This page provides key rates and spreads for measuring liquidity in the credit and debt markets. Other essential rates can be found on the CNBC Bonds and Markets pages.
The TED spread is the difference between interbank loans and U.S. government loans. It serves as an indicator of the bank sector's willingness to lend to one another. (The acronym comes from a combination of Treasury and Euro Dollar).
LIBOR is the London Interbank Offered Rate, the interest rate at which banks are willing to lend to one another.
Interest Rate Swaps are derivatives that trade interest rate payments for cash flows. The rate quoted here is the difference between the rate for a 2-year swap and the 2-year Treasury yield.
Herb Weisbaum has some tips on getting more than your money's worth when buying gift cards.
Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 4:08 PM ET
Making sense of the moves in gold, with Larry McDonald of Newedge USA; FM contributor Tim Seymour; and JJ Burns of JJ Burns & Company. "I think there is tremendous capitulation in gold," says McDonald.
Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 4:00 PM ET
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports that the FBI doubled the number of fugitives on its Cyber's Most Wanted list. Collectively, the new fugitives comprised millions of computers to gain millions of dollars.