asset-swap spread

Definition

The difference between the yield of a bond and the LIBOR curve, expressed in basis points. The asset-swap spread is designed to show the credit risk associated with the bond. Analysts will typically look at both the Z-spread and the asset-swap spread to see if there are discrepancies in a bond's price. Unlike the Z-spread, the asset-swap spread is calculated using the bond's yield to maturity.
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