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The Big Picture: Is global macro en vogue in 2014?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Diane harrison
Diane Harrison, principal and owner of Princeton, NJ-based Panegyric Marketing, authored this article.

Global Macro may be coming back in style. Why? It’s all about the money. A leading tracker of global indices, BarclayHedge states that, simply put, global macro relies upon the flow of capital around the globe: Global macro strategies generally focus on financial instruments that are broad in scope and move based on systemic risk. Systemic risk, or market risk, is not security specific. These positions are filtered through a portfolio manager’s world view of the politics and economics of countries or regions which is based largely on an opinion of the direction these world markets will turn.

The Global Gestalt So why is 2014 likely to be a pivotal year for global macro investing? In large part because the fragility of global economic relationships has never been more pronounced. Like a balloon whose elastic surface has been stressed to the breaking point by multiple inflations, the international banking network is pushing its limits, stretched by years of intervention measures. These fiscal actions have led to a general weakening throughout the system that leaves it prey to any gyration of the wheel on which governments have kept it spinning since 2008.

As in most opportunities, knowing what to look for and what to do about situations is vital to success in global mac......................

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