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.

Will Powell hold the QT line?

John Hardy

Head of FX Strategy


NY Open: Inflation surge boosts CAD

Michael O’Neill

FX Trader, Loonieviews.net


EM FX Weekly: EMs' fate in Powell's hands

John Hardy

Head of FX Strategy


Macro Digest: It's not Turkey, it's the debt cycle

Steen Jakobsen

Chief Economist & CIO


Will Powell shrug at Jackson Hole?

John Hardy

Head of FX Strategy


NY Open: How do you spell 'relief'?

Michael O’Neill

FX Trader, Loonieviews.net



NY Open: Forex can't find traction

Michael O’Neill

FX Trader, Loonieviews.net



NY Open: Trade fears flare as China strikes back

Michael O’Neill

FX Trader, Loonieviews.net


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