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.

Macro Monday WK 29 - It's once again, all about the Fed

Kay Van-Petersen

Global Macro Strategist


Chart of the Week: World trade data

Christopher Dembik

Head of Macro Analysis



Macro Monday WK 28 - FOMC minutes and the Bank of Canada

Kay Van-Petersen

Global Macro Strategist


Christine Lagarde new ECB president

Steen Jakobsen

Chief Economist & CIO


Macro Monday WK 27 Forget the G39 Its All About The Fed

Clare MacCarthy

Senior Editor, Saxo Bank


Morning Call: Nasdaq 100 corrects

Clare MacCarthy

Senior Editor, Saxo Bank


Morning Call: Nasdaq 100 corrects

Clare MacCarthy

Senior Editor, Saxo Bank


Bullard rains on the USD bears’ parade

John Hardy

Head of FX Strategy


Morning Call: Nasdaq 100 corrects

Clare MacCarthy

Senior Editor, Saxo Bank