From the desk of Alex Barrow, Co-founder of Macro Ops
If you’ve worked hard trading markets, spending endless hours researching, moving from strategy to strategy, but still aren't getting the results you want… if you’ve been solo for years, analyzing markets all by yourself, lacking any support… then you’re gonna like what I have to say…
If you're anything like me, you've probably spent countless hours reading every trading book you could find, taking every course, and scouring the far reaches of the internet for an edge...
I can bet most of what you've discovered worked well for a period of time, but eventually crapped out, sending you back to square one, more tired and frustrated than before.
The problem is... no edge ever lasts. There's no such thing as finding an end-all, be-all strategy that'll print money for you indefinitely.
Market conditions are constantly changing!
It took me a LOT of tries to figure this out, in addition to blowing a $100K account.
The cold truth is that trading is HARD.
But that's okay!
What I realized from my experience in the market, as well as my past life in military intelligence, is that even though this stuff is hard, you can still be successful...
The key is to always test your beliefs, gather different viewpoints, and objectively evaluate the information in front of you.
And the best way to do that is to have a solid team working with you.
You can think of the Collective as a globally distributed intelligence network. It’s filled with speculators from around the world working together to find the most asymmetric trading opportunities.
We help silence market noise by pooling our research, while testing each other's investment theses for soundness and profitability. And of course we share whatever edges we find so our team can improve and expand upon them.
Once you join our ranks you'll be able to leverage this entire intelligence network to do the same.
Here's what you get once you join:
Investors are driven by one or two dominant beliefs. This is not only true in individual stocks, but in global markets as well.
The MIR identifies these dominant driving the macro situation each month.
The structure of the report is simple.
The first section covers the ongoing Macro narrative.
We discuss the hottest global themes from a qualitative perspective and analyze how they are affecting markets.
You get a lay of the land so you can make sure you're trading on the profitable side of major trends.
The second section evaluates the Macro conditions from a quantitative perspective.
Here's where we whip out all the data and charts from our Thomson Reuters Datastream chart book.
What does the latest ISM reading say about the direction for US stocks? Has the unemployment rate signaled a possible recession? Do the recent inflation readings signal a drop in the Euro? Are liquidity conditions tight or loose?
We answer these questions by scouring hundreds of charts each month and distilling the data down into an easy to read format. You'll know exactly what the latest data releases mean for the months ahead.
And finally we take a look at the big bets.
Research only matters if it's actionable. In the final section of the MIR, we take what we synthesized from the first two sections to single out our favorite big bet macro trades for the coming quarter. These trade ideas can come from any market: FX, commodities, rates, stocks -- whatever we think will benefit most from the dominant macro beliefs driving capital flows.
On top of active recommendations, we also give our Operators a ringside view to our weekly analysis process.
These reports “fill the gap” between each monthly MIR. They give you an over-the-shoulder look at exactly how we update our market views in real-time.
Are we still bearish? Has new information caused us to turn bullish? Which global markets are now most attractive?
You'll get continual coverage of our top ideas, including both technical and fundamental updates.
The consistent touch points the Market Briefs provide makes it one of the most effective ways to learn and improve your own trading process.
The Market Briefs will give you all the vital information you need to keep up with the market week to week. Like we've explained, we analyze markets non-stop with the support of our network. These Briefs are just another way we distill all that intel to you. It's all signal, no noise. Just how we like it. We guarantee it'll put you miles ahead of the rest of the market.
Macro Ops Trade Intel
The trade intel is meant to give you additional guidance into how we are attacking the market.
This means you're getting fully actionable information distilled from the 10+ hours a day we spend analyzing markets.
From our Reuters terminal data, to the network of fund managers we talk to, to the globally distributed intelligence network we've created through Macro Ops... we take all that information and make REAL trading decisions with our own REAL money.
This is where the rubber meets the road. Theory is theory. We can talk all day long about this and that... but if doesn't make money... then it doesn't matter.
With the Trade Intel, you're going to see the exact plays we're making..
And you’re not just getting a simple email telling you that we are buying either… you’re getting:
Along with all these parameters, you'll also get a review of the thesis behind our trade with "trade journal" style reasoning.
You see the entire process through this intel, from the entry, to the management, to the exit. Everything is completely transparent.
Here’s a little secret about trading that no one tells you...
Trade management is the 90% of the game!
The trade intel will show you the MOST IMPORTANT part of the whole process -- trade management -- something few traders ever get right.
These aren’t just random signals either.
We’re not gonna send you a fire hose of trade intel to keep up with some “weekly quota” just because you’re subscribed to us.
We’re professionals that trade our own REAL MONEY.
We’re not going to hide our losses… we’re going to show you how we manage them.
The intel you get are the same trades we’re taking in our portfolios.
Premium Equity and Sector Research
Over the years, the Macro Ops Collective has grown substantially, and that has allowed us to bring on additional market experts to provide the Collective with best in class research on all assets.
Our recent hires include a deep value investor who scours the corners of the market to find the most unloved stocks on the planet that we can plow our capital into. You won’t find these writeups anywhere else on the internet. These deep value stocks get little attention and press, just how we like it. Hated stocks give us tremendous trade asymmetry. As a Collective member you get exclusive access to all of this research.
Premium Constant Evolution Content
As a group of seasoned market professionals we understand that to survive and thrive in today’s market you must embrace constant evolution. That means opening your mind up to new ideas and novel ways to deploy capital. Our team is constantly consuming a firehose of trading and investment theory published in books and throughout the blogosphere. The stuff that resonates with us most gets written up and shared with the Collective community.
