Upstairs market

Definition:

A network of trading desks for the major brokerage firms and institutional investors, which communicate with each other by means of electronic display systems and telephones to facilitate block trades and program trades.

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Trade on top of

Trade at a narrow speed or no spread in basis points relative to some other bond yield, usually Treasury bonds.

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