Macro Strategy Insights

Academy’s Macro Strategy department is led by Peter Tchir and is designed to help companies and investors navigate markets and the economy by creating content that analyzes developments in a provocative way.

Our coverage focuses on fixed income and credit markets and harnesses Peter’s experience as a trader and portfolio manager.  Academy’s Macro Strategy content challenges existing consensus views and incorporates ESG and Geopolitical analysis in a way that helps clarify how world events affect the unique individual objectives of our clients and partners.

Peter Tchir has been advising asset managers and corporations since 2009. He has traded and structured a wide variety of fixed income products, including synthetic CDO’s, high yield bonds, aircraft leases, indices, and fixed income ETFs. That experience helps provide unique insights into the markets via the “T-Report” and frequent appearances on various financial markets networks.

Recent Pieces


Positioning & Key Drivers

November 27, 2022

Rates, Risk, and Taylor Swift

November 20, 2022

Quick Thoughts on GBTC

November 16, 2022

Chart Crimes

November 14, 2022

Watching on Election Day

November 8, 2022

NFP Instant Reaction

November 4, 2022

The Fed and Powell

November 3, 2022

Let Them Eat Expectations

November 2, 2022

Inflation Dumpster Dive

October 27, 2022

VUCA Squared

October 23, 2022

For Your Eyes Only - OPEC+

October 12, 2022

Darkest Before the Dawn

October 2, 2022

QT vs. Stagflation

September 19, 2022

Trader of the Year Awards

September 18, 2022

CPI, FedEx, and Economic Models

September 16, 2022


September 14, 2022

CPI's 15 Minutes of Fame

September 11, 2022

Wake Me Up When September Ends

September 5, 2022

Tilting the Scales

August 28, 2022

Orwellian Moments Abound

August 14, 2022

Things You Will Never See

August 7, 2022

Celsius 233

July 24, 2022

The Baby Needs New Shoes

July 17, 2022


July 10, 2022

You’re So Vain

July 3, 2022


June 19, 2022

Sunshine In My Pocket

May 30, 2022

We Laughed, We Cried

May 22, 2022

Duck and Cover

May 8, 2022

Bad to the Bone

May 1, 2022

Is the Worst Behind Us?

April 28, 2022

Welcome to Thunderdome!!!

April 17, 2022

What A Mess!

March 24, 2022

Weekend War Report

April 8, 2022

Collecting Our Thoughts

March 27, 2022

Who Needs Who

March 20, 2022


March 3, 2022

Shock and Flaw?

February 25, 2022

From Worse to Awful

February 24, 2022

District 12

February 22, 2022

Post Biden – Updated Stance

February 18, 2022

Failure To Launch

January 30, 2022

The Year Changed Again

January 23, 2022


January 6, 2022

The 2022 Outlook

January 2, 2022









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