At TheMacroTrader.com we view macro trading as a process of finding the best risk to reward situations on the planet. Instead of being put into a style box we are free to go to where the money is. Many money managers whether they run a mutual fund, hedge fund, are a proprietary trader, or even a retail investor box themselves into a corner by only looking at one or to asset classes and even than only looking at a segment of that.
For instance look at the Mutual Fund industry. Most funds have such a strict mandate that they can’t invest out of the United States and many even have limitations on the capitalization of the stocks they can buy. And then on top of all that most are not allowed to short or use derivatives. While doing all of this may help Morningstar put you in a style box we here at TheMacroTrader.com think that it limits yourself to potential opportunities and forces you to allocate your money to less than optimal risk to reward opportunities.
So in conclusion to us macro trading is being able to go anywhere in the world, trade any instrument, using any strategy. The objective of a global macro trader is to find the absolute best risk to reward situations on the globe.
The Macro Trader