On the Sherman Show, Rob Stein, CEO of Astor Investment Management discusses his proprietary Astor Economic Index, designed to give a “now-cast” of the U.S. economy and used by the Astor team to set portfolio asset allocations. Rather than relying on economic forecasts, Rob and his team use contemporaneous reads of jobs, output and other data points, distilled into the Astor index, to weight portfolios toward or away from equities. “You can make portfolio shifts at a time that will still help prevent wealth destruction,” Mr. Stein says.
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