The result is an ever increasing educational library of cutting edge market theory that Collective members can use to sharpen their market sword. We already have a library of 16 mini masterclasses covering topics such as sector rotation, trading psychology, and option theory. As a Collective member you get immediate access to this valuable archive of constant evolution materials.
As we consume and learn new things the constant evolution library will grow and expand to become one of the premier market knowledge centers on the web. No one else is producing anything like this.
Alright... so how many times have I bragged about our "globally distributed intelligence network" in this letter so far?
You're probably wondering what the hell that even means. And better yet... how it works.
Well all the magic happens in the Comm Center.
You can think of the Comm Center as a private, internal chatroom where our Collective of Operators congregate to ask each other the hard questions and test each other’s views. It all goes down while everyone shares their intel and investment theses with each other.
It’s not easy to beat the market by yourself. Iron sharpens iron. You need an intelligent community to constantly test you. You need capable partners to challenge and improve upon what you think you know.
We built the Comm Center to ensure this happens.
Each day our elite community of Operators discuss and dissect each others’ theses to create profitable trade ideas. Every Operator approaches the conversation with a commitment to developing their understanding of the world and markets. There are no egos, just traders looking to score the biggest gains possible.
Our discussions in the Comm Center are fantastic. Ideas are constantly tested as everyone continuously improves their process. This is why we’re confident in promising that it's pretty much invaluable. It’s already lead to much larger profits than any one of us could have achieved alone. With it, you get the full benefit of being apart of an elite Operator Network.
As Macro Ops has expanded and grown we’ve established contacts inside the most prestigious investment banks in the world — the likes of J.P. Morgan, BoFA, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. We get a constant flow of cutting edge research from these banks. Each day our team uploads the most interesting reports that pass our desk to the “Research” channel. The top banks spend millions of dollars each year putting this research together. And as a Collective member you’ll get access to all of it through the Comm Center.
The Comm Center is set up through a private Macro Ops Slack channel. For those of you unfamiliar, Slack is a highly popular communication app top tech companies use (Google, AirBnb, Uber). It makes it easy to chat with other Operators, share posts, videos, attachments, files, pictures, etc.
It's super simple to use and highly effective in enabling the rapid sharing of ideas. The faster our team of Operators can communicate, the further ahead of the rest of market we put ourselves.
As an added bonus Chris D, the Macro Ops Collective systems trading expert, publishes technical trade guidance daily in our “intraday and swing” channel.
Do you have a long-term macro thesis on something like AUDUSD or EURUSD but are struggling to find entry points?
Chris is your guy. As a Collective member you get access to all of his global macro systematic guidance inside of the Comm Center.
Finally, as a Collective member you’ll get full fledged 100% access to me and the Macro Ops team for any and all questions. We get 100s of emails a week asking about everything from Central Bank actions to what the next “hot stock” will be. Unfortunately we don’t have enough hours in the day to answer all these inquiries.
As a Collective member you get priority by having access to us in the Comm Center. Questions in the Comm Center take priority over everything. We answer all Comm Center inquiries within 24 hours.
Everything the Macro Ops Collective has to offer that'll take you from where you are now, to where you want to go in your trading journey.
Joining puts you in league with some of the highest-level traders around the world, where you'll find the best support and market intelligence anywhere.
Once again, you get:
At the top of this page I said this was a "Limited Time" offer. I wasn't lying...
As most of you know, we only open the Collective periodically because we don't want it getting too big too fast. That would degrade both our service and our network because it becomes pretty tough to manage.
This Collective enrollment period will last until Sunday, June 9th at 11:59PM EST. After that I'll close it down once again, to preserve the service.
So if you think the Collective is right for you, all you have to do is to go to the bottom of this page and click on the Join Now button.
Once you click Join Now you'll be taken to our order page where you'll need to fill out your credit card information. Don't worry, it's simple and unobtrusive.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll get an email with your unique username and password which can be used to login to our private website where you’ll get access to all our exclusive materials. You'll also get a login link to the Comm Center Slack channel.
Now on top of the money-back guarantee, to help push you take advantage of the Collective, I'm also gonna throw in free access to our trader's Vault if you join by Sunday, June 9th at 11:59PM EST.
The Vault is a library of key educational materials that advances our Operators' trading knowledge and skillset. It includes 40+ PDFs of high-level trading instruction you can’t find anywhere else.
Macro: In here you’ll find a number of detailed guides that dive into the nuts and bolts of the strategy we use to find our macro trades.
Volatility & Options: This section contains the blueprints for volatility trading. It includes in-depth theory regarding volatility and how to take advantage of it through carry strategies and options.
Theory: A collection of mental models that serve as the foundation for how we think about markets. You’ll find theory regarding our current market strategies as well as other ideas we’ll use to create future strategies.
Process: What’s the point of theory if you can’t apply it? This section contains “how-to” guides to help you apply what you’ve learned.
Psychology: A sound trading strategy requires a sound mind. This section will help you dig into your psychology and fortify it to withstand the market’s pressures.
Ops Notes: We’re constantly inhaling books to learn and improve. Here’s where you’ll find extensive “sparknotes” on everything we read.
With the Vault you won’t have to spend any more time aimlessly jumping from book, to blog post, to Youtube video, looking for quality information to further your education. Instead you can just come to the Vault, pick what you need, and get straight to it.
The best part of the Vault is that it continues to grow.
Success in the markets requires continuous learning.
The second you stop is the second you fall behind. That’s why we’re always pushing ourselves to increasingly learn more. And as we do so, we’ll share that information with you through the Vault.
Now don’t think for a second that these are some lame, random PDFs we’ve just thrown together. Hell no.
This is the exact stuff we use to build our own strategies.
Join now while the Collective is open and you'll get access to the entire Vault and it's growing collection of high-level trading materials.