inverted yield curve

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inverted yield curve

An unusual market condition in which long-term US Treasury bonds yield less than short-term US Treasury bonds. It is often regarded as an indicator of imminent recession.
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Some economists, he points out, try to "prove" recessions result from negative yield curves. They point to the recessions of 1991, 2000, and 2007-2009 as coinciding with flat yield curves between three-month Treasury Bills and 10-year Treasuries.
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