spread to Treasury

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.
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spread to Treasury

The difference in yield between a fixed-income security and a Treasury security of similar maturity.
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The bonds have been sold at a premium of 101.471, giving them a yield of 6 percent and a spread to Treasury's of 414.2 basis points, the source reportedly said.