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Listen to Astor Investment Management podcast series. We believe that diligent analysis of economic data can provide valuable signals for longer-term financial market allocations.

9Aug

Astor Weekly Economic Review with Rob Stein & John Eckstein—Episode 32

Founder & CEO Rob Stein, and Chief Investment Officer, John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward.

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31Jul

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 31

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward. AIM-7/31/20-OP115

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28Jul

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 30

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward. AIM-7/28/20-OP105

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17Jul

Astor Weekly Economic Review with Rob Stein & John Eckstein—Episode 29

Founder & CEO Rob Stein, Chief Investment Officer, John Eckstein and Senior Managing Director, Mac O’Brien discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward. AIM-7/17/20-OP93

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10Jul

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 28

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward. AIM-7/10/20-OP86

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6Jul

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 27

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward.

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26Jun

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 26

Brandon Balazi and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward. AIM-6/26/20-OP73

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19Jun

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 25

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward. AIM-6/19/2020-OP72

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12Jun

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 24

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward. AIM-6/12/20-OP171

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5Jun

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 23

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward. AIM-6/5/20-OP159

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30May

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 22

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward. 2020-249

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22May

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 21

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward. 2020-247

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15May

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 20

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward. 2020-238

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8May

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 19

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward.   2020-236

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1May

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 18

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward.

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24Apr

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 17

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward.

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17Apr

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 16

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward. 1:45: Headwinds and tailwinds in economic data 2:50: Jobless Claims, Unemployment and Underemployment 7:30: Retail Sales 9:55: Industrial Production 13:00: Housing Starts 17:00 Best and Worst aspects of economic data

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10Apr

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 15

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward.

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9Apr

Rob Stein discusses Astor Economic Index and recent Fed Stimulus Plans—Episode 14

Mac O’Brien and CEO, Rob Stein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market, and potential scenarios moving forward.

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3Apr

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 13

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward. Effect of Jobless Claims on economic health (1:03) Mac & John talk Unemployment Picture (4:13) “Economic Hangover” – Real Impact of COVID-19 over the remaining fiscal year (6:00) Next Week’s Discussion 4/10: PMI, Jobless Claims, Consumer Sentiment…

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27Mar

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 12

Mac O’Brien and John Eckstein discuss COVID-19 impact on the U.S. labor market and potential scenarios moving forward.

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20Mar

Astor Weekly Economic Review with John Eckstein—Episode 11

Chief Investment Officer, John Eckstein, and Senior Managing Director, Mac O’Brien address the global impacts of COVID-19 on the economy.

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20Mar

Weekly Economic Review—Episode 10

Astor’s Senior Managing Director, Mac O’Brien, discusses his outlook on the U.S. economy for the week of March 16th. Tune in every week for the inside scoop!

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13Mar

Weekly Economic Review—Episode 9

Astor’s Senior Managing Director, Mac O’Brien, discusses his outlook on the U.S. economy for the week of March 9th. Tune in every week for the inside scoop!

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11Mar

Discussion on Recent Volatility—Episode 8

Founder and CEO, Rob Stein and Senior Managing Director, Mac O’Brien discuss the current market environment.

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6Mar

Weekly Economic Review—Episode 7

Astor’s Senior Managing Director, Mac O’Brien, discusses his outlook on the U.S. economy for the week of March 2nd. Tune in every week for the inside scoop!

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4Mar

Comments on Coronavirus and Economic Impact—Episode 6

Founder and CEO Rob Stein discusses the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The novel virus continues to shake the financial markets, with major stock indices dropping into correction territory.

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4Mar

Astor’s 2020 Outlook—Episode 5

Founder and CEO, Rob Stein, looks back at 2019 in the markets, as well as what could be in store for 2020.

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28Feb

Weekly Economic Outlook—Episode 4

Astor’s Senior Managing Director, Mac O’Brien, discusses his outlook on the U.S. economy for the week of February 24th. Tune in every week for the inside scoop!

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21Feb

Weekly Economic Outlook—Episode 3

Astor’s Senior Managing Director, Mac O’Brien, discusses his outlook on the U.S. economy for the week of February 17th. Tune in every week for the inside scoop!

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14Feb

Weekly Economic Outlook—Episode 2

Astor’s Senior Managing Director, Mac O’Brien, discusses his outlook on the U.S. economy for the week of February 10th. Tune in every week for the inside scoop!

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7Feb

Weekly Economic Outlook—Episode 1

Astor’s Senior Managing Director, Mac O’Brien, discusses his outlook on the U.S. economy for the week of February 3rd. Tune in every week for the inside scoop!

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