Global Macro - Instinct and Pattern Recognition

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I keep hearing Global Macro managers talking about good instinct and pattern recognition. What do they mean? They speak in such general terms it's hard to figure out if it's something I'm interested in or may be good at, but it does sound intriguing. Can someone give me some specifics on what they mean? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks

As an example of this, I just came across this video where Mike Novogratz, President of Fortress says that good instinct and pattern recognition are the most important skill of a good Global Macro manager.

Comments (5)

Apr 2, 2012

Comes with lots of experience trading various markets.

Apr 5, 2012

He is talking about how older more experienced guys have a 'eel' for when things are mispriced or getting out o hand and the market needs to realign itself.

My old man has this (he is 60) and seems to just 'know' when things are out of whack.

Apr 6, 2012

Great vid.

Apr 7, 2012

Good interview...I liked particularly his anecdotes about Ehud Barak, Druckenmiller, Bacon, etc...

Apr 25, 2014