What Is The Bond Yield Curve?
Understanding the relationship between bond risk and time to maturity and duration of a bond provides the basis for understanding the bond yield curve. The yield curve shows the yields to maturity for a series of bonds — typically U.S. Treasury bonds — with the same credit quality but different maturity dates, along with the term structure for interest rates.
Pfau, Wade D. PhD, "What Is The Bond Yield Curve?" (2017). Faculty Publications. 711.