Learn Global Macro Trading & Investing for Retail Investor
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Learn Global Macro Trading & Investing for Retail Investor

Learn, dissect and apply the proven global macro investing methods employed by George Soros on top of value investing
3.7 (18 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
180 students enrolled
Created by Ching Foo Lieu
Last updated 7/2017
Price: $75
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand why you fail achieve the expected level of success in traditional value investing
  • Understand the limitations of traditional value investing concepts & methodology
  • Know why you should not take and apply Warren Buffett's wisdom blindly
  • Understand the 2 major impacts of suffering loss in your investment
  • Comprehend how Global Macro Strategy generate return on your investment
  • Understand the components which make up Global Macro Strategy
  • Comprehend the proper way to manage and measure downside risk in an investment
  • Implement Global Macro Strategy in your investment portfolio
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  • Basic investing knowledge and an open mind to improve beyond Traditional Value Investing

Are you sick and tired because your investment is still at a loss after...

  1. Applying Value Investing principles ala Warren Buffett to select stocks?
  2. Conducting Fundamental Analysis to calculate stocks intrinsic value?
  3. Studying charts and bought the stocks using Technical Analysis?

The fact is, Value Investing is only applicable on 2 conditions...

  1. The market is a deep discount
  2. You are not fully invested.

But if you are already fully invested and short of cash to invest, there wasn't much you can do when the market is indeed in deep discount.

At other times though, knowing about Value Investing isn't very useful if the market is not a deep discount.

Now, value investing principles also tell us:

"Wait for it to come back up!" or "The market is irrational!"

The fact is, it is easier said than done.

It would be easy to brush off the statements I made above, if not for the fact that the market can go further down, or sideways… for a horrifyingly long time.

If you only know how Value Investing, what are you going to do when the market condition is not favorable for it?

You sit and wait. For months? For years?

Is there a better way?

Yes, there is. If Warren Buffett is the Jedi of Value Investing, then his Sith Lord equivalent would be George Soros. Most only knows George Soros as the man who rise to fame afer breaking the Bank of England in the 90's, but little is known about his investing strategy. 

This course aims to dissect & conceptualize his little known investing strategies which can be applied by retail investor both in bull and bear market. Such strategies can be used on top of Value Investing strategy; because knowing both is akin to having powerful knowledge from both sides of the Force - the Light and the Dark. 


You might think - "I can learn global macro trading elsewhere, why should I learn from you?"

No, you can't. Go google about the detailed explanations of George Soros' global macro trading strategy and try to find someone that not only how to implement but also GIVES you examples on its use. Also, the way I teaches about how macroeconomics related to business cycles and monetary policies,  I've looked and it's not there.


"Can you make me rich by taking your course?"

No way! Not just from taking the course. Anyone who promises you that is selling snake oil.

If you learn global macro trading AND apply the lessons to make smarter invests in the future, then you have a chance.

What I can guarantee is that you will leave with some perspectives how to invest better in today's volatile market.

Who is the target audience?
  • Investors who have prior investing experience using Value Investing methodology
  • Investors who found limited success in using Traditional Value Investing strategies
  • Investors who are concerned about managing the downside risk of investment more than anything else
  • Investors who just started out and want to minimize downside risks due to market volatility
  • Investors who want to complement their Value Investing knowledge with more advanced strategies
  • This course is not for people who wants to make quick speculative profits from investing
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
Introduction to the course: Learn about Global Macro Trading
1 Lecture 04:07

A 4 minutes overview of what we will be covering in this unique course

Preview 04:07
Why Traditional Value Investing have become less effective today
4 Lectures 16:57

Warren Buffett once said he "can’t have a slight chance to live on other people’s mercy". He was right, and that's why it is so hard to value invest when the time is right, and equally hard when the time isn't right.

Preview 03:59

Although value investing advocates that you think like the owner of the business, the reality is that in practice, it is easier said than done. Know why. 

Reason #2: Ownership disillusion

The Discounted Cash Flow Method is touted as the holy grail in value investing to determine the intrinsic value of a company, and ultimately evaluating if a company stocks is at a discount. However, only doing this means you fail to see a broader picture,  described in this lesson.

Preview 04:58

There is nothing more dangerous than investing by looking in the rear view mirror. If you are practicing only value investing without looking at what is happening in the world around you, you will lose money. Here is how to strike a balance by looking into the front windshield and rear mirror.

