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

It wasn't that long ago that anyone could walk into their local community bank and purchase a one-year certificate of deposit with a risk free return of around 5 percent. In the late 1980's that same CD would have yielded more than 9...
Over  the rails we fell.

As if the labyrinth and tentacles of the financial crisis wasn't already hard enough to handle, we suddenly found ourselves waist deep in lifeboats - navigating those treacherous seas, from well beyond...
Paul Tudor Jones once fittingly observed, "Fundamentals might be good for the first third or first 50 or 60 percent of a move, but the last third of a great bull market is typically a blow-off, whereas the mania runs wild and prices go...
Rightfully so, short-term traders are taught to not question why an asset is trading higher, lower or sideways. In their narrowed perspective, it's often a fools game in questioning the impetus for a move and the difference between...
The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one - Brooks AtkinsonWith another Fed meeting and prospective taper coming down the pike this afternoon, we...
We were asked by a friend in the media for one prediction for 2014 and a brief explanation of our position.Silver rallies 50% as inflation expectations rise and worldwide growth reaccelerates.We have used the NASDAQ bust in 2000 as a...
US silver mining began on a large scale with the discovery of the Comstock Lode in Nevada in 1858.