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The yield for the 10-year bond stood at 4.68%, but was only 4.45% for the 30-year bond.
The yield of a debt instrument is the overall rate of return available on the investment.
In addition, lenders may be concerned about future circumstances, e.g.
a potential default (or rising rates of inflation), so they demand higher interest rates on long-term loans than they demand on shorter-term loans to compensate for the increased risk.
The economic position of the countries and companies using each currency is a primary factor in determining the yield curve.
Different institutions borrow money at different rates, depending on their creditworthiness.
There is no single yield curve describing the cost of money for everybody.