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Global Macro Trading: Profiting in a New World Economy by Greg Gliner

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Chapter 4The Building Blocks of Global Macro TradingThe Importance of Equities, Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange, and Commodities in Global Macro

Most capital markets can be subcategorized into one of the four product groups: currencies (foreign exchange), equities, fixed income, and commodities. This chapter aims to give a basic introduction to the four groups and describe their role in global macro. Having an insight into these groups and their relationships to one another is critical to developing an understanding of global macro.

The Four Product Groups

Let’s start by discussing the markets in broad categories. Table 4.1 aims to highlight the biggest and most important markets in each of the four categories. This list is by no means exhaustive, ...

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