Macro

Some examples of key recurring macro releases include employment statistics, inflation projections, GDP estimates and figures, trade data, manufacturing updates, import and export figures, and more.
Macro trading is a strategy, or set of strategies, in which traders launch positions in relevant financial instruments (currencies, for example, or equities indexes) so as to take advantage of broad and generally longer-term trends such as the rapid expansion of a given national economy, rising inflation, employment expansion or similar.

The policies, plans, and projections of international organisations such as the World Trade Organisation, the International Monetary Fund, or Opec often figure prominently in macro trading strategies, as do the outlooks issued by national governments or central banks.

Saxo Group's strategy team provide expert analysis of macro trends with a focus on political and economic policy, inflation, employment, energy inventories, demand, and monetary policy. Our Quarterly Outlooks and Outrageous predictions, as well as regular updates from our strategy team, provide insight into where our strategy team thinks macro trends are heading and how to use them to your advantage when trading or investing.

Macro, or macroeconomic, data traditionally consist of high-level information releases from countries, transnational organisations, or economic blocs. Investors and traders look for patterns and trends within these releases to anticipate moves in financial markets.

Market sending mixed signals on risk appetite

John Hardy

Head of FX Strategy, Saxo Bank Group


NY Open: Forex can't find traction

Michael O’Neill

FX Trader, Loonieviews.net


How much damage will Turkey inflict on European banks?

Peter Garnry

Head of Equity Strategy, Saxo Bank Group


NY Open: Trade fears flare as China strikes back

Michael O’Neill

FX Trader, Loonieviews.net


NY Open: Wall Street higher despite frosty geopolitics

Michael O’Neill

FX Trader, Loonieviews.net


Five charts that show China is easing again

Christopher Dembik

Head of Macro Analysis, Saxo Bank Group


Macro Monday (week 32): Inflation, AAPL, the Antipodes

Kay Van-Petersen

Global Macro Strategist, Saxo Bank Group


NY Open: Over-hyped NFP fails to deliver

Michael O’Neill

FX Trader, Loonieviews.net


Earnings Watch: Market focus moves to China, trade war

Peter Garnry

Head of Equity Strategy, Saxo Bank Group


USD firm ahead of payrolls, earnings data

John Hardy

Head of FX Strategy, Saxo Bank Group


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