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’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.

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Kim Fournais

Co-Founder & CEO of Saxo Bank


Saxo's Q3 2018 Quarterly Outlook

Michael McKenna

Head of Editorial Content, Saxo Bank


Q3 Outlook: The long road to a global trade war

Jacob Pouncey

Cryptocurrency analyst, Saxo Bank


Q3 Outlook: Much fear, but opportunity too

Althea Spinozzi

Fixed Income Specialist






Q3 Outlook: Only China can save us

Christopher Dembik

Head of Macro Analysis


Q3 Outlook: Commodities challenged

Ole Hansen

Head of Commodity Strategy