Our approach is fundamentally different: It’s future-focused and real-time.
Today’s economic data can provide valuable insights for tomorrow’s market allocations. While everyone can see what the market is doing, few know why. At Astor, we take a data-driven macroeconomic approach unlike any other. We care about the “why now” behind the “what now?”
Astor's investment philosophy is based on three key beliefs:
Economic Fundamentals Matter
Stocks Tend to Appreciate
Active Management is Beneficial
Research & Process
Utilizing current economic data and historical trend analysis, Astor seeks to identify the level of appropriate risk for the current environment.
The Investment Committee (IC) formally meets on a monthly basis to review indicators and decide whether portfolio adjustments are warranted.
Once the Investment Committee has made its decision(s) on allocations, it will select appropriate exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to achieve exposure within the strategies.
Goodbye Forecasting. Hello Nowcasting.
We all want to know what’s going on with the economy. To do that, we collect and analyze different economic datapoints in a rigorously quantifiable way. The end result is called the Astor Economic Index®. This is our proprietary reading of the U.S. economy and the cornerstone of our investment process.
Source: NBER Astor Data: 12/31/1999 – 9/30/2020. The Astor Economic Index® is a proprietary index created by Astor Investment Management LLC. It represents an aggregation of various economic data points and is designed to track the varying levels of growth within the U.S. economy by analyzing current trends against historical data. It is not an investable product. The Astor Economic Index® should not be used as the sole determining factor for your investment decisions. The Index is based on retroactive data points and may be subject to hindsight bias. There is no guarantee the Index will produce the same results in the future. All conclusions are those of Astor and are subject to change.
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