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What is the spread between maturities called?

Credit spreads typically compare two bonds of the same maturity. For example, a 10-year US Treasury yielding 3% might be compared to a Corporate Bond yielding 4.5% and we'd say the spread was 1.5%. ...
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How Is There A Yield Curve For Treasuries?

Why would anyone buy a 1 yr T-Bill with a return of 1.25% when you get double that on a 30-year T-Bond? Where is the risk and/or liquidity premium coming from? There's a highly liquid, secondary ...
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What does it mean that UST10 have risen from 1.2 to greater than 1.7 over the last half year?

I'm a newbe in bonds market, but I'd like to ask what does it indicate that UST10 have risen from 1.2 to greater than 1.7 over the last half year? Does it mean that the bond market foresees high ...
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How to obtain zero-rate(spot-rate)curve from YTM matrix

I'm studying about the yield curve now. In particular, I am studying bootstrapping methods to obtain spot rate curve(zero curve). If several bonds and their coupon rate are given, I know how to ...
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Trying to understand the U.S. yield curve and global inflation

With the COVID crisis the FED has lower interest rates a lot: Now, inspecting the US yield curve: It seems to be that this is a normal curve that doesn't flatten too much at the end. Is this correct?...
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Why does a steepening bond yield curve usually result in a price increase for stocks in the financial sector?

ARK Invest CEO/CIO Cathie Wood mentioned on 2021-01-08: We're seeing the yield curve steepens, i.e. long rates are going up but short rates are not, because the Federal Reserve is holding them down. ...
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Confusion about bonds, and the relationship between floating rates, prices, credit risk, and collateral

I'm trying to wrap my head around bonds. There are many types of bonds, but to put it simply, it can either be floating rate or fixed rate, and it can also have collateral to account for the credit ...
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Which yield curve is inverting?

All over the news I read that the yield curve is inverting. I thought they were talking about the US Treasury Bond yield curve. This seems to be the case when I read this article. However there are ...
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Does yield curve inversion refer to the shape of the curve, or just its sign?

Yield curve inversion has recently been talked about as an indicator for recession. Mostly, I've heard this described as "10-year Treasury rates fall below 2-year Treasury rates." I would expect ...
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Locking in rates during yield curve inversion

While reading multiple articles about yield curve inversion, a common theme is that investors seeing an economic slowdown in the future which generally means lower interest rates so they want to lock ...
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US treasuries yield on economy news

When looking at say Bloomberg or CNBC news on television, one often sees different yields for US treasuries pop up. For example: What does this represent? How are these numbers determined? It can't ...
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What are the dates that the yield curve inverted?

For the purpose of investing, I've been reading about the yield curve inversion and what it might mean about the economy. Unfortunately, all articles that I was able to find by searching on Google ...
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Why invest in long term government bonds when the yield curve is inverting?

The New York Times has noted that the US is heading toward an inverted yield curve, which is one of the precursors for a recession. The yield curve is said to be inverted when long term government ...
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