Reason #4: Ignorance is NOT bliss
Ignore that mantra! Evidence that Warren Buffett is contradicting himself
5 Lectures 15:53

Warren Buffett famously said "Rule#1 - Never lose money, and Rule#2 - Never forget Rule#1". The fact is, if you are only a long equity investor, you will lose money regardless of the amount of value investing analysis put in. Understand why you should not take his words literally.

Evidence #1: The "never-lose-money" contradiction

Traditional value investing mantra says - you should buy a business, go to sleep and the business will still make money for you in the next 10 years. That mantra is no longer true today. In fact it is foolish to do so. Understand why - don't get misled by Warren Buffett!

Evidence #2: The "wake up in 10 years" contradiction

We should be greedy others are fearful. Agree, but this roadblock will deter you from being 'greedy' when time seems right.

Evidence #3: The "being greedy when everyone is fearful" contradiction

Have you heard about what a value trap is? You will learn about it here, today.

Evidence #4: The "price and value" contradiction

Conventional mantra tells us to only invest within our circle of competency. Know why this makes people complacent and lazy.

Evidence #5: The "circle of competence" contradiction
The Real World Impact of Financial Loss
3 Lectures 07:03

This eye opening scenario analysis tell you why you should be extremely concerned about investment loss

How Drawdown Risk Affects your Livelihood

Do not underestimate even small losses in your investment portfolio because they add up. Discover why.

How Sequential Return-Loss Problem Affects your Retirement

This will make you reflect on depending solely on traditional value investing in today's volatile market. Should you embrace a change by enhancing the traditional way with a better way?

Reflection on a more Practical Approach in Modern Day Investing
The Global Macro Investment Strategy Revealed
10 Lectures 47:21

Define what is Global Macro Strategy, and why it is absolutely essential to add another layer to your value investing strategy.

What is Global Macro Trading Investment Strategy

A detailed example of how Global Macro Strategy works

Example of Global Macro Trading Strategy

This copyrighted infographics summarizes how to understand global macroeconomics in a clear and detailed fashion.

Infographics: Macroeconomics - Monetary Policy and Business Cycle Explained

You will be able to construct your own long-short strategy after this lecture.

Learn Global Macro Trading Strategy #1: Long Short

You will be able to construct your own derivatives strategy after this lecture.

Learn Global Macro Trading Strategy #2: Derivatives

You will be able to construct your own stocks/sector/region index strategy after this lecture.

Learn Global Macro Trading Strategy #3: Stocks and Sector Index

You will be able to construct your own bond-interest-rate strategy after this lecture.

Learn Global Macro Trading Strategy #4: Interest Rate

You will be able to construct your currency exchange strategy after this lecture.

Learn Global Macro Trading Strategy #5: Currency Exchange

You will be able to understand how all the strategies work with each other in a non-mutually exclusive way after this lecture.

Learn Global Macro Trading Strategy #6: Relative Value

Even if you are short of time to consume the content in this section, do read this summary

Summary of Global Macro Trading Strategy
The Correct Way to Evaluate Downside Risk
3 Lectures 08:09

When you properly segregate the profit and loss incidents in investing, you will realize you remember the loss incident more. Why is this so? Answers here.

Loss Aversion Pscyhological Factor in Investing

Many investors got it wrong when it comes to investment volatility. It is ironic when they disdain volatility but yearns for high return. Understand how you should see risk differently after this lecture.

Do you know how to differentiate Downside Risk from Volatility?

Many investors also got it wrong when it comes to investment diversification. You will see diversification differently after this lecture.

Are you really reducing risk by Diversification? Here's how to measure
Global Macro Trading Strategy at Work - a Successful Case Study
1 Lecture 01:15

This lecture shows you Global Macro Strategy in action, its historical performance and how this compare against Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway value investing portfolio.

Analysis of Global Macro Trading and how this compares to Value Investing

10 questions to test your understanding folks!

Understand How Global Macro Trading Strategy Works
10 questions
About the Instructor
Ching Foo Lieu
4.0 Average rating
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225 Students
2 Courses
Certified Financial Planner, CFP

CF is an investor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. He also runs high-acclaimed personal finance blog featured at Alltop personal finance since 2011.

CF practices an improved version of value investing by taking into account global macroeconomics and business cycle. This stems from his practical value investing experience during the 2008-2009 financial crisis 

An engineer by training, CF graduated Magna Cum Laude in Computer Engineering from Multimedia University.