We have reviewed this site in the past but it has been a while and they have done a lot to improve it so we decided to look at it again.
TheMacroTrader.com Is a investment research firm that is dedicated to, as the logo says, global macro research and analytics. Their primary product is a weekly newsletter that gives economic commentary as well as actionable trading ideas across several asset classes. Last year is spite of the huge downturn in the world economy the newsletters model portfolios actually posted a slight gain. Basically these guys are good at what they do.
When it comes to the site they have done a lot to make it a better resource for all investors. Each Tuesday they post their Equity Risk Index which is a proprietary index that, as the name implies, is a measure of how much risk is built into the market. The higher the score the better the market is and the lower the score the more risky. They provide it as well as other risk indexes every weekend and give it out for free on the site delayed a few days. But as they explain it is not a tool to catch every little turning point, but instead the bigger moves.
Another great thing that they have added is a FREE Macro Trading 101 course that is sent out twice a week with a new topic that helps you to learn about the economy, asset classes, fundamental and technical analysis, as well as risk management tool and techniques. If you are a regular reader of BlogRaters you likely have noticed that we cover several finance and investment blogs. If you haven’t yet, you should go over and add them to your RSS reader as well as sign up for their free course.