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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.

  • Hi Ho Silver

    Published 05 December 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The rubber band that is the US dollar index continues to extend from its late November hinge. Larger Image Considering that weakness in silver has…

  • Have No Fear

    Published 26 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor." ~ Albert Einstein As an independent trader, I begin each week by…

  • Denial

    Published 21 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Larger Image "The steady rise in ETF holdings is encouraging as it relates to the long-term silver outlook. Despite significant gyrations in prices, holdings haven't…

  • The Gundlach Reversion/Hedge

    Published 16 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Earlier this year, Jeffrey Gundlach presented a number of interesting contrarian pairs trades at the Ira Sohn conference. Six months out, they have done extremely…

  • Risk/Reward

    Published 14 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    As expected, weakness has continued in the equity markets this week. However, based on the NDX/SPX topping comparative that I have been highlighting over the…

  • Packed - or Departed?

    Published 10 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    As momentum, a shifting currency tide and now even sentiment - continues to work against the grain of a slouching equity market structure, many market…

  • Sandy's Painful Parable

    Published 04 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell…

  • Secular Tides

    Published 24 October 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Below are two identical charts contrasting the US dollar index and the large cap/small cap ratio as expressed by the SPX:RUT. For purposes of expression,…

  • Knocking on Deflation's Door

    Published 15 October 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Since I began publishing my work last year, I have referenced various versions of the following chart - as rationale to why I follow silver…

  • Qualifying the Quantitative

    Published 10 October 2012 | viewed 0 times

    If you've followed my work over the past 18 months, there is a consistent theme towards the US dollar: It's a relative game - global…

  • Zen Slap

    Published 08 October 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Don't look now, but after last weeks dramatic divergence in the Aussie and the SPX - everyone suddenly became an expert on the Australian economy…

  • A Lucid Confusion

    Published 17 September 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Perhaps it's the change in seasons - the cool, dry, early autumn air. Or maybe it's just thinking about the Chairman, and the echoes and…

  • A Few Questions

    Published 12 September 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Can Bernanke turn this frown - upside down? When our monetary handlers have finally crossed the last t, dotted the final i and shaken the…

  • Sink to New Lows - On Election Day

    Published 04 September 2012 | viewed 0 times

    As the 2011 SPX topping model continues to replicate along very similar lines with the Australian Dollar - the end game breakdown is starting to…

  • A Body of Evidence?

    Published 26 August 2012 | viewed 0 times

    As the market sets sail into what historically has been the most treacherous month of the year (September) - a number of my analog and…

  • Denial

    Published 13 August 2012 | viewed 0 times

    I continue to find the very same behavioral biases that provided prescient contrarians the initial clues (chasing the Greenspan Put - i.e. Moral Hazard) to…

  • 98.9%

    Published 03 August 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Anyone who has been following my work over the past three months knows, I have been keeping a close eye on the Aussie as it…

  • The Summer Games

    Published 03 August 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Ah - the Summer Games 2012: Gymnastics Track & Field Boxing Cycling Central Banking Sovereign Debting... From my perch, it appears Spain is approaching what…

  • The Game

    Published 20 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    "Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing - the result." -…

  • Finding Bernanke - Part II

    Published 29 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Here is an update of the megaphone/inverted head and shoulders note from a few weeks back (see, Here). Considering it was during that summer that…