Erik Swarts is the author of the blog Market Anthropology, which analyses the stock market through original, long-term charts, often drawing on long history to find parallels to the current environment.
Anyway, even the most beautiful annotated chart can be inaccessible to some, so Swarts went ahead and invented a whole new genre of looking at market patterns.
He created this video demonstrating what he called “Meridian Market Theory” which basically posits that the market over the last 40 years has traversed one central trendline, with stocks alternating which side of the meridian they sit upon.
What’s great is that he sets his chart to music, and provides a gorgeous way of viewing the charts in action.
The 40 seconds or so is talk from a Tom DeMark appearance on Bloomberg, but after that it’s just a joy to watch. We really think it’s a new genre of market analysis.
Follow more work from Swarts here, and hope he keeps cranking out these videos.