Category Archives: Economy

The yield curve is a simple curvy line that plots out bond yields across bond maturities (in terms of time). Typically, the curve slopes upward, with investors demanding higher yields to hold a longer term bond, given the risk of inflation,  liquidity and many other uncertainties.

Risks of an Inverted Yield Curve: All about it!

“Every U.S. recession in the past 60 years was preceded by a negative term spread, that is, an inverted yield curve. Furthermore, a negative term spread was always followed by… Read more »

RBI Maintains Status Quo; G-Sec Yields Fall to an 8-month Low

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in its fifth bi-monthly policy review kept the benchmark repo rate unchanged at 6.5%. All six monetary policy members voted for a status quo,… Read more »

Whats Keeping Food Prices Low- Demand or Supply?

In an economy which was battling food inflation in double digits until a few years ago, demand was outpacing supply which was leading to very high prices of agricultural commodities…. Read more »