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. 

Erik Swarts Articles

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&...
So many bedrock beliefs of investors have been turned on their heads or flatly disproven over the course of this cycle. Never was this more true than with inflation and inflation expectations.
As much as we carry a long-term bias towards a continuation of the historically low yield market environment of the current decade, over the intermediate-term we still like the short side of Treasuries on the long end of the curve.
Expectations of a rate hike this year pulled back appreciably, following last Friday's lackluster pronouncement of just 142,000 jobs added for September - as well as disappointing downward revisions in both previous summer reports for July...
For someone carrying a dogmatic bent of the bearish persuasion, there's always conditions somewhere that can fill the narrative. Liquidity provisions, leverage, breadth, global macro developments - the list can go on and on and there's...
When it comes to currencies, the laws of Newtonian physics still appear to hold the greatest influence over participants’ long-term expectations. That is, the belief that a currency in motion will stay in motion, unless acted upon by an...
Rising ~150 percent over the past year and more than doubling since Thanksgiving - any way you slice or weigh its breakneck outperformance, the rally in China's Shanghai Composite index has been outstanding.
This week, as hard commodities came under early pressure, participants may have asked themselves: 1. Is the rally over in oil, copper and precious metals? 2. Was it just a dead cat bounce? - or, 3. Has the tide truly turned and a new...
Despite arriving late to Thursday’s press conference - ironically, held up by the new ECB elevator system that just wouldn’t cooperate… Draghi delivered the goods. The ECB would buy over 1 trillion euros through September 2016 - or until...
We came into last year with the idea that despite a historically low disposition at 3 percent, the 10-year yield had become stretched at a relative performance extreme. In less than two years, yields had run up over 100% above the July...
10 karat gold is 41.7% pure gold.

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