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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.

  • Total Consciousness

    Published 22 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The one constant in trading the precious metals market over the past two years is that patience has paid very well, once the next downside…

  • Connecting the Dots

    Published 18 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    While we appreciate the instant gratification, the recent news out of Cyprus on Saturday was nonetheless surprising in light of our silver:gold/SPX performance model that…

  • A Few Thoughts From the Top

    Published 15 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Almost 13 years to the week, and barring a major outperformance by the silver:gold ratio today - the equity market sell signal that we have…

  • Apple Picking

    Published 12 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    What has become practically an "Apple-a-day" occurrence, we hear from some corner of the market - either an analyst, pundit, grandmother or guru, who makes…

  • All That Glitters - Is Not Gold

    Published 06 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Whether it's the literal or moral sensibility to one of Aesop's fables; the glitter that once shown on gold, then Apple and is now caked…

  • The Cascades

    Published 02 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Picking up where we left off on Tuesday, the powerful kinetic feedback loop that began in the currency markets - appears to be gaining the…

  • The Gift of Imagination

    Published 28 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    When prodded about his thought process, Einstein once famously said, "When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion…

  • The Signal and the Noise

    Published 26 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    To put it mildly, there are some interesting kinetics developing in the currency markets these days. And although the Monday morning pundits will point to…

  • Dominoes

    Published 21 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    What started off as a tinder ignition in the currency markets this fall - namely, the US dollar asserting quiet dominance over each of the…

  • A Few Thoughts on Silver, Gold and The US$

    Published 16 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Back in the end of June of last year, I adapted the comparative with silver from the Nasdaq top in 2000, to the prequel asset…

  • On Script

    Published 14 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The euro appears to be following the mirrored pivot glide-path from this weekend (see Here). Going forward, we will be looking for downside momentum to…

  • Connecting the Dots

    Published 11 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The long and short of things - High beta currencies (Aussie) & commodities (Silver) have turned down - the Russell looks next: The euro reversed…

  • Mirror Mirror on the Wall

    Published 09 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Over the past two decades, in the tumultuous annals of central banking lore, there typically arises a sweet spot of influence for many central bank…

  • A Closer Look

    Published 30 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    After describing the ratio comparison this weekend between the precious metals miners and the financials through the credit crisis, I thought I would run a…

  • Connecting the Dots

    Published 28 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The long and short of things: Historic trends, tarnished silver and perished Apple's are no match for the euro & equities - so far. Although…

  • The Value Trap

    Published 27 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    If you have followed me on Twitter over the past six months you know that one of my standing refrains throughout the weeks has been…

  • From Train - To Drain

    Published 24 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    We continue to view Apple as a stock largely dissociated from both fundamentals and technicals - and primarily trading under the Universal Law of Gravitation.…

  • The Insatiable's

    Published 20 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Back in November, as investors appetites for the silver ETF eclipsed the historic benchmark from late April 2011, I referenced an earlier version of the…

  • Part II - Connecting the Dots

    Published 13 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The long and short of things - the US dollar holds the trump card going forward: Our primary focus will continue to be the US…

  • A Look Back at 2012

    Published 03 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Here is a quick time-lapse video of some of the major comparative patterns we introduced and utilized in the markets in 2012. We tend to…