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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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During the quarter, high-yield spreads to Treasurys widened 95 basis points to 668 basis points.
High-yield spreads to Treasurys, average yield and average price all declined.
Spreads to Treasurys ended the quarter at 574 basis points--5.
High-yield spreads to Treasurys tightened from 657 basis points (bps)--or 6.