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Interest Rates

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What is the best way to illustrate interest rate movements? One possibility is to represent different interest rates at a point in time. This is the familiar yield curve, which makes it easy to spot the shift from an upward-sloping curve in January to the current humped shape.

Suggested citation: "Interest Rates," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 00-08, pp. 06, 08.01.2000.

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