Now that the key yield curve has inverted, here's what typically happens to stocks next

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A key part of the so-called yield curve just inverted for the first time since the pandemic crisis, sending an alarming recession signal. However, for investors wondering what it means for the market, the inversion is not necessarily a death knell for stocks.