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Credit spread

Applies to derivative products. Difference in the value of two options, when the value of the one sold exceeds the value of the one bought. One sells a "credit spread." Antithesis of a debit spread Related: Quality spread.

credit spread

The simultaneous sale of one option and purchase of another option that results in a credit to the investor's account. Thus, more funds are received from the sale than are required for the purchase. Compare debit spread.
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CHICAGO and NEW YORK, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and trueEX, LLC, the first CFTC-regulated electronic exchange for swaps, today announced a non-binding agreement to forge a strategic partnership to develop trueEX Credit Spread Futures contracts based on the newly created S&P Indices that would be distributed to the global futures markets on CME Globex, subject to a final agreement.
Contract notice: Market data with credit spread curves.
In this respect, studying credit spread indices is worthwhile to shed light on the systematic component of corporate credit spreads.
Such a credit spread is often interpreted as the premium paid to bond holders for default risk.
Credit spread is the spread between Treasury securities and non-Treasury securities that are identical except for quality rating.
Balance sheet CDOs, motivated by banks' needs as tools of financing and controlling risk assets, are expected to show more growth than in the first half of the year, while issuance of arbitrage transactions are subject to the trend in credit spread, and thus their growth is uncertain,'' Moody's said.
NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today the launch of three new credit spread indices based upon the S&P 500.
The equity market correction that has been underway since October 17 has not been corroborated by widening of credit spreads.
Taipei, March 24, 2010 (CENS) -- Credit spreads in Taiwan's bond market are likely to stabilize in the first half of 2010, as the local economy continues to recover.
5 billion due to the significant improvement in Morgan Stanley's credit spreads on certain of its long-term debt (debt-related credit spreads), while the prior year included positive revenue of $5.
The combination of historically elevated commodity prices and a robust global economy is great for a lot of these countries, so in that environment, credit spreads have narrowed.
Low interest rates and high levels of liquidity have been one of the driving forces for this global boom, pushing up commodities and stock prices and reducing credit spreads and defaults.