What Is An Inverted Yield Curve?

You can see it here under the column titled “Yield.” The 5yr note has a yield to maturity of 2.6972% a year. The 10yr note (the most important single number I can name in global financial markets) has a yield to maturity of 2.554%

You can see that 2.6972 > 2.554, which isn’t “normal,” whatever that means. In this instance, they say the yield curve is inverted.