FEDS Notes are articles in which Board economists offer their own views and present analysis on a range of topics in economics and finance. These articles are shorter and less technically oriented than FEDS Working Papers

The Information in Interest Coverage Ratios of the US Nonfinancial Corporate Sector

Francisco Palomino, Stephen Paolillo, Ander Perez-Orive, and Gerardo Sanz-Maldonado

Using firm-level data, we find significant variability in interest coverage ratios--across firms and economic sectors and across time--that suggests that critical ICR levels depend on firm- or sector-specific economic conditions.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2290

A Simple Macro-Finance Measure of Risk Premia in Fed Funds Futures

Anthony Diercks and Uri Carl

In this Note, we use rolling covariances between real and nominal activity in a regression framework, combined with a model averaging approach, to uncover intuitive dynamics in the term premium.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2305

Household and Nonprofit Balance Sheets in the Financial Accounts of the United States

Elizabeth Holmquist

This Note describes new supplemental tables in the Financial Accounts of the United States that provide separate balance sheets for households and nonprofit organizations.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2313

Disclaimer: FEDS Notes are articles in which Board economists offer their own views and present analysis on a range of topics in economics and finance. These articles are shorter and less technically oriented than FEDS Working Papers.

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Last Update: January 04, 2019