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November Jobs Report: No Cause for Celebration or Concern

November’s national Employment Situation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was marginally weaker than expected. The number of new jobs reported for the month came in at 155,000, lower than [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Economic Indicators|

Don’t You Forget About Me: The Impact of CECL on Debt Securities

Notes from the 2018 National CECL Conference session with Gordon Dobner, BKD; John Griffin, BKD; and Dale Sheller, The Baker Group The impact of estimating credit losses for debt securities for [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog, CECL|

Forecasting: Considerations for a Reasonable and Supportable CECL Forecast

Forecasting might not be top of mind as you prepare for CECL. Understanding the standard, deciding whether to handle the transition internally or engage third party assistance, gathering data, pooling, choosing [...]

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog, CECL, Economic Forecasting|

Job Growth on a Roll; U.S. at Full Employment

Guest blog by Dr. Tom Cunningham, Economist and MST Advisory Services, Senior Advisor- Economics The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ jobs report for October was extremely strong. The [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Economic Forecasting, Economic Indicators|

What is the Vintage Methodology for CECL?

The Vintage Methodology under CECL (Current Expected Credit Loss) measures the expected loss calculation for future periods based on historical performance by the origination period of loans with similar life cycles and risk characteristics. It’s advantageous to [...]

By |October 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog, CECL, Methodologies|

Florence Distorts Job Numbers; Labor Market Remains Strong

Guest blog by Dr. Tom Cunningham, Economist and MST Advisory Services, Senior Advisor- Economics The headline numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) September jobs report suggest [...]

By |October 9th, 2018|Categories: CECL, Economic Forecasting, Economic Indicators|