Should We Fear the Inverted Yield Curve? (Page One Economics)

The yield curve inverted before every one of the last nine U.S. recessions. How do U.S. government bonds shape the yield curve, why does it invert, and is it really a warning signal? Find out in the December 2019 issue of Page One Economics®.

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Education Level: 9-12 College Non-educators
Subjects: AP Economics Economics
Concepts: Interest Markets Business Cycle Economy
Resource Types: Publication Lesson
Languages: English