inverted yield curve

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Inverted yield curve

When short-term interest rates are higher than long-term rates. Antithesis of positive yield curve.

Inverted Yield Curve

A yield curve in which the long-term yields on bonds are lower than short-term yields. A normal yield curve trends upward because bondholders expect a larger interest rate for a longer investment; however, if a yield curve turns negative, it indicates that the market believes that demand for long-term debt securities is increasing or will increase, which will drive yields downward. Higher demand for bonds usually occurs when investors believe that stock prices will fall. As a result, an inverted yield curve is a highly bearish indicator and indeed is seen as a predictor of a coming recession. An inverted yield curve is the rarest yield curve. It is also called a negative yield curve.

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We are just not seeing the inverted yield curve that would give us any cause for alarm.
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This is known as an inverted yield curve and whilst we've had an inverted yield curve for some time, this degree of inversion is the greatest for a considerable period," Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at independent mortgage broker John Charcol, said.
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Britain's inverted yield curve also provides rich pickings for central banks which typically buy bonds with maturities of less than five years.
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