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Moody's Analytics Insights

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Chartis Research | Moody's Analytics Credit Risk Vendor Analysis Report

Moody's Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools supported by risk expertise, expansive information resources, and the application of new technology. Its solutions, made up of research, data, software and professional services, are assembled with the aim of delivering a seamless customer experience.

February 2019

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Weekly Market Outlook: High-Yield Might Yet Be Challenged by a Worsened Business Outlook

High-yield bonds have led the credit market in total return thus far in 2019. After soaring from 6.32% at the end of September to 8.06% by year-end 2018, a composite speculative-grade bond yield has dropped to February 20's 6.79%.

February 2019
John Lonski, Yukyung Choi, Katrina Ell, Barbara Teixeira Araujo,  Ryan Sweet, Michael Ferlez

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Weekly Market Outlook: Default Outlook Again Defies Unmatched Ratio of Corporate Debt to GDP

In terms of a moving yearlong average, U.S. nonfinancial corporate debt rose to a record high 46.0% of GDP as of the span-ended September 2018. Nonfinancial corporate debt's 6.4% year-over-year increase for the 12-months-ended September 2018 outran nominal GDP's comparably measured rise of 5.0%.

February 2019
John Lonski, Yukyung Choi, Katrina Ell, Barbara Teixeira Araujo,  Ryan Sweet, Michael Ferlez

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Weekly Market Outlook: Equity Analysts' Confidence Contrasts With Economists' Skepticism

Notwithstanding January's bigger-than-expected addition to payrolls, the futures market recently assigned a mere 3% probability to a hiking of fed funds at any point in 2019.

February 2019
John Lonski, Yukyung Choi, Katrina Ell,  Steven Cochrane, Barbara Teixeira Araujo, Michael Ferlez

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Moody's Analytics Wins the Inaugural RiskTech100® IFRS 9 Award

International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 9 introduced a new accounting standard for financial instruments when it came into effect in January 2018. Taking first place for helping customers solve challenges around IFRS 9 is Moody's Analytics, winner of the inaugural RiskTech100 ® IFRS 9 award.

February 2019

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Weekly Market Outlook: Fed's Pause May Refresh a Tiring Economic Recovery

As high ranking Federal Reserve officials reiterated many times earlier, monetary policy is not on a preset course.

January 2019
John Lonski, Yukyung Choi, Katrina Ell, Veasna Kong, Barbara Teixeira Araujo,  Ryan Sweet, Michael Ferlez

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Weekly Market Outlook: Rising Default Rate May Be Difficult to Cap

Because of its acute sensitivity to the business-cycle and corporate earnings, the high-yield credit market will have more to worry about this year.

January 2019
John Lonski, Yukyung Choi, Katrina Ell, Barbara Teixeira Araujo,  Ryan Sweet, Michael Ferlez

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Moody's Analytics Webinar: ImpairmentCalc™ - Understanding IFRS 9 ECL Volatility

ImpairmentCalc™ software produces IFRS 9 ECL estimates which are both forward-looking and incorporate the latest changes in the macroeconomic environment.

January 2019
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Weekly Market Outlook: Baa-Grade Credits Dominate U.S. Investment-Grade Rating Revisions

In 2018's final quarter, the 22 downgrades of U.S. investment-grade companies included nine that were at least partly ascribed to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and three that were linked to equity buybacks. Only half, or 11, of fourth-quarter 2018's U.S. investment-grade downgrades were primarily driven by worsened operating or market fundamentals.

January 2019
John Lonski, Yukyung Choi, Katrina Ell, Barbara Teixeira Araujo,  Mark ZandiRyan Sweet, Michael Ferlez

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Moody's Analytics Wins the Credit Risk for the Banking Book Award in the 2019 Chartis RiskTech100®

The unbeatable winner in the credit risk space is Moody's Analytics, previous winner of the Credit Risk award two years in a row, which has now also secured the new RiskTech100 ® Credit Risk for the Banking Book award.

January 2019

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Moody's Analytics Wins the Model Validation Award in the 2019 Chartis RiskTech100®

In the past decade, changing capital adequacy requirements have resulted in an increasing spotlight on models for measuring credit exposures. Firms with proven models will build trust with regulators and can optimize capital in a more efficient way, making model validation essential for protecting the bottom line.

January 2019

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Moody's Analytics: 2019 U.S. Macro Outlook - From Virtuous to Vicious Cycle

The next recession is coming into view but probably will not arrive in the coming year as many seem to fear.

January 2019