Seven times since the 1960s we have seen the yield curve invert, and in each of those seven instances an economic recession in the United States has followed. Will this time be any different? Today, the yield curve is the flattest that it has been in 11 years, and many analysts believe that we will see an inversion before the end of 2018.
If an inversion does take place, experts will be all over the mainstream media warning about “an imminent recession”. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t understand these things, and when they hear terms like “yield curve” they tend to quickly tune out. So in this article we are doing to define what a yield curve is, why it is so important, and why another U.S. recession may be rapidly approaching.