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Economic cycles, sometimes referred to as business cycles, are driven by human behaviors. Economic cycles are divided into four distinct segments: expansion, slowdown, recession, and recovery.
What causes economic cycles?
Herd mentality and the urge to maximize profits are typical human behaviors that cause the economy to rally and crash. Financial markets in the past 300 years have shown such pattern.
How does it relate to you?
Each economic phase calls for a different asset allocation strategy. Measuring cycles in the data, MacroMicro presents key market trends and directions, which can help you find fitting investment targets and raise the odds of investment success.
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You can find the Global Economic Cycle Clock and other macro data of different economies here.
Use our ETF screener to find ETFs and underlying assets of your interest. Stay up to date on the latest ETF fundamentals with our automatically-updated charts and visuals.
MacroMicro’s analyst team finds crucial insights in macro data and shares them in featured chart articles in the Spotlight section.
Our data computing reveals relevance between data and asset prices. Quant is the perfect section that powers your trading strategies.
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We recommend new members start with the Macro section, where we have compiled various collections of macroeconomic data and insights of seven key economies, such as GDP, consumption, prices, trade, etc.
The Macro section also includes top charts, interactive data about economic cycles of different countries at different time periods, as well as selected indicators that may signal turning points in the market.
SA refers to ''seasonal adjustment,'' which is a statistical method used to remove effects of seasonal patterns in a dataset.
SAAR stands for ''seasonally adjusted annual rate,'' which means the data is seasonally adjusted and converted into an annualized rate.
We mark a dataset with ''(SA, YoY)'' to indicate that the data has been seasonally adjusted and is compared with the same period last year (also known ''year-on-year''). Indicators not accompanied with any of these abbreviations are generally not seasonally adjusted (NSA). MoM and QoQ mean the data is compared with the previous month or quarter.
Lastly, there is also CA, which stands for ''calendar adjustment,'' a statistical method for removing the calendar effects from the data, taking into account variation in the number of holidays in different months.
Take GDP as an example. Different countries have different ways of calculating and displaying GDP data. The United States generally displays GDP data in the SAAR format; the European Union uses both QoQ and YoY formats; Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan use all three formats.
''L'' and ''R'' refer to left and right axes. That is, L indicates the value is plotted on the Y-axis on the left, and R means the value is plotted on the Y-axis on the right.
The gray shading marks periods of recessions as identified by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which is a key source of information for professional institutions around the world. For more information, please see here.
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Like four seasons in a year, the economy also operates in cycles known as ''business cycles'' or ''economic cycles.'' Economic cycles vary in length. From expansion, slowdown, recession to recovery, an economic cycle can last as short as 3-4 years or as long as 10-20 years or more. When we hear people say the economy is improving, it means that it is in the phase of recovery or expansion, while a weakening economy would refer to the slowdown or recession phase of an economic cycle.
Leveraging the power of quantitative analysis, we have compiled 25 key indices, known as the MM Fundamental Indices(MMFIs), covering global stocks, foreign exchange, bonds, and raw materials, to provide users a quick way to understand the fundamentals of different asset classes. Users can look at the value and overall trend of each MM Fundamental Index. A high index value indicates strong fundamentals, and an upward trend indicates improvement in fundamentals.