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Market Extra: The yield curve inverted — here are 5 things investors need to know

A closely watched measure of the yield curve briefly inverted Friday — with the yield on the 10-year Treasury note falling below the yield on the 3-month T-bill — and rattled the stock market by underlining investor worries over a potential recession.

Read:5 key ways Wall Street and economists think about the yield curve

But while that particular measure is indeed a reliable recession indicator, investors may be pushing the panic button prematurely. Here’s a look at what happened and what it might mean for financial markets.

See:Treasury yield curve inverts for first time since 2007, underlining recession worries

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