Seeking the cues in macro markets

Cuemacro is a company focused on understanding macro markets from a quantitative perspective, in particular currency markets. Our goal is understand how data can be used to deepen understanding of macro markets. We use both existing and innovative data sources, to create systematic trading strategies and data indices.

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World Cup trading

It’s that time again, the World Cup is here. I’ve lost count of the number of games I’ve watched at this stage, and we haven’t even got to the knockout games. At the moment, it’s half time, in the Belgium vs Tunisia group game. I’ve just seen Belgium go in front with Lukaku scoring two…

Is startup life for you?

I’ve been working in startup territory for nearly 5 years. Initially I spent 3 years full time at the Thalesians a company I co-founded. For the last 2 years my full time focus has been Cuemacro. The whole startup experience has been mostly about learning. Coming from the corporate world of banking, it has been somewhat…

Cleaning data for trading

Nobody likes doing the boring stuff. We all want to go on holiday, but packing our bags is not the fun bit. We all want to have a nice burger (well, I do), but queuing for ages at an ever popular burger joint is not what we want. Traders all want to have positive P&L,…

Trading what’s priced in

If I go to the Burger King (for some reason it sounds better that way, by including the ‘the’), I kind of know what I’ll get. The burger, will likely be a Whopper. Whether I’m in London or New York, the whole Burger King experience is likely to be very similar. The burger should taste…

QuantMinds Lisbon 2018

Lisbon sits wedged between the Atlantic on the West and the river Tagus on the south. It’s buildings seemingly tanned to deep pastel shades, reflect a sun, which seems forever present. Whilst is it the history of the city, which appears to greet the visitor at first, whether it the Tower of Belem, or monastery,…

Correlations and the market

When I have a burger I feel better. I feel that there is some causation here, in particular because of I’ve got lots of statistical data to justify this! However, in practice, if we look away from burgers and at finance, it’s a bit more difficult to answer the conundrum of causation versus correlation. If…

Gauging how useful alternative data is

Hands up, if you’ve heard the words “alternative data” being used in quant circles recently? I can see a lot of hands up! I could ask the same questions for machine learning and artificial intelligence, and probably get the same reaction. The crux of any good trading strategy is using data as an input and…