Definition of yield curve in English:

yield curve


  • A curve on a graph in which the yield of fixed-interest securities is plotted against the length of time they have to run to maturity.

    ‘On the one hand, lower interest rates at all maturities along the yield curve would increase the present value of future cash flows, increasing the incentive to invest.’
    • ‘Why not take full advantage of a steep yield curve by leveraging mortgage securities.’
    • ‘The yield curve for U.S. Treasury securities implies a forecast for future federal funds rates.’
    • ‘Shorter maturities lost ground; in effect the yield curve flattened a little bit.’
    • ‘Artificially low short-term rates and a steep yield curve had induced enormous leveraged speculation.’


yield curve

/ˈyēld ˌkərv/ /ˈjild ˌkərv/