All about the Yield Curve

More on the J.E.C. testimony day yield curve conundrum:  Dan Gross points to a terrific Smart Money article all about the yield curve.

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Its a great primer about various types of Yield Curves:  Normal, Steep, Inverted, Flat or Humped.

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Source:

The
Living Yield Curve

One Bond Strategy
http://www.smartmoney.com/onebond/index.cfm?story=yieldcurve#normal

Upside-Down Interest Rates
Bad news for the U.S. that is worse news for the
world.

Daniel Gross
Slate, Friday, June 3, 2005, at 3:31 AM PT
http://www.slate.com/id/2120161/

What's been said:

Discussions found on the web:
  1. spencer commented on Jun 9

    Since 1954 — when fed funds data first started — the average spread between funds and the 10 year t bond
    has been 0.8%. That does include the periods of a steeply negative curve.

    What is unusual is not where the yield curve is now.
    Rather, it is where it was a year ago when it was over 4% — except for a few months in 1989 that was an all time high.

  2. anne commented on Jun 9

    Excellent Spencer.

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