DEFINITION of 'Five Against Note Spread - FAN'

A spread in the futures markets created by taking offsetting positions in futures contracts for five-year treasury notes and ten-year treasury bonds.

BREAKING DOWN 'Five Against Note Spread - FAN'

A FAN spread is created by either buying a futures contract for five-year treasury notes and selling a futures contract for ten-year treasury bonds or vice versa. Investors speculating on interest rate fluctuations will enter into this type of spread in hopes of under or overpriced treasuries.

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