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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The digital nomad?

The idea of being a digital nomad is somewhat seductive. Work on a laptop wherever you want, in a coffee shop, in a park, or perhaps in a different country. Obviously, it can’t be anywhere at all, free WiFi is the bedrock of any sort of digital nomadic existence. That of course, and the bane…

Thoughts on the market sell-off

When I’m hungry, I tend to think of burgers. I should add, that this doesn’t imply that I eat a burger every time I’m hungry (even I recognise that would be a suboptimal solution health-wise!). Similarly, in markets, when there’s a move, particular a large one, market participants want to find a reason. Sometimes there…

Fooled by randomness?

Nassim Talib’s book entitled Fooled by Randomness, is a great read. The central premise is the idea that people mistake randomness for something meaningful. We always want to find an explanation or a cause for something, even if there isn’t one. Markets are inherently noisy. It isn’t always possible to understand “why” a market moved…

A startup as an options trade

A trader spends inordinate amounts of the day looking at a screen, continually monitoring how assets react to events, seeking a signal amid a considerable amount of noise. At the same time, a successful trader needs to have the ability to correctly scale their risk. In a sense it doesn’t matter how often a trader…

How much to pay for alternative data?

How much is something worth? The simplest definition is the price someone is willing to pay for it. Is a Leonardo da Vinci painting worth four hundred and fifty million dollars? Someone was willing to pay that much for it (and another party was willing to sell it them for that amount). Such a market…