' -- because you couldn't call him a 'walker' -- approximately halfway between the two towers. And upon seeing us he…

  • As The Crow Flies

    Published 07 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.…

  • Satisfaction

    Published 05 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    I read a quote yesterday from a trader that nicely sums up the past two months price structure in equities. The trader looked at the…

  • The Trilogy

    Published 03 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Here are three eclectic and esoteric analog studies I have been following for additional color on this convoluted and treacherous tape. Whether or not they…

  • Perspective On Commodities - Part II

    Published 30 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Although I have been trading in very short timeframes as of late, I like to keep an eye on the bigger picture as a sort…

  • A Few Thoughts

    Published 28 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    A few thoughts as we continue to criss cross the equity market range. My lofty expectations for a classic capitulation and turn-around Tuesday were passed…

  • A Greek Comedy

    Published 26 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    European officials are working on a grand plan to restore confidence in the single currency area that would involve a massive bank recapitalization, giving the…

  • Silver and Gold Update

    Published 22 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Here is an update of the daily Silver/Nasdaq 2000 analog from last weeks note (see Here). This chart was created intraday ~ 9:45 EST 9/22.…

  • Perception is 9/10ths of Reality - Act II

    Published 21 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    I typically pan the "what if" aisle at the local book emporium, mostly because it is next to the self-help section and quite frankly those…

  • Chart Lab

    Published 19 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Monday September 19, 2011 Here is an update of the daily Silver/Nasdaq 2000 analog from last weeks note (see Here). This chart was created intraday…

  • The EKG of A Bust

    Published 15 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Since the violent breakdown in silver in May I have been doing a follow-up note about every two months on the long-term comparative study between…

  • Mountain Of Morosity

    Published 14 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Although the timeframes that I trade these days have come in due to the heightened volatility - they are once again aligned with the underlying…

  • Meridian Market Theory

    Published 12 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Since floating the Meridian Market Theory in late March - the market has respected the meridian and was subsequently strongly rejected by it. To simply…