Join Dr. Olga Loiseau-Aslanidi and Alaistair Chan as they discuss methods for incorporating forward-looking macroeconomic information to meet IFRS 9 impairment calculation requirements. Our economists will address the probability-weighted aspects of IFRS 9 using Moody’s Analytics economic scenarios.
Join Dr. Olga Loiseau-Aslanidi and Alaistair Chan as they discuss methods for incorporating forward-looking macroeconomic information to meet IFRS 9 impairment calculation requirements. Our economists will address the probability-weighted aspects of IFRS 9 using Moody’s Analytics economic scenarios. The team will also discuss our modeling approach for calculating expected credit losses for retail lending portfolios.
- Ensuring an unbiased, probability-weighted outcome.
- Incorporating macroeconomic information and probability weights.
- Forecasting equations and systemic integrity.
- Econometric modeling approach for retail portfolios.
Weekly Market Outlook: Outstandings of Rated U.S. Corporate Bonds Dip from 2018's First to Second Quarter
According to Moody's Capital Markets Research Group, second-quarter 2018's outstandings of Moody's-rated U.S. corporate bonds excluding ABS and MBS rose by 3.3% year-over-year to $7.212 trillion, which was a slight 0.6% under first-quarter 2018's record high of $7.259 trillion. The second quarter's yearly increase of 3.3% was much slower than the 6.3% yearly increase of 2018's first quarter and was the smallest since the 2.1% of 2015's final quarter. The -0.6% dip by U.S. corporate bonds outstanding from the first to the second quarter of 2018 was only the third such sequential decline by the rated outstandings of U.S. corporate bonds during the past five years. The other two quarterly retreats were those of 0.2% of 2016's final quarter and 5.7% in 2015's final quarter.
Notwithstanding the occasional jarring setback, the market value of U.S. common stock need only rise by 4.8% in order to return to its record high of January 26, 2018. Such a recovery appears to be well within reach if profits grow. Moreover, the realization of the projected decline by the U.S.' high-yield default rate from April 2018's 3.7% to 1.5% by April 2019 implies a firming of corporate finances that can only facilitate a recovery by share prices.
Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures (M&A) wield considerable influence over corporate credit quality, where M&A's impact on a single company's credit standing can vary over time. For example, a credit rating may be downgraded early on because of the substantial increase in leverage brought on by a debt-financed acquisition. However, over time, the acquisition may help to boost profitability, liquidity and the company's market value by enough to eventually prompt a credit rating upgrade.
The European Banking Authority has released its scenarios for the 2018 EU-wide stress test. Join our experts as they analyze the EBA’s scenario assumptions, narratives driving them and compare them to other regulatory stress tests.
In this article, we propose an innovative algorithm that is well suited to building dynamic models for credit and market risk metrics, consistent with regulatory requirements around stress testing, forecasting, and IFRS 9.
Earnings-sensitive securities have thrived thus far in 2018. Not only was the market value of U.S. common stock recently up by 4.5% since year-end 2017, but a composite high-yield bond spread narrowed by 23 basis points to 336 bp. The latter brings attention to how the accompanying composite speculative-grade bond yield fell from year-end 2017's 5.82% to a recent 5.72% despite the 5-year Treasury yield's increase from 2.21% to 2.39%, respectively.
Markets now focus on early 2018's climb by Treasury bond yields to heights last observed in March 2017. Though the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield climbed from year-end 2017's 2.41% to a recent 2.55%, the latter resembles the 2.6% average predicted for 2018's first quarter by the Blue Chip Financial consensus of late December 2017. Moreover, the 10-year Treasury yield still lags its 2.74% average of the six-monthsended March 2014 that coincided with the taper tantrum.
In this presentation, Dr. Olga Loiseau-Aslanidi and Alaistair Chan discuss methods for incorporating forward-looking macroeconomic information to meet IFRS 9 impairment calculation requirements. Our economists will address the probability-weighted aspects of IFRS 9 using Moody's Analytics economic scenarios. The team will also discuss our modeling approach for calculating expected credit losses for retail lending portfolios.
The minutes of the July 25-26 meeting of the FOMC indicated that Fed policymakers have become increasingly concerned about persistently soft consumer prices despite higher rates of resource utilization, including the lowest unemployment rate in 16 years. In response, fed funds futures recently assigned only a 44.4% likelihood to a year-end 2017 midpoint for the fed funds rate that is higher than its current 1.125%. Policymakers and some market participants worry that if underlying inflation slows when rates of resource utilization climb, then a destructive bout of price deflation might arrive once resource utilization rates inevitably ease.
Long-term fundamentals suggest that interest rates will remain well under their averages of 2002-2007's recovery. If only because of an unprecedented and irreversible aging of the US population and workforce, fears of a disruptive lift-off and extended high-altitude orbit by Treasury bond yields are probably exaggerated.