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The Federal Reserve have released its scenarios for the 2019 CCAR stress test. Listen as Mark Zandi and Cristian deRitis discuss the narratives behind the Fed’s scenarios under forecasts of detailed economic variables.

Our experts answer key questions, including: 

  • How severe are the Fed’s scenarios?
  • Are the scenarios internally consistent?
  • What are possible narratives driving the scenarios?
  • How do this year’s scenarios compare with last year’s?
  • What is the probability of the Fed scenarios?
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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.

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2019 U.S. Macro Outlook: From Virtuous to Vicious Cycle

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

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Gauging CECL Cyclicality

In this paper, we provide empirical support for the conclusion that the CECL standard will be less procyclical than the incurred loss standard.

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CECL Roundtable FAQs

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Pride and Protectionism: U.S. Trade Policy and Its Impact on Asia

Crafting economically sound trade policy is easier said than done.

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