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8Feb

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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8Jan

Job Market Insights: Analyzing the Latest Numers and Their Impact on the Federal Reserve

Astor’s CIO John Eckstein and Nick Tell, CEO of Armory Capital discuss the the latest economic numbers and their impact on the federal reserve. LISTEN NOW! MAS-M-476982-2024-01-08

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5Jan

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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14Dec

Let’s Look at Labor, Employment, and Payroll Trends

Astor’s CIO John Eckstein and Nick Tell, CEO of Armory Capital discuss the Labor Market and Payroll Trends. LISTEN NOW! MAS-M-467041-2023-12-08

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9Oct

Get the Breakdown of the Latest Payroll Number with CEO Rob Stein and CIO John Eckstein

CIO John Eckstein and CEO Rob Stein discuss the current state of the economy, which they coin as ‘Goldilocks.’ In this episode 130, they delve into key economic indicators such as the employment situation report, inflation, an economy review, and payroll numbers. Tune in now! MAS-M-434759-2023-10-09

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28Sep

Exploring The Best Opportunities in the Fixed-Income Market Right Now!

Astor’s CIO John Eckstein and Nick Tell, CEO of Armory Capital discuss the Fed’s outlook for the rest of the year and the fixed-income market as of today. LISTEN NOW! MAS-M-428351-2023-09-22

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19Sep

What is the Fed Outlook with the Recent Economic Data?

Astor’s CIO John Eckstein and Portfolio Manager/Vice President – Research, Nick Porter provide insights on recent economic data and the Fed’s outlook. LISTEN NOW! MAS-M-424640-2023-09-12

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1Sep

Choose Astor’s Active Income Strategy – Here’s Why!

Astor Investment Management’s CIO, John Eckstein Senior Managing Director, Bryan Novak discuss why the Astor Active Income strategy is the right choice! Listen now! Episode 127 MAS-M-419409-2023-08-24

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8Aug

Payroll Pulse – Navigating the Economy

Astor Investment Management’s CEO,  Rob Stein and CIO, John Eckstein discuss the payroll pulse and navigating the economy. Listen now! Episode 126 MAS-M-413594-2023-08-08

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20Jul

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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11Jul

Will the Unemployment Report Change the Fed’s Course?

Astor’s CEO Rob Stein and CIO John Eckstein discuss if the unemployment report will change the the fed’s course in our latest podcast! Listen now! Episode 124 MAS-M-400563-2023-07-10  

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9Jun

Unraveling the Economy’s Beat – Fed Rates, Payroll Numbers and Labor Insights

Astor’s CEO Rob Stein and CIO John Eckstein discuss insights on the fed rate, payroll numbers and the labor market. MAS-M-391216-2023-06-07

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5Jun

Tune in for A Succinct Rundown of the Latest in Inflation Trends and Economic Growth

Astor’s CIO John Eckstein and Portfolio Manager/Vice President – Research, Nick Porter provide insights on inflation trends and economic growth. MAS-M-388004-2023-05-29

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11May

Employment Trends meets Federal Reserve Decisions

Astor’s CEO Rob Stein and CIO John Eckstein explore the interplay between employment trends and Federal Reserve decisions. MAS-M-380952-2023-05-08

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4May

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Navigating Fed Policy, Robust Inflation, and the Economy

Astor’s CIO John Eckstein and Portfolio Manager/Vice President – Research, Nick Porter provide insights on the current economic landscape and the challenges the Fed is facing in controlling inflation. MAS-M-378863-2023-05-02

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15Mar

What does the Latest Employment Report implies to Fed?

Astor’s CEO, Rob Stein, and CIO John Eckstein analyze the latest employment report and discuss what it implies to the Fed. MAS-M-360082-2023-03-14

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10Mar

Get up-to-date on Economic Conditions in the U.S.

Astor’s CIO, John Eckstein, and Portfolio Manager/ VP – Research Nicholas Porter get you up-to-date on the economic conditions in the U.S. MAS-M-357438-2023-03-07

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7Feb

Breakdown of the Latest Employment Report & What it means to the Fed?

Astor’s CEO, Rob Stein, and CIO, John Eckstein break down the latest employment report and what it means for the Fed. MAS-M-346515-2023-02-06

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24Jan

Get up-to-date on Inflation and the Fed

Astor’s CIO, John Eckstein, and Portfolio Manager/ VP – Research Nicholas Porter get you up to date on Inflation and the Fed. MAS-M-339921-2023-01-20

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11Jan

Breakdown of the Latest Economic News

Astor’s CEO Rob Stein and CIO, John Eckstein discuss the breakdown of the latest economic news. MAS-M-334704-2023-01-09

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20Dec

Outlook for inflation and the Fed

Astor’s CIO John Eckstein and Research Associate Nick Porter share their thoughts on inflation and the Fed. MAS-M-330565-2022-12-16

