/ (tɛd) /
finance the difference in value between three-month futures contracts for Treasury bills and for Eurodollars, used to gauge the willingness of banks to lend money
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Word Origin for TED spread
C20: from T (reasury bill) + ED (symbol for Eurodollars)
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