Much like a central banker, a macro trader relies on price signals to judge the market's behavior given a variety of economic conditions. Over time, financial markets will either adapt to macro-economic cycles, or in some cases anticipate a regime shift--a persistent change in the structure of the global economic system.
As such, technical analysis is used to study trading activity such as price movement and volume. On the portfolio level, market signals help traders manage financial risk by identifying timely macro themes across asset classes.
Damanick Dantes, CMT is an independent global macro trader. Previously, Damanick was tasked with curating timely research and expressing asset allocation views for portfolio managers at Fidelity Investments. Damanick has experience providing real-time market coverage, particular to the Asia/Pacific region during his time at Saxo Bank and 4Cast. Damanick earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from Babson College.