Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Program: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: St. Louis, Mo.
About: Recently, there has been much talk about the yield curve. The yield curve is a way to show the difference in the compensation investors are getting for choosing to buy short- or long-term U.S. Treasury debt. On rare occasions, the yield curve inverts: it shows higher interest rates for short-term debt than for long-term debt. An inverted yield curve is sometimes viewed as a predictor of an economic slowdown or recession. Join economist Chris Waller for a look at what the yield curve can tell us about the economy.
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