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March 2024 Update on the U.S. Economy

The Astor Economic Index® (AEI) ended the month of February at around average growth once again, with a tight labor market slightly ameliorated by weakening signs of consumer demand. We talk about the latest job reports, inflation, and the upcoming Fed meeting below.   Non-farm payrolls rose 275,000 in February, above Bloomberg consensus of 200k,…

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February 2024 Update on the U.S. Economy

The U.S. economy has defied predictions of its imminent demise for some time, and data from the month of January reinforced that trend with robust labor figures and hotter inflation numbers. Markets have been forced to reprice their expectations for a quick March cut by the Fed, with Chair Powell strongly pushing back against the…

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Economy in Focus: Labor Market, Payroll Numbers, and Powell Insights

Astor’s CIO John Eckstein and Nick Tell, CEO of Armory Capital discuss the labor market, payroll numbers, and Powell insights – LISTEN NOW! Podcast # 136 MAS-M-496303-2024-02-07

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Comprehensive Review of 2023’s Economic Moves and a Look Ahead into 2024

Astor’s CIO John Eckstein and Portfolio Manager/Vice President – Research, Nick Porter discuss 2023 economic moves and a look ahead into 2024. LISTEN NOW! MAS-M-472157-2023-12-20

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Economic Kaleidoscope: Unveiling Super Insight into the Economy

Astor Investment Management’s, CIO John Eckstein along with John Davi, CEO Astoria Portfolio Advisors discuss the economic kaleidoscope! Listen now! Episode 125 MAS-M-403727-2023-07-17

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May 2023 Update on the U.S. Economy

The general economic outlook for the U.S. economy is essentially stable, with the labor market moderating and inflation coming down slightly from its recent peak. The Astor Economic Index® remains at a level consistent with below-average economic growth and has been supported by continued growth in employment, although somewhat weakened by softer data like PMIs….

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Congratulations Nicholas Porter and Eric Solomon

Astor Investment Management is pleased to announce key personnel promotions. Nicholas Porter has been promoted to the position of Portfolio Manager/VP – Research and Eric Solomon has been promoted to the position of Senior VP – Finance & Operations effective immediately. Please help us in congratulating them both on this wonderful achievement.

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Protected: Astor 2021 Review Call with Rob Stein

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January 2022 Update on the U.S. Economy

As usual, we’ll be looking at recent economic data this month, but we’ll also expand on some of the themes we’ve seen this year and look ahead to our base case for 2022. It’s worth noting that our portfolio decisions are made by the current state of the U.S. economy, rather than any forecast, but…

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