Bear Steepener

Bear Steepener

A widening yield curve that happens when long-term interest rates increase at a faster pace than short-term interest rates. Bear steepeners occur when investors are pessimistic about stock prices over the short-term, and may not expect inflation over the long-term. See also: Bull steepener.
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Treasury Action: yields are off early highs with a bear steepener in effect.
That's lifted the 2s-30s spread 3.7 basis points to +41.7 bp in a bear steepener, despite opening losses on stocks.