Definition of yield curve in English:

yield curve

noun

Finance
  • 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.

    • ‘Shorter maturities lost ground; in effect the yield curve flattened a little bit.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Artificially low short-term rates and a steep yield curve had induced enormous leveraged speculation.’
    • ‘The yield curve for U.S. Treasury securities implies a forecast for future federal funds rates.’