We call our approach "Nowcasting".

We all want to know what is going on with the economy to make financial decisions. Here at Astor, we do that by collecting and analyzing different economic data sets into a quantifiable output. The end result is called the Astor Economic Index®, our proprietary reading of the U.S. economy and the cornerstone of our investment process. We focus on identifying where the economy is at in its current cycle – “nowcasting.”

Source: NBER Astor Data: 12/31/1999 – 3/31/2024. 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.

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 decisions on allocations, it will select exchange-traded funds (ETFs) it believes will acheive the exposure, risk, and return objectives for the strategies’ portfolios.

All information contained herein is for informational purposes only. This is not a solicitation to offer investment advice or services in any state where to do so would be unlawful. Analysis and research are provided for informational purposes only, not for trading or investing purposes. All opinions expressed are as of the date of publication and subject to change. Astor and its affiliates are not liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any such information or liable for any trading or investing based on such information. Please refer to Astor’s Form ADV Part 2 for additional information regarding fees, risks and services.