**flat yield curve** — See yield curve slope. American Banker Glossary … Financial and business terms

**flat-yield curve** — See yield curve slope. American Banker Glossary … 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 spread** — on a simple mortgage backed security (MBS) is the flat spread over the treasury yield curve required in discounting a pre determined coupon schedule to arrive at its present market price.That is, the MBS yield curve spread is based on a… … Wikipedia

**yield curve slope** — Yield curves also describe the amount of difference between short term and long term rates. A yield curve that depicts the customary situation of long term rates higher than short term rates is called an upward sloping or positively sloped yield… … Financial and business terms

**Yield Curve** — A line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but differing maturity dates. The most frequently reported yield curve compares the three month, two year, five year and 30 year U.S. Treasury… … Investment dictionary

**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

**Current yield** — The current yield, interest yield, income yield, flat yield or running yield is a financial term used in reference to bonds and other fixed interest securities such as gilts. It is the ratio of the annual interest payment and the bond s current… … Wikipedia

**Bézier curve** — Cubic Bézier curve A Bézier curve is a parametric curve frequently used in computer graphics and related fields. Generalizations of Bézier curves to higher dimensions are called Bézier surfaces, of which the Bézier triangle is a special case. In… … Wikipedia