Let’s get my “macro” out-of-the-way first as even my interest in foreign exchange ranks somewhere in the middle of my “top ten” – as far as my actual macro interests go.
I am a firm believer in the theory that we are all “equally as big as we are small”. Considering the fact that there are more stars in our universe than grains of sand on the entire planet Earth – I think it’s fair to assume that “we” (let alone myself as an individual) are relatively insignificant in the grand scheme of things no?
No wait – I’ve got it wrong. You’re a New Yorker ( and likely never been more than a couple hundred miles from your place of birth) “all too certain” the universe actually revolves around you! Yes, yes of course. There will always be those with a “complete and total inability” to understand anything outside their own tiny sphere of influence. I believe that’s called ignorance.
In any case – yes – as big as we are small.
Much like the unsuspecting ants I hold so dear to my heart. Quietly working away and completely unaware – until of course the moment one of my cleaning ladies mops “turns their world upside down”.
Didn’t really “see that one coming” then did we?
Until confronted with something so much larger than ourselves – we humans are really no different.
Let’s bring this back down to Earth – and have a look at some “macro financial” here next.
Kong, what are your favorite sites for macro non-US economic data (e.g., Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, etc.)?
Everything just gets beamed to my aluminum space helmet Andrew. Apple’s been after me for a smaller version / prototype as well wrestlin me for my sources ( as they are generally “other worldly” ) but I’m holding out.
No no….I read tonnes of the general headlines out of Forex Factory as well Zerohedge as well follow links from the Market Oracle site.
Otherwise….I try my best to formulate my own views, piecing together monetary policy statements and Central Bank releases. I don’t find its really a matter of “where” you get your information ( short of it coming from CNN or CNBC ) but moreso a matter of “how you make sense of it”.
You can see the same story in 10 places across the net – each with it’s own “bias”.
I prefer the hemet but….it’s a bit tricky while swimming.