You Say Tomahto I Say Tomato

By: Erik Swarts | Wed, Nov 23, 2011
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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 in my approach?

Certainly not.

I really could not be bothered, as long as I am on the right side of the market. If I didn't use TA, there's no way that I could be consistently profitable in a market such as this. When you think about it - broadly speaking, the way I approach technical or relationship analysis is no different than the fundamental guys philosophy. We both contrast current data to past performance to make an estimation about future expectations.

It's just in this circumstance their PEG Ratio is my U.S Treasury/Equity Ratio - and in my experience I can't predict with any probability where the market will trade next week, month or year based on PEG ratio's.

Maybe it's just me.

Judging by this chart, we are very close to a short-term low - which will likely be SPX 1125-1135 over the course of the next several sessions.

With that said, have a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving for those American's here and abroad.

For everyone else, stay frosty - this market is very dangerous.




Erik Swarts

Author: Erik Swarts

Erik Swarts
Market Anthropology

Although I am an active trader, I have always taken a broad perspective when approaching the markets. I respect the Big Picture and attempt to place each piece of information within its appropriate context and timeframe. I have found that without this approach, there is very little understanding of ones expectations in the market and an endless potential for risk.

I am not a stock picker - but trade the broader market itself in varying timeframes. I want to know which way the prevailing wind is blowing, where the doldrums can be expected and where the shoals will likely rise. I will not claim to know which vessel is the fastest or most comfortable for passage - but I can read the charts and know the risks.

I am not a salesperson for the market and its many wares. I observe it, contextualize its moving parts - both visible and discrete - and interpret.

I practice Market Anthropology - Welcome to my notes.

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