Risk and Resilience

Explainer: What is a yield curve and why does it matter right now?

The yield curve is displaying warning signs of a looming recession. Image: Unsplash/Kenny Eliason

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Dipping below zero. Image: Y Charts

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When will the recession hit? Image: Statista

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