How to invest money

This guide provides an in-depth analysis of how to invest money using the top down approach and other systematic processes used by professional fund managers. Steady Wealth Growth & Winning by not losing To build your wealth in a short time period requires huge risks and the odds of succeeding are minimal. Most successful investors…
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Investing for beginners

If you are a beginner in investing MacroVar investing basics guide below will help you grasp the most important principles of investing to general long-term wealth creation. Moreover, you will learn how to invest in mutual funds, index funds, stocks, bonds, commodities, and currencies. The most important mistake amateur investors make is they select investments…
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Forex trading for beginners

Forex trading for beginners analyses the basics of Forex, how macroeconomics and other factors move currencies and advanced trading strategies. Successful forex trading uses systematic processes to predict future currency moves by analyzing macroeconomic and global financial market dynamics. Int this guide we will cover the basics of Forex, how to find forex trading opportunities…
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How to invest in mutual funds

There are thousands of mutual funds available for investing in different sectors, investment styles, and asset classes. Our checklist below on how to invest in mutual funds presents the hidden risks you should avoid when investing in any mutual fund and how to select the best mutual fund based on objective investment criteria and metrics.…
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Top Down Approach

The top down approach in portfolio management seeks to analyse the major components driving the global economy which ultimately drives all financial markets. The most important task of a trader is to predict where market will be in 6-12 months ahead. The major components of the top down approach are: Global Economic Growth Analysis Global…
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Portfolio Management

Portfolio management is the science of structuring a portfolio of investments to protect the capital of clients (investors) and generate steady returns in both rising and falling markets. The performance of a portfolio management strategy is measured by its Sharpe ratio which summarises in one number the investment return generated compared to the risk undertaken.…
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Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics Introduction Macroeconomics analyses the performance of a nation’s overall economy using macroeconomic indicators like GDP, inflation, unemployment and Government Debt. This section analyses applied macroeconomics used by investors and traders to predict the global economy and countries’ economic and financial markets. This guide is based to a large extend on the great work of…
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Momentum Trading

Momentum trading definition Momentum trading is used to capture moves in shorter timeframes than trends. Momentum is the relative change occurring in markets. Relative change is different to a trend. A long-term trend can be up but the short-term momentum of a specific market can be 0. If a market moves down and then moves…
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Asset Allocation

Asset allocation is the process of structuring an investment portfolio by allocating funds across asset classes like stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, real estate and cash. The guide below explains how to structure a typical asset allocation strategy. You can also explore MacroVar’s database of systematic investment strategies. Asset Allocation principles The investment strategy analysed is…
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Trading Psychology

Moving Average Definition A Simple Moving Average (SMA) is the average price of a security over a given number of days. Simple Moving Average is a momentum indicator used to monitor whether a security’s momentum is rising, falling or bound to reverse. The important timeframes to monitor the simple moving average are: 20 days (1…
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