A credit spread is the difference in yield between a U.S. Treasury bond and another debt security of the same maturity but different credit quality. Credit spreads between U.S. Treasuries and other bond issuances are measured in basis points, with a 1% difference in yield equal to a spread of 100 basis points. As an example, a 10-year Treasury note with a yield of 5% and a 10-year corporate bond with a yield of 7% are said to have a credit spread of 200 basis points. Credit spreads are also referred to as bond spreads or default spreads. Credit spread allows a comparison between a corporate bond and a risk-free alternative.
Month: May 2020
The European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), or EU, is comprised of 28 member nations, 19 of whom have adopted the euro as their official currency.
3C7 refers to a portion of the Investment Company Act of 1940 that allows private funds meeting specific criteria an exemption from some Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulation. 3C7 is shorthand for the 3(c)(7) exemption. The exemption, found in section 3 of the act, reads in part:
The term euromarket has two distinct meanings:
The ex-dividend date, or ex-date for short, is one of four stages that companies go through when they pay dividends to their shareholders. The ex-dividend date is important because it determines whether the buyer of a stock will be entitled to receive its upcoming dividend.