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18Nov

Gauging Fed and Market Reaction to CPI

Astor’s CIO John Eckstein and Research Associate Nick Porter share their thoughts on the Fed and Market Reaction to CPI. MAS-M-321021-2022-11-14

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8Nov

Fed and Payroll Outlook

Astor’s CEO, Rob Stein, and CIO John Eckstein share their thoughts on the Fed and Payroll Outlook. MAS-M-318084-2022-11-06

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18Oct

The Latest Inflation News and Outlook

Astor’s CIO, John Eckstein, and Research Associate, Nick Porter discuss the latest inflation news and outlook. MAS-M-310193-2022-10-17

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11Oct

Latest Unemployment Report and The Fed Outlook

Astor’s CEO, Rob Stein, and CIO, John Eckstein, discuss the latest unemployment report and the Fed outlook. MAS-M-308024-2022-10-11

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3Oct

The UK Meltdown

Astor’s research team throws an emergency podcast on the UK Meltdown.

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22Sep

Breaking down the latest Fed meeting

Astor’s CIO, John Eckstein, and Research Associate, Nick Porter, break down the latest fed meeting.

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15Aug

Latest inflation news and the outlook for the Fed

Astor’s CIO, John Eckstein, and research associate, Nick Porter, deep dive into the latest inflation news and the outlook for the Fed.

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8Aug

What does the latest payroll report tell us about inflation and the fed?

Astor’s CEO, Rob Stein, and CIO, John Eckstein, discuss the latest payroll report and what it tells us about inflation and the fed.

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25Jul

Fed preview and inflation outlook

Federal Reserve preview and inflation outlook with CIO, John Eckstein, and Research Associate, Nick Porter.

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11Jul

Is The Market Showing Signs of A Recession?

Astor’s CEO, Rob Stein, and CIO, John Eckstein, break down the latest employment report looking for signs of the recession everyone is talking about.

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1Jul

Is a recession coming?

Astor’s CIO, John Eckstein, and Research Associate, Nick Porter, discuss if a recession is on its way using the latest economic data.

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11Jun

Federal Reserve outlook given yesterday’s inflation numbers

Astor’s CIO, John Eckstein, and Research Associate, Nick Porter, discuss the Fed’s outlook after yesterday’s inflation numbers.

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1Jun

Is a recession likely?

Astor’s CIO, John Eckstein, and Research Associate, Nick Porter break down the latest economic data to help them decide whether or not a recession is likely to occur.

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15May

Stock Market Tantrums

Astor’s CEO, Rob Stein, and CIO, John Eckstein, discuss changes in labor market, updates on the Fed, and recent stock market tantrums.

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29Apr

Breaking down the latest GDP report and the outlook for the Fed in this week’s Astor Economic Week in Review

CIO, John Eckstein, and Research Partner, Nick Porter, dive deep into the latest GDP report and outlook for the Fed.

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18Apr

The Strength of the Economy at the start of Q2

CIO, John Eckstein, and Research Associate, Nick Porter, discuss Inflation, CPI, PPI Final Demand, and the Fed. AIM-4/18/22-OP560

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5Apr

Employment Report Discussion

Discussion Topics: Overall Strength of Economy Jobs Report Fed Moves AIM-4/4/22-OP554

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21Mar

Latest Updates on the Fed and the U.S. Economy

Astor’s CIO, John Eckstein, and research partner, Nick Porter, discuss the latest Fed and U.S. Economy updates. AIM-3/21/22-OP553

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8Mar

Insights into the latest unemployment report and the effect of the war in Ukraine on US inflation.

Astor’s CIO, John Eckstein, and Research Partner, Nick Porter, discuss the latest unemployment report and the effect of the war in Ukraine on US inflation.  AIM-3/7/22-OP549

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28Feb

Will the war in Ukraine derail the US economy? The Astor research team debate.

John Eckstein, CIO at AIM, and his research partner, Nick Porter, dive deep into how and if the Ukraine and Russian war will impact the US economy. AIM-2/28/22-OP545

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11Feb

The latest on inflation from the Astor Research Team

CIO, John Eckstein, and Research Partner, Nick Porter, discuss changes in the U.S economy and the latest updates on inflation. AIM-2/11/22-OP541

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8Feb

Was the latest payroll report as strong as it seems?

John Eckstein and Bryan Novak break down the latest payroll report.

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21Jan

Inflation and The Fed

Inflation and the Fed is the topic of this week’s podcast. Plus: why January’s data may be the worst in months. With Chief Investment Officer, John Eckstein, and Research Associate, Nick Porter. AIM-1/21/22-OP523

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13Jan

Payroll Numbers 2022

Topics Covered: Disappointing payroll number made up for by a substantial household number When adjusting the household survey to match the same concepts as the establishment survey there has been a relatively big gap over the last 1 1/2 years and that gap is closing quickly Less acceleration this quarter than the previous quarter Payroll numbers…

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