Treasurys

NewAmerica

Senior Member
Mandarin
Treasurys = Treasury notes?


An even bigger worry: The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell below 2-year Treasurys for the first time since 2007. In other words, you would get a higher interest rate for government debt that matures in two years than in 10 years.
Such an inversion in yields has a strong track record of predicting a recession, especially the longer it continues. Each of the last seven recessions, dating to 1969, was preceded by the 10-year falling below the two-year.

Source: NPR
Dow Tumbles 800 Points As Bond Markets Signal Recession
 
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Maybe. There are Treasury notes and Treasury bonds and Treasury bills, I think, and they have different maturity lengths. I don't know where the cutoffs are between them. A web search should clear that question up.
     

    NewAmerica

    Senior Member
    Mandarin
    Thank you.

    The problem is that the best comparison is made between A (in one year) and A (in another year), not between A and B (because B has different qualities -It is, e.g., hard to compare an apple with a pear. Better compare two apples to see which is more tasty). It is easy to understand the comparison between 10-year Treasury note and 2-year Treasury note.
     

    bennymix

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