Bond Glossary

The bond glossary category contains definition articles related to the bonds market.

The secondary market is a forum where investors can buy or sell securities to/from other investors rather than directly from the issuer of the security
The TED spread, or treasury euro-dollar spread, measures the difference between the 3 month US treasury bill and the 3 month LIBOR
A tranche identifies a slice of a security (typically a bond or other credit linked security) which is funded by investors who assume different risk levels within the liability structure of a security
Weighted average maturity (WAM) is a method for comparing portfolios of mortgage-backed securities by calculating the average time until full maturity weighted by the value of the principal amount to be paid.
Often abbreviated as YTW, yield to worst is one of the factors considered by investors when considering a purchase on the bond market.
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