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flat yield curve meaning

  "flat yield curve" in a sentence
  • [Economics]
    A graphic representation of the situation in which the yield from securities of the same credit rating is at the same levelwhatever their maturity date.

    See:

    yield curve.


  • [Finance]
    A yield curve in which there is little difference between short-term and long-term rates for bonds of the same credit quality. This type of yield curve is often seen during transitions between normal and inverted curves.

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  1. flat yield curve
  2. "I don't think a flat yield curve is sustainable ."
  3. The stage just before that is a flat yield curve, when the spreads narrow toward zero.
  4. "Greenspan thrives on a flat yield curve because it indicates low inflation, " he said.
  5. Continued heavy issuance will depend on a combination of sustained lower long-term rates and a flat yield curve.

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