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Erik Swarts

Erik Swarts

Contributor since: 04 Apr 2011


Erik is an active trader, who has always taken a broad perspective when approaching the markets.

  • A Few Thoughts on Precious Metals and the USDX

    Published 28 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    A solid performance by precious metals, despite silver's give back throughout the week. Our expectations with silver have been for a gradual turn higher. All…

  • A Crossover to 'Value'

    Published 22 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    After going on sale for a third and final time at the end of June, the precious metals miners appear to be making a major…

  • Reflationary Road

    Published 15 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    As expected, silver has taken its time in building out a foundation. However, once completed and as described by the historic momentum patterns shown below…

  • The Case for Buying Precious Metals

    Published 30 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In a financial era defined by a more visible hand of the central banks, asset classes are bouncing with great frequency between the emotional poles…

  • Building Out a Foundation

    Published 19 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In what's become a rather humid terrarium of overgrown expectations for game theorists worldwide - the Fed renders an official opinion today and perhaps a…

  • Connecting the Dots

    Published 14 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    It seems like yesterday that markets rose and fell like a synchronized swim team - floundering through a tired routine. Back in 2011, markets were…

  • What Lies Beneath

    Published 09 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    "I measure what's going on, and I adapt to it. I try to get my ego out of the way. The market is smarter than…

  • Creative Seasonings

    Published 04 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Picking up where we left off last week, our focus remains where the US dollar is headed next and the interesting and somewhat peculiar economic…

  • A Golden Opportunity

    Published 27 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In what has become a rite of spring for us - we emerge from the torrent well fed and docile. After feeding in the stream…

  • Spooked

    Published 20 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Spooked - is perhaps an understatement. Although considering the subject of late, isn't entirely out of character. After momentarily blipping higher at the open, silver…

  • Hi Ho Silver

    Published 02 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In the precious metals sector, we are pivoting slightly with respect towards the expectations of another leg lower in the short term. This is primarily…

  • Familiar Aromas

    Published 01 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Larger Image Another month in the books and another close on the highs for the SPX. Whether the proverbial skies are blue or gray -…

  • Damn the Torpedoes

    Published 23 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    After more than a 35% haircut in the price of silver since last October, silver investors are refusing to give up the fight. Damn the…

  • Deflation - A Three Act Play

    Published 22 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Larger Image As we pointed out in March, the kinetic potential across the hard commodity-scape appeared to be of the 2008 variety; i.e. watch for…

  • Just Before the Crash

    Published 15 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Despite being proactive participants, we try and guard against tempting the market in serving us a few torrents of retribution in attempting to remain a…

  • Dead Bear Walking

    Published 12 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Fast money was made on both sides of the field this week - some quicker than others. While strong countertrend rallies in the precious metals…

  • The End Zone

    Published 07 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Back in October (see Here), we started contrasting gold and the US dollar index to the 1980 blowoff top in the precious metals markets. Some…

  • Counter-Trend Trading

    Published 05 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Silver continues to closely follow the 92' Nikkei unwind, finding support today where the comparative had expected it would. It seems reasonable to us that…

  • Tides, Traps and Stairs

    Published 03 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    As we have followed over the past year, the secular cycle dynamic between the RUT:SPX and the US dollar index continues to play out along…

  • A Little Perspective

    Published 29 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    File this with more qualitative thoughts and reasonings - a space we find ourselves frequenting lately as the US equity markets tempt fate for a…