In this webinar, economist Ryan Sweet discusses the Moody’s Analytics forecast accuracy for the U.S. economy in 2018.
Ryan Sweet is director of real-time economics and head of monetary policy research with Moody's Analytics. Ryan specializes in the U.S. economy and is among the most accurate forecasters, according to MarketWatch and Bloomberg LP. Ryan is also an adjunct professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He received his master's degree in economics from the University of Delaware and his bachelor's degree in economics from Washington College.
As inferred from May-to-date's average 2.56-million initial state jobless claims per week, another outsized shrinkage of payrolls is likely following the loss of 881,000 jobs in March and the mind-boggling disappearance of 20.54-million jobs in April.
Across all rating categories, the recent $7.830 trillion of nonfinancial-corporate debt of North American nonfinancial companies rated by Moody's Investors Service was divided among $5.994 trillion of outstanding corporate bonds, $1.392 trillion of outstanding loans, and $444 billion of revolving credit facilities.
The COVID-19 virus continues to spread and the economic damage is mounting. Recorded May 2020.
With the rapid deterioration in the global economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Moody's Analytics presents an update to our economic outlook for the US & Canada.
In March 2020, the issuance of US$-denominated investment-grade (IG) corporate bonds soared to a record $268 billion, which far surpassed January 2017's erstwhile zenith of $193 billion.
In this webinar, Mark Zandi and the Moody’s Analytics team answer wide-ranging questions from audience participants stemming from the economic impact of COVID-19.
April will be home to the most pronounced monthly shrinkage of U.S. payrolls since January 1939 at least.
Thus far in April, earnings-sensitive financial markets have improved despite what is likely to be a wretched month for both U.S. business activity and the labor market.
The Federal Reserve's performance in reaction to the COVID-19 recession has been superb.