When a portfolio sets an important amount into quick and lengthy maturity bonds. The rest of the resources are placed on bonds that mature immediately. The graph of the looks like a barbell. Make reference to bell-shaped bend portfolio and laddered profile.
Investment portfolio in which major part of an investment amount is spread over bonds with short and long maturities, and the remaining amount on bonds with immediate maturities. When drawn as a graph, its investment distribution traces a barbell-like curve-a bar with a slim middle but heavy ends. See also bell shaped curve portfolio and laddered portfolio.