yield spread

yield spread
The difference in yield between different security issues usually securities of different credit quality. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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yield spread UK US noun [C]
(also yield gap) FINANCE the difference between the rates of interest on two different types of share, bond, etc.: yield spread between sth and sth »

Demand has narrowed the yield spread between high- and low-quality bonds.

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The positive yield gap between shares and index-linked gilts has widened.

BANKING the difference between what banks pay to borrow money and what they charge for lending it: »

The yield spread is an economically significant predictor of real economic activity.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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