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ESTHER GEORGE, PRESIDENT & CEO OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF KANSAS CITY

CNBC Treasury yields fall as investors keep watch over bond spreads

In a speech to the Economic Club of New York, Kansas City Fed President Esther George said the curve didn’t necessarily signal a recession but could be a headwind for some banks.

“My concern about an inverted yield curve does not reflect its intensely debated value as a predictor of recession. Rather, my view is that an inverted curve has implications for financial stability with incentives for reach-for-yield behavior,” George said.

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