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YIELD CURVE: A curve plotting the yields (or returns) on securities with different maturity lengths. The standard yield is for U.S. Treasury securities with lengths ranging from 90 days to 30 years. The five maturity lengths are usually 90 day, 180 day, 2 year, 5 year, 10 year, and 30 year. The shape and slope fo the yield curve indicates the state of the economy and what's likely to come. A normal yield curve has a slight positive slope, with slightly higher yields for longer maturity securities. A steep yield curve suggests the end of a contraction and beginning of an expansion. An inverted, or negatively sloped yield curve is the sign of an upcoming contraction.

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Lesson 17: Money | Unit 4: Money's History Page: 17 of 25

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A long time ago, our ancestors realized that life could be better with a little trading.
  • Our ancestors first satisfied their own wants and needs.
  • Then, self-sufficiency gave way to barter.

Two reasons for barter:

  • First: Barter lets resources specialize in production.
  • Second: With barter trades, people can access a wider variety of goods than they could produce on their own.
  • Barter is a more effective way of satisfying our wants and needs.

However barter is not perfect:

  • We need double coincidence of wants.
  • It takes resources for trades.

Therefore:

  • Our ancestors progressed to the next stage: commodity money.

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SILVER CERTIFICATES

Paper currency issued and authorized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that is, in principle, backed up by, and exchangeable for, an equivalent value of silver. Silver certificates were in circulation as a medium of exchange for the U.S. economy during two periods, 1878 to 1923 and 1928 to 1957. A similar form of paper currency is gold certificates.

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