The Dalai Lama when asked what surprised him the most about humanity answered, “Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.” Macroeco (http://www.macroeco.org) stands for macro-economics and (the jargon aside) is simply an attempt to understand the world we live in, no small task by any means! Once we have a grasp of the various interactions that happen in the world every single day and incentives that drive human beings to do what they do, we can better understand how the world works. Social and economic transactions are the threads which when woven together make up a society and its culture. Along the way, we can harness our analytical skills to find investment themes (from long term investments to tactical short term trade ideas) which help preserve and grow capital.