Erik Swarts

Erik Swarts is an independent trader and creator of the online market research site -- Market Anthropology. He uses a synthesis of technical and asset relationship analysis to determine a market's respective risk profile. 

Articles by Erik Swarts

While the perennial skeptics popped their heads out earlier in the week to again profess their disbelief in gold’s performance, supportive macro conditions behind the nascent and discreet bull market in precious metals continue to advance.
Regardless of how hawkish the Fed frames possible future rate hikes this year, we suspect a cyclical breakdown in the US Dollar Index to unfold. Moreover, by our estimates of the leading market breakdown in US Treasuries last November, the...
While the list of US money managers pivoting bullish last week on the US economy and equity markets reads like a who's who list of hedge fund titans, the broader reflationary trend that had displayed cracks in its foundation last month,...
After the beach grills cool and get covered for the season, a quiet reality sets in that summer is unofficially over and the first days of school are upon us. Our house remains filled with a thick bittersweet nostalgia from a perfect...
Like an oak slowly growing in a stand of pines, the outgrowth of sentiment extremes become visible through major market inflection points. The irony, however, is seeing them. This is because on both sides of a market cycle there is a...
After watching some markets develop over the past week, we thought it warranted a few thoughts on a possible outlier outcome in US Treasuries over the next several weeks. Since Treasuries made their respective highs in mid-February, we...
In the Fed's March policy statement this past week, a funny thing happened on the way toward acknowledging the stronger US economic data of late. They largely ignored it and buried notice beneath a blanket concern for the ailing health of...
Gold took the exit ramp south Monday, meeting expectations that the nearly three month rally was poised to stall. With the Fed decision on the menu for tomorrow afternoon, fresh near-term catalysts for gold will likely be served a la carte.
On the heels of last week’s sharp recovery, the Japanese yen has continued to climb out of the broad base carved over the past year, making fresh 14 month highs and leading the currency charge against the US dollar. Worth noting, Monday's...
Despite last week’s historic travails, there has been no rest for the weary - as equity markets remain volatile and under pressure through most of this week’s early sessions. Finding a late day bid on Monday deep around 1900 on the S&...

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India is perennially the world’s largest gold consumer.