TickerSense has an interesting graph showing the number of instances that the term, “yield curve” appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Not surprisingly the most recent period covered showed a record interest in the yield curve. That begs the question,

This leads us to wonder if, just as a watched pot never boils, will the negative economic and market implications associated with an inverted yield curve ever materialize now that everyone is looking for it?

The Stalwart also highlights the above piece, and notes the ease with which “amateur economists” can make superficial forecasts given a cursory glance at economic data.

Rising long term interest rates have eased the inversion to some degree, but seems to be spooking the stock market. macroblog wonders whether the end of the Greenspan conundrum is nigh. The question for investors is where the long end of the yield curve will stop?