Assume that the current corporate bond yield curve is upward sloping, or normal. Under this condition, then we could be sure that
Long-term interest rates are more volatile than short-term rates.
Inflation is expected to decline in the future.
The economy is not in a recession.
Long-term bonds are a better buy than short-term bonds.
Maturity risk premiums could help to explain the yield curve's upward slope.
This question was asked on Jan 31, 2013.
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