positive yield curve

positive yield curve
/ˌpɒzɪtɪv 'ji:ld kɜ:v/ noun
a situation where the yield on a short-term investment is less than that on a long-term investment

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  • positive yield curve — When long term debt interest rates are higher than short term debt rates (because of the increased risk involved with long term debt security). Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • Normal Yield Curve — A yield curve in which short term debt instruments have a lower yield than long term debt instruments of the same credit quality. This gives the yield curve an upward slope. This is the most often seen yield curve shape. Sometimes referred to as… …   Investment dictionary

  • inverted yield curve — See yield curve slope. American Banker Glossary When short term interest rates are higher than long term rates. Antithesis of positive yield curve. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * *    A chart pattern that shows yields on short term securities …   Financial and business terms

  • Normal Yield Curve —    A chart illustrating that yields on long term securities are at higher rates than the rates on short term securities, to reflect the extra risk of holding them for a longer period. Also known as a positive yield curve. The opposite of an… …   Financial and business terms

  • Yield curve — This article is about yield curves as used in finance. For the term s use in physics, see Yield curve (physics). Not to be confused with Yield curve spread – see Z spread. The US dollar yield curve as of February 9, 2005. The curve has a typical… …   Wikipedia

  • yield curve — A chart in which the yield level is plot on the vertical axis and the term to maturity of debt instruments of similar creditworthiness is plotted n the horizontal axis. The yield curve is positive when long term rates are higher than short term… …   Financial and business terms

  • Yield curve — The graphical depiction of the relationship between the yield on bonds of the same credit quality but different maturities. Related: Term structure of interest rates. Harvey (1991) finds that the inversions of the yield curve (short term rates… …   Financial and business terms

  • positive sloping yield curve — See yield curve slope. American Banker Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • negative yield curve — A chart in which the yield level is plot on the vertical axis and the term to maturity of debt instruments of similar creditworthiness is plotted n the horizontal axis. The yield curve is positive when long term rates are higher than short term… …   Financial and business terms

  • Positive Butterfly — A non parallel yield curve shift in which short and long term rates shift upward by a greater magnitude than medium term rates. This yield curve shift effectively humps the curve, adding to its curvature. A non parallel shift in the yield curve… …   Investment dictionary

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