Maturity spread

Maturity spread

The difference in returns between bonds of different time lengths.

Maturity Spread

The difference in return between two bonds, one with a longer maturity than the other. Most of the time, the bond with the longer maturity has the higher return, though this is not always the case. See also: Yield Curve.
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Ohio Power issued two tranches: Amount Type Maturity Spread Yield $250 million 5.
Class Amount Maturity Spread to Credit Ratings ($MM) 1-Mo.
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