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Spread to Treasury

The difference in yield between a U.S. Treasury security and any other debt security with a similar maturity. Because U.S. Treasury securities are considered zero-risk investments, the yield on the other security is almost always higher to compensate the investor for the added risk.

spread to Treasury

The difference in yield between a fixed-income security and a Treasury security of similar maturity.
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These alternative lenders will include institutional investors, private-equity funds and some REITs that will exploit the opportunity to achieve favorable risk-adjusted returns by participating in the more senior tranches of the capital stack and earn wide spreads to Treasury rates.
As corporate yield spreads to Treasurys widened, the cable/media sector performed well due to its domestic, noncyclical nature.