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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.
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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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Currently in development and targeted to launch the initial phase in the fourth quarter of 2019, this new functionality will enhance a client's ability to simultaneously hedge a credit spread transaction within the same workflow, maximizing efficiency and reducing rate movement risk.
The new methodology for building credit spread curves and duration times spread (DTS) measures allows the Fixed Income and Multi-Asset models, available through Axioma Risk, to provide users with a more granular and accurate view of entity-specific risk.
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Nevertheless, GOP securities continue to remain attractive versus lending Lending Spread and Credit Spread on outstanding loans stand at -0.26 basis points and -2.04 basis points, respectively.

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