Generic credit spread

Definition:

Refers to the corporate bond spread for a particular credit rating and expiry. For example, 10-year single A corporates were priced or trading at 130 basis points above Treasuries last night, or said differently, 130 is the generic credit spread for 10-year single A corporates.

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