Negative Yield Curve

Business / Taxes / Negative Yield Curve: A negative, or inverted, yield curve results when the interest rate on short-term US Treasury issues is higher than the rate on on long-term Treasury bonds. You create the curve by plotting a graph with rate on the vertical axis and maturity date on the horizontal axis and connecting the dots. When the curve is negative the highest point is to the left. A positive yield curve — one that’s higher on the right — results when the yield on long-term bonds is higher than the yield on the short-term bills. A level curve results when the rates are essentially the same. In most periods, the yield curve is positive because investors demand more for tying up their money for a longer period. But there are times, such as when interest rates seem to be on the upswing, that the pattern is reversed and the yield curve is negative.

Other Words for Negative

Negative Adjective Synonyms: contradictory, anti, contrary, dissenting, dissentious, disputing, disputatious, argumentative, adversarial, adversative, antagonistic, antipathetic, adverse, adversary

Other Words for Yield

Yield Conjunction Synonyms: return, production, output, revenue, takings, gate, earnings, income, proceeds, profit, gain
Yield Adverb Synonyms: surrender, give up (the fight or struggle), give in, knuckle under, submit, cede, cry quits, throw in the towel or the sponge, capitulate, succumb, raise the white flag

Yield Curve

Business / Finance / Yield Curve: Applies mainly to convertible securities. Difference in current yield between the convertible and the underlying common. MORE


Science / Spiders / Recurved: Curved as an arc having its ends behind its center. MORE

Relative Yield Spread

Business / Finance / Relative Yield Spread: The ratio of the yield spread to the yield level. Used for bonds. MORE