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What is an inverted yield curve? Why is it panicking markets, and why is there talk of recession?

  • Written by Mark Crosby, Professor, Monash University
What is an inverted yield curve? Why is it panicking markets, and why is there talk of recession?Markets know what has happens each time the yield curve turns negative. The idea of rates falling over time without a a recession will take getting used to.Shutterstock

Since President Trump tweeted about imposing new tariffs on China, global equity markets have gone into a tailspin.

Trump’s more recent announcement that the new tariffs would...

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