Duff & Phelps Quoted in the WSJ: Goodwill Impairments Continue to Climb Despite Strong Economy

The value of goodwill impairments by U.S. public companies is on the rise as a period of synchronized global economic growth and booming stock markets appears to be drawing to a close.

Major goodwill impairments reported in 2018 already exceed $40 billion, according to the 2018 Goodwill Impairment Study prepared by Duff & Phelps. The two-year climb in goodwill impairments could continue if market conditions deteriorate, said Carla Nunes, managing director at Duff & Phelps. Investors and executives have grown more pessimistic about the economic outlook as concerns mount over international trade disputes.

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