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Connecting the Dots

By: Erik Swarts | Monday, February 11, 2013

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

Silver:Gold SPX Performance Spread

Euro Silver

1991 Nikkei 2013 Silver

1991 / 1992 Nikkei

2012 / 2013 Silver

Gold 1979-81 vs Gold 2011-2013

2002 NDX vs 2013 CRB

QE Free vs QE

QE Free vs QE

Euro US Dollar Index



US Dollar Index 2000-2003 vs Australian Dollar (FXA)

Australian Dollar (XAD)

Apple 2001-2013 vs Oil (WTI) 2007-2009

Apple 2001-2013 vs Oil (WTI) 2007-2009

2007 SPX 2012 NDX

1980-1983 SPX vs 2008-2013 Shanghai





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.

Erik Swarts is not a registered investment advisor. Under no circumstances should any content be used or interpreted as a recommendation for any investment, trade or approach to the markets. Trading and investing can be hazardous to your wealth. Any investment decisions must in all cases be made by the reader or by his or her registered investment advisor. This is strictly for educational and informational purposes only. All opinions expressed by Mr. Swarts are subject to change without notice, and the reader should always obtain current information and perform their own due diligence before making any investment or trading decision.

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